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Celebrate Elvis Presley, the Ignite Liverpool way

We’re kicking off this year with a brilliant line up of 12 speakers set to stimulate our sleepy grey cells after the Christmas Holiday.

It is a bumper crop of speakers, with weird and wonderful talks, from Elvis Impersonators, Mosquitoes, Seafarers and Video nasties and plus the confusing world of Facebook relationships. …… we have it all.

The 8th January would also have been Elvis’s 80th Birthday so Elvis is our theme for night. You can request your favourite tune or just play along with guessing which specially chosen tune is coming up straight after each speakers.  So read on and see you all next Thursday.

Christopher Brown – Video Nasties and the art of media hysteria
Taking newspaper cuttings from the video nasties scare of the early 80s. The talk will show that hysterical and inaccurate information in newspapers can sculpt public opinion and then law.

Martin Dunschen  – Berlin 1989 and how I remember it.
Personal memories of The Berlin Wall and the momentous days in November 25 years ago.”

Emma McClure  – The Phantom of Heilbronn and other forensic faux pas

Dan Harwood  – The wines of Bordeaux
Charge your glasses….

Graeme Lamb – Motivation
In a change to his advertised talk on “Numerology” Graeme lost all interest in preparing that talk but regained it when he decided to switch his talk to being purely about ….Motivation.  He promises to present his numerology talk at another Ignite.

Geraint Parry – The Top Films of 2014: According to Geraint Parry

Cath Bore – Elvis impersonators
Why they “do” the portly white jump suited Elvis, and rarely the snake hipped 20 year old.

Mike Feltham  – Forgotten People – Seafarers
The majority of people in the UK are ignorant of the fact that over 90% of everything we use comes by ship from overseas.

Beth SuttonVaccinating mosquitoes to fight disease
This talk will be about the subject of my PhD – developing technology to combat mosquito-borne diseases by ‘vaccinating’ mosquitoes with a bacterium that provides resistance to disease-causing viruses.”

Conal DevittWelcome to ‘L:’ Liverpool’s own digital local currency
How to convert hours of social action into a currency to be traded in a digital marketplace with social enterprises.

Tom Williamson – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: a flag for Liverpool

Vincent Prayle – Caught In A Trap
A look at Facebooks relationship with relationships

Victoria FrerichsWhat it means to be a Roller Derby player.
Roller Derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and Liverpool has its own rising, established team. Still, most people do not know what roller derby is, nor understand how the game is played. We are here to tell you.

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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