Zoë Skoulding is a poet and performer with a particular interest in sound and urban space. Her interest in the Adda led her to investigate another lost river, the Bièvre, in Paris, the focus of her most recent publication. She led the collaborative poetry and translation project Metropoetica 2009-11 and her critical work explores the ways in which women have written about cities. She has lived in or near Bangor since 1991 and is Reader in the School of English Literature at Bangor University.
Ben Stammers was brought up in Bangor, and is a visual artist and photographer. He also works in wildlife education. He has exhibited and performed throughout Wales and further afield, and taken part in a variety of projects with other artists, poets, dancers and musicians. He's got a bit of a track record with rivers, although up until now mostly ones you can actually see or get your feet in.
Alan Holmes has played a central role in Bangor's music scene since the 1970s as a member of numerous groups, notably Fflaps, Ectogram and most recently Spectralate. He worked for many years in Cob Records in Bangor, and has been involved in many international performances and collaborations combining soundscape and experimental music.
Alys Conran is a novelist and lecturer in the School of English Literature at Bangor University. Her novel Pigeon is published by Parthian in 2016.