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Tom Barwood

Presenter, LikeMinds Consulting Ltd in Bedford

A Boyhood through Breakfast Cereals


Tom Barwood romps through his boyhood and youth using breakfast cereals as socials markers. Breakfast is the best meal of the day, and the early morning meal the creates memories for many childhoods. With which cereals they hate or love. Which ones make you think of Saturday mornings, or the ones that remind you of that important day at school or baseball game.

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Creative Mornings

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

CreativeMornings is a breakfast series for the creative community to celebrate and connect talent. CreativeMorning groups have gathered across the globe. Alicia W. Binkley is the CreativeMornings organizer for Nashville, Tennessee and shares about the CreativeMornings process.

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Flips Batter Bar

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

Flips Batter Bar is Melody Ratliff's playful spin on the traditional morning routine, where the customer participates with the creative expression of their meal. Flips has multiple batter choices, things to put in your pancake, and an incredible syrup bar with all homemade syrups. A gourmet breakfast that is just how you want it. 

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Balanced Breakfast

@ VOL 62 ON MAY 21, 2018

Balanced Breakfast is boosting the Bay Area music industry... one breakfast at a time. This group consists of industry professionals that meet for breakfast and talk about how to make the SF scene become a place where musicians and industry professionals alike can make money doing what they love.

Stefan Aronsen has a masters degree in graphic design. He is a music promoter, photographer, radio host & DJ who founded SF Intercom and co-founded Balanced Breakfast, and he is also the Art Director at Music City SF.

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Manet’s Déjeuner sur L’Herbe: A sustainable breakfast

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Inspired by a pivotal work in French painting, Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbeChristiane Steffens embarked on an artistic inquiry into sustainability challenges. The result will amaze you.

Christiane's presentation is about an artistic inquiry into sustainability challenges. Her project is a sustainable reenactment of the tableau as depicted in Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, a pivotal work in French painting. The imagery is well-known and caused a scandal when first exhibited. The painting features a nude woman lunching with two wholly dressed men – a contrast unseen. She stares directly at the viewer, which was considered to be another provocation. The men are dressed as dandies. The women is sitting on her clothes. Next to these clothes we see a bread and a fruit basket, as in a still life. To Émile Zola, Manet’s Déjeuner is his greatest work, one in which he succeeds to place figures of natural grandeur in a landscape.

Christiane shows the display of a patchwork quilt of reused pieces of cloth. This quilt has the same measures of the original Manet canvas (208 by 264.5 centimeters). The linen patches embrace the same color spectrum as the Déjeuner. Each patch has one of the dominant colors of Manet’s painting, and the ensemble of patches reflects the color impression the painting makes on the spectator, with green, blue and black overtones. In that respect, the quilt has a pixel-like quality. Who has seen the Déjeuner will recognize it instantly.

The quilt is a creative example of sustainability – not only sustainability in the sense of reused cloth, but also sustainability of ideas and motives as they are expressed in major works of art. Manet’s masterpiece itself echoed existing pictorial patterns – as the theme of the pick-nick was to be abundantly found in older gravures.

The quilt may serve as a lieu d’innovation – a place where people can sit together – either on the quilt or around it – to exchange views, ideas, and stories. The quilt can also be ‘visited’, or ‘occupied’, by individuals allowing them for meditation and prayer possibly offering  inspiration. 

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The United Nations of Food

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at

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Be the food you want to share

@ VOL 29 ON DEC 06, 2016

Myriam Bouré, co-founder of Open Food France, sees food distribution as a major problem in today's food system. Through reconnecting producers and consumers, and the decentralisation of power over our food, Open Food France aims to contribute to innovation in the food system.

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Better Eating Through Healthy Habits

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 26, 2017

Professional Chef Gabrielle Tenney reminds us of the importance of developing healthy eating habits, and talks about her home delivery food service.

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What did you have for breakfast?

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered why kids grow up in the blink of an eye but running a single mile on the treadmill seems to take hours? This presentation on time perception may help answer these questions or at least offer a few laughs.

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Connecting people to our land through food

@ VOL 40 ON AUG 01, 2019

Angela Clifford is on a mission to reconnect us with our food. A story-teller, she walks the talk as the co-owner of The Food Farm, a small farm in North Canterbury which grows all of its own food. But she is also the leader of a national food movement, Eat New Zealand. She believes that food can give meaning and understanding to life, connecting us to our people and our land. In this PechaKucha she introduces us to her life and explains how her home & family inspires her to tell the New Zealand food story.