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Remarkable Speakers In Uncommon Surroundings
Thursday, 24 May 2012 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Remarkable Speakers In Uncommon Surroundings
The Alchemy Agency breathes new life into Manchester’s events scene. Spend an evening with us at the medieval Chetham’s Library on 24th May 2012. Join us to be inspired....
1. The event will start with a guided tour of the oldest library in the English-speaking world; Chetham’s Library, the meeting place of Marx and Engels and many more remarkable thought-leaders. You will take a journey 400 years back in time into the mysterious world of Dr John Dee, Manchester’s first known Alchemist (Popularised in Damon Albarn’s recently revered opera ‘Doctor Dee’)
2. You will meet a wide range of Manchester's thinkers and doers from various sectors over a glass of wine (or two!)
3. You will have the opportunity to listen to some of the most talented young musicians in the world.
4. ...and, of course, learn from our passionate team of modern-day Alchemists, bringing inspiration and using the power of ideas to change attitudes
Where: The Medieval Buildings, Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
(Next to Victoria Station)
When: 6-8pm Thursday 24th May 2012
Cost: £20 & VAT including refreshments
We’ve set our Alchemists the challenge to engage, inspire and change your perspective using TED style short bites (maximum 18 minutes). Meet the ordinary people who create so much in the world by doing extraordinary things:
Richard McCann: No one ever said that life would be easy, and Richard McCann knows a thing or two about adversity. On a cold and misty morning in October 1975, Richard, aged 5, woke up to discover that his mother was gone. She was the first victim of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. After a chaotic childhood, Richard was able to focus on the key strategies that helped him to grow beyond just surviving and create the life he wanted. Now he’s a Sunday Times best selling author and an inspirational speaker on the international circuit.
Nicky Pattinson: As with many of us these days, Nicky's life has had its share of tragedy, but her road to recovery led her to sales superstardom – both for herself and the people she works with. Today, the fiery Yorkshire red-head is a famous international motivational business speaker working with many famous brands helping them increase their sales through her expertise in making people magnetic.
Vikas Shah: Vikas is an award winning entrepreneur and thought leader. He has interviewed leading thinkers from around the world on the key issues faced by business and society. He has gained remarkable insight from his interviews with stellar people including Buzz Aldrin (Apollo Astronaut), Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia), Noam Chomsky (Linguist and Philospher) and FW De Clerk (engineer of the end of apartheid in South Africa).
David Yeoman: David has studied the power of language and how it influences our mind and body connection. Having co-owned a multimillion pound business, he had first-hand experience of the emotional and people challenges faced on a daily basis by employees & leaders. Today, his techniques and philosophy are part of the solution to challenges faced by businesses employing people, including FTSE 100 businesses and a top level professional football team.
In 2012, there is a different way to do things. Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge yourself in an evening of alchemy – it’s all about your journey.
Places are limited for this intimate event. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
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The Alchemy Agency
Our fascination with people has drawn us towards those who have chosen their own, unique path and often created something out of nothing – the modern-day alchemists.
At The Alchemy Agency you will find the alternative thinkers with the ‘Midas touch’, who work with some of the world’s most successful people and organisations.
The Alchemists are ordinary people creating so much in the world by doing extraordinary things. They now use their diverse experience of overcoming adversity, winning medals in sporting arena, creating global businesses, leading challenging military operations, and much more to engage and inspire people. Our team provide new perspective and ideas using a range of forums including speaking engagements, one to one personal development or solving organisational issues.
Fortune really does favour the brave and inquisitive – and not all the answers we need are found in a textbook……