Chris is beyond excited to be involved again in the TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells experience. He is an all-purpose Creative, with a CV that covers touring Shakespeare in the US, hosting events for 3,500 Microsoft minions, presenting TV shows on Channel 5 and writing for BBC Radio 4 and 5. Currently he is writing comedy on the internet under the guise of Kicking Around Football. In his spare time he can normally be found either playing football or laughing at it.
What does TEDx mean to you?
The most wonderful opportunity for people to just sit and breathe in ideas; to listen to other people’s passions and walk away fizzing with capability.
What do you hope the audience will feel after this year’s TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells event?
Fired up with a sense of what they can do that they didn’t know they could!
What is your favourite TED talk and why?
I’m a huge fan of Ken Robinson because I think our education system is so antiquated and needs new life breathing into it for our children and their children. On a personal level though, my current favourite is by James Veitch because it appeals to my sense of humour and the more we take these people on, the better.
Why do you think Tunbridge Wells has proven to be such a welcoming and receptive audience for stories like yours?
My experience of the last TEDx was so positive and the people of Tunbridge Wells clearly love the idea of ideas and the chance to build new thinking within their community.
You can see more of Chris at TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells.