Bem Le Hunte
Bem Le Hunte

British-Indian author of "The Seduction of Silence" and "There, Where the Pepper Grows"

Sir Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan
Sir Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan

Scientist

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009

The current President of the Royal Society

Grażyna Lutosławska
Grażyna Lutosławska

Writer, playwright, song writer and a radio journalist

Witold Lutosławski
Witold Lutosławski

Highly acclaimed & influential composer of the 20th century and a most generous supporter of other people

Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson

Actress (2 Oscars) and a politician (MP)

Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt

The most influential British photographer of the 20th century

Richard Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside
Richard Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside

“Thank you for your wonderful photograph, I will treasure it”

Richard Rogers, architect

The Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome both in London, the Senedd in Cardiff & the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg.

Lucy Bethune
Lucy Bethune

Dancer (Ballet Rambert, London)

Connie Raichert
Connie Raichert

Businessman

Lucy Burge
Lucy Burge

Dancer (Ballet Rambert, London)

Lucy performed as a guest artist with Rudolf Nureyev in Paris & Madrid, dancing the role of Colombine to Nureyev's 'Pierrot'.

Fou Ts'ong
Fou Ts'ong

Chinese pianist of prestigious career throughout the world

Celebrated for his interpretations of the music of Frederic Chopin, especially Mazurkas.

Christopher Bruce
Christopher Bruce

Choreographer (Ballet Rambert, London and independent) - "Ghost Dances"

Albert van Nierop
Albert van Nierop

Dancer (Ballet Rambert, London)

Joanna Jakowlew
Joanna Jakowlew

Architect

Sir George Martin
Sir George Martin

Music producer

(The Beatles)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Composer of operas - "The Mask of Orpheus", "Yan Tan Tethera", "The Io Passion" .....

James Thackara
James Thackara

American writer

Published three novels including The Book of Kings

Cees ‘Ani’ Meerman
Cees ‘Ani’ Meerman

Dutch rock drummer, a member of the group Herman Brood & his Wild Romance

Bem Le Hunte and Matthew Saunders
Bem Le Hunte and Matthew Saunders

Close to a circle of trees, by the River Thames, not far from Twickenham Bridge in west London, near Eel Pie Recording Studios

Sir Ernst Gombrich
Sir Ernst Gombrich

Sir Ernst Gombrich was one of the most eminent art historians of the Twentieth Century. His “The Story of Art” published originally in 1950 has been the perfect introduction to the visual arts for millions of readers ever since.

Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki

Composer

"Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima", "Symphony No. 3", "St. Luke Passion", four operas and much more

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Scientist

A Chair of Cancer Research UK

a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Helaine Blumenfeld  OBE
Helaine Blumenfeld OBE

Helaine Blumenfeld has created more than 90 large-scale sculptures for private and public clients including Lincoln Center [New York], The Lancasters [London], the University of Cambridge and the University of Leicester. Her sculptures were shown at more than 70 exhibitions worldwide including Pietrasanta, Oslo, Salisbury Cathedral, New York, Holland…

Lucyna Sokół
Lucyna Sokół

Artist

Lindsay Anderson
Lindsay Anderson

Film director and a prominent film critic.

His 1968 film "If.." won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Matthew Saunders
Matthew Saunders

Singer

Michael Vyner
Michael Vyner

Music promoter

(London Sinfonietta)

Nigel Osborne
Nigel Osborne

Composer and charity worker supporting children in war zones (the Balkans during the Bosnian War, Chechnya and in the current Syrian conflict) using Music Therapy techniques.

Philip King
Philip King

Prominent British sculptor

The President of the Royal Academy 1999-2004

Richard Newman
Richard Newman

Music impresario, acoustic and electric guitarist, songwriter, producer, author, broadcaster.

Sir Peter Hall
Sir Peter Hall

Theatre, film and opera director.

In 1960 founded the Royal Shakespeare Company

Pamela Johnston
Pamela Johnston

Editor

Publications related to Architecture:

"Intervention Architecture: Building for Change",

Max Bill "Architecture Words 5: Form, Function, Beauty = Gestalt" ......

Bem Le Hunte
Bem Le Hunte

British-Indian author

"The Seduction of Silence" and

"There, Where the Pepper Grows"

Sir Robin Day
Sir Robin Day

BBC journalist

Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby
Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby

In 1981 Shirley Williams was a co-funder of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords from 2001 to 2004

Tadeusz Kantor
Tadeusz Kantor

Artist

Creator of Polish experimental theatre company "Cricot 2"

Roman Jabłonski
Roman Jabłonski

Cellist

Performed with the world's best orchestras, such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Scottish National Orchestra, ZDF Köln and all BBC orchestras

Lucy Burge
Lucy Burge

Lucy Burge was a principal dancer with Ballet Rambert between 1970 and 1985, where she danced and created major roles for choreographers including Anthony Tudor, Norman Morris, Glen Tetley, Sir Frederick Ashton, Lindsay Kemp, Robert North, Christopher Bruce and Richard Alston.

Simon Callow
Simon Callow

see website: Actor & writer

Marie Angel
Marie Angel

Marie Angel – a powerful soprano - is best known through contemporary classical composers including Michael Tippett, Harrison Birtwistle, Philip Glass, Nigel Osborne and John Cage.

Sir John Tusa
Sir John Tusa

Journalist (BBC) and MD of BBC World Service

Writer: “Art Matters”, “On Creativity” ……

Co-author with Ann Tusa: “The Nuremberg Trial” and “The Berlin Blockade”

Arts leader:

City of London's Barbican Arts Centre

&

The European Union Youth Orchestra

Willie Landels
Willie Landels

Designer and an editor of "Harper’s & Queen”

Dame Marina Warner
Dame Marina Warner

British writer, historian and mythographer

Sławomir Mrożek
Sławomir Mrożek

Polish playwright

(his most famous play about totalitarian regime, "Tango", was played all over the world)

Robert Kee
Robert Kee

Journalist - presented current affairs programmes including Panorama on BBC

Close friend of George Orwell.

Yorick Blumenfeld
Yorick Blumenfeld

Yorick Blumenfeld was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, educated in France and studied at Harvard, US. He was an Editor and Bureau Chief of Newsweek in Europe.

One of his books, “Jenny: My Diary”, has become an international bestseller. This was followed by: “Eutopia”, “Dollars Or Democracy”, “Towards the Millennium: Optimistic Visions for Change” and more

Sir Tom Stoppard
Sir Tom Stoppard

Playwright ("Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead")

Screen-play writer including " Brazil" & "Shakespeare in Love" - Oscar 1999

Grażyna Lutosławska
Grażyna Lutosławska

Writer, playwright, song writer and a radio journalist

Krzysztof Meyer
Krzysztof Meyer

Polish composer, pianist and music scholar (Academy of Music in Kraków & Hochschule für Musik in Cologne).

His immense creative output ranges from operas & symphonies & vocal works to chamber & instrumental music.

Additionally Krzysztof Meyer has written biographies of Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutosławski.

John Peel
John Peel

BBC radio DJ and a journalist

Dr Robert Marcus
Dr Robert Marcus

Consultant Haematologist at Kings College Hospital London. Prior to joining King’s in 2008, Dr Marcus was Consultant Haematologist in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for 20 years where he established the bone marrow transplant unit and saved my life.

Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown

Scottish painter, curator of exhibitions and creator of one of Edinburgh’s most successful art institutes, the iconic 369 Gallery

Anna Lutosławska-Jaworska
Anna Lutosławska-Jaworska

Anna Lutosławska-Jaworska is a celebrated actress, who worked with all prominent Polish theatre directors creating over 100 leading roles in plays by Bertolt Brecht, Juliusz Słowacki, William Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Witold Gombrowicz, George Bernard Shaw, Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, even Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II).

Nigel Playford
Nigel Playford

Entrepreneur

Wisława Szymborska
Wisława Szymborska

Polish poet

awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996

Stanisław Lem
Stanisław Lem

Polish writer of science fiction ("Solaris") & philosophy

Lem's books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 45 million copies

Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu
Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu

Poet and a publisher of literary magazine "Poetry London"

Bem Le Hunte
Sir Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan
Grażyna Lutosławska
Witold Lutosławski
Glenda Jackson
Bill Brandt
Richard Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside
Lucy Bethune
Connie Raichert
Lucy Burge
Fou Ts'ong
Christopher Bruce
Albert van Nierop
Joanna Jakowlew
Sir George Martin
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
James Thackara
Cees ‘Ani’ Meerman
Bem Le Hunte and Matthew Saunders
Sir Ernst Gombrich
Krzysztof Penderecki
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Helaine Blumenfeld  OBE
Lucyna Sokół
Lindsay Anderson
Matthew Saunders
Michael Vyner
Nigel Osborne
Philip King
Richard Newman
Sir Peter Hall
Pamela Johnston
Bem Le Hunte
Sir Robin Day
Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby
Tadeusz Kantor
Roman Jabłonski
Lucy Burge
Simon Callow
Marie Angel
Sir John Tusa
Willie Landels
Dame Marina Warner
Sławomir Mrożek
Robert Kee
Yorick Blumenfeld
Sir Tom Stoppard
Grażyna Lutosławska
Krzysztof Meyer
John Peel
Dr Robert Marcus
Andrew Brown
Anna Lutosławska-Jaworska
Nigel Playford
Wisława Szymborska
Stanisław Lem
Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu
Bem Le Hunte

British-Indian author of "The Seduction of Silence" and "There, Where the Pepper Grows"

Sir Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan

Scientist

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009

The current President of the Royal Society

Grażyna Lutosławska

Writer, playwright, song writer and a radio journalist

Witold Lutosławski

Highly acclaimed & influential composer of the 20th century and a most generous supporter of other people

Glenda Jackson

Actress (2 Oscars) and a politician (MP)

Bill Brandt

The most influential British photographer of the 20th century

Richard Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside

“Thank you for your wonderful photograph, I will treasure it”

Richard Rogers, architect

The Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome both in London, the Senedd in Cardiff & the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg.

Lucy Bethune

Dancer (Ballet Rambert, London)

Connie Raichert

Businessman

Lucy Burge

Dancer (Ballet Rambert, London)

Lucy performed as a guest artist with Rudolf Nureyev in Paris & Madrid, dancing the role of Colombine to Nureyev's 'Pierrot'.

Fou Ts'ong

Chinese pianist of prestigious career throughout the world

Celebrated for his interpretations of the music of Frederic Chopin, especially Mazurkas.

Christopher Bruce

Choreographer (Ballet Rambert, London and independent) - "Ghost Dances"

Albert van Nierop

Dancer (Ballet Rambert, London)

Joanna Jakowlew

Architect

Sir George Martin

Music producer

(The Beatles)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Composer of operas - "The Mask of Orpheus", "Yan Tan Tethera", "The Io Passion" .....

James Thackara

American writer

Published three novels including The Book of Kings

Cees ‘Ani’ Meerman

Dutch rock drummer, a member of the group Herman Brood & his Wild Romance

Bem Le Hunte and Matthew Saunders

Close to a circle of trees, by the River Thames, not far from Twickenham Bridge in west London, near Eel Pie Recording Studios

Sir Ernst Gombrich

Sir Ernst Gombrich was one of the most eminent art historians of the Twentieth Century. His “The Story of Art” published originally in 1950 has been the perfect introduction to the visual arts for millions of readers ever since.

Krzysztof Penderecki

Composer

"Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima", "Symphony No. 3", "St. Luke Passion", four operas and much more

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Scientist

A Chair of Cancer Research UK

a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Helaine Blumenfeld OBE

Helaine Blumenfeld has created more than 90 large-scale sculptures for private and public clients including Lincoln Center [New York], The Lancasters [London], the University of Cambridge and the University of Leicester. Her sculptures were shown at more than 70 exhibitions worldwide including Pietrasanta, Oslo, Salisbury Cathedral, New York, Holland…

Lucyna Sokół

Artist

Lindsay Anderson

Film director and a prominent film critic.

His 1968 film "If.." won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Matthew Saunders

Singer

Michael Vyner

Music promoter

(London Sinfonietta)

Nigel Osborne

Composer and charity worker supporting children in war zones (the Balkans during the Bosnian War, Chechnya and in the current Syrian conflict) using Music Therapy techniques.

Philip King

Prominent British sculptor

The President of the Royal Academy 1999-2004

Richard Newman

Music impresario, acoustic and electric guitarist, songwriter, producer, author, broadcaster.

Sir Peter Hall

Theatre, film and opera director.

In 1960 founded the Royal Shakespeare Company

Pamela Johnston

Editor

Publications related to Architecture:

"Intervention Architecture: Building for Change",

Max Bill "Architecture Words 5: Form, Function, Beauty = Gestalt" ......

Bem Le Hunte

British-Indian author

"The Seduction of Silence" and

"There, Where the Pepper Grows"

Sir Robin Day

BBC journalist

Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby

In 1981 Shirley Williams was a co-funder of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords from 2001 to 2004

Tadeusz Kantor

Artist

Creator of Polish experimental theatre company "Cricot 2"

Roman Jabłonski

Cellist

Performed with the world's best orchestras, such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Scottish National Orchestra, ZDF Köln and all BBC orchestras

Lucy Burge

Lucy Burge was a principal dancer with Ballet Rambert between 1970 and 1985, where she danced and created major roles for choreographers including Anthony Tudor, Norman Morris, Glen Tetley, Sir Frederick Ashton, Lindsay Kemp, Robert North, Christopher Bruce and Richard Alston.

Simon Callow

see website: Actor & writer

Marie Angel

Marie Angel – a powerful soprano - is best known through contemporary classical composers including Michael Tippett, Harrison Birtwistle, Philip Glass, Nigel Osborne and John Cage.

Sir John Tusa

Journalist (BBC) and MD of BBC World Service

Writer: “Art Matters”, “On Creativity” ……

Co-author with Ann Tusa: “The Nuremberg Trial” and “The Berlin Blockade”

Arts leader:

City of London's Barbican Arts Centre

&

The European Union Youth Orchestra

Willie Landels

Designer and an editor of "Harper’s & Queen”

Dame Marina Warner

British writer, historian and mythographer

Sławomir Mrożek

Polish playwright

(his most famous play about totalitarian regime, "Tango", was played all over the world)

Robert Kee

Journalist - presented current affairs programmes including Panorama on BBC

Close friend of George Orwell.

Yorick Blumenfeld

Yorick Blumenfeld was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, educated in France and studied at Harvard, US. He was an Editor and Bureau Chief of Newsweek in Europe.

One of his books, “Jenny: My Diary”, has become an international bestseller. This was followed by: “Eutopia”, “Dollars Or Democracy”, “Towards the Millennium: Optimistic Visions for Change” and more

Sir Tom Stoppard

Playwright ("Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead")

Screen-play writer including " Brazil" & "Shakespeare in Love" - Oscar 1999

Grażyna Lutosławska

Writer, playwright, song writer and a radio journalist

Krzysztof Meyer

Polish composer, pianist and music scholar (Academy of Music in Kraków & Hochschule für Musik in Cologne).

His immense creative output ranges from operas & symphonies & vocal works to chamber & instrumental music.

Additionally Krzysztof Meyer has written biographies of Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutosławski.

John Peel

BBC radio DJ and a journalist

Dr Robert Marcus

Consultant Haematologist at Kings College Hospital London. Prior to joining King’s in 2008, Dr Marcus was Consultant Haematologist in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for 20 years where he established the bone marrow transplant unit and saved my life.

Andrew Brown

Scottish painter, curator of exhibitions and creator of one of Edinburgh’s most successful art institutes, the iconic 369 Gallery

Anna Lutosławska-Jaworska

Anna Lutosławska-Jaworska is a celebrated actress, who worked with all prominent Polish theatre directors creating over 100 leading roles in plays by Bertolt Brecht, Juliusz Słowacki, William Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Witold Gombrowicz, George Bernard Shaw, Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, even Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II).

Nigel Playford

Entrepreneur

Wisława Szymborska

Polish poet

awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996

Stanisław Lem

Polish writer of science fiction ("Solaris") & philosophy

Lem's books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 45 million copies

Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu

Poet and a publisher of literary magazine "Poetry London"

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