I did a stand-up comedy gig. True story. YES you can watch the video but then you must look here and sign up to try it for yourself and then send me flowers afterwards to say thank you.
The moral of this whole story is ANYONE CAN DO ANYTHING ON A STAGE!
It's my pleasure to introduce my friend Lynsey Smith. Lynsey was one of the driving forces behind Creative Edinburgh. It was so unfortunate that I only discovered her as she was moving to London and when she decided to move back to Scotland I moved down south. Lynsey is now Programme Manager of the Creative Economy at the British Council and she also knows many clever things about skin care (it has taken me 30 years to realise I have to learn how to wash my face properly)
Last month Jack asked me to talk at the launch of the most recent cohort for Year Here. I have genuinely admired Year Here since its birth - at first from afar in Glasgow and now up close in London where I deliver content for the fellows around design for social change, confidence and entrepreneurship and I mentor fellow Alice Harvey. A few of the fellows asked me to share a copy of what I said that night so here it is...