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Theme: Conversations Beyond Borders

This event occurred on
July 10, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
London, Camden
United Kingdom

Stay connected through the TEDxLondon community

This week we are going to be discussing the impact of the global pandemic on the arts, culture and entertainment community. We’ll be joined by comedian and author Sofie Hagen and Joint CEO and Artistic Director of Hackney Empire, Yamin Choudhury.

Conversations Beyond Borders is a virtual space for our community to come together, go beyond the headlines and explore ideas worth spreading from our amazing network of speakers.

Since we started these lunchtime sessions at the end of March, we have had over 7500 viewers from 58 different countries.

This week’s conversation will be hosted by TEDxLondon Director and Curator Maryam Pasha. You can join the conversation via Zoom or watch live on our Facebook page.

Zoom/Facebook Live
London, Camden, NW2
United Kingdom
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Sofie Hagen

Stand-up comedian and author
Sofie is a stand-up comedian who burst onto the British scene in 2015 to widespread acclaim. She’s recently been seen on The Nightly Show and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. She’s spoken to millions as host of her successful Made of Human podcast, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC. She recently filmed her own series for Comedy Central online looking at the sex lives of fellow comedians as well as publishing her first book Happy Fat in 2019.

Yamin Choudury

Joint CEO and Artistic Director of Hackney Empire
Yamin is joint CEO and Artistic Director of Hackney Empire and has a background in inclusive theatre. He is an award-winning arts practitioner, has worked extensively across the performing arts and commercial music sector and for over fifteen years, he has been supporting the next generation of creative artists to discover and assert their voice.

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London, United Kingdom