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CONTRIBUTORS

JON TYSON - AUTHOR & LEAD PASTOR, CHURCH OF THE CITY NEW YORK

Jon Tyson is a renowned author and church planter and is Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York. He will be joining us in person in November to speak on creativity in the power of the Holy Spirit.

MELODIE WAGNER - HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

Melodie Wagner is a twice Grammy nominated songwriter, recognised as a key contributor to youth worship collective, Hillsong Young & Free. Melodie is joining us in November to lead worship.

ES DEVLIN - VISUAL ARTIST

Es Devlin is an artist and designer. She is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse music, language and light. Her new work for SAINT, Shared Sky, will premiere at RENAISSANCE.

TIM HUGHES - LEAD PASTOR, GAS STREET CHURCH

Tim Hughes is a Worship Leader, musician and songwriter, and is Lead Pastor of Gas Street Church in Birmingham.

LAKWENA - VISUAL ARTIST

London-based artist Lakwena is known for her eye-catching paintings and murals, utilising bright colour and bold text, exploring ideas relating to reception, escapism, afrofuturism and utopia. Her work is shown internationally, and has appeared in public spaces across London, the US and Europe.

TROY MILLER - PRODUCER & SONGWRITER

Troy Miller is a talented multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and conductor, who has performed with and written-for artists all over the world, including Amy Winehouse, Maura Mvula, Mark Ronson, and Gregory Porter. He is joining us at RENAISSANCE to lead LABS on songwriting and making it in the music industry.

IJE NWOKORIE - SENIOR DIRECTOR AT APPLE

Ije Nwokorie is Senior Director for Retail Marketing at Apple, having previously spent 11 years at global brand consultancy Wolff Olins, where he was global CEO, helping some of the world's most exciting business build their brands for the digital age. Ije is joining us in November to speak on creative leadership for the 21st century.

BRIGHT CITY UK - UK-BASED WORSHIP COLLECTIVE

Bright City UK is the worship movement of St Peter's Brighton - they will be joining us to lead worship at RENAISSANCE

JONATHAN ROUMIE - ACTOR

Jonathan Roumie is a multi award-winning actor best known for his role as Jesus in The Chosen, the biggest crowd-funded TV project of all time. Jonathan is joining us at RENAISSANCE for an exclusive interview about how playing Jesus has impacted his life.

KATE HAMPTON - CEO

Kate Hampton is one of the authors of the Paris Climate Agreement and CEO of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, which works across the world on climate change, development, social justice and child protection. She is joining us at RENAISSANCE to lead a pop up on what really happened at the COP26 conference.

TOM HERBERT - ENTREPENEUR

Tom Herbert is a baker, food equality pioneer and co-founder of The Long Table and Wayfarers monastery. Tom won multiple awards before presenting three seasons of Fabulous Baker Brothers for Channel 4 and Discovery. Always championing great produce and connecting people around food, his most recent book is called 'Do Wild Baking'.

ANNTOINETTE BRAMBLE - POLITICIAN

Anntoinette Bramble is the Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney, and has previously served as chair of the Local Government Association board for children and young people. She is joining us at Renaissance to lead a LAB on building better futures for young people.

JAMES KAPE - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

James Kape is a creative director with over a decade of experience in design, technology and branding. Since co-founding OMSE in 2016, his work has been awarded by Creative Review, D&AD and ADC. OMSE’s peers have also voted it one of the top 25 agencies in the UK.

NICKY BROWN - MUSICIAN & PRODUCER

Nicky Brown is a producer, songwriter, composer and musician, with experience of working across the music industry, including with the London Community Gospel Choir. He is joining us at Renaissance to lead worship with the SAINT Music Collective.

KATRINA LAWSON JOHNSTON

Katrina Lawson Johnston is a London-based fashion and interiors photographer. Her exhibition charting the three-year restoration of St John at Hackney Church - The Space Between - debuts at RENAISSANCE.

REWARD SIBANDA - UPPER ROOM DALLAS

Reward Sibanda is Associate Pastor at Upper Room Dallas. He is joining us at RENAISSANCE to lead a Pop Up on Creativity in the Presence of God

COMET CHUKURA - FASHION ENTREPRENEUR

Comet Chukura is the founder and designer behind the popular knitwear brand GLOW. Having worked as a design assistant for fashion houses such as Preen and Michiko Koshino, Comet's love and passion for ethical fashion grew after graduating from The London College Of Fashion in response to the throw away nature of the high-street. Comet is joining us at RENAISSANCE to lead a LAB unpacking some of her work.

HAKEEM BRADLEY - THE BIBLE PROJECT

Hakeem Bradley is from the Bible Project, and is a pastor in Portland, Oregon. He is joining us at RENAISSANCE as a contributor to our LAB on Shaping a Better Future for Young People.

EWAN EASON - ARTIST

London based artist Ewan David Eason creates abstract images from reality, drawing particular inspiration from organic and man-made patterns in cartography. By gilding with precious metals or using complimentary colours he aims to focus the viewer on the sacredness and diversity of our living landscapes. His Hackney Mappa Mundi for SAINT is on permanent display at St John at Hackney Church.

DEBORAH PRITCHARD - COMPOSER

Deborah Pritchard is an award winning composer whose work has been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta and the BBC Singers. Her new violin concerto will be premiered at the Barbican Centre by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2022. She is joining us at Renaissance to debut her new work 'Sky' for solo violin, strings and moving image. As a synaesthetic composer, her work is profoundly influenced by colour, light and the visual arts.

GRETA MUTLU & ENSEMBLE

Violin soloist Greta Mutlu regularly performs with the London Symphony Orchestra, Aurora, London Chamber Orchestra and Chineke! She recently took part in a tour celebrating Steve Reich’s 85th birthday and is currently playing in the West End production of Hamilton. She is joined by world class string players Lisa Obert, Luca Kocsmarszky, Clifton Harrison and James Douglas to debut Deborah Pritchard's 'Sky', a new work for solo violin and strings, with moving image by Theresa Thomas.

OLIVIA GORDON - ARCHITECT

Olivia Gordon, architect, is joining Stefan Dold of John Pawson Ltd on Saturday 20th November to offer a unique pop-up on the power of sacred design.

MEL ZULU - GARDENER & FLORIST

Mel Zulu is Head Gardener at SAINT, curating and bringing beauty to all our green spaces. She'll be joining us at Renaissance with outdoor pop ups in St John at Hackney Church Gardens that tell us all about the SAINT story.

HOSTS

AL GORDON

RECTOR OF SAINT

THANDO ZULU

EXPERIENCES DIRECTOR - SAINT

NAOMI MAXWELL

DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR - SAINT

AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED