LOLA PERRIN: Composer, pianist, collaborator, Composer in Residence at Markson Pianos, has published eight piano suites and has two CDs on general release. Collaborates in performance with various artists including Hanif Kureishi, Sue Hubbard, Mihir Bose. Has been interviewed by Quentin Cooper, and about her climate change compositions on BBC’s The Paul Hudson Weather Show. Nada Kolundžija currently recording her music with Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Louis Andriessen. Performs as a solo artist, in collaboration with filmmakers, authors, artists and other pianists. She is also building a repertoire for multiple pianos that is currently being performed by various artists internationally. Recent performances include at Kennedy Centre Washington DC and Institute de Serbie, Paris.

ANDREW SIMMS is a political economist, environmentalist and co-founder of the New Weather Institute. He is a research associate at the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, and a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, where he was policy director for over a decade. During that time he founded the NEF’s work programme on climate change, energy and interdependence, instigated their ‘Great Transition’ project, and ran work on local economies coining the term ‘clone towns’ to describe the homogenisation of high streets by chain stores. He wrote the book ‘Tescopoly’ on Tesco’s dominance of the grocery market, ‘Ecological Debt’ on framing the transgression of planetary boundaries, and co-authored ‘The New Economics’ and ‘Green New Deal’, devising the concept of ‘ecological debt day’ to illustrate when in the year we begin living beyond our environmental means. He writes often for The Guardian and was described by New Scientist Magazine as 'a master at joined-up progressive thinking’ and his latest book ‘Cancel the Apocalypse: the New Path to Prosperity’ is manifesto of new economic possibilities.

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