The types of candles you put on your fireplace mantel depends on the size of the mantel itself. The idea is to have a good balance, depth and variation. You can have two large candles on either end such as, and maybe balance it with a large decorative piece in the middle. Or you can have several small candles lined up on the mantel. It really is up to you, and you can switch it up to give variation to your mantel every few months or so.
Keepsakes and Pictures
Events. Published at Thursday, October 01st 2015, 15:03:39 PM by Shelby G.
Self-confessed ‘crush-addict’ Isabelle O’Carroll had our audience in fits of laughter discussing her theory on crushes. “Some people say that their crushes are so strong it prevents them from eating or even sleeping! But crushes can be such a powerful motivator making you change your life or a strong comforter in times of depression.”Other highlights during our third quarter included Alex Lambert’s gripping topic on creativity, ideas and technology, Inua Ellams’ insightful talk on mental health issues in men and Sabah Choudrey’s moving story on being a transgendered Muslim.
Some incredible speakers
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:01:49 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a finance consultant at PwC and I work in the partnerships team with TEDxBrixton.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating a bowl of noodles at Mama Lan in Brixton Market.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? It’s about changing perceptions and seeing things in a different way.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Money and football – a Soccernomics guide by Stefan Szymanski.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? Dan Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions.
Events. Published at Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:55:48 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a digital and product designer specialising in user experience design. My role within the TEDxBrixton team is stage design and attendee.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Evenings at Brixton street gym with the BlockWorkout team.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Every time you twist the Brixton kaleidoscope a new world appears. That’s what I love about living here- it’s unpredictable, dynamic and has so many hidden facets, you just have to go exploring.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Dominic Wilcox- Variations on normal. It’s one of my favourites. A collection of illustrations by Dominic Wilcox.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? One of the best, taught me a lot about perception and authority. Amy Cuddy’s Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.TEDXBRIXTON TEAMS: a spotlight with our set designers
An incredible amount of work goes into creating a TEDx experience and TEDxBrixton is no exception. With this years’ theme being so full of colour shape, it was down to our Executive Producer and Stage Designer to visualise and create a kaleidoscopic atmosphere that works seamlessly with the iconic TED brand. From the staging and venue design to the way finding and external branding, every detail was uniquely crafted by this talented team whose knowledge of events and design ensure TEDxBrixton 2015 leaves a lasting and impactful legacy.
Events. Published at Monday, September 28th 2015, 14:53:27 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’ve been working on the mobile app for TEDxBrixton ensuring that it’s launched ahead of the event. I’m also the Ticket Coordinator ensuring that tickets are distributed and allocated. The main part of my job will be at the actual event.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating! I love the Brixton Market and the wide range of food you can choose.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Something that is constantly changing but is still so colorful and amazing to look at. This is how I feel about Brixton and the people living in it.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins – a book about how our brain works and if it’s possible to build a machine with artificial intelligence. Very interesting!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? How great leaders inspire action –it’s about why we do things and allows us to better understand our decisions. I absolutely love it.
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:48:34 PM by Shelby G.
Follow Martha on Twitter: @marthalclarke
Tell us a bit about your background? I’m the Digital and Communications Manager for a disability rights nonprofit working mostly throughout Africa and Asia. I’m also the Comms Lead forTEDxBrixton. In other words I try to make sure that all the communications bits, such as social media, PR and website, come together.What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Food, food, food. I love discovering new places and going for old ones.What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Not sure yet, only time will tell :)What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? The Global Minotaur, by Yanis Varoufakis former Minister of Finance of Greece and economist who believes that globalisation, capitalism and financialisation are myths, and the causes of the current economic crisis.What’s your favourite TED talk? Jill Bolte Taylor – Stroke of Insight. Jill is a brain researcher who had a stroke, and had the chance to observe it and study it as it happened. Fascinating stuff!
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:41:02 PM by Shelby G.
the organisation is keen on supporting people between the ages of 16-25 who are not in education or employment and have a passion to learn business and design skills. “Being [based] in Brixton Village has enabled us to provide retail, design and printing lessons to youths in Lambeth. This gives them the opportunity to be at the forefront of the regeneration process which is currently taking place in Brixton.”
The multi-award winning youth led social enterprise was formed in Brixton Village under the direction of visual arts space 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, a platform known for supporting the careers of emerging artists and advocating cultural diversity. It was this opportunity that created access for HustleBucks to catapult real change in the community. “Designing t-shirts and printing them led to us launching campaign with a collection of relevant topics such as ‘Ghustlebucks 3un and Knife Crime’ and ‘Different Endz’, which were sold at local events and market stalls. Shortly after, we partnered with Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design to develop a collection for our first fashion show that would launch our Pop-Up Shop in March 2010.”
Events. Published at Thursday, September 24th 2015, 14:38:18 PM by Shelby G.
Fast forward seven years later, Loowatt has evolved tremendously winning multiple awards and has graced the fields of several major festivals and national trade shows across the UK, as well as our very own TEDxBrixton stage where Virginia revealed how her waterless toilets turns human waste into energy. “When we built the first system in Madagascar, we made bio gas tea to share with the community. On the other side of the wall was a toilet which produced the energy to make the tea. So this is real.”
Virginia has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success pioneering her eco-friendly toilet in her home town having provided toilets for the Eco-Zone at the Lambeth Country Show this year.
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