TEDx comes to Brixton for third year

Inua Ellams, poet, playwright & performer, will be taking part in TEDxBrixton
Inua Ellams, poet, playwright & performer, will be taking part in TEDxBrixton

Local icons and leading innovators will gather for a day of talks as the TEDx series of conferences comes to Brixton for a third year in a row.

TEDxBrixton will take place on Saturday October 10, from 1pm to 8pm, at the Brixton Recreation Centre.

This event will feature a selection carefully curated speakers from Brixton and beyond.

TEDxBrixton is a non-profit run by a team of volunteers passionate about Brixton and want to highlight “some of the exceptional people and creative ideas from all walks of the community.”

The hope is to connect people across a range of disciplines and create a local, national and international conversation around the theme of KALEIDOSCOPES.

This year’s speakers will include: Lata Govada, a research associate in computational and systems medicine, a pioneer in designing and developing methodology for producing high quality protein crystals of medical and industrial interest, DJ Goldierocks, aka Sam Hall, international artist and broadcaster with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger and Inua Ellams, poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer, whose work often touches the themes of identity and displacement.

More speakers will be announced every week in the lead up to the event.

Founder and Curator of TEDxBrixton, Stephanie Busari said, “TEDxBrixton stands for three Cs: Connection, Collaboration and Community. Through the TED ethos of ideas worth spreading, we aim to bring disparate elements of our community together to share ideas that can have local and global impact. TEDxBrixton is a wonderful day of celebration and the past two events have left us inspired, surprised and delighted by the ideas and stories shared. The event has also proved to be a real launchpad, helping a number of our speakers to bring their ideas to wider audiences, both online and offline.”

Tickets for the event have already sold out but there will be ongoing competition opportunities for the public. In addition, the event will be live-streamed and accessible to everyone.

You can view the 2014 talks at www.tedxbrixton.com/speakers-2014