Cliftonville Classrooms 2019

FREE tickets Click here – Cliftonville Classrooms will be Margate’s version of Tedtalks, thirteen-minute talks that are short and engaging.

The Cliftonville Classrooms will be held in a large tent at the Cliftonville Games 2019 and run by GRASS Cliftonville volunteers. Cliftonville Classroom is where members of our community can share short, carefully prepared talks or stories that are idea-focused, and cover subjects that foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and most importantly provoke conversations that matter within our community here in Cliftonville and Margate.

The talks will cover topics that matter to the whole community, environment, wellbeing and Health and innovation and will also have a focus on the over 50s. Cliftonville Classroom will have a range of speakers chatting about things that matter in our community and dedicated seating area for the over 50’s. You do not need a ticket for the talks however these will be on a first come first served basis!

Look out for the Cliftonville Classroom tent at the Cliftonville Games 2019

Classroom Timetable

Ageless Thanet @ 12:10

Opening this year’s Cliftonville Classrooms is our brilliant sponsor Aeless Thanet with an engaging talk on perceptions of aging, combating loneliness and the joys of volunteering here in Thanet.

Making a Buzz @ 12:30

A buzzy talk about the ambitious Bumblebee Conservation Trust project, which spans 135 miles of Kent’s coastline from Dartford to Deal, and focuses on restoring and creating habitat for Kent’s wild bees, especially the Shrill carder bee (Bombus sylvarum).

Annie Nichols / Hot Meals Now @ 13:00

Professional food writer Annie Nichols will talk about the fantastic Bags of Tatste, a project that is getting the whole community cooking, no matter how small your budget!

Encourage Wellbeing @ 13:30

An introcuction to an innovative programme that promotes healthy lifestyle choices and eating. This brand new approach will help you to change your relationship with food for good, resulting in a happier, healthier you, forever.

Everyday Plastic @ 14:00

Daniel Webb studied the plastic pollution on our local beaches and wanted to dig deeper into the murky national recycling figures, so he launched a personal investigation to understand exactly what he throws away and where it ends up.

Margate Pilates @ 14:30

Staying fit and healthy is extremely important, especially in later life, and Pilates is a great way for older adults to build and maintain their strength as it improves posture, balance, stability and flexibility, all without being too taxing on the joints or muscles. The team from Margate Pilates will talk about how we all can get more active.

Solasta Sounds @ 15:00

Solasta Sounds offers sound therapy and meditation and actively works in Margate with the over 50’s to promote wellbeing, and will be talking about reducing stress. The Mental Health Foundation and Cancer Research UK both support mindfulness as a tool to help you live your life, improve general wellbeing, and help treat depression.

Kandiss Riley @ 15:30

The importance of intergenerational activity

Amy Redmond / Sink the Pink @ 16:00

Director of Margate Pride, and founder of Sink The Pink, talks the importance of allies in the LGBTQ+ community and how we can all do our bit.

Open School East @ 16:30

Established in 2013, Open School East is a Margate-based space for artistic and collaborative learning that is free, versatile and non-exclusive.

We provide development opportunities and a workspace for emerging artists

Isle of Thanet News @ 16:45

The importance of local journalism in the community with The Isle of Thanet News’ team of ace reporters.

The classroom timetable is subject to change, so please check back here on the day for confimed speaker times.