TEDx video talks at Hackney Libraries

TEDx – ideas worth spreading

“Local residents get together to listen to experts talk about subjects that matter to us all”

These events aren’t just about listening; the open discussion at each session encourages conversation about how these topics affect our everyday lives, inspire us to see things from a different perspective and could even spark change!

The evening ‘Global to local’ sessions combine pre-recorded TED Talks as well as input from local inspirational contributors invited to take part in the conversation. Each session will feature several filmed talks from the TED archive with different viewpoints on universal topics.

TEDx Hackney Council Libraries are inclusive events, ensuring that everyone has a voice, as we believe that personal stories and experiences are invaluable. We can learn from experts, but most of all we can learn from each other.

Where and when

  • Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, E8 3BQ (map: goo.gl/maps/cTBhiXx1F242)
  • Thursday afternoons or evenings, 1 November to 6 December

More information, booking your free tickets

This is the Hello Hackney drop-in blog

This is your new drop-in blog — a place for your suggestions, brainwaves, photos, recipes — anything you would like to share or show.

The blog posts are all on this page — to see them, scroll down as far as you can. Then, if you see a button labelled ‘OLDER POSTS’, click on it, and you will get some more.

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Hackney elders – seen and heard

Hackney elders talkingWe are oldies, talking about what we know, what we have seen, what we have done – real experiences and real stories. We record our conversation, then we put a shorter, edited version on the Internet – every week.

We make podcasts because we think older people in this area have unique insights about the world changing around us – and there is no point keeping it to ourselves.

We talk – other people listen and take notice. It’s fun, very effective, and we would like you to join us. You don’t need any technical skills to make your voice heard.

We don’t use expensive professional equipment or a sound studio. Our resources are minimal, but we do it all ourselves — oldies own the process — since 2010.

Keep scrolling down! The most recent published episodes are below (and there are usually 3 or 4 in post-production, waiting to be published).