.....announcing our new converts to the Ignite club at our 19th August event

Read on for the full list of speakers and subjects for our 19th August event.

Speakers: Volume #39

Marc McDermott        Talk Title: Perception is Projection
How the mind works. Your senses process an enormous amount of data – roughly 11 million bits per second processing power. In order to cope with it we delete, distort and generalise that data, then process what we think is relevant and discard the other 99.999%. This tiny amount – roughly 126 bits per second (0.001% of the original data) – is what we will experience, and call ‘reality’.

Speaker: Annabelle Nunnery  Talk Title: Waking up in a different world

Speaker: Tom George    Talk Title: How To Meditate Without Making Time for It
Most people these days are aware of the benefits of meditation but will often say that they don’t have time for it. In actual fact, in everyone’s day there are lots of moments when we could be focusing on our breath and body – i.e. meditating. Little pauses that we usually fill up with phone-scrolling or pointless mind activity. No matter how full your life is, as long as you’re not welded to a smartphone 24/7 you could be making use of these moments and finding the peace and focus that everyone needs.    @tomgeorgearts

Speaker: Ruth Doughty Talk Title: Littlewoods Heritage Project
Capturing the memories of former Littlewoods employees @doughtyr

Speaker: Craig Kaye Talk Title:  ‘The Emperor has got no clothes on’
An Ignite Talk which explores the concept of debunking; Psychics and Mediums!  

Speaker: Martin Graff  Talk Title: Social Media, Smartphones and Sex. 
Social media allows people to keep in close contact with relationship partners and even engage in partner surveillance behaviour arousing jealousy and suspicion.  Additionally, social media has a function in validating romantic relationships and allowing people to communicate romantic love in ways not possible before. This talk will explain in a humorous way how smartphones and social media have changed the way in which people conduct their romantic relationships.     @martingraff007

Speaker: Jackie Pease Talking Title:Making maintenance fun

Speaker: Aaron Ellis Talk Title: Plan the perfect murder? Or strategize it…?
Most people think a strategy a strategy is a plan, but they’re two very different things. With a plan, you move from one step to another in an orderly way. A strategy, however, is trying to achieve your ambitions as the “”stuff”” of life tries to stop you. In my talk, I’ll explain the difference using the plots of classic murder mysteries from the 1940s and ’50s  @aaronhughellis

Speaker: David Schaich  Talk Title: Five Minutes on the Dark Side of the Universe
The standard model of cosmology states that about 85% of the matter in the universe is ‘dark’—it doesn’t interact directly with light, and can’t be described by any known particle.  Part of the theoretical physics research I do at the University of Liverpool is to investigate possibilities for the fundamental nature of this dark matter.  In this talk I will tell you just a bit about the evidence leading to the conclusion that dark matter exists, and why the dark side of the universe matters.


Hopefully at the end of the evening we will be having another Ignite Karaoke


Doors Open at 6pm and talks start at 7pm and we normally wrap up by 10pm as it’s a work night.

The Venue

Upstairs at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street near the middle of the top half of Bold Street. They have food and drink available so you don’t have to dash home for your Dinner. Check the menu for the evening.

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.

Pitch and Put at the Break

Don’t forget if you have a project that you want to talk about then at the end of the break we have our Pitches section –which gives audience members the opportunity 1 minute to jump up on stage and tell the rest of the world (especially those watching at home) about a great project, event or maybe even just about something they are proud of. We make an announcement about this during the break so listen out.

See you there and may the force be with you.

Book Tickets


Can you tell a good story?

Ignite only happens because of people who are willing to get up and share their passions, be it for a project, an idea or just something they have to tell the world.
Share This