BRIGHTON Posts



PechaKucha Person of the week, Zara Wood, better known as Woody, is a "creative". As an Artist, designer, illustrator, curator and lecturer, she says she enjoys using that word as a noun: “It’s full of activity and seems to encompass everything I do.”  In addition to running her own design studio and product range of high-profile fashion collections to large-scale public art commissions, she’s drawn to supporting and promoting talented creative people, hence her role as PechaKucha City Organizer in Brighton, UK. Going back with PechaKucha all the way to 2003, she says, “I find the format exciting and inspirational - both as a presenter and a viewer. I love how it brings people together.



We peer out on PechaKucha Night Brighton who boardwalks their way into this week's City Focus spotlight for uploading a swell of awesome 20x20 presentations from their recent Vol. 24! Check out their presentations and the nearly 8000 others continually being added to our archive of creativity!


Another exciting mix awaits us next month on the theme of Getting Around.  Expect quickfire talks architecture, coffee, cycling, pavement politics, street art and photography...

We can't wait Brighton!  

Passionate on Thursday 25th


An evening of quickfire talks on passions.  A host of presenters will talk about things close to their hearts.  From design to breaking world records! Our 'Passionate' line up includes:

  • Will Hudson, founder of design blog It's Nice That
  • Holly Budge, a world record-holding adventurer + sustainable jewellery designer
  • Beth Radish, from creative hub Artpothecary
  • Philippa Stanton, contemporary synaesthetic artist and Instagram star
  • Tora Colwill, Undertaker and Founder of The Modern Funeral
  • Chris T-T, musician, radio-DJ and Creative Director of Lo-fi Arts
  • Nina Emett, Director of FotoDocument
  • JJ Waller, Photographer

Let's PechaKucha Brighton! 

 


A night of quick-fire talks on fodder.  From visual feasts to zero waste via foraging and fonts, Volume 22 of the official PechaKucha Brighton Nights will take place at Silo.  

Our line-up includes: 

We couldn't sit at Silo without eating, so the price of the ticket includes 3 light bite dishes, lovingly created by Dougie McMaster.   

Tickets are now available here  The last two Brighton events have sold out quickly, so best be quick to secure your place at the Good Grub table.  

See you on the 22nd November.

Next PKN in Brighton - 3rd September

PechaKucha in Brighton is back, this time with a 'Japan Brighton' theme and another stellar line-up, including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (who uses a Japanese brush in his illustrations), Manga artist Inko, origami furniture designer Coco Sato, fabulous print-maker (and one of Kirsty Allsop's upcycling experts) Lee Baker, and former PK Brighton organisers Branwen Lorigan and Julie Watson.

Join Viva Brighton's Alex Leith and artist Zara Wood a.k.a Woody at Yellowave, Madeira Drive, on Thursday 3rd September. Doors open 6.30pm with the talks running, with a break, between 7pm - 9pm. Participants will be around afterwards for a chat.

Sculptor Nick Sayers began very small.

He was fascinated with the sphere, and began creating spheres from objects not ordinarily associated with this three-dimensional shape -- like measuring tape. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Geodesic Dome Sculptures" from PKN Brighton Vol. 18, Nick shows us some of his works, from very small spheres to geodesic domes large enough sit in. His work culminates into a new, grander project: a 120-sided geodesic dome large enough for people to stand in -- all constructed from real estate signs. 

Steven Stark beckons to us and says, "Let me tell you about my bees." And in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Brighton Vol. 10) he does just that.

In a fascinating recounting, he tells us of brood chambers, nectar, queens, drones, workers, as well as the trials and triumphs of his journey towards jars of sweet, golden honey.  

PKN Sydney Vol. 21 Presentations In this presentation (from PKN Sydney Vol. 21) by Anna Lise de Lorenzo you'll find out all about &company, a project that gives emerging designers the opportunity to build their design experience within a creative community. They provide mentoring, facilitate production with local craftspeople and manufacturers, and take care of the marketing and distribution of the design. &company is on a mission to give designers a leg-up as they develop into capable and confident professionals. Not just for designers, the new Pop-Up premises in The Rocks invites anyone in to come and make something in the workshop, learn new skills in a class, or check out the work by their designers in the gallery and store. Poet and rapper Pablo Xavier suffers from schizophrenia, but he feels much better now. Through poetry and images, he explains how hard it has been. A very personal and touching presentation (in French, from PKN Lausanne Vol. 9). PKN London Vol. 7 Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, first for PKN London Vol. 7 (pictured above), and then for PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, which are happening on June 28 and 29 respectively. PKN Brighton Vol. 11 Photos We have one set of photos to share with you today, taken at last week's PKN Brighton Vol. 11 -- you're seeing one of those photos above. Of course, you can always find plenty of other event photos on our PechaKucha Night Flickr account. Calendar Back from the weekend, you can start your week with tonight's PKN Rotterdam Vol. 30. Tomorrow (June 26), you can look for the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. 

Poster for PKN Brighton Vol. 15 Brighton held its PechaKucha Night Vol. 12 earlier this month -- above, the poster for the event -- and here's a great rundown of all of the presentations that took part, by Eugene McCloskey. You'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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