Hi Reading Gluggers,
Thrilled to announce our line-up for our next Glug Reading which excitingly takes place at our new home Work.life.
We're announcing more speakers soon, Line-up so far includes:
Guy Armitage - Zealous
Guy (@guyarmitage) is an AI grad gone rogue. After a stint at the London Stock Exchange he left for Egypt, founding a start-up in Cairo. He then founded creative network Zealous in London, with the purpose of simplifying sourcing creative talent for any project. Guy was Guardian’s Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, has discussed the world-changing potential of creativity at TEDx and in Forbes; won the Tate Digital Art Hackathon in collaboration with Ai Wei-Wei and is a proud trustee of Firstsite in Colchester.
Natalie Ganpatsingh, Nature Nurture
Philosopher, artist and Forest School Leader exploring the scope of technology to connect people with nature. Over the last 22 years Natalie has worked as a set designer, mural painter, theatre designer, expedition artist and illustrator. Five years ago she set up Nature Nurture CIC - their mission: Connect urban communities with the nature on their doorstep.
Her work has taken her to Ghana, Nicaragua, Ghana, Belize, Palestine and more recently, Wolverhampton. In 2016 Nature Nurture achieved a Pride of Reading Award. In 2017 a Get Reading poll voted Natalie one of the Top Ten most influential people in the town.
Gabi Cox - Chroma Stationery
Gabi created Chroma Stationery, a personalised stationery brand, in April 2014 whilst in her final year of University, the idea grew from a life long love of colour and list making whilst feeling dissatisfied with what was on the market at an affordable price. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Promotion & Imaging and spending a couple weeks job hunting Gabi realised that she couldn't give Chroma up.
Over the past two years Chroma has grown from strength to strength and now supplies bulk orders for brands including American Airlines, Boots, Estee Lauder & White Stuff as well as individual customers through the website.
Gabi lives in Berkshire and is usually followed by her mini dachshund Toby. Alongside running Chroma, Gabi also guest tutors on an Art & Design Foundation Course and her old degree at the University for the Creative Arts. She is passionate about raising awareness for Crohn's Disease, a life long condition she has suffered from since she was 16. Gabi is proud to be a #GIRLBOSS and is a true advocate for women having the belief and confidence to do anything they want to.
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The Glug Reading Team