Top tips for delivering a memorable TED talk

If you are planning on applying to TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool on 4 November 2017, here are three handy pieces of content to help you shape your presentation: 1. 2 minute read article Be clear, compelling and yourself; 7 steps to a great presentation: https://www.fastcompany.com/3022070/the-7-steps-to-delivering-a-mind-blowing-ted-talk 2. 8 minute watch video Chris Anderson, TED curator, gives his insight into … Continue reading Top tips for delivering a memorable TED talk

Alice Skinner: Cartoonist in residence

Alice is an illustrator and visual artist from London. As an intersectional feminist she aims to bring about political change through social commentary and a sense of humour. She works heavily with text and hand drawn typography, tackling issues of injustice and oppression through bright colour palettes juxtaposed against the often serious and dark subject … Continue reading Alice Skinner: Cartoonist in residence

Utopian: A poem by Alicia Ostriker

“beneath the city they have buried certain words which can never be spoken again” On days where I get no human email correspondences, I can rely on poets.org’s Poem A Day to provide me with inspiration and entertainment (sign up to their mailing list here). This poem, Utopian, was emailed round on April 22nd 2016  ( … Continue reading Utopian: A poem by Alicia Ostriker

Which way to Utopia? Exploring a positive vision for the future

The word ‘utopia’ dates back to 1516, but it seems that recently we’ve lost our ability to be positive about the future  I had planned, in the run up to the very real election (taking place this Thursday, unless you’re voting conservative in which case remember to vote on Friday 9th), to focus on all … Continue reading Which way to Utopia? Exploring a positive vision for the future

Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry

This contemporary artist is best known for his billboard style, one line poems, which he displays in public spaces. Beyond the tenderness of his one liners, the deliberate way his work is positioned outside of normal ‘gallery spaces’ means that people take must take a moment when they encounter his work, whether they were expecting … Continue reading Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry