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Freedom in Making

People, place & performance

Jay Blades MBE

Furniture Restorer

Morag Myerscough


Ailbhe Keane

Founder & Creative Director of Izzy's Wheels

Rob Lowe


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Our first of three evening events – ‘Freedom in Making’ – kicks off with four amazing speakers who are all passionate about people, place & performance. Morag Myerscough, Rob Lowe (Supermundane), Ailbhe Keane (Izzys Wheels) and Jay Blades MBE will take to the biggest canvas we could find – the Giant Screen at Millennium Point – to share their unique stories, colourful work and thoughts on Freedom. An evening not to be missed!


Ailbhe Keane – Izzy Wheels: If you can’t stand up, stand out

Ailbhe is the founder and creative director of Izzy Wheels, a multi-award-winning brand of stylish wheel covers for wheelchairs. Izzy Wheels collaborate with famous artists and major brands from all over the world to transform wheelchairs into a piece of fashion and self-expression. Their tagline is ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out’.

In her presentation, Ailbhe will cover topics such as how to successfully combine art with business, diversity and equality, social inclusion, e-commerce, social media, motivation and self-belief, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and branding.

Jay Blades MBE –Restoring, Reimagining & Redesigning: A slow journey to Sustainability…

Jay will be sharing his thoughts and practice related to sustainability, how this is an integral part of his life, and how it influences what he does in his furniture business Jay&Co.

Supermundane – It Could Be Such A Simple World

A talk about smallness, limitations and simplicity. A celebration of the freedom of small things, working with your flaws, and keeping things simple (even when they look complicated).

I’ll use my work and philosophies to talk about simplicity and smallness and how limitations can sometimes set you free. There will also be a sing-along song about life’s biggest limitation.

Plus a brand new talk from Morag Mysercough, details coming soon.


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