Meet the Matchmaker

Cultural matchmaker and host for the day was Iestyn Edwards, an award-winning one man variety band.

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Guildhall trained classical baritone/ballerina, comic, blogger and public speaker. lestyn is also the author of best selling Iraq memoir 'My Tutu Went AWOL'.


When you audition by accident and take your cross-dressing ballerina act to entertain the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iestyn Edwards

My Tutu Went AWOL!


Iestyn ensured that academics and potential partners got talking with each other and assisted in their search for creative collaborations

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