Erotic emporium founder to give speech

Sam Roddick

Sam Roddick

First published in News

RADICAL activist and erotic emporium founder Sam Roddick will retrace her parents’ footsteps back to Brighton with a speech at TEDx 2014.

Sam will share her unique viewpoint on ethical business communities at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Friday, October 31.

Her mother Anita Roddick famously opened the first Body Shop in Brighton in 1976.

Daughter Sam founded ethical erotic emporium Coco de Mer and has been campaigning from an early age on issues such as pornography, feminism, exploitation, human rights and raunch culture.

She joins a roster of other fascinating speakers, including bestselling crime author Peter James and Karl Mattingly, founder of slowXchange, a London-based internet platform that crowdsources forecasts on financial performance.

Sam Orams, producer for TEDxBrighton, said: “I’ve admired Sam Roddick’s work for a long time so I’m delighted to announce her presence at TEDxBrighton.

“The Roddick family have been trailblazers in community-focused business since the seventies, and started the very first Body Shop in Brighton. It’s perfect that Sam is ‘coming home’ for an event celebrating the hugely varied communities in our city.”

To cater for the exceptional demand for tickets this year, the event has upsized to the Brighton Dome Concert Hall.

Tickets are available at

They will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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