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28 AUG


PechaKucha Night Christchurch volume 20 tickets on sale now via DASH Tickets!

PechaKucha Night Christchurch volume 20 is presented in partnership with WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014, in association with The Press. 

Hosted in one of Christchurch's most exciting contemporary architecture projects, Shigeru Ban's Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, PechaKucha Night Christchurch brings you its 20th volume in partnership with WORD Christchurch.

// Thursday 28 August

// Transitional Cathedral// 220 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central

// Doors 7.30pm// kicks off 8.20pm

// Cash bar and snacks available

The night will showcase some of the finest talent from the festival line up accompanied by a few local treasures of our own:

Dylan Horrocks// cartoonist// on the Empty Church (my Year of Belief)

Bec McMaster// exhibition coordinator// on Antarctic Time Travel 

Melanie Oliver// gallery director// on Ronald Hugh Morrieson vs KFC

Penny Hall// director of the SOS Project // I want to talk about sex

Andrew Gunn// film and TV writer and satirist// on the interest I don't put on my CV

Anis Mojgani// slam poet// on excerpts from The Pocketknife Bible


Renata Hopkins// TV and fiction writer// on girls with plaits: what I learnt from Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tracy Farr// writer and recovering scientist// on waves

Nic Low// writer and artist// on Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

Phillip Armstrong// academic// on New Zealand's Bestiary

Reed Kroloff - architecture writer and commentator// on disruptive thinking in architecture

Due to recent high demand, tickets capacity has been significantly increased and we've given you plenty of time to grab yours so make sure you don't miss out!

20 images x 20 seconds at our 20th night of PechaKucha magic in Christchurch. 

PechaKucha is devised, shared and supported by Klein Dytham Architecture.


The Miserable Hour: the Time After the Time When All is Good

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Improvisational comedian Derek Flores, accompanied by Katie Cowan on the piano, tells the fictional story of Jarvis the meerkat, who becomes enlightened one day, learning how to create his own joy through the power of the library.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 16, 2014.


Lessons From Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Audrey Baldwin// performance artist // on lessons from Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy's evolved in New York in 2005, giving rise to a new way of sketching nude models by adding burlesque and alcohol. As an artist, Audrey Baldwin praises the fun and light-hearted approach to art that Dr Sketchy's allows. However, Audrey has realised that it also sneakily challenges the status quo and celebrates differences. 


The World That Doesn't Exist

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Mark McEntyre// set designer// on the world that doesn’t exist

Mark McEntyre asks the question: does theatre create worlds that don't exist, or does it merely enable the realisation of the imagination? In either case, Mark's role is to construct the imagined space of a set, keeping in mind how the audience will be affected by each detail. 



Being a 'Product' of My Environment

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Julia Harvie// REMAP// on being a 'product' of my environment

Julia Harvie shares some of her installation pieces, performance art and dance projects, revealing how her environment heavily affects her artwork.


That Time we Wrote A Play

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Dan Bain & Brendan Bennetts// playwrights// on that time we wrote a play

Dan Bain and Brendan Bennetts conclude that collaboration is the creation of something that not one singular party could make, by showing us how they wrote a play together. Once. Probably will not ever again.


Breaking Into Song

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Luke Di Somma// musical director-composer// on breaking into song

Luke Di Somma explains why breaking into song is just the most natural expression of human emotion. He breaks down the cheesy myths around musicals and shows us how to love- and hate- through song.


The Amy Grace Project

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Amy Straker// musician // on the Amy Grace Project

Artist and musician, Amy Straker shares her nomadic journey following her heart, even if it may not always be the easiest path to follow. For Amy, her path led her to London, where she fell in love with the city, and was disheartened when she had to eventually return home. However, she was surprised to find that home offered more opportunities than expected.


Ubu Nights at The Gym

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Gijs Ochsendorf and Emma Johnston// Free Theatre Christchurch// on ubu nights at the gym 

Gijs Ochsendorf and Emma Johnston, of the Free Theatre, seek to challenge and develop new norms in theatre in Christchurch. Their newest venture makes them the first artisitic tenants in the restored Arts Centre, as they seek to reestablish their theatre and create a new series of Ubu nights. 



The Evolution of a Vacant Site

Transforming post-earthquake Christchurch vacant lots into art spaces:
Urban Strategist Brie Sherow brokers vacant spaces for creative projects in quake torn Christchurch. In a city full of empty lots, Brie and the team at Life in Vacant Spaces help facilitate the short term leases of empty space to temporarily rejuevite sites.
In "The Evolution of a Vacant Site" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 19, Brie explains how one site over the course of 7 months hosted a wide variety of artistic and community projects.  

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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!