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Ignite is back at Millspace!

Saturday, April 18 | 7:00 pm


Newmarket Millspace kicks off its 2015 Season with Ignite! An evening of dynamic speakers will take the stage for one night only on Saturday April 18th. Tickets are on sale now at

Sharing their passions in a 5 minute time span against   a backdrop of slides, we welcome Claire Bloom, the founder and executive director of End 68 Hours of Hunger, whose vision to provide children in need of adequate nutrition while not in school has since expanded to an organization that spans the nation.

Bringing Ignite to Millspace is an incredible opportunity to be inspired by people in our community that are living their passions and making a difference in their lives and of those around them and impacting the world.

Our incredible list of presenters also includes Jason Crigler, a musician and composer who shares an amazing story of transformation and revival through his program, Defying the Odds.

Lead orgIgniteMS-logo-150x150anizer for environmental group 350 NH, Kaity Thomson and is a voice for environmental sustainability and its impact on the quality of life in New Hampshire.

Meet Eric Lowther, founder of Haunted Overload located at DeMeritt Farm in Lee, NH and was also featured and won on ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight”.

We welcome Mary Jo Brown to our Millspace stage. Mary Jo is the founder and president of two Portsmouth, NH based businesses: design firm Brown & Company Design and publishing company, big brown books. She also serves on the board for New Hampshire Women’s Foundation.

Hear from Brendan Vesey, chef of the Joinery restaurant located in Newmarket NH and coordinator of the Share Your Love fundraising event that helps school aged children and their families purchase, cook, and prepare meals at home.

A passion for holistic health and wellness, yoga, travel and more led Jennifer Desrosiers to begin Wild Adventurous Life with a mission to help others embrace their purpose, pursue their passions and truly live their un-lived life.

Learn what inspires Peter Egelston, founder of Smuttynose Brewing Company and co-founder of Portsmouth Brewery.

Come early and enjoy the music Bryan Killough. Bryan is a founding member of the band, GrooveChild and award winning gypsy jazz group “The Hot Club of Portland”. You won’t want to miss it!

We will also be collecting donations for the Newmarket chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger. A list of suggested items as well as information on making monetary contributions can be found on their website

Millspace has had an incredible first year offering several cultural and historical events since its doors opened to the public just over a year ago. We are so grateful to the hundreds of visitors to our events over the past year. Millspace has also been able to provide space for Wrong Brain Bizaare Bizarres,  the registration site for the Great Bay Half Marathon, and served as the main stage for the Newmarket Heritage Festival. We are looking forward to another exciting and event filled year!


Our civic center includes a theater, lobby, gallery, information desk, meeting room, and large function area. Plans are underway to add more amenities and programming to the space. We welcome you to get involved!


If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they transitioned automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together “Ignite” nights to share ideas and passions. More information about Ignite Events held around the world can be found at O’Reilly’s Ignite website,