Lemn Sissay MBE is an author and broadcaster. Sissay was the official poet of the 2012 London Olympics, has been Chancellor of the University of Manchester since 2015, and joined the Foundling Museum’s Board of Trustees two years later, having previously been appointed one of the museum’s Fellows.
Johnny Marr is an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist and – with Morrissey – co-songwriter of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Born in Ardwick, Manchester, to Irish parents, Marr formed his first band at the age of 13 On 19 July 2012, he received an honorary […]
Imam Rashid Musa is a Bolton based Imam, he is one of the most senior muslim clerics in the area. He is currently the Muslim chaplain at University of Salford, Manchester.
Afzal Khan, CBE is a British Labour Party politician who serves as a Member of Parliament for the Manchester Gorton constituency, after his election on 8 June 2017. He was formerly Lord Mayor of Manchester for 2005–2006, and a Member of the European Parliament representing North West England from 2014–2017
Agyness Deyn is an English model and actress. In May 2007, she was featured on the cover of American Vogue, alongside Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman and Lily Donaldson as “The World’s Next Top Models.” Deyn is from Littleborough, near Rochdale in Greater Manchester
Peter Saville is an art director and graphic designer. He came to prominence for the many record sleeves he designed for Factory Records, which he co-founded in 1978 alongside Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus
Ryan Thomas is an actor. He is known for portraying the role of Jason Grimshaw on ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2000 until 2016. In 2018, he played Rafael Humphreys in Australian soap opera Neighbours, and won the twenty-second and final series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Benedict Wong is an English actor who has appeared on film, television, and stage. Wong is known for portraying Kublai Khan in Netflix’s Marco Polo and Bruce Ng in The Martian Wong was born in Manchester and has many times referred to it as home.
Wayne McGregor, CBE is a multi award-winning choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era. Wayne was born in Stocport.
Adam Kamani is a British businessman. He is the CEO of Kamani Property Group and KM Capital as well as a co-founder of PrettyLittleThing. Adam is the award-winning, 28-year-old head of Kamani Property Group, a global leader in the ownership of commercial, residential and industrial buildings. Although the company’s roots and major investments are in […]