Ben Haggarty

Ben Haggarty is a performance storyteller with a repertoire of over 350 traditional narratives, ranging from three-minute fables to three-hour epics. It includes many versions of Indo-European wondertales, the Fionn MacCumhaill cycle, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and modern myths such as Frankenstein and Mr Sandmann: Bringer of Dreams and Nightmares. He is the founder and artistic director of The Crick Crack Club - a peripatetic venue that creates events to showcase and develop performance storytelling. Since 2001, Ben has been the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble in the USA. In 2007 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist whose work features on a wide variety of films; from comic book adaptations like Spiderman, Captain America and X-Men to historical adventures like Troy and Alexander. But he is best known for his work on the Harry Potter series, creating and bringing to life onscreen the world of Hogwarts through his design of characters and creatures, props and vistas. With comics as his first love (notably the black and white reprints of Marvel Silver Age titles that he found on the shelves of his local newsagent), he's now come full circle as the illustrator of MeZolith.