Emporium of Dangerous Ideas coming to Lincoln

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The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas learning festival will push people to challenge themselves and think differently across Lincoln this summer.

The event runs from June 9 to 15 with a range of activities taking place in various locations around the city and the surrounding areas.

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) and Creative Rebel CIC are offering a chance for people to push their own boundaries to innovate, create and learn through the Emporium.

‘Dangerous Ideas’ does not mean any kind of physical or mental harm, but instead taking a chance to do something challenging to learn something new or different.

Bishop Grosseteste University and Creative Rebel CIC are running The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas this summer. Photo: Bishop Grosseteste University

The Emporium is packed with challenging events culminating in the ‘Bright Club’, where academics and teachers from across the county will be given training by professional comedians before performing their own stand-up routine.

Spaces are filling up fast, but anyone with an event they’d like to try can get in touch with their idea through the contact tab on the Emporium’s website.

Programme Leader for Business and Enterprise at BGU Dr Elinor Vettraino, who is also one of the ‘Agents of Danger’ organising the Emporium, said: “I am excited to be curating the Emporium in Lincolnshire along with Andy Farenden who curated the fantastic TEDxBrayfordPool event in November last year.

“We are hoping that this will become a yearly event and will grow and develop into a festival of learning that is inspired and owned by the Lincolnshire community.”

Agents of Danger: Photo: Bishop Grosseteste University