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About the Artists

Ian Beesley is an acclaimed artist and photographer whose work is in collections around the world – from the National Media Museum in Bradford to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has previously worked at UCLan in Preston.

Tony Husband’s cartoons have appeared in countless publications – most notably Private Eye. He has won more than 15 major awards including the Pont Award for depicting the British way of life. He lives in the North West.

Ian McMillan is a poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster – widely known as the presenter on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. Born in Darfield South Yorkshire, where he still lives, McMillan is well known for delivering his poetry in his distinctive Yorkshire accent. In 2010 he was a castaway on Desert Island Disk with Kirsty Young. You can listen to his interview & music picks here