Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, culture and science. For ten days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host up to 130 events which attract a significant audience from across London and beyond. Please seewww.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk for more details.
An interview with Yara & Davina with music performed by Kevin Davidson
We chatted to Nasim Ali OBE, Chief Executive (KCNA) about the work of the King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association. We also heard from Sofina Razzaque who works with the Bangladeshi community, Diane Fisher, who looks after the older people’s groups and Senior Youth worker, Muhammod Shofi. Click here to find out more about the work of KNCNA: http://www.kcbna.org.uk/
Jo Cammack, a Research Fellow at UCL, talks us through how computer reading of eye scans speeds up diagnosis of macular degeneration (and potentially other conditions as well), with an exclusive interview with Dr Pearse Keane, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Chief Data Officer at INSIGHT, and one of his patients, Elaine. We also hear from Dr Louca-Mai Brady, Senior Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and coordinator for Eye-YPAG, a young persons’ advisory group for eye and vision research, along with two of its members, Ethan and Danyaal.
Dr Amit talks to Jess Morley, Policy Lead, Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab, The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford, Dr Wen Hwa Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientist at Action Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration, a research charity focused on tackling the leading cause of legal blindness in the developed world at its earliest stages with maximum affordability and accessibility and Patient and member of the Insight Data Trust Advisory Board, Angus Patrick about how INSIGHT plans to revolutionise the use of data within eye health and the importance of the DataTAB.
Dr Amit talks to Dr Jill Hopkins, Global Head, Ophthalmology Personalized Healthcare and Dr Cian Hughes Informatics Lead, Google Health Research about how INSIGHT plans to revolutionise the use of data within eye health.
When Dr Amit Patel lost his sight, he thought his world was crumbling around him. With the love of his family and social media celebrity dog, Kika, he has learned to see the world around him in a whole new way.
Professor, Andrew Stockman of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology talks about four movies he has produced on visual illusions that last between 4 and 10 minutes. Each film presents several examples of visual illusions with a brief explanation.
A conversation with Lucy Tammam, Creative Director at the House of Tammam.
Atelier Tammam, Bloomsbury’s very own sustainable couture fashion studio, presents a visionary ethical and environmentally conscious catwalk, roving through the streets of Bloomsbury. Find the action along a route selected to pass some of Bloomsbury’s iconic heritage sites, from the Pankhurst’s home – some of the women who inspired Tammam’s incredible One Dress, to the British Museum where ancient textiles and draped statues have all given influence to Tammam’s couture practice.
Since its inception in 2007, Tammam has been a trailblazer of sustainable fashion – this show will highlight the designer’s visionary ideas over the last 13 years. With fully transparent supply chains, as well as seeing the styles we invite you to “see” the whole process through digital resources – follow @HouseOfTammam on instagram for the full story, and be immersed in story telling throughout the slow fashion catwalk. If you catch the show upload your pictures and images to social media tagging #VisionaryFashionShow, #TammamCouture and #BloomsburyFest
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Interview with David Abramson, from a small independent organic skincare manufacturer and brand in London. Nourish London is a British organic skincare company offering scientifically developed, highly effective, organic, vegan & cruelty-free skincare powered by ingredients from nature.