New speakers for The Story 2015 – Helen Zaltzman, BORN n BREAD, and Thomson & Craighead

We’ve nearly booked all 12 speakers for The Story 2016 – just a couple more to confirm and we’ll be done. This is the time when we start to get really excited about February, as we start to talk to the speakers about their sessions, get their hotels and travel booked and generally make the whole thing happen.

We’ve also met with the brilliant Ministry of Stories about the product we’ll give you all with the lineup for this year’s event. Not to give anything away, but it’s very tasty. So if you haven’t got a ticket yet – get yours now. Here’s three more speakers to whet your appetite.

BORN n BREAD are a creative collective of friends, who share experiences of everyday life with the world, embracing imperfections and 1st takes. They take life as it comes and make the most of what they have. Their motto is ‘It is what it is’, and they’ll be talking at The Story about how to make a zine for the Internet Age

Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead  live and work in London and Kingussie in the highlands of Scotland. They make artworks and installations for galleries, and specific sites that include online spaces. Much of their recent work looks at networked global communications systems and how they are changing the way we all understand the world around us. Recent exhibitions include; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Haus Lange, Krefeld; Dundee Contemborary Arts; ZKM, Karlsruhe; and Carroll/Fletcher, London.  Having both studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Jon is now Reader in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, while Alison is reader in contemporary art and visual culture at University of Westminster and lectures in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University.

Helen Zaltzman Helen Zaltzman is an award-winning podcaster. She makes the linguistics podcast The Allusionist and the comedy podcast Answer Me This. She appears regularly on BBC radio and writes crude jokes for TV panel shows.

So we’re three-quarters of the way through all the speakers for The Story 2016 now, and it’s looking mighty fine if we say so ourselves. If you’ve read this far, you obviously want to buy a ticket. So get one now before they sell out.

See you in Feb!