“The audience was completely enthralled… a real highlight.” Director, Winter Words Festival

More testimonials

Nick’s passionate talks and engaging workshops have proved a hit in book festivals, schools, community groups, international  conferences and even a maximum security prison. More on Nick as speaker.


The Art of Letting Go – one day workshop 

Saturday 21st March, the Bield at Blackruthven, Nr Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, 10am-4.30pm – £40

In a stressed-out world, can we learn to trust and go with life’s flow? Using group and individual reflective exercises from different spiritual traditions, Nick shares the fruits of his personal journey from burnout to playful self acceptance. More details in my blog here or on flier here. To book, contact the Bield directly


How to Change the World and Stay Human – keynote talk at Take One Action Changemakers festival  14-16 March 2014

Saturday 15th March, Comrie Croft, Perthshire, Scotland 9am

Do you want to live out your values more effectively in your workplace, family and friendships, avoid burnout and disillusion, and inspire those you most need to be in conversation with? Then join Take One Action at Changemakers Weekend. Tickets here


Taking Meaningful Risks – a one-day learning event

Thursday 30th January, Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow, 9.30-4.30

A one day learning event for leaders, managers and policy makers, with Animate consulting, Nick Thorpe and Simon Malzer. Including keynotes and workshops.

Tickets from £58. More information and booking here


Taking Meaningful Risks 

Thursday 9th January, Melting Pot, Rose Street, Edinburgh, 4.30-6pm

Navigating Change: Lessons from a Voyage to Easter Island. A preview of my part in the one-day learning event listed above. 

£10 public, free to TMP members. Details here


Night of Adventure, Vue Omni cinema, Edinburgh

Monday 2nd September 2013

I’m hosting and speaking at this charity event which brings together an eclectic collection of 11 explorers and daredevils to share our experiences on a big screen in front of a live audience. In aid of Hope and Homes for Children.

Worth booking early as it usually sells out! More info and booking here.


TEDx Bucharest, Parliament Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Friday 16th November 2012

A recorded 20-minute talk in front of an audience of 1000. Watch the talk


Night of Adventure, Vue Omni cinema, Edinburgh

Monday 18th June 2012, 6.30pm

Charity slide presentation covering all three books, with ten other explorers

Watch the presentation


Westhill Library, Skene, Aberdeen

Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 7.15pm

Urban Worrier talk and book signing

More information


Wigtown Book Festival, Dumfries

Saturday 1st October 2011, 10.30am

Urban Worrier talk and signing, County Buildings

Buy tickets

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney

Wednesday 7th September 2011, 7.30pm

A whistle-stop tour through all my books with time for questions and chat, at the beautiful new arts centre at the heart of Stromness

Festival of Spirituality and Peace, Edinburgh

Friday 26th August 2011, 6pm

Come and have something to eat or drink in the festival cafe while listening to Nick’s talk. Buy Tickets

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Friday 19th August 2011, 8.30pm

The world’s biggest book festival, right here in Edinburgh. Tickets

AK Bell Library, York Place, PerthTalk and signing. Tickets £5, info from: (01738) 444949 or here.

Thursday 11th August 2011, 7.30pm


Ways with Words Festival, Totnes, Devon

Friday 15th July 2011, 4pm

Book festival sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, in the grounds of Dartington Hall in Totnes

Blackwell’s Bookshop, EdinburghTues 7th June, 6.30pm

52-63 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

Come and help Nick launch Urban Worrier with readings and chat over a relaxing glass of wine. More details here. Free but ticketed from or 0131 622 8222.

Solas Arts Festival, Wiston, Scotland

24th-26th June 2011

Lovely family-friendly festival in rural South Lanarkshire

Exact timings to come

Pitlochry Winter Words Festival

Sat 27 Jan 2007

Literary Lunch at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

“The audience was completely enthralled. Your event was a real highlight. Thank you.” Jane Bradish-Ellames, Festival Director

Inverness Book Festival

Wed 4 Oct 2006

Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness

Wigtown Book Festival

Fri 29 Sept 2006

“Scottish Book Town” in the Borders

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Mon 14 Aug 2006

ScottishPower Studio Theatre

Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace

Wed 23 Aug 2006

Venue 127, St John’s Church, Lothian Rd/Princes St.

Cheltenham Greenbelt Festival

25-8 Aug 2006

Cheltenham Race Cou

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