LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
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A festival of new ideas & innovation. We invite world-leading thinkers to Leeds to share new ideas and discuss the world of tomorrow.
Katherine Ryan is a comedian, presenter, actor and writer who has recently added author of The Audacity to her roster of accomplishments.
George Clarke is the approachable architect, campaigner and TV presenter behind C4 hits such as Restoration Man, Amazing Spaces, The Great British Property Scandal, Old House New Home and his new series Remarkable Renovations.
Alix Fox is a sex-positive writer, broadcaster and consultant who contributes to BAFTA-winning series Sex Education
Popular wildlife TV presenter Michaela Strachan, a key presenter of the BBC Springwatch series, has been gracing our screens for 30 years.
Tony Blair's one-time spindoctor, Campbell continues to be a influential voice in politics, as well as a writer and campaigner.
“Romcomoisseur” Bolu Babalola is a writer for TV and film, and TV & Culture columnist for Dazed.
Amrou Al-Kadhi is an award-winning author and script writer. They also perform as Glamrou.
Kanya King CBE
Founder of the MOBO awards, Kanya King CBE has helped bring Black music from the sidelines to the British music mainstream.
Multi-award winning Parliamentary sketchwriter Matthew Parris writes on politics for renowned national publications such as The Times.
Grace Dent is the revered food critic for the Guardian and well-known guest judge on MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals.
Emilia Van Hauen
Emila Van Hauen is the sought-after Scandi TedX keynote speaker, cultural sociologist and bestselling author.