Next Event

08 NOV


Bringing Ludic Rooms' Random String Project to a close, this is a chance to hear from the artists. More details to follow as they are confirmed:

MovED, artist/researcher Rosamaria Cisneros discusses her digital performance dance piece that was created implementing participatory research methods and a post digital perspective. The work explored the intersections of screendance, shadow puppetry, Flamenco, the Romani/Gypsy community, the number 28 and intangible cultural heritage.

In ‘How to scare yourself stupid without climbing Everest.’, artist Jo Roberts reflects upon the trials and tribulations of attempting to learn to use tech – as it is called by those who know how to use it – by someone who, it transpires, couldn’t even find base camp!


Featured Presentation

In "Music and Place: Considering Coventry and Detroit", the artist Spencer Graham discusses his mild obsessions with self-imposed constraints, specificity and record collecting.


Music Feeds My Soul

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

“When words fail music speaks.”

In "Music Feeds My Soul" from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27, a Soulful Singer Letitia George shares her story and deep passion for music. Letitia rose to the spotlight after featuring on series 4 of BBC 1's The Voice UK, where she became a member of Team Ricky and soared her way through to the knockout rounds. 


The ABCs of Deathsex

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

'Brandon Zapruder', long-term associate/biographer of Coventry's number one glam-garage sex-and-violence dreamboats/shipwrecks, Deathsex Bloodbath, tells their story in The ABCs of Deathsex. Expect the unexpected.


Freedom of Movement

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In Freedom of MovementIan Whitehead revisits his experience of touring with his old art rock band Souvaris and how this was made possible by the EU freedom of movement legislation that is now under threat.


How did I get here?

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In How did I get here?, Outreach officer and language teacher at the University of Warwick, Marie Diebolt, traces her musical journey from France to England. Looking at research in neuroscience, sociology and Education, she explores how getting lost in music builds our memories, our inner emotional landscape and helps us grow roots and write our personal stories.


Why I Photograph Musicians

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In Why I Photograph MusiciansRob Bridge explains why he spend hours, days, weeks and years traipsing from one end of the country to the other to photograph musicians that you’ve probably never heard of…


How Music Can Tell a Story

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In How Music can Tell a Story, local act Laptop Philharmonic gives a whistle-stop tour of his album Craniotomy. Hear about the experiences with brain surgery that inspired the record and the musical structures and techniques he used to capture them in sound.


Lost In Music: The Doc Brown Trio play their shortest ever gig featuring a hand picked selection of twenty classic tunes

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In "Lost In Music", The Doc Brown Trio (feat.singer songwriter Wes Finch) play their shortest ever gig featuring a hand picked selection of twenty classic tunes.


20 Song Titles That Totally Sum Up Your Life Right Now

@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

Social Media Todd (yes, that is his real name) returns to PKN Coventry with 20 Song Titles That Totally Sum Up Your Life Right Now, which does what it says on the tin (and *in* The Tin - geddit?).



Anyone up for a bit of Crowdsourcing?

We like to pick an open theme as the title for each event as a way of giving some kind of distinctively different character to each evening. The idea is that the themes are enticing for our audience, but crucially, they are also open enough for potential speakers to interpret in lots and lots of different ways.
2016's themes have been pretty good. We set them all in December 2015 when we booked the dates in, starting our rough pattern of 'every first Tuesday of every second month' for our Pecha Kucha Nights.
In case you can't remember, this year we've had 'Lost in Music' (just last Tuesday!), which we think was a particularly successful theme because it allowed for a really wide range of interpretations from speakers such as artist Spencer Graham who told us about collecting CDs which have 'Coventry' in the title, to Sam telling us about how he tried to explore and portray the process of his brain surgery through his music, to an ingenious 20 x 20  actual musical gig (no words at all!) from the Doc Brown Trio.
Also this year we have had 'My Favourite Things', 'My City of Culture' and, coming up in December, 'All I want for Christmas is...' which we hope will spark serious and frivolous presentations in equal measure (if you fancy presenting, please get in touch!).
So, this brings me to you - we need to start thinking of some good themes to use as the titles for the next yearsworth of PKs and we thought it might be worth crowdsourcing some of these - we know our audience is super smart and friendly and supportive so we figure you probably have some good ideas, no?
So far the list of possibilities (below) is short and not altogether inspiring - PLEASE HELP!
- A touch of class
- This is Coventry
- Simple Pleasures
You can email or tweet your title suggestions to @PKN_Coventry. We'll arrange a prize for any we use, thanks!!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Janet Vaughan

    Artist and designer. One third of Talking Birds [t: @birdmail ] as well as @PKN_Coventry. Interested in art-theatre-coventry-allotment-tech stuff. I also #Snap daily.

  • Ross Fisher

    Surgeon, father, laugher, learner, thinker + much more. I'm pretty enthusiastic about helping folk improve their presentations too... http://t.co/Afi24OYYLq

  • Dom Breadmore

    Digital Media Artist // Creative Technology // Education // Research // @ludicrooms // Married daddy to two girls.

  • Richard Harrison

    'He's a life enhancer' - @matthogan 'His talents and personal ethos are humbling' - @elegantsavages 'I'm your wife, put me in your bio' - @ShivHarrison

  • Paul O'Donnell

    I am a Coventry based Theatre Maker and Creative Producer working on a number of projects which include Coventry's very own Shoot Festival, and my solo performances: So Far West, Nothing! and One Thing On His Mime.

  • Laura Elliott

    I am a cultural practitioner working as an artist, curator, project manager and developer of visual arts and contemporary heritage in the UK. I devise projects that connect people with place and that celebrate the peculiar and unconventional aspects of living in an old country (www.lauraelliottprojects.co.uk). I often work in collaboration with other people and dream of opening a museum one day. Director of Artspace in Coventry (www.coventry-artspace.co.uk), I am also co-curator of the City Arcadia programme (www.city-arcadia.co.uk).