27/04/2015

Women’s Workshop Speaker – The Creative Power of Love

15.50  -  16.00

Nayna Bhikha will talk about how she has used self healing to overcome cancer and two brain tumours and how her methods of meditation can help others.

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Student Workshop winners – ‘Leicester’s 5 minute makeover’

16.00  -  14.10
14.15

Four young women: Harleen Hundal, Shreya Bhattacharya, Marie Julien and Maryam Shojaei Baghini, will talk about ‘re- imagining, retrofitting and regreening’ Leicester.

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De Montfort University: Rooted in Leicester’s Past, Connected to its Future

17:10  -  17:30

This presentation highlights the ways in which De Montfort’s University contributes to the fabric and culture of the City of Leicester through strong local strategic, cultural and business partnerships

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Discovering the Future

16:50  -  17:10

Discovering the Future: how research at the University of Leicester has impact in Leicester    

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The Thrill of FE

16:10  -  16:30

Verity Hancock will share the excitement of working in further education, speaking about the scale, ambition and expertise of one of the least understood parts of the education sector.

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Dots, Spots and Stops

15:30  -  15:50

Rick will talk about how he overcame tough spots and stops on his journey from poor inner City kid to the present which  fuelled his interest in education, health and  the Criminal Justice System. He is driven to help disadvantaged youngsters realise what they can do by helping them join up the dots!

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Open and Connected Learning: Transforming School Practice

15:10  -  15:30

This talk will explore why open and connected learning is a critical priority for the schools sector, look at some of the exciting work taking place in Leicester’s schools relating to digital literacy, and explain why Leicester is currently leading the way internationally in terms of open learning.

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Routes to Enterprise

14:50  -  15:10

Professor Monder Ram and Jawaahir Daahir will talk about the inherent entrepreneurial attitudes and actions of migrants to Leicester.

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Ambition

14:30  -  14:50

Jo will talk about her vision for the City linked to the world of retail.

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Cultureful City

14:10  -  14:30

Leicester has a dramatic blend of cultures of arts and communities – and this is the basis of our future city.

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Curve Performance

13:50  -  14:10

LuLu-Mae Pears and Joel Fossard-Jones will be performing “Now That I’m With You” from Curve’s recent new musical “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.

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A Rightful City

12:10  -  12:30

What does a City that is based on Human Rights and equality look like? How can we make this a reality? Is there a Leicester link to the Magna Carta?

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Leicester’s Creative Reindustrialisation

11:50  -  12:10

An eclectic trio of creative entrepreneurs – Jim Willis, Co-founder of Bulb Studios, Janie Morgan-Wood, Founder of Leicester Textiles Trust, and Stephanie Macdonald-Walker, Owner of Watch This Space – will present their unique perspectives on why Leicester has all the right ingredients to reinvent itself as a powerhouse for creative industries.

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The Power to Create

11:30  -  11:50

This talk will be about how the 21st century presents us with huge challenges. Matthew will discuss how can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in.

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Leicester lived and living / Deep Diversity

11:10  -  11:30

The discovery of King Richard III gave the opportunity for all local people to feel part of this special moment, and to enjoy living in a place that hit the headlines around the world. It highlighted Leicester as a place with its own “deep history”, as well as a modern story enriched by the different […]

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Future Powers

10:50  -  11:10

Why must we be told we are special? As humans we rely on each other to remind ourselves of how good we are, how gifted and how talented we are in our abilities. The time has come for people to know themselves, and know that they are the key to making a positive change. Nat […]

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Fragile Cities, Creative Cities

10:30  -  10:50

The future cannot be dealt with by a business as usual – we need to intervene with our collective imagination and inventiveness; and with new ways of operating, managing and governing.

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Welcome

10:15  -  10:30

Karen Chouhan will be MC for the day and will welcome participants and introduce the day.    

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9.45 Registration and Coffee

09:45  -  10:15

Please arrive on time to register, have a drink and take your place as we will be starting promptly. Seating will be ‘cabaret’ style on round tables.

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