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In Sync: Music and Movement

BY JULIA GILBERT
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Julia Gilbert is a big fan of dance and music and spoke about the inextricable links between them, along with exciting examples of emerging technology that is enabling the creation of music through movement. Here’s some links to the people and tools she talked about

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Where Dance, Music and Architecture meet

BY SARANJIT BIRDI
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Saranjit Birdi is an architect and a dancer with a desire to find a synthesis between these practices. He’ll present his artistic journey so far from the underground jazz-fusion clubs of the 70s to his studio in Digbeth and how the creative spirit of Birmingham’s dancers has influenced him.

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Hidden Spaces

BY JACK TASKER
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Jack Tasker has always been fascinated by hair-brained schemes. His talk, Hustle 101 – how to turn empty buildings into something cool, will tell the story of how he (with help) set up the very popular Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces, featuring the building we’re in tonight!

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Dance as an Agent for Social Change

BY JOHNNY AUTIN
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Johnny Autin is an international dance artist and the creative director of Autin Dance Theatre. He’s talking about his choreographic work with professional performers and young dancers with the Man Made Youth Company and his emphasis on dance and physical theatre as agents for social change.

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Roots of Rhythm

BY THOMAS OFLAHERTY
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Thomas OFlaherty is a creative dancer, teacher and entrepreneur who will tell the story of his British Caribbean artistic expression and how it connects to the roots of dance and rhythm from the African diaspora.

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Photographing Dance and Movement

BY RICHARD BATTYE
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Richard Battye has worked as a photographer in Birmingham for 26 years and has carved a niche photographing dancers. He’ll talk about his technique and his landmark exhibition Still Dancing.


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The Hong Kong New Wave and Birmingham

BY MATTHEW E CARTER
@ VOL 13 ON APR 20, 2016

Matthew Carter from the Black Country Cinema collective takes a subjective look at the unlikely and downright bizarre connections between the Hong Kong New Wave and Birmingham, based on stories from Hong Kong-British Brummies and the fragmented rumours and stories picked up over the years.

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Made in Hong Kong

BY ROBERT SHARL
@ VOL 13 ON APR 20, 2016

Robert Sharl is helping spearhead Flatpack’s forays into Asia and his talk weaves together memories of films and toys with the times and places that produced them, in the hope of creating a loose map towards the next Flatpack Hong Kong.

 

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Let the chit chat begin! Pecha Kucha nights, Birmingham edition

Rocio Carvajal Cortés writes about her experience talking at the 12th Birmingham Pecha Kucha! 
Taking part on a multicultural, interdisciplinary and international conversation, meeting new people, new ideas and be surprised by the infinite resources of human creativity is what PechaKucha is all about.
As long-time fan, host and speaker I was excited to see the open invitation to participate in the 12th edition of PK nights in Birmingham, UK. It had been a long time since I last experienced one and it was in another continent, another latitude and I was involved in projects around urbanism and regeneration. Here you can see a sample of the works I presented years ago for a PK in Oaxaca, Mexico.
After a friendly and quick exchange of emails with Ben Waddington and Pete Ashton I was signed up to share my new projects on gastronomic heritage and colonial bread from Mexico. 
The impeccable organisation was only compared with the rather sophisticated venue, the brand new and dare I say already emblematic Curzon Building of Birmingham City University was a glamorous canvas for a night full of thought-provoking projects and interesting people.
It was a great experience and I’m ever so thankful to the PK-Brum team for having us all on the 12th edition. 
I invite you to believe in the power of open and limitless imagination; make things happen and share.
Rocio
Watch her talk: The Language of Food: Bread Stamping in Colonial Mexico
 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Waddington

    'Cultural intermediary' describes my work - I'm interested in the deeper exploration of the world immediately around me. Where that leads might mean a festival of walking tours, looking at lettering on buildings, plundering archives, providing a cultural consultancy service, the championing of John Baskerville, sculptures made from voles...

  • Pete Ashton

    Pete Ashton is an artist based in Birmingham, UK, who works mainly with cameras. Sometimes he makes photographs with them.

  • Kerry Leslie

    Kerry Leslie is a graphic designer and illustrator, designer in residence at Birmingham Open Media, and Senior Designer at Aston Villa Football Club. She’s the editor of the Created in Birmingham blog, a round up of Birmingham-centric creative activity and is the Manager of Stirchley Community Market. She previously co-ran the local chapter of Glug, who program live events for the design and creative community.

  • Jenny Duffin

    Independent Creative Producer based in Birmingham working with visual arts as well as multi-disciplinary projects. My work involves bringing together artists, creatives and arts organisations to deliver outstanding projects.

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