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Ignite To Set The Glee Club Alight

7 Jul 2014
Ignite To Set The Glee Club Alight

Cardiff’s most vibrant speaking event will light up the Glee Club this summer as the iconic comedy venue hosts an evening packed full of laughter and inspiration on Wednesday 23rd July from 6pm.

Ignite is based around quick-fire talks on diverse topics that seek to enlighten the audience. Willing speakers are given five minutes to present to the audience using slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.

Cardiff was the first city in the UK to experience Ignite; with the summer sizzler at the Glee Club being the eighteenth in the Welsh capital.

Speaker topics range from stirring real life stories to observations on ping pong balls. Anyone is welcome to speak, as long as it’s not a sales pitch.

Ignite is run by a team of young business owners from across South Wales, and head organiser Ed Barnett spoke of his delight at moving to the Cardiff Bay landmark: ‘‘We’re really excited to be hosting Ignite at the Glee Club. It’s a renowned comedy venue that draws international acts and audiences. Many of our speakers offer inspirational and educational talks, but humour is certainly no stranger to Ignite Cardiff.’’

Speaking of the decision to move Ignite from Cardiff city centre, Barnett said: ‘’Our previous venues were superb, but we had to take the next step in response to demand for tickets. Our last event in May sold out in 23 seconds;it was then that we knew we had to move. The Glee Club seemed the ideal partner for us: a revered venue with rich history in the heart of the city’s most exciting hub – Cardiff Bay.’’

General Manager of the Glee Club Markus Sargeant spoke of his delight at securing Ignite for the Glee Club: ‘‘We are counting down the days to welcoming and experiencing Ignite Cardiff at Glee Club. It is all set to be a highly engaging and exciting adventure in the expressions of fine human spirit’’

Tickets will be released online via at noon on Monday 14th July.

For more information regarding Ignite, or if you are interested in speaking, visit or email Alternatively, like Ignite Cardiff on Facebook and follow @IgniteCardiff on Twitter for the latest updates.

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