Aoife Mannix – writer/performer
Aoife was born in Sweden of Irish parents. She grew up in Dublin, Ottawa and New York before moving to the UK. Her first novel Heritage of Secrets was published in 2008. She is the author of four collections of poetry; The Trick of Foreign Words (2002), The Elephant in the Corner (2005), Growing Up An Alien (2007) and Turn The Clocks Upside Down (2008). She regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. She has been writer in residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Poetry School, Spread the Word, All Change and Apples & Snakes. She has performed throughout the UK including at Latitude, the Big Chill, and Ledbury Poetry Festival. She has toured internationally with the British Council to China, Latvia, Nigeria, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Norway and Austria. To find out more, please visit her website http://www.aoifemannix.com
Janie Armour – composer/performer
Janie trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Goldsmiths College University of London. She is a composer and musical director with over forty professional theatre shows to her credit, including work for the Watermill Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Trestle Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, and composition for BBC2 and Radio 3. Janie is currently Associate Artist with the full mask theatre company, Vamos Theatre. She has a Masters in Studio Composition at Goldsmiths College, and is currently undertaking a Phd in Sonic Art.