Natalie Clein is a professional cellist. The daughter of violinists, she won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1994, at the age of 16, and has won numerous other awards since, including an OBE for services to music in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List. Her grandparents were Dutch Jews forced into exile to escape the Nazis during World War 2. Along with her actress sister Louisa, Natalie took part in fellow Pascal Theatre Company Patron Robert Rinder’s 2020 BBC TV series My Family, the Holocaust and Me.
The daughter of Czech and German refugees, Barb Jungr is an internationally renowned singer, composer, lyricist and writer. Her performing career spans four decades and has included many collaborations and garnered numerous prestigious awards, including the Perrier Award for her work as part of Jungr & Parker. In 1998 she toured the show Sex, Religion & Politics, which was directed by Julia Pascal and featured in that year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster Kenan Malik was born in India and brought up in Manchester. He originally trained in neurobiology but is best known for his works on political philosophy, multiculturalism and race. His 2009 book From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Legacy was shortlisted for the 2010 George Orwell Book Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Award-winning author Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria and moved to London at the age of eight. Her 2016 novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask Award, and her short story ‘Grace Jones’ was awarded the 2020 Caine Prize for African writing. Her work has been published in numerous outlets, from the Guardian to the New York Times. She became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
Rob Rinder is a criminal barrister and TV presenter, best known for the long-running TV series Judge Rinder. His grandfather was a Jewish refugee from Poland who became a ‘Windermere boy’. Rob shared his explorations of his family’s wartime experiences on the TV programmes Who Do You Think You Are? in 2018 and 2020’s My Family, the Holocaust and Me. He also writes a regular column for the London Evening Standard.