Thursday 8th October 2015

Motivate. CREATE. Innovate.

This Salon is all about where to go and what to do to have better, bigger and more ideas.  Cathy Haynes (School of Life – Curator of Public Programmes, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) will mainline our brains in to new idea destinations, as she explains to us how to draw on the science, psychology and art of having ideas.

We will can then choose one of three 30 minute sessions designed to get your creative blood flowing immediately, either:

Song-writing with leading song writing expert and leading vocal coach (currently vocal coaching for BBC's The Voice) Juliet Russell, who says 'technology makes music easier to access than ever before, and therefore within everyone's grasp, in my session we will explore lyric writing and rhyme, structure and form, melody and harmony and collaboratively create a new song.'

Paper engineering with the Chairman of the British Origami Society, Mark Bolitho, who says 'origami is increasingly used as a creative tool in the design process, from packaging to the architecture of building design, we will explore exactly how this works in this hands on session.'

Understand how to use that phone on your camera far more creatively by taking better photographs with director /photographer Christian Banfield, who says 'taking good pictures isn’t  just about the right app or filter - its using the light available to you, anticipating the moment, and putting in the story, and half an hour is enough to grasp the basics.'

Designed to leave you full of ideas of how to have ideas, and well on the way to implementing them.


  • Cathy Haynes

    Cathy Haynes


    Cathy is an artist, writer and curator and regularly runs creativity training session for The School of Life, the Clore Foundation Leadership Programme and The British Council. We wanted someone on the Salon stage to bust the myths about . . .
  • Christian Banfield

    Christian Banfield

    How to Take Better Pictures

    Christian Banfield is a director, photographer and creative director. He has moved around the visual arts all his life – starting with a degree in drama and contemporary dance he went on to be a performer with a spin off of Pina . . .
  • Juliet Russell

    Juliet Russell

    Scratch Orchestra, Vocal Acrobatics, Voices That Move Us.

    A singer, songwriter and vocal coach, Juliet is co-founder of Salon and the award winning Sense of Sound; a music company that creates and produces amazing ways to celebrate singing. She has coached Grammy award winners and X-Factor . . .
  • Mark Bolitho

    Mark Bolitho


    Mark Bolitho is a world renowned origami artist.  Since 2004 he has worked full time as an origami designer.  He has worked with a variety of clients to produce bespoke origami designs to meet commercial and artistic briefs. . . .


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