cappucino-95895_640We’re warming up for the next exciting instalment of Ignite, where Illuminating talks delivered fast by passionate speakers is what we are all about. Our selected line up of speakers are ready to inform and illuminate on a variety of topics in fast paced style with only five minutes to cram in as much information as they can.

The next Ignite Liverpool is Thursday 4th September from 6pm onwards up stairs at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street.


Let’s look and see who we have on the books with our next event.

Hwa Young Jung – The Golden Age of Detective Fiction:
Exploring the authors and fictional detectives who came of age during the inter wars, this is a tour of the rules, conventions and guidelines for the classic whodunnits.

Robert Leigh – From Lime Street To Yirgacheffe….
The back story of coffee, the journey it makes and why we shouldn’t take it for granted.

Norma Cassius – What money means?
Being a Money Management Consultant and a Counsellor my approach is to review the “meaning of money” in the life of individuals from a psychological perspective. My aim is to help people gain a clear understanding of what they are using their money for and some of the self-deceptions they have about why they need to spend the way they do.”

Richard Smedley – The New “Food for Free” – Foraging Within The City Walls.
A generation ago Richard Mabey’s groundbreaking book, “Food for Free”, sent city dwellers scouring the countryside for wild edibles. Now it’s time to look beyond the dwindling UK flora, and see the abundance growing within the city.

Kathryn Ford – What’s the point in high heels?

Hakim Cassimally – The first casualty of war is nuance.
How does your choice of news sources affect your view of controversial issues? After obsessively refreshing the Guardian’s live coverage of the 2014 Gaza conflict for a week, I realised perhaps I wasn’t getting all sides of the story. Can you, fairly, resolve the mass of contradictory facts and opinions about a 70-year old struggle about land, life, religion, and the right to exist? I’ll survey various news sources chiefly in the UK, US, and Israel, and look at just a handful of the issues that keep coming up in their coverage.”

Tom Williamson – World’s Weirdest Flags
The flags of the world come in all sizes, shapes and colours. Some include symbolism and history that ranges from the wonderful to the downright bizarre. In this talk I will introduce you to some of the strangest flags on the planet!”

Tom Bishop – An Amazing Array of Ants
Ants are small but possibly one of the most important group of organisms on our planet. There are lots of them and also a huge number of different species living wildly different lifestyles. I want to talk about the crazy diversity of ants and explain why they are so cool!”

Graeme Lamb – The book of numbers 
Numerology in the Bible and other possibly interesting things through religious history
The significance of numbers in the bible, other religious texts and little known facts from religious history”

Dan Harwood – Was that a good year? or How I learned to stop worrying and love wine.
An idiots guide to wine (for those of a reasonable intelligence). I present a no-nonsense, stripped-back guide to wine making and wine drinking, busting myths along the way. My aim is spark the love of wine in the modern Gent (or Gentess) and arm them with a few handy tools to make better life* choices. *wine

Vincent Prayle  -Beware Bad Science (Gingers are not facing extinction)
My talk pulls apart a recent media “”scare”” (from July 2014) claiming a scientific proof that climate change will lead to a reduction in the appearances of red headed people.

Plus there will be the obligatory Ignite Karaoke at the end of the evening made up of slides form the previous talks and don’t miss your chance to get up and plug your event or group at the half time bell.

You can book tickets below for FREE…..


The Venue

Leaf Cafe is based on Bold Street near the middle of the top half of Bold Street. They have food and drink available for you don’t have to dash home for Dinner.

Getting there

It is best served by the 86, 80 and 82 at the top of Bold Street.
Central station is only 5 minutes away at the bottom of Bold Street.
Parking is allowed on Bold Street after 6pm and there is usually plenty of spaces. Other parking is available on Duke Street and Mount Pleasant which both have carparks and again are only 5 minutes away on foot.
There are some very handy places to lock your bike on Bold Street in the Square that leads to FACT cinema.

You can book for Ignite below for free but do consider making a small donation as it goes towards editing the videos properly.

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