Join us to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful people!
EO is hosting a 70s retro party this year with a guest speaker Konstantinos Karipidis.
It is true that every remarkable achievement in history has its roots in a moment of creativity on the part of an individual who - a posteriori -the rest of the world considered as a creative genius. It is also true that the vast majority of people around the globe believe that the ability to come up with innovative, original ideas is part of the DNA we inherit from our ancestors. This latter idea couldn’t be further from the truth. Being creative is essentially a double act. It is the act of being able to come up with new, imaginative ideas and it is also the act of turning those ideas into reality. We are not creative when we think of ideas but when we think of ideas and eventually give to those ideas flesh and blood.
Konstantinos Karypidis, “The Greek Mentalist”, has been giving flesh and blood to ideas for the last 20 years. He has performed from street corners to huge stages around Europe, on television and in almost any venue you can imagine. He has written theatrical performances, children’s fairy tales and directed three shows. He is a firm believer that creativity does not exist, but it’s the side effect of productivity and of working in a very specific way.
In this keynote speech, he will be showcasing his incredible ability to shape physical and psychological space around him. At the same time, he will share the strategies and creative methods he uses as a professional performer to redefine his art, push the envelope and challenge himself to constantly create new performance pieces. This is a fast-paced, highly interactive and entertaining talk which will also leave the audience with greater knowledge and motivation to create their own magic.
The entertainment will be provided by a 70s tribute band and our very own Darren Mercer.
Cocktails and canapes will be served through the evening
The evening will feature cocktail making and best dressed competition.