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Theme: Empathy, Education and Evolution

This event occurred on
July 9, 2020
7:00pm - 10:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Malvern, Worcestershire
United Kingdom

An evening event with 6 thought provoking speakers. Topics ranging from Dealing with Autism to Recycling like you've never known it. An evening not be missed. It will open your mind, your soul and your conceptions. Refreshments at half time included. Come and visit the beautiful town of Malvern, home of the Victorian Water Cure, the stunning Malvern Hills and the birthplace of Elgar...?

Coach House Theatre
Grange Road
Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HA
United Kingdom
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Cate Cody

Cate Cody is a passionate life-long environmentalist and advocate of green living and much of her time is spent helping to achieve change and a more sustainable society. Cate has lived in Gloucestershire for twenty-five years and is famous for not putting her landfill bin out (nearly three years, hopefully longer). She has been elected onto Tewkesbury Borough as their first Green Councillor. Cate is also a musician and enjoys researching the Golden Age of Jazz in order to relay the full and rich history of the era when performing. She is lucky enough to be accompanied by some of the UKs finest musicians. She also enjoys Lindy Hop dancing and exploring our beautiful countryside on long walks.

Kevin Bennison

Communication & Culture Developer
For me, life is about synergising – taking all of the different elements, people and places, and putting them together to create something that is immeasurably more fulfilling and wonderful than it would be if focusing on the individual parts. I am an entrepreneur, professional coach and trainer, Tae Kwon Do practitioner, family man, music fan, constant seeker of a better self, and crane operator. Born and raised in Arbroath, a small fishing town on the East coast of Scotland, I left school at 16 with little to show for it. After spending two years as an apprentice joiner, and realising that dovetail joints and I were not really compatible, I joined the British Army as an 18-year-old. Once my initial eighteen months of basic and trade training were out of the way, I successfully completed P Company to become an Airborne soldier with 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers.

Sam Warner

Autistic Interpreter
Sam helps people to find their voice, increasing their confidence and encouraging them to actively look for opportunities to speak in the future. Whether they are a novice or stepping up onto a bigger stage she takes them from terrified to terrific! Sam also works with Autistic adults, their friends, their family and their co-workers to leverage their talents by providing an interpreter service and training courses to enhance communication and behaviours. She regularly speaks to local groups to increase awareness and education for both Autistic and non-Autistic adults. Sam Warner: “Becoming self-aware is the key that opens the door to enlightenment (Knowledge, Freedom and Happiness). Most people don’t understand the impact they have on the world. When they open their mouth without thinking, when they react instinctively instead of consciously and when they feel they are waiting for something good to happen to them; they are existing, not living”

Organizing team


Malvern, United Kingdom


Worcester, United Kingdom
  • Ben James
  • Jane Anson
  • Simon Smith
    Team member
  • Tristan Mitchell