Millie Knight is a four times Paralympic Medalist in Alpine Skiing and two times World Champion, having also received an honorary doctorate at the University of Kent. She has recently won a Bronze Medal at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games.
Gemma has worked on
CBBC and CBeebies channels presenting a wide variety of exciting
shows. Gemma loves playing 'Gem' on the hit pirate game-show Swashbuckle on
Cbeebies and now over 100 episodes have been filmed. She has presented a variety of TV shows and is now the ambassador for the
Waterproofs and Wellies Foundation for the Outdoor Guide which has also seen
her travel for Channel 5 show, Today at the Caravan Show from the NEC.
Oliver Double is Reader in Drama at the University of Kent, and the
compere of Funny Rabbit Comedy Club at the Gulbenkian. In a former life he was
a professional stand-up and comedy promoter, he’s written various things about
comic performance, and set up the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive at the
University. His latest book Alternative Comedy: 1979 and the
Reinvention of British Stand-Up was
Dr. Beth Breeze
Beth Breeze is Director of the Global Challenges Doctoral Centre, based in the Graduate School, which is dedicated to doctoral research addressing the challenges of economic development and well-being faced by developing countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) list. Beth Breeze is also Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, which she co-founded in 2008.
Daniel is a second-year Drama
& Film student as well as part of the Stand-Up Comedy Society with four
gigs under his belt, and recently finished acting in a short film.
is a second year Drama and Theatre single honours student. He is also currently the treasurer of the UKC Stand-up Comedy Society. When
he is not busy with uni or work, he is usually gigging in and around the
Clarke is a 19-year-old second year Drama & Theatre student, and proud
member of the Stand-Up Comedy Society.
Hannah Etheridge is a second year Drama and Theatre student and likes to do stand-up comedy
and eat copious amounts of baked goods.
Hannah Yarwood is a second year Drama and
Theatre student! In her spare time she dabbles in stand-up comedy and does Disney
princess parties (not at the same time…). Hannah is really looking forward to
co-hosting this event with the amazing Olly Double!
Ieshia has loved poetry for years and started writing at
16. She has able to grow in confidence and perform in the last year. Ieshia has dyslexia and is not usually good with words so poetry has allowed her to navigate
and direct them for her own good. She hopes to further grow her passion in
years to come.
Sophie (they/she) is a published poet and a
Christine and Ian Bolt Scholar studying MA American Literature and Culture at
the University of Kent. Sophie’s work has featured in Sunday Mornings at the
Rivers’ Spring 2022 Anthology titled Depression is what Really Killed the Dinosaurs.
Their academic and creative research/work straddle similar themes of queerness
and sex. Her academic focuses lay with contemporary emerging queer Indigenous
poetry from across Turtle Island, with a focus on the presentation of sex and
desire as a means of transcending trauma and enacting joy, whilst her poetry
aims to capture the erotic and its place amidst heartache, blossoming love, and
Denise DALABA goes as Sincerely Denyze for her poetry. She's an
Economics student who enjoys poetry and has a poetry page on Instagram called
Sincerely Denyze x. There she writes about her different experiences being a black
woman and about her mental health experiences with the hope of bringing further
awareness to social issues and injustices helping to encourage open conversations
about mental health.