Award-winning campaigner, actor and presenter Adam Pearson is appearing as part of TEDxBrayfordPool: Fearless next week.
Adam rose to fame presenting Beauty and the Beast: The Ugly Face of Prejudice for Channel 4. He has fronted the critically-acclaimed documentaries Horizon: My Amazing Twin (BBC Two), Adam Pearson: Freak Show (BBC Three) and The Ugly Face Of Disability Hate Crime (BBC Three), as well as being a reporter on Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade (Channel 4) and The One Show (BBC One).
He’s appeared in the BAFTA-nominated film, Under The Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson. He also played himself in the independent feature, DRIB, which premiered at SXSW in 2017.
He was nominated as UK Documentary Presenter of the Year at the 2016 Grierson Awards and is also an ambassador for Jeans For Genes and The Childhood Tumour Trust. Adam won a RADAR Award and a Diana Award for his campaigning work.
On being part of TEDxBrayfordPool Adam said: “I’m very excited to be speaking at TEDxBrayfordPool. It’s moments like these, where people’s ideas and experiences come together that leads to significant conversation and debate, which, if done correctly leads to the betterment of everyone involved.”
TEDxBrayfordPool curator, Andy Farenden, added: “This year not only are we able to shine a light on some of the best ideas coming from Lincoln, but we’re able to bring national, and international, innovators to the city. We’re over the moon to have Adam as part of our fearless line-up. Adam’#s talk, The Good Kind of Fear, is going to be a real highlight of the day.”
Adam is part of a full day line-up of 18 speakers and performers appearing at TEDxBrayfordPool: Fearless on Saturday, June 30, including international environmental campaigner and documentary maker, Dr. Fran Lambrick, who’s film I am Chut Wutty documents a community of activists struggling to defend their forest in one of the last remaining wildernesses in Cambodia.
They’ll be joined by local musician and Women In The Arts – Lincoln co-founder Sarah Hughes. University of Lincoln lecturer in music Dr Martin Scheurregger, Bishop Grosseteste University reader in psychology Dr Caroline Horton, award winning local business woman Sue Liburd MBE, and a whole host of incredible thinkers and doers.
Tickets are available from Lincoln Drill Hall over the phone or in person Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm or online .