Hello Isle of Wight

TEDxLukelyBrook will bring people together to be inspired by sharing ideas worth spreading from the Isle of Wight to the world.
Our carefully selected speakers are all leaders in their field, forward thinkers interpreting the event theme of ‘If not now, when?’ from their unique point of view and personal experiences to improve lives, and enlighten us with a deeper understanding of how people think, feel and act.

The main event takes place in the Anthony Minghella Theatre at the renowned Quay Arts Centre, supported by our ‘Watch Party’, hosted in the Trafalgar Room at the adjacent Riverside Centre.

All the live performances and talks are live-streamed to a global audience throughout the event, to let everyone experience TEDxLukelyBrook. With the recordings from the event added to the TEDx Youtube channel with over 32.2 million subscribers.
We look forward to you joining us, wherever you are.

The TEDxLukelyBrook Team

About the theme: 'If not now, when?’

A motivational call to action, to prompt those attending and ‘touched’ by this TEDx event to take positive action, on aspects of their business and personal life that they inevitably know they will have to undertake at some time, but so often delay or procrastinate upon. A motivational statement that resonates at this time of uncertainty where norms have been reshaped as a rallying cry to move and take full advantage of the ‘new norm’ as it emerges.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxLukelyBrook, where x = independently organized TED event under licence from TED. At our TEDxLukelyBrook event, the theme is ‘If not now, when?’

Why TEDxLukelyBrook?

Lukely Brook reflects past, present and future. Through its waters TEDxLukelyBrook and the Isle of Wight is connected to the world.

Lukely Brook forms the northern boundary of mediaeval Newport and has supported industry such as milling, brewing and tanning over the centuries. It is believed that Lukely Brook has been used to power mills from as early as Roman times. In 1710 Clatterford Mill was built to exploit the power of the Lukely Brook for paper milling together with Carisbrooke Mill and Westminster Mill in 1773.

Lukely Brook is an important Site of Interest in Nature Conservation (SINC). Rising in the Bowcombe Valley and running through plaish water meadows as it makes its way under the events venue at Quay Arts Centre to join the River Medina at the head of the estuary in Newport.

It then flows past our ‘Watch Party’ event at the Riverside Centre from where its waters head out to sea to carry the spirit of knowledge and ideas worth spreading as its waters travel the globe.

Lukely Brook represents the past and present, and through TEDxLukelyBrook the future.