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Michael Sheen, Ray Panthaki and Tom Odell join TEDxSoho line up


Michael Sheen, Ray Panthaki and Tom Odell join TEDxSoho line up

TEDxSoho has announced three new speakers have been added to the upcoming event this May.

The star-studded line-up now includes the Emmy-nominated Michael Sheen, who will be taking part virtually via a pre-recorded talk, as well as an in-person talk from actor Ray Panthaki, whilst singer-songwriter Tom Odell will be performing. They will be joining the previously announced speakers at the Cambridge Theatre on 30th May.

King of both stage and screen, acting legend Michael Sheen will be taking part virtually by means of a pre-recorded TED Talk, exclusively for TEDxSoho, about levelling the cultural playing field. Known for his roles in Oscar-nominated projects such as The Queen and Frost/Nixon, Sheen has also conquered the small screen, most recently in Amazon Prime’s hit TV series Good Omens.

Also, excited to speak about his journey and experiences at the event is Ray Panthaki. Previously a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, he was recently Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the BIFAs for his performance in the critically acclaimed Boiling Point.

Guests will also be treated to a number of special live performances including one from BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell. Odell’s debut album Long Way Down flew to the top of the UK album charts and was followed by 3 more top 5 albums. He recently released his new single “Best Day Of My Life” from his eagerly anticipated 5th studio album which is due for release later this year.

Manori Ravindran, International Editor at Variety, has also been added to the line-up.

The event, created by Sam Orams, who previously staged successful TEDx events in Brighton, will be held at The Cambridge Theatre, WC2H, with tickets on sale now. TEDxSoho will celebrate the people and organisations who dare to dream AND have the strength, skill and resolve to take action, beat a new path and make ‘better’ a reality.

Representing the people, work, creativity and culture behind London’s most colourful and infamous district, home to the UK’s performance, media and creative industries, TEDxSoho will consist of a carefully curated program of short inspirational talks up to 15 minutes in length. Set to bring to the stage innovators, leaders, mavericks, creatives and groundbreakers, from Soho and beyond, who have chosen to rewrite the rules, throw away the book and set their sights on a brighter future.

Award-winning comedy writer Danny Robins will be hosting the event. Robins recently received critical acclaim for his 2:22 which was nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier awards, he is the creator of the World’s #1 Drama Podcast, The Battersea Poltergeist.

A number of speakers have already been confirmed for the event including CEO of the UK Cinema Association, Phil Clapp, International Editor of Variety, Manori Ravindran and computational biologist, autism advocate and winner of the 2020 Science Book Award, Dr. Camilla Pang. They will be joined by Karl Lokko, a former gang leader turned activist and personal advisor to Prince Harry, author and celebrity restauranteur Paulo De Tarso who is also the founder of Margot, as well as journalist Janet Wang and Aindrea Emelife, art historian/critic and presenter from London.

Ex-Razorlight guitarist David Ellis will also be performing exclusive new music at the event.

If the past couple of years have taught us anything it’s that life is no rehearsal. Everywhere you look rapid change is taking place and now as never before we have a need for new thinking, tough decision-makers and rapid action.

The day will be divided into hour-long sections, interspersed with music and performances and punctuated with regular breaks, giving speakers and delegates many opportunities to network. TEDx is a global phenomenon, with events happening all over the world. Join us, become part of the global TED community and help make this event one to remember.

TEDxSoho will be coming to the Cambridge Theatre 30th May

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