TEDxPeckham – ‘A Seat at the Table’

Sunday 29th July 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD

TEDxPeckham aims to connect people who have innovative approaches to life and to create a platform to embrace and acknowledge the ever-changing people of Peckham.

‘Just because you are able to share your views via social media to the world, does not mean anyone is listening or that you will be offered a seat at the table. People from all communities have been systematically excluded from decision making and effecting change, at “the table”, a symbol of power and credibility. But isn’t it time we created our own spaces, built our own tables and defined what it means to have a voice?’

TEDxPeckham explores the current boundaries placed upon communities while challenging the way it has always been done, offering ideas and billowing hope rolled into one.
Tickets cost £21 from eventbrite.  
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Main Speakers:
Mercy Balogun – Mercy B the youngest of six children grew up in a christian home that was full of life , love and music . MercyB embraced her calling to become a gospel singer reaching out to souls worldwide . This vision did not fully materialise until 2009 with the brand name Time 2 shine . MercyB gives aspiring christian singers a platform through mentorship and exposure in the T2S Television Talent Show. Fans have a chance to take a closer look into Mercy B ‘s story in the successful blog (MercyB.co.uk) In addition to being a devoted wife , a renowned business woman, Mercy B is a dedicated mother of three and happily married for almost 30 years . An experience which inspired her popular relationship book “ Fall In Love with His Vision Not His Wallet.
Patricia Bright – Whilst at University studying for a Finance and Accounting degree Patricia started posting videos onto her YouTube channel as a hobby to occupy her free time in the evenings and weekends. At the time it was considered quite a strange thing to do by many of her peers, and so she kept it a secret from those around her, whilst slowly growing an audience of subscribers from around the world with a shared interest in beauty, fashion, hair, and life experiences. Fast forward a few years and she is now one of the leading social media influencers in her genre, with over 3 million followers, and over 200 million views on her social media platforms combined. Patricia has overcome a variety of obstacles along the way, and aims to encourage, uplift, and inspire her followers with her content online.
John Yabrifa – As a freelance photographer, John has worked on a range of projects for a number of clients including Transport for London, International makeup houses and Southwark council, but his main love is hiking and landscape photography and this has seen him travel the length of the country on personal projects. Since 2012, John has been documenting the local area through photographs of the people, landscape and architecture, and has already exhibited his works locally and is in discussion to hold a major exhibition outside of London to show the wider world the stories and lives of a changing area of inner city London.
Jade Anouka – recently appeared on our screens as Allana in ITV’s 3-part drama TRAUMA starring Adrian Lester in February 2018. A seasoned Shakespeare performer, Jade starred in the Donmar Warehouse all-female Shakespeare Trilogy hit directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Other cherry-picked theatre credits include the title role in Hampstead’s THE PHLEBOTOMIST, Old Vic two-hander COVER MY TRACKS opposite musician Charlie Fink, Ophelia in the Globe Theatre’s production of HAMLET and MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL at the National Theatre. As a poet Jade has performed regularly around London including at the Southbank Centre, Richmix and the Roundhouse. Her first collection of poems was published by Poetry Space and titled EGGS ON TOAST.
Tobi Raphael – Starting his first business at 16 years old, Tobi Raphael has used his growing knowledge to open multiple start-ups ranging from an online marketplace to a fully licensed restaurant, Mama Leahs. His latest business venture, ‘I GO CHOP’ which opened their first branch in June 2017 has seen him raise the bar for the Nigerian food industry and open it up to a wider audience, drawing the attention of BBC The One Show, Channel 4 Sunday Brunch and Evening Standard.
Ade Hassan – Bringing a truly innovative product to the market, Nubian Skin, Ade managed to have an impact beyond itself. Redefining ‘nude’ and making the term more inclusive meant that Nubian Skin has had a huge influence. Milestones include being featured in some form in every major fashion magazine; supplying the wardrobes of major productions; and providing underpinnings for Beyoncé’s Formation Tour! Ade was recently awarded an MBE for services to fashion in recognition of her commitment to redefining nude.