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Giant Origami

BY COCO SATO
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 03, 2015

The Japanese artist Coco Sato, now based in Brighton England, shares her inspirational story of travels, learning new skills and giant interactive origami!  

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K9 Queen

BY BEX HAWKINS
@ VOL 24 ON MAY 25, 2016

Bex Hawkins decided to move away from the desk and her career in graphic design for stepping out on the South Downs with canine friends.  A tale of liberation, nature and animal antics.

Contains some strong language. 

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Reading Together

BY SARAH HUTCHINGS
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Can the simple act of reading change lives?  Sarah Hutchings, founder of Collected Works, a not-for-profit organisation based in Brighton, UK, believes in the power of books.  Her team runs 'City Reads' an annual city-wide reading club festival.  In her first ever PechaKucha Sarah shares her belief in books and people.

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Drawn to Life

BY JAKE SPICER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"Life drawing is a profoundly human act - a communal & creative process requiring empathy with your sitter" 

Artist, author and drawing tutor, Jake Spicer set up Draw Brighton, which holds regular life drawings sessions around the UK.  He also co-directs The Drawing Circus made up of makers, models and musicians. 

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Not The Only Loner

BY ZARA WOOD A.K.A WOODY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Artist, curator, lecturer and PechaKucha Brighton producer, Zara Wood (better known as Woody) confesses she's a "bit of loner.  But a loner who enjoys bringing people together."  An honest reflection on togetherness in today's world.

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Partially Obscured

BY SU WILSON
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Su Wilson designs and makes beautiful glass art objects under the name Partially Obscured.  Su talks crowd funding, residencies and experimenting with the medium of glass. 

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Go Run

BY PAUL ZARA
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Paul Zara is an architect and heads up the Brighton branch of Conran and Partners in England.  However, he's not talking about running a highly successful architecture firm.  In fact this PechaKucha has no buildings in it all!  Paul talks running and community.  

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Stay Up Late

BY PAUL RICHARDS
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

'Keep it punk' says the director of charity Stay Up Late.  Paul Richards is on a mission: to enable people with learning disabilities and autism to lead full and active social lives.  Paul shares the charity's brilliantly simple yet highly effective initiatives like Gig Buddies.  

 

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Colourful Collaboration

BY LOU TAYLOR
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Lou Taylor, takes a playful and graphic approach to print and accessories. Here she shows and tells about her colourful collaborations!

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Secret Life in a Ska Band

BY HANNA MAWBEY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Hanna Mawbey shares her tales of life in a 9 piece ska band: from the logistics of fitting all the band members in a vehicle to releasing independent records and running with a fancy dress theme!  Plus the more serious matter of fighting bigotry in whatever guise it takes.

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Billy Illustrates

BY BILLY MATHER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

If you don’t know Brighton-based Billy Mather, you’ll probably know his illustration.  Billy is a prolific artist whose ever-popular work isn’t afraid to be funny.  He shows how a not-so-good networker can let pictures speak louder than words.

 

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Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.

BY BEN SZOBODY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"The irony is: we all live on top of eachother and everyone is lonely." 

From a 15 year career in political journalism, Ben Szobody moved from the US to Brighton, England.  He shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How do we stop being lonely?  Form enduring relationships?  Build a community? Stop social isolation?  Ben has a plan and he's acting on it.

 

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