Following three successful sell-out events over the past two years, including thought-provoking themes such as ‘Diversity’, ‘Leap of Faith’ and ‘It’s About Time’, the TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells team hopes you’ll come along for fascinating line-up of speakers and entertainers united around the topic of ‘Discovery’.
Dame Kelly Holmes
MBE, DBE, and double Olympic Champion. Dame Kelly admits to being obsessed and driven by success and is motivated in providing inspiration to others to achieve their own goals in life.
Lance Corporal Cassidy Little
A veteran and winner of The People's Strictly Come Dancing. Cassidy will be talking about resilience and cheerfulness in the face of undeniable adversity.
Hopes to give us an opportunity to explore the world as a two-year old might; the way a pre-verbal child might experience something for the first time. He invites us to go deeply into the experience of listening; pushing the creative boundaries of technology. Philip’s Breath Project is only the beginning; exploring non-verbal and pre-verbal communication for those hungry to experience the world around us without words.
Explores the deeper recesses of personality, and talks about his relationship with his own ‘inner critic’ and self-doubt. Using creative practices, gestalt principles and mask work, he shows us that our identity and sense of self isn’t as fixed as we may believe. By learning to dance with his inner critic, rather than fight it, he has been able to notice and understand things he wasn't aware of, and in doing so, liberate more of his own creative ambitions.
On the face of it, your standard business traveller from Barcelona. But Joaquim has his own take on how to discover the city you find yourself in. Come and hear what he finds out when he starts discovering Royal Tunbridge Wells…
Local sampler of sounds and maker of music. Following a childhood where he wasn’t allowed to leave the drive, he now makes a habit and a career of exploration on two wheels. The results of his discoveries come through in songwriting and composing and more.
Justyn Rees Larcombe
Justyn Rees Larcombe had everything. Highly successful fast-track career. Beautiful wife and three sons. Having lost it all through a relentless addiction to online gambling, he is now campaigning for education and a change in laws, and shares his wisdom for those who may be struggling with secret habits, compulsions and additions of all types.
Founder of the First 100 Years Project, a ground-breaking history project that is putting women back in their place, by charting the journey of the women working in law since 1919. Celebrating these women and the progress of women in law is only possible with facts, such as names, dates, and cases; otherwise, she explains, history is simply analysis and opinion. Dana shows how looking at the past is both enriching and grounding, as well as a great place to learn how to shape the future.
Louis & Adrian King-Cox
Father and son, son and father. They are growing up together, expanding their music and artistic tastes and learning about each other along the way.
Jane Walker MBE
MBE and Woman of the Year UK 2010. Homeless at the age of 15, Jane has developed highly successful poverty reduction programs for disenfranchised communities in some of the worst slums in Manila, Pakistan and Tanzania.
Polly Taylor BEM
Founder and force behind the Pickering Cancer Centre. Polly calls herself old-fashioned and believes that time is the most important gift that you can give a person. When that time pairs with a smile and laughter, all the better. When that person has cancer, or is supporting someone who has cancer, time and a smile have the power to change a lifetime of memories. Polly shares her vision and her reasons for creating a place for cancer patients to talk.
Interior designer who wants to remind us to think less about the beanbags and the pretty things, and discover more about the layout of spaces and the impact that has on productivity and wellbeing.
The return of Maddy Warren
The return of Maddy Warren, Queen of Dialysis. Maddy our well-loved previous speaker will be coming back to share a bit about what has happened to her since the last time she was on stage with us.
KYJO is short for Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra, but there is nothing short about KYJO! Musical Director, Graham Mann talks about rhythm and improvisation and shares some big tunes that will raise the roof.
Henry Rose Lee
A true headliner in her life of everyday discovery. Ten years ago, Henry learned she was “face blind”, and cannot recognise people she knows by their facial features...not even her husband. It has taught her a lot about how to see people in other ways, and getting to the heart of what really matters for them.