Archives: Speakers

Kabantu
Kabantu Band @kabantumusic kabantu.com Biography Kabantu means ”of the people” and is an award-winning, five-piece music group hailing from Manchester but representing sounds from around the world. Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond. Kabantu will be releasing their debut album in...
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Nadine Shenton
Nadine Shenton Voiceover Artist @femalevoiceover nadineshenton.com Biography Nadine Shenton’s performance career started on London’s West End where she appeared in a number of highly successful musicals such as ’Barnum’, ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Charlie Girl’ and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’ alongside industry leaders such as Kenneth Branagh, James Nesbitt, Cyd Charisse, Michael...
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Rachel Clarke
Rachel Clarke Doctor / Author @doctor_oxford doctoroxford.com Biography Rachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor in the NHS where she specialises in caring for terminally ill patients and their families. She shot to fame in 2016 to protest the changes being proposed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Prior to becoming a doctor Rachel was a...
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Lucinda Belle
Lucinda Belle Music Maker @lucindabelle lucindabelle.com Biography Lucinda Belle is a harpist, singer and songwriter. Much like her hero, Harpo Marx, Lucinda’s path has been an unusually curvy one. From the stages of the UK’s greatest classical concert venues as a child harpist with the National Children’s Orchestra, she would eventually go on to work...
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Will Storr
Will Storr Storyteller @Wstorr Biography Will Storr is part journalist, investigator, novelist and educator. Above all though he is a storyteller. He has been named New Journalist of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year, and has won a National Press Club award for excellence. His work has appeared in The Guardian Weekend, The...
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Dan Hett
Dan Hett Creative Technologist @DanHett https://danhett.com/ Biography Dan Hett is a BAFTA-winning artist and creative technologist. He's worked with the likes of the BBC, Sky and TATE, and is currently a selected artist on FutureEverything's cutting-edge FAULT LINES program. He builds big, exciting, challenging things with technology - brave, tangible, noisy things that people can...
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Max Joseph
Max Joseph Film maker @maxjoseph Biography Max Joseph is a filmmaker who grew up in New York, lives in Los Angeles, and shoots all over the world. He is perhaps best known as the co-host of the MTV reality TV series entitled “Catfish: The TV Show” which investigates the murkier end of the online dating...
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Squirrel Nation
Squirrel Nation STEAM power @squirrel_nation squirrelnation.co.uk/ Biography Squirrel Nation are artist and designer, Caroline Ward and neuroscientist turned futurist, Erinma Ochu. Together, the duo create immersive and participatory experiences: from growing mushrooms on waste coffee grounds to imagining the future of radio using inaccessibility as a starting point. The not-for-profit creative studio blends films, exhibitions...
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Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay The Mayor @fooljonathankay burnhamformayor.co.uk Biography The Fool isn’t just a silly face. Throughout history, Fools have used humour to puncture the pretentions and hubris of the powerful, and to share wisdom with an audience through wit. Jonathan Kay takes his modern interpretation of “Fooling” to venues around the world, teaching and performing in...
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Michelle McGagh
Michelle McGagh Austere Journalist @mmcgagh Biography Personal finance journalist Michelle McGagh is no stranger to writing about the merits of saving. But how much did she really know about her own spending? Last year, she set herself the challenge of only spending money on essentials for a year. Her challenge to stop “squandering” money became...
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