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Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 19:00-21:00

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Welcome to DF025! This is our 25th Discussion Festival where guests can hop as they choose between different hosted table topics discussion a range of interesting topics.  

This week we can answer your curry cooking problems, and discuss movement, beards, fundraising, linguistics, drawing songs, film for good, improvisation, spontaneous wisdom and a deep delve into the Netflix smash hit Squid Game.

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TABLE HOSTS AND TOPICS

Below you will find the table host and their chosen topic, all times are approximate and subject to change.  Please visit Table 1 inside the venue should you require any assistance. 

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OVERVIEW

DF025 FULL TABLE LINE UP | 12 OCTOBER 2021

TABLE 3 CURRY CHALLENGES
Amazing Indian food is all about the spices and timing.
Multi-award winning chef, and co-founder of The Chilli Pickle, Alun Sperring will help solve any issue you have perfecting your favourite Indian dish.
Alun Sperring has been a chef for 27 years and 15 of those he spent working in great restaurants and hotels overseas in places such as Dubai, Australia, Bermuda, America, Switzerland and on the famous now retired cruise ship the ‘QE2’, but his true passion lies in India. Alun has travelled to India many times with his wife and partner Dawn and this is from where The Chilli Pickle was born.
TABLE 4 THE LIVING IN MOVEMENT
Discover in depth the embodiment of being in a body through a somatic approach.
As a movement facilitator, Camille Desmarest is coming from a choreographic and somatic background. She holds a BA hons in Contemporary Dance and MA in Creative Practices from Trinity Laban, London and graduated in Laban movement writing and motion analysing from the Cnsdmp Paris with an MA in 2021.
TABLE 5 ALL ABOUT BEARDS
What's in a beard?
Fascinating insights and discussion around the topic of beards.
Pogonophobes and Pogonophiles welcome
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TABLE 6 FUNDRAISING BEING WELL PREPARED
Keep things simple, data – how much, balancing passion and rigour, what funders look for, outcomes and impact, answering the question.
Thirty years experience in the non profit sector, working in all disciplines from the arts to welfare, much of it at senior level, backed up by twenty years previous experience in sales, marketing, corporate hospitality. For access to twenty years of expert affordable advice and hands-on support for my clients, get in touch for a no obligation, no fee, initial conversation.
TABLE 7 KINDER EGG LINGUISTICS
Discover a world of linguistic pleasure via the warning messages in Kinder Surprise Eggs. No, seriously. Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. His book The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language is out soon.
Keith Khan-Harris is a senior lecturer and course team leader at Leo Baeck College and teach research methods in the Department of Psycho-Social Studies at Birkbeck College. I also direct the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.
TABLE 8 DRAWING SONGS
Can a drawing be a song?
Can a song be a drawing? Discussion on overlapping art media
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TABLE 9 FILM FOR GOOD
Get involved with making the world’s first intentionally ‘not-for-profit’ feature film with Producer Dominique Unsworth.
I set up Resource Productions as a social enterprise in 1999 and continue to lead the organisation with the mission to affect social change through film and art, whilst diversifying the creative industries.
Dominique (Oliver) Unsworth set up Resource Productions as a social enterprise in 1999 and continue to lead the organisation with the mission to affect social change through film and art, whilst diversifying the creative industries. Clients include Pinewood Studios and ROH. Following an Arts Council England Clore Fellowship Dom wrote an AHRC research paper on 'Cultural Leaders in Digital Cinema - what can Film learn from Opera and Theatre'.
TABLE 10 REACTION TIME
Bring anything you like to create free improvisation and have fun and light-hearted discussion.
Richard Sanderson is an improvising musician, promoter and label boss who encourages a lightly guided approach to improvisation that relies on listening rather than musical skill to produce extraordinary sounds in the moment and not for posterity.
TABLE 11 SPONTANEOUS WISDOM
This session combines the fun quiz-show ‘Just a Minute’ with a deep and serious discussion on cultural wisdom.
Kevin Byron is a freelance ‘Research Skills Developer’ specialising in Creativity, Enterprise and Academic Writing. Before that he was engaged in LASER and optical fibre research in the telecomms industry.
TABLE 12 SQUID GAME
“Would you like to play a game with me?”
Have you seen the newly introduced Netflix Korean drama, Squid Game?
Another Korean story hit the global audience.
How did you feel about it?
Let’s talk about the cultural meaning inside of the drama.
Hyaesook Yang is a cultural insight specialist / semiotics researcher and metadesigner. She has worked for leading global brands and products across a variety of subjects.
TABLE 13 SINGLES TABLE
Single, or just seeking someone new to hangout with a companion for walks, someone to accompany you to the theatre or a gig?
Singles table is a relaxed space to meet new people.

TABLE 1 HOSTING A TABLE
Curator and lead host of the Discussion Festival invites people who are interested in hosting a table to come and chat through their idea and gain confidence in presenting
TABLE 2 TELL A JOKE
Even if not a cure, having a laugh does offer an alternative, join to tell a joke, talk comedy or meet others who just need to laugh and be joyous

 

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Each table has it's own host.

Tables are set with different number of chairs to suit the host.

WELCOME to Platform-7 Events brand new hybrid online venue where some amazing things are planned throughout 2021, we hope you have a unique experience everytime you visit, just like in a real-life event or friendly gathering space.

Help Desk

There is a changing range of topics

As the Venue is still being developed there are restrictions to devices and browser that the audience can use if you wish to participate (essential for Discussion Festival), although you can still watch.  Please Don't use Safari!. 

For best experience use the latest version of Chrome or Firefox on a Desktop PC, Laptop, Macbook with headphones and personal microphone.