Tedx comes to Royal Tunbridge Wells

Dame Kelly  Holmes MBE DBE

Tedx-Royal-Tunbridge-Wells will take place this month on Saturday 10 June at the Assembly Hall Theatre.

This one day event provides a unique opportunity to meet a range of high profile speakers ranging from Olympians to business leaders who will give talks on the theme of ‘discovery’. Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring communities together to share ideas on a local level. TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, was born in 1984 and is now a global platform that covers almost all topics from science, to business to cultural issues.

'Our vision is to showcase Royal Tunbridge Wells to the world and bring the world to Royal Tunbridge Wells'- Dan Foreman, Founder of Tedx-Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.

The speakers include double gold Olympic winner, Dame Kelly Holmes DBE who will talk about ‘reinventing herself’, Maddy Warren, kidney patient advocate, Philippine Community Fund’s Jane Walker MBE who is working to combat extreme poverty of those living in disenfranchised communities, to Henry Rose Lee who suffers prosopagnosia, more commonly known as ‘face blindness’ and Lance Corporal Cassidy, a former Royal Marine medic who lost his leg in Afghanistan, talks about overcoming his challenges.

Jane Walker MBE

William Benson, Chief Executive of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council says:

'It has been a pleasure to watch the Royal Tunbridge Wells TEDx grow over the past three years and we are thrilled that TEDx RTW 2017 will be taking place in the Assembly Hall Theatre.

'The town has been home to some fascinating and pioneering residents so the theme of ‘discovery’ could not be more appropriate. I’m thoroughly looking forward to the event and hearing the great line-up of speakers share their experiences and ideas'.

Ticket prices vary from £15 - £50 available to buy from the Assembly Hall Theatre on www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk or via the box office on 01892 530613. Start time 2-8pm.

£50 Golden tickets allow all holders to choose from the very best seats and be able to attend rehearsals, meet the speakers and drink vouchers. Rehearsal dates will be in early June, 9am start – dates to be confirmed nearer the time.

£25 Solidary tickets allow you to enter the theatre 15 minutes ahead of regular ticket holders and choose your seat.

General admission tickets are £15.