However we would like to apologies for those that where expecting Ms Dynamite to attend. She was not able to attend due to other commitments so we quickly organised Tim Campbell, 1st Apprentice Winner, to attend in her place.
The line up was awesome and the audience where not disappointed with the wealth of experience, information and motivation our guest shared.
Tim Campbell was able to share with us his rise to success as The Apprentice first winner, working for Alan Sugar and his own creation the Bright Ideas organisation which is helping young people into business. He came from a humble background where his Mum critically guided and influenced him but he still keeps his feet on the ground and recognises the potential of ordinary people especially youth.
Paulette Randall, a stalwart in Theatre and TV, shared with us her experiences and achievements and highlighted the inspiration she got from being Associate Director of the Olympic Opening Ceremony with the 1000s of volunteers although interviewing so many was exhausting.
Paul Elliott was in the first batch of successful Black footballers in the 80s and 90s, captaining Chelsea and Celtic and shared with us his experiences of racism and how he overcame those and other obstacles. He inspired the audience by making it clear that with a purpose and direction in life to contribute something positive nothing should stop or distract you.
All in all the evening was an overdose injection of Inspirations and Revelations where we all laughed, contemplated and generally soaked up the experiences of our guests all held together and brought to life by the ARISE host Daddy Ernie who was able to bring a little laughter and spice to the evening.
As always the House Band D22 gave their injection of live music with soulful jazzy melodies throughout the night featuring Damion Mulrain. Back by popular demand Damion again mesmerised the audience with his soulful original musical renditions that helped make the evening complete.
For those of you that came we thank you for helping to make the evening such a success and hope to see you at our next event on Sunday 2nd December which, as mentioned, includes confirmed guests Alesha Dixon, David Harewood and Kojo. We also have confirmed our Showcase Artist Dionne Reid who has to be seen and heard to be believed. The line up speaks for itself, Awesome is an understatement
Watch this space for more updates and details of our guests and featured Music Showcase artist.