Tag Archives: body & mind

Belinda Kirk – Rowing Around The UK

While down the pub with friends, Belinda Kirk decided it would be a lark to row around Great Britain. Nobody would have noticed if she had quietly forgotten her promise the next morning. Except she didn’t. So accompanied by the … Continue reading

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Julian Burrett – Stories are maps

Are stories just a user-friendly interface for dealing with the powerful computers housed in our  “ridiculously over-powered noggins”? That’s the question asked by Julian Burrett in this beautifully illustrated exploration of the purpose of story telling. Stories are complex mnemonics … Continue reading

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Natalie Chan – Sign Language As Performing Art

The beauty of language is often remarked upon, usually heard but rarely is it seen. Natalie Chan travelled to our stage from Dorset to tell us how the Hong Kong Sign Language Musical Theatre gives hearing and speech impaired people … Continue reading

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Ed Barnett – How to live longer

Kicking off Ignite Bristol #7 we had seasoned Igniter Ed Barnett, who performed the same honour back at Ignite Bristol #5. Accidentally knocked back a glass of anti-freeze? Avoid debilitating renal failure by throwing back a couple of vodka chasers … Continue reading

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Julian Baggini – Are you an illusion?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xin-_TvyOg] In a great talk to round off our evening, Julian Baggini left us with quite a thought to take home with us: is what we think of as “I” a singular indivisible entity, or are we a unique … Continue reading

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Joe Hoare – We don’t laugh because we’re happy. We’re happy because we laugh.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxXqB6c0RU] Ever laughed so hard you’ve pulled a muscle in your back? Used to happen to me quite often*. My mistake was not taking laughter seriously and practising. If laughter was an Olympic discipline, Joe Hoare would be busy between … Continue reading

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