My name is Gcobisa Yako and we were born in the small city of Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. We have a BA in psychology and
philosophy and an honours in directing and writing. Currently we are based in Cape Town exploring the commercial space to garner
more experience, however documentary is our true love. Archiving being our soulmate.
Limpopo-born fine artist, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her current work is focused on portrait paintings and map making, and expands on a range of topics that are very personal to the artist. These are identity, spirituality, migration, movement, family, our mothers, the healers and healing, land and searching for an understanding of who she is.
Michael Sebastian Improvises organic dance music. His music has the structure of modern electronic; the freedom of jazz, and the depth of world music. Sebastian’s work is centred around improvisation, collaboration, and powerful live experiences. He developed his craft playing on the streets of London, and after releasing ‘Kayanda’ in 2018, busked his way back from Berlin, surviving through music.
Sarah is a UK based award winning artist, actor, singer/vocalist and director. Sarah’s work combines collaborative improvisation with live interactive experiences and spaces that play. She has performed at international Jazz festivals, the west end stage, Yorkshire pubs, a boat in Hull to improvised music videos. Her work and collaborations have won national awards for innovation, directing, comedy and writing. As a musician, Sarah creates soulful and playful music with her voice, words and melodies, looping powerful harmonies and sound adventures. Collaborating with Leeds jazz funk 9 piece, blissful world soul and London based electronic dance music.
Gecko is a London based artist, his playful lyrics cover the big things in life; think iPhones, Libraries & Guanabana fruit juice to name but a few.
Gecko has previously appeared at Glastonbury, Latitude, BBC Radio 1, Sky Arts, 6 Music, BBC Scotland, BBC London & the Edinburgh Fringe.
He has shared stages with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Loyle Carner, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin & Billy Bragg.
His album 'Climbing Frame' was made 'Album of the year' in the Morning Star. In March 2021 his song 'Rapunzel' went viral on Tik Tok, gaining over 200k views in under 48 hours.
'He's a work of art'Benjamin Zephaniah
'Whimsical rhyming stories'Radio Times
Long For The Coast is the musical alias of Jamie and Sophie Gould. With a combination of sincere lyrics and beautiful harmonies, they sing stories about social change, spiritual adventures, and close friends lost and found. Honest, endearing, and fiercely hopeful, LFTC believe that music is community, and aim to promote a culture of authenticity where people feel safe to be themselves. From cafés and festivals to bookshops and bakeries, this Devon-based duet will play anywhere that people might listen.
Daisy Howell is a Manchester based freelancer Dancer, Choreographer, Practitioner and mega fan of the dancefloor. She trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and works across the UK as a maker, performer and teacher. Daisy runs Night People Events, creating cross art collaborations specialising in Visual Art, Contemporary Dance, Animation and Sound Design. Drawn to the UK’s Rave sub culture scene, NP events enjoy transforming spaces, producing otherworldly, electric, bass heavy live experiences for audience and artist.
We asked daisy why she moves.
“I simply adore play, improvisation and the unpredictable nature of movement! I live for music exploration, the collision of genres and firmly believe in the communicative power and uplifting impact dance has to offer to all!”