Public Speaking

Our Founder Sade is available to give keynote speeches, workplace provocations and appear on panel discussions. She speaks authentically about her journey, the power of diversity and inclusion, social entrepreneurship and lived experience.

She has spoken to a wide range of audiences including schools, community groups, political and corporate settings, funders, charities and at conferences. 

We charge a speakers fee + a donation towards Sour Lemons for all engagements. We have a discretionary pot that allows us to give free talks in schools and on youth programmes. Get in touch for more info! 

Keynote Speeches: 

IETM Hull, British Youth Parliament, Red Bull Amaphiko, UnLtd, BAME 2020, City Hall, Arts Council England, House of Commons (Centrepoint 5th Anniversary), Blagrave Trust and Ambitions School Leadership.  


Panel Discussions:

Southbank Centre, A New Direction, Pioneers Post, ACEVO, National Lottery Community Fund, Stephen Lawrence Foundation, Create Jobs, What Next? (Young Vic) and The Lived Experience Movement Launch. 


Workplace provocations:

Livity, Red Bull and Teach First and The National Theatre. 

Schools & Community:

The Bridge Academy (Hackney), Harris Academy (Sydenham) Roundhouse On Track and Lyric Hammersmith START.


Sour Lemons Blog 

Masterclass 1: Sour Lemons Lowdown

It´s a wet Thursday evening, 6.30pm as a group of 12 young leaders gradually form at the entrance of the Barbican Centre. Everybody coming from a different direction of the massive complex, we very...

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One Big Fat Goal

I am so proud to introduce the first EVER cohort of Sour Lemons young leaders! They are funny, inspiring, talented, dedicated, perceptive and humble. They possess the qualities that our industry is...

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Leadership Bootcamp 1

On Saturday 22nd March 2017 all the participants of the Creative Leadership Programme met at The Roundhouse in Camden for the first full day intensive for Sour Lemons. We got to know each other...

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Sade Brown: Social Entrepreneur

Our Founder Sade Brown has been featured in E1Life's 1st Birthday Issue as an inspiring social entrepreneur! 'As a teenager Sade was firmly in self-destruct mode, skipping school, hanging out with a...

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