5 minutes with Aileen McEvoy

Introducing 5 minutes with… Aileen McEvoy.. who worked for many years at the Arts Council and is now a Trustee / organiser of the Macclesfield Barnaby Festival, a North West Committee Member for the Heritage Lottery Fund and works with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Aileen McEvoy curator for Lakes Ignite, running from April 6 to May 24 2015

5 Minutes with Luke Jerram

Introducing 5 minutes with… Luke Jerram.. Who is… the artist behind Museum of the Moon, which is being presented at the Lakes Alive festival in Kendal, 26 – 28 August.

Luke Jerram - Museum of the Moon

5 Minutes with Vivienne Crow

Introducing 5 minutes with… Vivienne Crow.. Who is… a freelance outdoor writer and photographer. As well as writing guidebooks, I produce features and walks for a variety of regional and national newspapers, magazines and websites.

Vivienne Crow - outdoor writer and photographer

5 Minutes with Geraldine Pilgrim

Introducing 5 minutes… with Geraldine Pilgrim.. Who is… the artist commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Lake District National Park (Lakes Alive) to create a site-specific performance journey around the house and grounds of Brockhole

Geraldine Pilgrim's Flight is at Brockhole, Windermere, from 7 - 10 July (photo by Hugo Glendinning)

5 Minutes With Julie Tait

Introducing 5 minutes with… Julie Tait.. Who is… a festival organiser, outdoor and indoor, now focussing on Kendal as a location and comics as the medium at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Julie Tait, Lakes International Comic Art Festival organiser

5 minutes with Zoë Dawes

Introducing 5 minutes with… Zoë Dawes.. Who is… a travel writer and the creative force behind The Quirky Traveller – a blog that combines a passion for adventure and discovery, with an interest in sharing unusual stories about global travel and culture.

Zoë Dawes aka The Quirky Traveller!

5 Minutes with Charles Monkhouse

Introducing 5 minutes with… Charles Monkhouse.. Who is… an artist working in rural and public spaces, with their communities, to produce temporary installations and permanent sculptures sited in the landscape.

Charles Monkhouse is the artist bringing 'Seven Nocturnal Rainbows for the English Lakes' to Coniston Water, Ullswater and Grasmere for Lakes Ignite 2016