People Who Usually Don't Lecture
PWUDL is People Who Usually Don't Lecture. This global initiative launches in London at JW3 – come and share this special evening.
When we connect with each other, our stories bring us closer together. We are giving the stage to stories you may not have heard before - from people in our diverse and textured community. These people have put their heart and soul into sharing their stories and look forward to you hearing them for the first time.
Although called Shai, I am nothing of the sort. I can serve as a great hate object to all extremists - as am Jewish, gay, an immigrant, and proud of it. Just to spite xenophobes, I actually integrated well in this country: I teach at a secondary school, have a partner for 27 years and together we adopted two daughters. I wanted to tell you the story of my experiences as a parent, focusing on what lead me to become a dad.
My name is Harry Lyons, I’m a violinist and Musical Director. I have been in show business all my life touring every theatre throughout the British Isles. I played at the Royal Gardens Hotel, London for 10 years, and have played for Royalty and Diplomats.
As a Musical Director, I toured England, Europe, South Africa and further.
I worked at the London Palladium with Bing Crosby , The Julie Andrew's Show, Rosemary Clooney and others. I am the last Musical Director alive to have worked the Moss Empires Circuit.
I was born in Bagdad, Iraq, where I lived until the age of 16 before leaving in 1973 for Israel. There, I finished my schooling, served in the IDF, studied 2 years at Hebrew University reading Political Science and International Relations. I left without finishing my courses in order to pursue my passion in Fashion Design and gained my Bachelor of Arts. I moved to the UK in 1987 where I started a family and raised my children. I have done a complete U-turn in my life, becoming involved in non-political bridge building activities.
I am a Forensic (criminal) Psychologist. My intro into this work was in the Strategic Analysis (profiling) Unit of New Scotland Yard and I then worked for the Prison Service for 15 years, with roles including Head of Psychology for the London prisons, Principal Psychologist for Extremist offenders and National Head of Interventions for Violent Offenders. Alongside that work, I was a Hostage Negotiator Advisor for 12 years, being called at all times of the day or night to try to peacefully resolve hostage situations, barricades and other volatile situations.
Over the past year, I have been privileged to be part of an initiative set up by the United Synagogue to provide supervision to its Rabbis. I am honoured to supervise three groups of Rabbis and provide for them a space to reflect on the demands and impact of their extremely busy and intensive roles.
Outside of work I am a mother of three children. My guilty pleasure is playing Candy Crush.
I’m Richard Pollins – I’m a journalist at ITV News. I’m the Head of Planning and a programme editor for the ITV London show. I live in North Finchley with my wife Sara and 2 children, Joseph and Maggie. We belong to Belsize Square synagogue. I was born without legs but don’t allow that to get in the way. I’m a suffering Spurs fan. You won’t like me when I’m hungry.
This event was made possible through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's Grassroots Events program.
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