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The SELF Lineup for 2022


8 July


A diverse range of speakers has been confirmed for the third Sustainable Enterprise London Festival (SELF) which kicks off on Monday and runs until 22 July.  


Guest speakers will explore the themes of this year’s festival, Motivation and Perseverance, and discuss how they nurture and invest them in their work. Over 20 innovators representing the creative industries, cultural organisations, social enterprises and other organisations will consider how business models can more accurately reflect and respond to the critical issues we face in the 21st century and embed sustainability for the long term. 


There will be two to three sessions taking place online every day over the course of the festival and all are free, although spaces need to be reserved online.

These sessions can also be attended in person and email if you wish to attend on campus. 


SELF is curated by Adrian De La Court and Siân Prime and supported by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London. 


The confirmed line-up is below and more speakers may be added throughout the festival. All tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance – tickets are available now by clicking on the title of the session below.  





Monday 11 July 

11am: Welcome session with Siân Prime and Adrian De La Court 

11.30am: Creating The Story Of Your Future with Ashley Evenson 

2pm: Sharing Power When It Feels Scarce with Catherine Greig and Ivy Aubyn 


Tuesday 12 July 

11am: Archives, research and impact of international writing: ensuring voices are heard and seen. In Conversation with Angelique Golding & Dr. Florian Stadtler 

2pm: More than an Ecosystem: Insights from East Africa Creative Industries Investment with George Gachara 


Wednesday 13 July 

11am: Innovations and Adventures in Audience Development and Inclusion in Theatre with Karl Falconer 

2pm: Enabling as many people as possible to have a good place to live: Homes for Good – investment, expansion and motivation with Susan Aktemel 


Thursday 14 July 

11am: Holistic Artist development – opportunities and new ways of supporting Black dance artists with David Blake 

2pm: Stories, Collaboration and Working Cross-Form with director, dramaturg and writer Uzma Hameed 


Friday 15 July 

11am: Developing an Inclusive Leadership style in Theatre and Performing Arts with Drew McOnie 

2pm: Perspectives on developing a trans-inclusive environment with Jessica Allen 




Monday 18 July 

11am: The Art of Giving and Gaining Grants with Régis Cochefert 

2pm: Panic! The Arts are NOT a Meritocracy with Professor Dave O’Brien 


Tuesday 19 July 

11am: Don’t Say Gay: From being a Service Designer to a Filmmaker with Sarah Drummond 

2pm: Serial Entrepreneur, Strategies and Problem Solving for Disability Inclusion, disrupting the Archaic Narrative with Sara Flay 

5.30pm – 7pm: The Creative Potential of our High Streets with John Newbigin (on and offline to celebrate Lewisham business and the borough of culture) 


Wednesday 20 July 

11am: Using Pathways to Nature to Create Motivation & Resilience with Rosie Neave 

2pm: Creativity and Connecting: Creating a Culture where Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are Central in a City with Gillian Easson 


Thursday 21 July 

11am: Business reflecting Culture: Insights in Black Entrepreneurship with Bayo Adelaja 

2pm: Jordan Pharoah Building Beats with Boldness- Creating Music with Social Purpose

4pm: DJ Session with Jordan Pharoah

Friday 22 July 

11am: Spatial Pedagogies for Non-Binary Ecologies with Professor Harriet Harriss 

2pm: Shaping the Purpose and Mission: Stories from Females in the Media Industry and Green Door with Ana Garanito 

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