Michael Rosen’s Brighton Birthday
Supported by Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School
Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, universally loved for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He is a familiar voice to BBC listeners as the presenter of Word of Mouth, the magazine programme that looks at the English language and the way we use it, and his YouTube channel – Kids’ Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen – has been viewed over 45 million times around the world.
Winner of several awards, including the 1982 Signal Poetry Award for You Can’t Catch Me and the 1989 Nestle Smarties Grand Prize for his classic picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael's most recent books are Rigatoni the Pasta Cat and the remarkable NHS tribute, Many Different Kinds of Love.
Hannah Azieb Pool
Hannah Azieb Pool is Artistic Director & CEO of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London. Eritrean born, Hannah Azieb was previously the Senior Programmer for Contemporary Culture at the Southbank Centre, where she curated Africa Utopia, the annual festival celebrating arts and ideas from across Africa and the diaspora, she was also a lead programmer of the WOW Women of the World festival.
A Guardian journalist for over a decade, Hannah Azieb has written for many international publications including The Times, Stylist and Vogue Magazine UK. Hannah Azieb is the author of two books: Fashion Cities Africa and My Fathers’ Daughter, and was co-curator of Fashion Cities Africa exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Associate Editor of Arise Magazine, and Chair of UKFeminista. Hannah Azieb is a trustee of LIFT (the London International Festival of Theatre) and is a patron of the SI Leeds Prize, the biannual award for unpublished fiction by UK Black and Asian women.