A KIDDERMINSTER College learner took to a European stage to discuss his developing music career at a TEDx conference.

James Chatfield, who is studying a BA (Hons) Creative Industries top-up degree, delivered a ‘TED Talk’ in Dornbirn, Austria after being invited to take part.

TED Conferences are a media organisation who aim to discover “ideas worth spreading” and share talks online for free distribution.

James’ talk ‘Just go, for you can go anywhere’ saw him discuss his busking past within Kidderminster and the surround areas and how, after working in retail, he decided that music was the route for him, and how busking has taken him to many different places.

The multi-instrumentalist street performer said he wanted to spread positivity on the streets and described busking as a magical way of making people smile.

His ultimate goal is to create a mobile studio to travel around the world and ‘drive anywhere he can’.

Andy Edwards, Lecturer at Kidderminster College said: “I was immensely proud to see James giving his TEDx talk after working with him for six years at the college while he studied on the HND Music Performance and Level 3 Music Technology courses at Kidderminster College.

“He is now studying on our new BA (Hons) Creative Industries degree and continues to wow us.”

He added: “His journey into busking started during the Song of Sirens project which was launched as part of the Kidderminster Arts Festival, with our learners busking across the town.

“James really excelled with this project and also adapted and completely changes his direction musically after it.”