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25 AUG

NEXT EVENT VOL 28

PechaKucha Night is joining the WORD Christchurch line up- Tickets on sale now!
 
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We are chuffed to be part of the opening night line up of what will be a packed weekend for Christchurch, with the WORD Christchurch- Writers and Readers Festival in full swing across the CBD on Thursday 25 August.

We are also very excited to have you join us in the soon to be opened Piano building, a new purpose built event venue in the performing arts precinct. As per usual, doors will open at 7.30pm with our PechaKucha Night starting at 8.20pm. Perhaps make your way down New Regent St for the New Regent Street Pop-Up Festival before you grab a drink and join us for a selection of Festival highlights from around the world and our fine city, sharing their stories in the 20x20 PechaKucha format.

Cash bar and nibbles available.

Here's the lineup. An eclectic mix of topical affairs, academic dissections of pop culture, story telling at its best and even an improvised PechaKucha!

Dr Jarrod Gilbert // Sociological genius // on gangs and murder

Marcus Elliott // Lawyer and Writer // A Lawyer’s Story

AJ Fitzwater // Science Fiction and Fantasy Author // Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

Anna MacKenzie // young adult writer // on WW1 voices

Sophie Rea // Social Worker and poet // on the links between poetry and youth work

Derek Flores // the Unicorn // it was a dark and stormy night...
 
 

BEER BREAK

 

Debbie Stoller // BUST Magazine founder & Stitch 'n Bitch author // The Handmade's Tale: Why Knitting is a Feminist Issue

Leigh Hopkinson // Writer and former stripper // on doing the Mr Whippy: deconstructing striptease 

Matt Vance // writer, artist and filmmaker // on the Southern Ocean

Elissa Washuta // Writer // on how the occult saved my life.

Caitlin Doughty // Progressive Mortician // Our Corpses, Ourselves

Alok Jha // Science writer // on how the world could end


PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.
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Featured Presentation

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Tracy Farr

Writer in Wellington

Waves

PRESENTED ON AUG 28, 2014
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 20

Recovering marine biologist now writer Tracy Farr spins connections between  waves and theremins. 

Connecting the waves of the Ocean, and the unknown that it holds, to the waves of sound, and the beauty that it produces. 

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Pie Spy

BY JULES MONTY
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

A hard hitting investigation by pie spy Jules Monty reveals the underground pie habit of Christchurch's industrial centre Waltham. In this PechaKucha Jules reveals his true identity, as the man behind the great pie shortage of inner east Christchurch, providing free lunch to the hard working art folks of Chrischurch Art Gallery.

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Monographs and Epitaphs

BY SOOK NOOK
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Sook Nook. An interpretation of the PechaKucha format, like no other. Hauntingly beautiful and tense.

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Failing to Succeed

BY ADAM HAYWARD
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Adam Hayward fails to succeed. Or does he succeed to fail?

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20 Things I'd Grab if the Library Caught Fire

BY TIM JONES
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Art gallery librarian Tim Jones catalogues 20 items he would grab if the library caght fire. A documentation of Christchurch's art history and other important collections worth holding on to. 

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An Undercover Journalist in the Himalayas

BY JAYA MANGALAM GIBSON
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Designer come human rights activist Jaya Mangalam Gibson goes undercover and reveals atrocities happening to dissidents of the Chinese government. His story is a snapshot of the illegal organ harvesting epidemic that cannot continue to be ignored. 

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Mind-Body Connection in the Child-birth Continuum

BY LORNA DAVIES AND KEISHANA COURSEY
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Midwives Lorna Davies and KeiShana Coursey confront sterotypes of fears of pregnancy, by introducing a new mindfulness approach to pregnancy and child birth. They invite you to take your own mindfulness journey and paradigm shift of he way we look at pregnancy 

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What Our Dinner Taught Us

BY GRACIE HALL PHILLIP BAIN
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Grace Hall  and Philip Bain like dinner. They like to eat dinner, share dinner with friends, and now docuemnt it. A Year of Plates is a visual adventure into every dinner they eat in 2016, building off a blog documenting their dinners in a literary body, the project has expanded to drawings of their meals, no matter how embarassing they are (sneak peek: wine for dinner only once, sausages 25 times).

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Making Fair Trade Personal

BY ANDREA BREWSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Chair of Trade Aid Andrea Brewster shares her personal connction to one of New Zealand's first social enterprises, brining ethically made products to New Zealand. Her story spans 3 geenrations of her family and map a journey of connecting kiwis to fair trade crafts

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Netta Egoz

    Lyttelton based community Lawyer by day but fill in the spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch), working with the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust, volunteering at various community projects and now helping run PechaKucha Christchurch!

  • Erica Austin

    Erica is an architectural graduate and is interested in how creative disciplines, businesses, community organisations and individuals can work collaboratively. With a Master’s degree in Architecture and a passion for making Christchurch awesome, she sees Christchurch as a place to experiment and grow creatively. She’s also actively involved in Te Putahi (Centre for Architecture and Citymaking), TEDxChristchurch, PechaKucha Night Christchurch, Startup Weekend and Gap Filler. She wishes to bring more excitement to Christchurch and attract more people to this city by initiating and contributing to a wide range of creative, community and entrepreneurial projects, which is why she also calls herself ‘Christchurch Ambassador’.