Stan Cullimore

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Ian Peter Cullimore (born 6 May 1962) is an English musician and journalist. He played guitar, between 1983 and 1988, for the Hull-based indie rock band The Housemartins.


Cullimore studied maths at the University of Hull, graduating in 1984. He was a member of the University of Hull team that were runners up in the 2014 Christmas University Challenge.

He responded to a local newspaper advertisement by The Housemartins singer Paul Heaton seeking musicians in 1983. After leaving the band, he ran a whole food shop for about five years.

He married his wife Amelia in May 1988 in Hull; they have two daughters and two sons together.

Cullimore went on to become a journalist and author of over 120 children's books. He has written for publications such as the Daily Mail, the Hull Daily Mail and the Bristol Post. He also composes music and songs for children's television. In 2009, he co-wrote and appeared in a preschool music series called The Bopps for Nick Jr UK, which aired in April 2010.

He began working as a journalist in 2014, and wrote a column in a local Bristol paper.[1] Alongside this he has been working with AuthorsAbroad,[2] teaching young children, from all around the world, creative writing and music.


  1. ^ "Urban Grandad". Bristol Post. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Authors Abroad". Authors Abroad. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 

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