TEDx Salon events are unique, intimate gatherings that spark discussion on issues of interest to the local community. Salon events around the world range anywhere from dinner party settings to mini  TEDx conference events, and anything in between. Our monthly salon events are informal gatherings over pizza and drinks that feature screenings of existing TED Talks around a single topic.

We're really proud to co-curate these events with the audience - at each event the participants have the opportunity to vote on the next months topic and to suggest topics to be voted on. 


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Revisiting the past to ignite new thinking and fresh ideas

Remix salons are unique special TEDxBrayfordPoolSalon events. They allow us to delve back in to a topic from a previous salon series in order to explore in more depth and see things with new eyes. Like all of our TEDxBrayfordPoolSalon events we're proud to co-curate these events with those who attend.


Remix 2018: A Little Less Conversation 

Saturday 12th October | 7.00pm

Mansions of the Future, Lincoln

Tickets: £10 (+booking fee)

Join us as we remix our "A Little Less Conversation" salon from August 2018! We'll be revisiting the art of holding better conversations together. 

Tickets include pizza and drinks. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book your tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not available directly from the venue. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite and we are unable to offer tickets on the door.



Past Events

Bigger Than Us | Mar to Aug 2019

A season of screenings & discussions in search of deeper meaning

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the TEDx programme we'll be part of something "Bigger Than Us". The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … Where is this heading? What really matters? Is there more I should be doing?


The Future: Good or Bad? | Sat 30th Mar 2019

Our first TEDxSalon of 2019 looked at the post Brexit world  exploring why it happened, the incomplete stories we tell ourselves and even how to imaging different futures.

Talks used in this session:


Alexander Betts

Why Brexit happened

- and what to do next.


Heather Lanier

"Good" and "bad" are incomplete stories we tell ourselves.


Anab Jain

Why we need to imagine different futures.


Is Everybody In? | Sat 27th Apr 2019

This month we looked at whether despite our leaps and bounds in inclusion and equality whether everybody is actually included in our society and community.

Talks used in this session:


Io Tillett Wright 

Fifty shades of gay.


Melinda Epler

3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace.


Mad World | Sat 25th May 2019

This month we looked at how in a world where mental health is talked about more openly than ever before, why are suicide rates continuing to soar?. 

Talks used in this session:


Kevin Briggs

The bridge between suicide and life.


Jeremy Forbes

How to start a conversation about suicide.


What is Love? | Sat 29th Jun 2019

On the day that marked the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots we looked at what we actually mean by the word "love" and how though it's a universal concept it's uniquely personal to us all.

Talks used in this session:


Yann Dall'Aglio

Love - you're doing it wrong.


Helen Fisher

The brain in love.


ET, Yoda & Superman | Sat 24th Aug 2019

Our penultimate "Bigger Than Us" salon explored how random acts of kindness can help us be more confident, as well ashow to be more confident in our interactions with strangers.

Talks used in this session:


Maria Bezaitis

Why we need strangeness.

Kio Stark

Why you should talk to strangers.

Hannah Brencher

Love letters to strangers.


Stranger Confidence | Sat 3rd Aug 2019

The conclusion of our Bigger Than Us series will explore the unknown and the potential intergalactic life. The truth is out there and we've got the videos to prove it!

Talks used in this session:


Seth Shostak

ET is (probably) out there -- get ready

Karen J Meech

The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system

Community in Conversation | Jan to Nov 2018

A season of screenings, discussions & workshops around creativity and community building.

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the TEDx programme we'll be part of something "Bigger Than Us". The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … Where is this heading? What really matters? Is there more I should be doing?


Viral Crowds | Sat 27th Jan 2018

Our very first topic of this inaugural series of salons explored the power and danger of online crowds. Asking the questions; What makes something go viral and how does social media affects our society?

Talks used in this session:


James Surowiecki

The power and danger of online crowds.

Dao Nguyen

What makes something go viral?


Be Creative! | Sat 24th Feb 2018

This month's topic is the first topic chosen by our participants! Be Creative, explored how to develop creative confidence and your own elusive genius.

Talks used in this session:


David Kelley

How to build your creative confidence.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Your elusive creative genius.


Do It Now! Maybe? | Sat 17th Mar 2018

This month we explored motivation and procrastination using strength stories, "pin the fail on the monkey", Maslow's four stages of competency and path way exploration.

Talks used in this session:


Dan Pink

The puzzle of motivation.

Tim Urban

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator.


The Art of Asking | Sat 28th Apr 2018

This month we explored asking for help as a strength that builds community and held an open discussion with the participants around vulnerability.

Talks used in this session:


Amanda Palmer

The art of asking.

Michele L. Sullivan

Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness.


Drawing On Education | Sat 19th May 2018

This month discussed three key questions - The role of failure in education, creativity in education and education as experience. After the discussion participants helped form a learning pledge.

Talks used in this session:


Sir Ken Robinson

Changing education paradigms.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

How a boy became and artist.


Success Is Personal | Sat 21st Jul 2018

This month explored our personal definitions of success, failure and inspiration using coaching techniques and dialogue.

Talks used in this session:


Alain de Botton

A kinder, gentler philosophy of


Emilie Wapnick

Why some of us don't have one true calling.

Derek Sivers

How to start a movement.


A Little Less Conversation | Sat 18th Aug 2018

This month explored how to hold better conversations using techniques including active listening and open-ended questions.

Talks used in this session:


Celeste Headlee

10 ways to have better conversations.

Julian Treasure

5 ways to

listen better.


An Urban Plan | Sat 29th Sep 2018

This month explored urban regeneration and saw the attendees create a presentation about how to reinvent local unused buildings and spaces.

Talks used in this session:


Grace Kim

How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer.).

Moshe Safdie

How to reinvent the apartment building.

Robert Hammond

Building a park

in the sky.


Design In Mind | Sat 27th Oct 2018

This month explored human-centred design and design thinking.  The participants took part in a design challenge looking at how to improve the Holter heart monitor inspired by #LeahHeiss

Talks used in this session:


David Kelley

Human-Centred Design.

Tim Brown

Designers --

Think big!


Future Forward | Sat 24th Nov 2018

Our final TEDxSalon of the year was hosted by the whole team, who shared their favourite TED talks and ​hosted an open discussion about the TEDxBrayfordPoolSalon programme throughout the year.

Talks used in this session:


Charlie Todd

The shared experience of absurdity.

Rory Sutherland

Sweat the

small stuff.

David Isay

Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear.