Creatives

(Listed a-z)

CAROLINE AHERNE
Comedian and writer

(1963- 2016)
Wythenshawe, Manchester
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TAMSIN ARCHER
Singer and songwriter
(b. 1963)
Bradford
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APRIL ASHLEY
Model and actor

(b. 1935)
Liverpool
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MEL B
Spice Girl

(b. 1975)
Harehills, Leeds
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JOAN BAKEWELL
TV presenter

(b. 1933)
Stockport
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CORINNE BAILEY RAE
Musician

(b. 1975)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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UNA BAINES (from The Fall)
Keyboardist

(b. 1957)
Manchester
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LUCY BEAUMONT
Comedian

(b. 1984)
Kingston upon Hull
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IVY BENSON
Swing Band Leader

(1913-1993)
Leeds
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CELIA BIRTWELL
Fashion designer

(b. 1941)
Salford, Greater Manchester
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CILLA BLACK
Singer, TV presenter and actor

(1943-2015)
Vauxhall, Liverpool
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ELKIE BROOKS
Singer

(b.1945)
Salford, Greater Manchester
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DORA BRYAN
Actor

(1923-2014)
Parbold, Lancashire
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MARTI CAINE
Actor, singer and comedian

(1945-1995)
Sheffield
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LIZ CARR
Actor and comedian

(b. 1972)
Port Sunlight, Bebington
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ELIZA CARTHY
Folk musician

(b.1975)
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
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JAYNE CASEY
Artistic director and punk

(b. 1956)
Liverpool
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RUTH CHARLTON
Ceramic artist

Cumbria
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GRACIE COLE
Trumpeter and bandleader

(1924- 2006)
Rowlands Gill, Co. Durham
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SARA COX
TV presenter and DJ

(b. 1974)
Bolton, Greater Manchester
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GERTRUDE CUTTS
Artist

(1858- 1941)
Yorkshire
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KIKI DEE
Singer

(b.1947)
Little Horton, Bradford
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JUDI DENCH
Actor

(b. 1935)
Heworth, York
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LOUISE DISTRAS
Singer and songwriter

Wakefield
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FLORENCE EASTON
Opera Singer

(1882- 1955)
“Slaggy Island”, Middlesbrough
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JENNY ECLAIR
Comedian

(b. 1960)
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
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SHEILA FELL
Artist

(1931-1979)
Aspatria, Cumberland
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GRACIE FIELDS
Actress, singer and comedian

(1898- 1979)
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
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LESLEY GARRETT
Opera singer

(b.1963)
Thorne, South Yorkshire
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GILLIAN GILBERT (from New Order)
Musician and singer

(b.1961)
Whalley Range, Manchester
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JULIE GOODYEAR
Actor

(b. 1942)
Bury, Lancashire
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CHARLIE HARDWICK
Actor

(b. 1960)
Wallsend, North Tyneside
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BARBARA HEPWORTH
Sculptor

(1903- 1975)
Wakefield
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JULIE HESMONDHALGH
Actor

(b. 1970)
Accrington, Lancashire
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LUBAINA HIMID
Artist and curator

(b. 1954)
Preston, Lancashire
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STEPHANIE HIRST
Presenter

(b. 1975)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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THORA HIRD
Actor

(1911-2003)
Morecombe, Lancashire
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MARY ANN HOBBS
DJ and music journalist

(b. 1964)
Garstang, Lancashire
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ANNIE HORNIMAN
Theatre manager

(1860- 1937)
Manchester
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JANE HORROCKS
Actor and singer

(b. 1964)
Rawtenstall, Lancashire
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ANDREA HUFTIKA REAH (HUFFTY)
TV Personality/presenter

(b.1966)
Whitley Bay
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GLENDA JACKSON
Actor and Member of Parliament

(b. 1936)
Birkenhead
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SURANNE JONES
Actor

(b.1978)
Chadderton, Greater Manchester
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JUDE KELLY
Theatre director and producer

(b. 1954)
Liverpool
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KENICKIE
Musicians

Sunderland
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SIRKA LISA KONTINNEN
Documentary photographer

(b. 1948)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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SARAH LANCASHIRE
Actor

(b.1964)
Oldham, Manchester
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ETHEL LEGINSKA
Pianist, composter and conductor
(1886- 1970)
Kingston upon Hull
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MAUREEN LIPMAN
Actor and comedian

(b. 1946)
Hull
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JANICE LONG
Radio broadcaster

(b. 1955)
Liverpool
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SARAH LOSH
Architect and Designer
(1785-1853)
Wreay, Cumbria
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TANIA LOVE
EUROPEAN WOMAN ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2018
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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BERYL MARSDEN
R&B singer

(b. 1947)
Toxteth, Liverpool
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JANE MCDONALD
Singer

(b.1963)
Wakefield
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SARAH MILLICAN
Comedian

(b. 1975)
South Shields
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SCARLETT MOFFATT
TV presenter

(b. 1990)
Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
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DIANE MORGAN
Actor and comedian

(b. 1975)
Bolton
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PAULINE MURRAY (from Penetration)
Musician

(b. 1958)
Waterhouses, Co. Durham
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BECCY OWEN
Musician

Newcastle upon Tyne/ Leeds
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MAXINE PEAKE
Actor/ Writer

(b. 1974)
Westhoughton, Greater Manchester
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PAT PHOENIX
Actor

(1923-1986)
Manchester
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ANNIE RIGBY
Artistic/theatre director

Newcastle Upon Tyne
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ROS RIGBY
Performance Programme Director
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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FLORA ROBSON
Actress

(1902-1984)
South Shields
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HOLLY ROSS (from The Lovely Eggs)
Musician

Lancaster
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PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE
Actor

(b. 1929)
Liverpool
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ROWETTA
Singer

(b. 1966)
Manchester
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KATE RUSBY
Singer and songwriter

(b. 1973)
Penistone, Barnsley
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NADINE SHAH
Musician

(b. 1986)
Whitburn, South Tyneside
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LESLEY SHARP
Actor

(b.1960)
Manchester
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HEATHER SMALL
Singer and songwriter

(b. 1965)
Manchester
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ALISON SMITHSON
Architect, writer, artist
(1928-1993)
Sheffield
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KATHY STOBART
Saxophonist
(1925- 2012)
South Shields
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KATHY STAFF
Actor

(1928- 2008)
Dukinfield, Greater Manchester
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LISA STANSFIELD
Singer/ Songwriter

(b. 1966)
Manchester
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VIVA TALBOT
Artist

(1900- 1973)
Middlesbrough
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JADE THIRLWALL and PERRIE EDWARDS (Little Mix)
Singers

South Shields, South Tyneside
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MANDY AND THE GIRLFRIENDS
Beat group

Hull
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THE CORNSHED SISTERS
Musicians

Newcastle upon Tyne
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THE UNTHANKS
Musicians

Northumberland
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KATHRYN TICKELL
Musician and composer

(b. 1967)
Northumbria
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CHERYL ANN TWEEDY
Singer
(b. 1983)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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CATHY TYSON
Actor

(b. 1965)
Liverpool
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UNION JILL(HELEN TURNER AND SHARON WINFIELD)
Musical group
York
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KIMBERLEY WALSH (Girls Aloud)
Singer

(b. 1981)
Bradford
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NORMA WATERSON
Folk musician

(b. 1939)
Kingston upon Hull
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WERCA’S FOLK (directed by Sandra Kerr)
Women’s Choir
Morpeth, Northumberland
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KATHRYN WILLIAMS
Singer and songwriter

(b.1974)
Liverpool
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JODIE WHITTAKER
Actor

(b. 1982)
Skelmanthrope, West Yorkshire
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JANE AND LOUISE WILSON
Artists

Newcastle upon Tyne
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SOPHIE WILLAN
Comedian

Bolton
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VICTORIA WOOD
Comedian, writer and actor

(1953- 2016)
Prestwich, Lancashire
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