Organisers mark first Lincoln TEDx event a big success

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For the first time, Lincoln played host to its own TEDx event, inspiring hundreds with insprational speakers and ideas this weekend.

The interactive day featured 15 speakers, five performers and eight TED talk screenings at The Collection and Usher Gallery on Saturday, October 28.

TEDxBrayfordPool explored the theme of Past, Present and Future

Organiser Andy Farenden said: “Saturday saw the culmination of eight months’ work to bring TEDx to Lincoln and we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

“We had a truly engaged audience as diverse and enthusiastic as our speakers and performers. Highlights for me included Dr Ruth Charnock’s talk on sex and shame in literature, Dr Elinor Vettraino’s talk on the future of youth leadership as well as an incredible talk by Labi Siffre about redefining our political language.

“The day was capped off by fantastic performances including the hauntingly beautiful music of Rebecca Vaughan and spoken word magic from Adam Fox.

“The event was a real team effort and we couldn’t have made it happen without out dedicated, patient production manager Kieran Jordan and filming director Michael Bonner-MacKenzie; not to mention our incredible front of house volunteers!

“Special thanks need to go to all our speakers for taking the time out of their incredibly busy schedules to be part of the event as well as to our partners, without whom none of this would have been possible.

“We’re truly excited to be doing this all again on Saturday November 4 when we launch [email protected] at the University of Lincoln. Which tickets are still available online and are just £3!”

All of the talks and performances will be available on the TEDx YouTube channel and via our website by the end of the month.