Fun and games at centre of talks

CREATIVE SPEAKER: Paul Kerfoot will be at St Pauls Church.
CREATIVE SPEAKER: Paul Kerfoot will be at St Pauls Church.

The owner of Emag Toys and Games will be guest speaking at two Mirfield Arts Festival events this weekend.

Games guru and creative speaker Paul Kerfoot will be addressing an audience this Saturday (15 July) at St Paul’s Church.

SHOP OWNER: Paul at his Emag Toys and Games store in Mirfield.

SHOP OWNER: Paul at his Emag Toys and Games store in Mirfield.

Mr Kerfoot is speaking at 7.30pm and will be tackling the issues surrounding video games and the amount of time youngsters spend on them each and every day.

His talk at the Cabaret Night called This Way Up! is billed as ‘bananas’ and asks What is your Dream?

How do we persuade ‘life’s young dreamers’ to spend lesstime on their gadgets?

And why should anyone care?

Mr Kerfoot is a former pupil at Heckmondwike Grammar School, a student at Batley Art College and is also known as ‘The Bulletman’.

Mr Kerfoot, who calls himself a ‘self-confessed football nut’, is a former MD of brand experts Bulletpoint Design, and now works as an enterprise champion, workshop facilitator and creative speaker.

He said: “You will hear about the future health warnings surrounding the internet and video game addiction.

“I will also share some of the strangest (local) stories ever told.

“This Way Up reveals how to pursue an upside down, inside out and back-to-front life-work strategy.”

Mr Kerfoot will also be presenting a talk called The Subbuteo-ful Game! at Mirfield Library.

The talk on Sunday (16 July) at 11am lasts 24 minutes (12 minutes each way).

Again, his talk will covers some key questions including:

What is your favourite game? Who do your support?

How do we persuade young people to spend less time on their gadgets? And why should anyone really care?