It was almost a year ago (how time flies) but here is my talk at TEDxHackney.
I was invited to speak at Secret Garden Party the other weekend. I was a SGP virgin – I’ve ventured to Glastonbury, Reading Festival etc. in the past but for some reason I’ve never made it to SGP.
It’s the perfect mix of a chilled vibe mixed with culture, a healthy number of bars and some great music. Highlights include catching Tim Minchin on The Great Stage, The Dance Off Stage, The Camera Obscura and of course the mud. So much mud…
The Camera Obscura is inside tent which has a camera on top. The camera is projected onto a table. You use round “plates” to focus on certain parts of the vision that is being projected. It’s as cool as it is hard to explain…
My favourite installation was this (slightly scary) installation of a 10 foot wheel of moveable skeletons…
Here is a snap from my talk as the secret forum.
I was privileged to be asked to speak at TEDxHackney last week. After the success of my Lost Lecture, I thought I’d give it a shot.
Asked to speak about happiness, I gave a 12 minute talk all things happy. I of course decided to do things a little differently and I added my own style of happiness to the reception at the event at Hackney Picturehouse.
I was pleased with how my talk went – I’ll post the podcast when it’s live. Here is a sneak preview of my pothole-garden-in-a-suitcase that I used as part of my presentation!
I had the pleasure of being asked to speak at the Lost Lectures recently. I’d never had the pleasure of attending the Lost Lectures before, and if you ever get the chance, get yourself along! Billed as “enchanting talks from secret locations” it certainly lives up to its name. Held at the lovely Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush, the speakers included a political blogger, a sex statistician and beat boxer!
I was a little nervous, but got into the swing of things after a few minutes. The guys posted some very kind words to the site about my talk:
“Next up was the first ever public performance by Guerrilla gardener Steve Wheen, who’s dead-pan delivery and painfully cute series of Pothole gardens, stole the heart of the audience and hopefully set him up for a glittering future on the stage. We’re rather proud it all started here!”
I’ll post the postcast of my presentation, here’s a sneak preview!