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Theme: Interconnectedness

This event occurred on
November 15, 2019
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

Taking our lead from global TED, we are providing a platform for talented voices from the community itself, London and beyond. Ideas will come from across sectors - a convergence of ideas connecting people from all backgrounds in a space to be inspired, to learn and to take action.

Vibrant, diverse and divided are some of the words often used to describe Ladbroke Grove. An area where extreme wealth and poverty live cheek by jowl; where Europe’s largest street party is celebrated and the location of one of the UK’s worst humanitarian disasters.

Join us as we celebrate the diversity and strength of community, showcase our Interconnectedness through voices that often go unheard, challenge the status quo through new ideas, and look ahead as we explore the power of humanity, technology and innovation as a means to effect positive social change.

Running order:

16:00 - Doors open & Human Library

17:30 - Part one

19:15 - Interval

20:00 - Part two

The Tabernacle
34-35 Powis Square
London, London, City of, W11 2AY
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Celia Francis

Celia is the CEO of Rated People, an innovative online marketplace connecting millions of homeowners with 50,000 skilled local tradespeople across the UK. She is also a long standing supporter of several tech and media groups across London. Celia started her career as a designer and photographer and continues to enjoy these and other creative pursuits in her free time. Celia is passionate about working with diverse teams of people in order to tap into the best talent and develop the very best products.

Joe Delaney

Community activist
A life- long resident of West London, Joe moved to the Lancaster West estate in March 2010. Joe has served on the Lancaster Residents Association and the Grenfell Recovery scrutiny committee since the disaster.

Kensington Aldridge Academy Choir

Vibrant West London based school founded in 2014 with a highly successful choir that sings a variety of music styles under the guidance of their tutors and supported by the wider community.

Kim Leadbeater

Community activist & personal trainer
Kim is an ambassador for the Jo Cox Foundation, created after her sister Jo Cox MP was murdered in June 2016. She chairs the More In Common-Batley & Spen volunteer group, as well as acting as spokesperson for The Great Get Together, an annual weekend of community events across the UK held in June.

Lee Lawrence

Founder & Director
An inspirational speaker, influencer and social change advocate, with a reconciliatory approach underpinned by personal experiences. Lee is committed to sharing his story in a mission to help marginalised people find their voice and overcome injustice and in 2015 was awarded the Windrush Silent Heroes Award.

Linett Kamala

Educator & Artist
Prolific artist, educator and champion of community arts. Linett’s passion for enriching the lives of others through art, well-being and education spans over 30 years. From setting up one of the UK’s first graffiti art companies and leading on system wide change of school leadership in England to serving as Board director of the world famous Nottinghill carnival.

Nigel Bromage

Founder & Director
Nigel spent twenty years in the far-right as a member of groups such as National Front, British Movement and Combat 18. He now dedicates his life to countering extremism and hate through his consultancy and is also a specialist advisory to Saddiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Organizing team