TEDxFolkestone is a sell out

The second TEDxFolkestone has sold out weeks ahead of the event.

Eleven speakers will be exploring the theme Courage to step beyond, whether in life or business, at the event at the Quarterhouse on Saturday, June 23.

They include Lucy Beresford, writer, psychotherapist and broadcaster on LBC Radio; Britt Whyatt, author and blogger (She Who Bakes), and Cathy Sugden, the horseback heroine.

Liù Batchelor, the Folkestone-based coach and project leader, and a committee of like-minded professionals is organising TEDxFolkestone.

She said: “For just our second event in Folkestone to prove so popular is remarkable. The level of interest has been phenomenal and reflects the quality of the speakers we have lined up.

“While it is disappointing for those who haven’t been able to secure tickets, they don’t have to miss out altogether.  Signing up for updates on www. will ensure people are informed as soon as videos of the talks are available online.

“We hope the popularity of the day means we can make it an annual attraction.”

Full details about TEDxFolkestone can be found at www.



Caption: James Avery and Liù Batchelor of the organising committee of TEDxFolkestone, which is a sell-out


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Notes to Editors

About TEDx, x = independently organised eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.