On Tuesday December 6th, some of the best known names in UK media took to the HuffPost soapbox to make themselves heard. The soapbox stood in prime position in Europe's largest shopping center, Westfield near the 2012 Olympic Park in East London, and the crowds gathered to listen to big names discuss hot topics. Amongst those who spoke were Mitch Winehouse, father of Amy Winehouse, who took to the box to discuss turning grief into positive action. Nick Leeson, who famously took down Barings Bank in the 1990s, spoke about encouraging the public to take control of their finances. Nancy Dell'Olio, who starred in this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing (the UK's Dancing with the Stars!) also took to the box to talk about women's battle with aging.

The event was covered extensively in the UK press, with coverage hitting The Telegraphand Contact Music. To learn more about the event click here.

The soapbox event celebrates The Huffington Post UK's role as a platform for blogging and sharing opinion. The site hosts blogs from a number of regular and guest contributors who take to the site to express their views on everything from politics to entertainment and technology.