Festival Credits

Dr Claire Dean and Dr Liz Edwards, senior research associates at Lancaster University, have co-organised the festival, supported by the wider Ensemble team.

The Ensemble team also includes: Prof Gordon Blair, Dr Victoria-Janes Bassett, Dr Richard Bassett, Dr Vatsala Nundloll, Dr Will Simm, artists-in-residence Harriet & Rob Fraser, and creative facilitator Dr Dee Hennesey.

The team would like to thank all the artists, academics, support staff, schools staff, and staff at Lancaster City Council and Lancashire Wildlife Trust for their fantastic support in putting together the festival. Also, thanks to all the friends & family who’ve been roped in along the way!

We’d also like to thank the following key members of the festival team who we couldn’t have done it without:


Festival Illustrator: Daniel Nelson

Dan says: I’m Daniel Nelson, or more known as Nelson Illustrates, an Illustrator based in Manchester. I’m fairly new to the scene, graduating from the UCLAN Illustration course in 2020. My work is often quite fantastical whether it’s based around folklore or people with fungi for heads. I like having a sense of narrative in my illustrations which often translates into landscapes and scenes with various things going on. Since I graduated my work has gone from being traditional to digitally based which makes things flow a lot better since the move to digital during the pandemic. Artist wise I’ve been influenced by David Hockney and his use of colour, Moebius and the folklore artist John Bauer.

Festival Website Wizard: Matthew Templeton

Matthew has interned for Ensemble over the summer, and he designed and built the festival website. Matthew has just graduated from BSc (Hons) Computer Science and is about to begin his masters in Computer Science at Lancaster University.

Freelance Marketing Consultant: Maria Major

Maria is an arts marketer and Lancaster-based theatre maker, voiceover and actor. She is currently leading the R&D for an Arts Council funded audio theatre project, Just to Feel Something. Credits include BBC Radio 4, Oldham Coliseum, Hope Mill Theatre and Bolton Octagon. Maria is also a continuity announcer for BBC1 and BBC2. 

This festival is organised under the auspicies of Prof. Gordon Blair’s EPSRC funded Senior Fellowship on Digital Technology and Living with Environmental Change (DT/LWEC): EP/P002285/1.