Speakers

Posted in by Danny - Dec 12, 2009

This is where you will find details of the amazing list of speakers and performers who will be involved with TEDxYouth@RMS.

The information on this page will be regularly updated in the days and weeks leading up to the conference so be sure to keep looking here if you want to the first details about them.

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Speaker 5 – Peter Jukes

Posted in Speakers by drewbuddie - Oct 26, 2016

Peter Jukes

Author, screenwriter, playwright, podcaster, campaigner and blogger.

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Peter Jukes’ television writing has mainly been in the genre of prime time thrillers or TV detective fiction broadcast by the BBC.  He devised and wrote most of the three seasons of the BBC One prime time undercover thriller ‘In Deep’ which starred Nick Berry & Stephen Tompkinson, two 90-minute film length episodes of the BBC One seriesThe Inspector Lynley Mysteries’, and the two-hour first episode of the first season of the Emmy Award-winning ‘Waking the Dead’. He also co-wrote the second series of the paranormal/science thriller  ‘Sea of Souls’ which won the 2005 BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Drama and Jukes’ opening episode of the third season of ‘Holby City’ was described by The Guardian  as being totally addictive.

More recently Peter successfully crowdfunded his liveblogging of the ‘hacking trial’ and has, over the past year, been responsible for creating the wildly popular podcast series ‘Untold’, which told of the murder of Daniel Morgan which still remains unsolved although it happened over 30 years ago.

You can find out more about Peter here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker 4 – Uuganaa Ramsay

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Uuganaa Ramsay

Author & modern day heroine

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Uuganaa Ramsay was born in Mongolia and grew up in a yurt, living a nomadic life eating marmot meat and distilling vodka from yoghurt. After winning a place on a teacher-training course she came to the UK, and now lives in Scotland.

When she first looked up her nationality in a dictionary, she was puzzled to find the word ‘Mongol’ had two very different meanings. She understood the first definition – that Mongol was the name given to people from Mongolia.

But it wasn’t until she moved to Scotland and gave birth to a son with Down’s Syndrome that she found herself facing all the taboos associated with the second meaning given for the word.

Tragically, her baby son Billy died aged just three months old. So, four years after Billy’s death, Uuganaa wrote a book to show others how hurtful the offensive use of the word ‘Mongol’ can be. And she was deeply touched by the reaction it received.

Uuganaa won the Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Achievement Against All Odds presented by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland. This award recognises the achievements of a Scottish Asian woman in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances – a true modern day heroine.

Mongol won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers. Mongol is her first book.

You can find her on Twitter as @Guuye or Facebook at www.facebook.com/MongolMemoir and learn more about her here.

 

 

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Speaker 3 – Tom Fox aka Vulpestruments

Posted in Speakers by drewbuddie - Oct 25, 2016

Tom Fox (aka Vulpestruments)

Experimental instrument maker & musician

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Back in 2009 Tom started getting ideas for instruments, but he didn’t want to buy materials for his ideas. If his ideas didn’t work it would have been a waste of money and a waste of materials. So, he started looking around at the materials he had to hand to see what could be made from them.

It wasn’t long before he realised that by limiting himself to just recycled and reclaimed materials, it was forcing him to be more creative with the instruments he was building.

Since then Tom has been taking commissions from people for instruments, has run workshops and talks on how to build DIY instruments and has performed solo and collaborative performances using his more experimental instruments.

Tom has performed or talked at The Tate Modern, The Royal College of Music, The Royal College of Art, Music Tech Fest Central (Slovenia), Music Tech Fest Berlin, Music Hack Space, London Hackspace, Childwickbury Arts Faire, The Great Home Hack, London Mini Maker Faire and London Arduino Day. I was also Artist in Residence for Machinesroom.

You can find out more about Tom here.

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Speaker 2 – Liz Atkin

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Liz Atkin

Visual Artist

 

 

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Liz is a visual artist based in London. Physicality underpins a creative practice with my skin as a primary source for corporeal artwork and imaginative transformation. Compulsive Skin Picking dominated her life for more than 20 years, but through a background in dance and theatre, she confronted the condition to harness creative repair and recovery. She creates intimate artworks, photographs and performances exploring the body-focused repetitive behaviour of skin picking and has exhibited in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan.

As a freelance creative practitioner she works in therapeutic settings, schools, galleries, prisons, hospitals and arts venues, teaching visual art, set design, movement and drama to all ages from early years to adults. She regularly teaches for Arts Depot, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Extant.

Liz has become well known for the art she produces on discarded copies of the Metro with charcoal which she then distributes as gifts to fellow passengers in her Underground carriage.

She is an advocate for Compulsive Skin Picking and mental illness, de-stigmatising these conditions via public talks, specialist commissions, residencies and exhibitions. In 2016 she was announced as a World Health Innovation Ambassador and was the keynote speaker at the Global Conference for Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Disorders in Dallas for TLC Foundation. Her international advocacy includes a week in California in October 2015 speaking to junior doctors at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, University of California: Santa Barbara, and to Skin Picking patients at The OCD Center of Los Angeles.

In the UK she has spoken at Wellcome Collection, Critical Voices Conference, Depression Alliance, Dragon Café / Mental Fight Club, Royal Society of Public Health, and Changing Minds at Southbank Centre. She will also be a speaker at the Global Conference for the Body Dysmorphia Foundation 2016, the Diversity Conference at University of Lancaster.

Her story and art has been profiled in interviews for BBC Breakfast, BBC World Service Outlook, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio London, London Live, Al Jazeera TV and BBC Arabic. Other media interviews include The Daily Bruin Los Angeles (Oct 2015), The Londonist (2015), Bloomberg Business China (2015) VICE Magazine UK (Dec 2015), Diva Magazine (Feb 2016) and Like-Minded Magazine (Amsterdam, 2015).

You can learn more about Liz here.

 

 

 

 

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Speaker 1 – Dr Manrutt Wongkaew

Posted in All Posts, Speakers by drewbuddie - Oct 21, 2016

Dr. Manrutt Wongkaew

Personal stylist, fashion designer choreographer & performer

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As a chief visionary in fashion and performance, Manrutt fuses dance and fashion with a socio-political twist and a dark sense of humour. He juxtaposes proportion with pattern and vivid colour, deconstructing the body in space to dramatic effect. He seek out narratives, visuals, and kinetic material in theatre dance to create style that takes centre stage for fashion medium. His specialist subjects are Fashion Choreography, Multi-media Design and Performance, and Political Economy of the Arts.

As a personal stylist from Savile Row, Manrutt provides bespoke advice and trend research concerning style, fit, and colour combination. He offers on-location wardrobe management and selects suitable colour swatches for his clients. He can compose outfits for any required occasions; from sartorially British to front-row ‘cool’ and casual comfort. This includes delivering tailoring guidance and pinning any required alterations to Savile Row standard. His unique style is regularly featured in the press and social media including British GQ, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, and Jocks & Nerds. Under his guidance, no shape, pattern, nor colour is impossible to wear.

As a practising Buddhist from Bangkok, he values creativity, individuality, and positive thinking. Struggling to strike a balance between ‘fitting-in’ and ‘standing-out,’ he took great comfort and immense inspiration from this quote on Instagram: “When you are born in a world you don’t fit in; it’s because you were born to help create a new one.” He commits to bringing colourful energy, authenticity, and creative freedom to my work. He also commits to building a positive community and making fashion a fun, exciting, and inclusive industry for everyone.

 

You can find out more about Manrutt on his website.

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