There are many more ways to dress up your fireplace mantel. Try different ways and have fun with it. There are no restrictions and only your imagination is the limit.
Events. Published at Thursday, October 01st 2015, 15:03:39 PM by Shelby G.
Binki Taylor was the first of our 17 speakers to take to the stage and left the crowd in standing ovation with a moving story on her childhood as a black girl fostered by an all-white family. “I know exactly what it’s like to have a voice that isn’t understood. You feel like you don’t belong. Under the skin is where I found my voice. I had to tackle how to belong from the bottom.”Rebecca Trevalyan, Sam Hall and Steadman Scott also delivered their pieces on what Brixton means to them and thoughts on improving local communities. “What does Afewee mean? It’s for the community, it’s for us. Our mission is to put belief, passion, hard-work and discipline together,” Steadman explained.
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.
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:01:49 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m the partnerships manager, which means I look after our relationships with local businesses and sponsors.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I’ve lived her for a while now and this answer changes weekly, but at the moment I love hot yoga classes at Fierce Grace, after which I stagger down the road to Lucy’ Juices for a pick me up. As I expect most people who live here say, Brixton Market is a favourite spot – Fish Wings and Tings is an institution and Dave from Market Row wines will always find you a great bottle. Oh, and Three Eight Four on Coldharbour Lane does the best cocktails I can find.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? I’ve been working with a lot of local businesses this year and the theme has been very meaningful for a lot of people, as it represents the mash-up of old and new that Brixton is currently experiencing.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? A few! Currently switching, depending on my mood, between Tim Jackson’s Prosperity without Growth (he has a great TED talk by the way) and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, which is a favourite of my dad’s, so he’s chuffed I am finally reading it.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? An all time great and one that I always pass on to others is Jackson Katz – Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue. Heavy title I know, but just a genius argument and one that never fails to spark debate.TEDXBRIXTON TEAMS: The guys behind the finance
We wouldn’t be able to put on such an incredible event if it wasn’t for the help of our sponsorship team. These guys boast a unique ability for sourcing the most suitable supporters to raise the profile of TEDxBrixton. Due to their strong experience in fundraising, they create and manage the budget, raise money from sponsors and oversee our partnerships program and live streaming venues. Their work is vital to our success and development.
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.
Events. Published at Monday, September 28th 2015, 14:53:27 PM by Shelby G.
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:48:34 PM by Shelby G.
Tell us a bit about your background? PR assistant for a food & drinks PR company and I’m the social media lead for TEDxBrixton.MarthaWhat’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Going to eat in Brixton village market or to the Ritzy cinema with my family.What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? A representation of all the different identities that exist in Brixton.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett – it’s about three different love stories that are intertwined.What’s your favourite TED talk? Why I stopped watching porn by Ran Gavrieli.
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.
Samuel and the team are passionate about helping their community hope to leave a legacy in Brixton that would help advance other youth-led brands. “My advice to local business owners is to think big and plan for success. Focus on your value proposition. Leverage your network; connect with a brand strategist and leaders in your field that can analyse your business and help you scale it to the next level.”
Events. Published at Thursday, September 24th 2015, 14:38:18 PM by Shelby G.
Of her experience setting up shop in Brixton, she was surprisingly met with very little challenges and says the South London residency still offers a very ??neighbouring feeling’. “Brixton is a great place to set up an office and we recommend it to all our friends. We also love bringing people to visit our workshops and conferences.”
Virginia also speaks highly of Simon Parkes who graced our stages in 2014 with his talk ??How I bought the Brixton Academy for £1’ “I’m a big fan of Simon Parkes – his talk and also his book, Live at the Brixton Academy, which is a lot of fun and full of great lessons for entrepreneurs.”
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