The Speakers Corner
Introduction by Francis Sealey from Enfield Voices.
Grab a spritz, a bite to eat and join us for the first ever Speakers Corner at the Palmers Green Festival.
Join us for a series of speakers who will engage with the audience around issues that concern us all.
The first session will start at 12:30pm and will continue throughout the day.
12.30pm Introduction To Speakers Corner
12.35pm RUG Ukulele Band
With Roshni Beeharry, Nicola Baker and Michael Brett
1.10pm Clean Up The High Street
With Christine Elissa
With Angus Strachan
1.35pm Entrepreneurs Panel
With Mikhail Dubov, Co-founder and CEO of Chattermill, and Nick Charalambous, Founder of KnowIt
With Jenny Mitchell
2.15pm Faith In The Community
Michael Walsh, Mark Meatcher and Mehera Begum
2.55pm Wild Swimming
With Penny Austin
with Julian Bishop
3.10pm Climate Change Emergency
With Vicki Pite, Adam McGibbon and Elaine Graham Leigh
4.05pm Meet Your MP
Clive Coleman interviewing Enfield MP Bambos Charalambous
4.45pm Meet Your Councillors
Clive Coleman interviewing our councillors Edward Smith, Katherine Chibbah and Charith Gunawardena
5.25pm Enfield & Pollution
with Daniel Anderson and Hal Haines
6.05pm Poetry Libra Ravindran and Mary Duggan
Speakers Corner participants
Bambos Charalambous MP is a British politician. and there MP for Enfield Southgate elected in 2017. The second MP with Cypriot ancestry, and the first whose parents both have a Cypriot background. He has a strong interest in education. Bambos was born in London and raised in Bowes Park, Enfield and has lived there all his life. He was educated at Tottenhall Infants School, St Michael-at-Bowes Junior School (where he is now a school governor), Chace Boys Comprehensive School, followed by Tottenham College and then Liverpool Polytechnic where he received a law degree and was elected as vice president of the Students' Union in 1990.
Clive Coleman is a barrister and award winning journalist. He was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised in both crime and civil law. For six years between 2004 and 2010 he presented the BBC's flagship legal analysis programme Law in Action on Radio 4. He has presented a raft of BBC radio and television programmes including Panorama, and written regularly for the Times, the Guardian and the Independent. For the past eight years Clive has been the BBC's Legal Correspondent covering a vast range of legal stories and issues across the BBC's national news output on radio, television and the website. In addition Clive is one of the country's leading comedy writers with credits include Spitting Image, Dead Ringers, Smith and Jones, and his Radio 4 and BBC1 sit-com about barristers, Chambers starring John Bird and Sarah Lancashire. In October his new play 'Young Marx', a comedy about the young Karl Marx, starring Rory Kinnear and directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner, opened London's brand new Bridge Theatre a short distance and runs until the new year.
Mary Duggan is an Enfield poet is a featured reader or Enfield Borough. In local theatre, pubs and events. She organises word workshops; exhibitions and poetic events for festivals etc. Her poem is poem of the month in The Dugdale, December 2018. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clare Richmond has worked as an advisor with private sector companies, government funded agencies, councils and community organisations .Clare has appeared at the London Assembly for the High Street Economy Panel and on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Four Thoughts’ discussing ‘How to save the High Street’. Clare has also been a Partner in Ethos a leading proponent of the Future of Work. “SpeakTo take the complexities or grass-roots community leadership and turn these into challenging and practical learning for larger organisations”
Clare Rogers started the Better Streets Campaign in Enfield after her sister, Sally sent her a video about Playing Out – the seminal Bristol project which closes residential roads to traffic so children can play freely – adding: “Shame you couldn’t do this on your street.” Nothing goads like a sibling, and two years later our Palmers Green rat-run was an official London Play Street. She is now a key person in “Better Streets For Enfield” - a local group calling for a better balance on Enfield’s streets between cars, bikes, public transport users and pedestrians, to create a more people-friendly borough.
Francis Sealey is an ex BBC Producer having made programmes for the Open University and also the Community Programmes Unit. he has lived in Palmers Green since 1970 and been involved in developing a number of community initiatives and local campaigns. In the last ten years he has developed GlobalNet21 to get people to discuss the major issuers of the 21st century and has in the last two years developed Enfield Voices to take this mission to a local level.
Edward Smith is a Councillor for Cockfosters Ward, and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on Enfield Council. He is also Chairman of Enfield Southgate Conservative Association.
The agenda is subject to change between now and the festival. Please check back on the day for the final schedule