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11 JUL

NEXT EVENT VOL 32

Take a Chance

Have you ever taken a chance that changed your life in some way?

Or does your subconscious fear stop you from taking chances?

Maybe you wouldn't be where you are if you hadn't taken a chance...or maybe you gambled away something which you've always regretted? Perhaps taking a chance worked for you and you recommend us all trying it?

Come and tell us something about 'Take a Chance' or 'Took a Chance' in 20 slides x 20 seconds.

[Like all our themes, this is intended as a prompt, inspiration or jumping off point - whatever the theme inspires for you, we want to hear about it! To sign up to speak, please get in touch via the 'Want to present?' link.]

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Featured Presentation

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Tarla Patel

Study Abroad Coordinator, University of Warwick in Coventry

Masterji

PRESENTED ON FEB 07, 2017
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 30

In 'Masterji', artist Tarla Patel tells the story of her father's arrival in the 1950s in Coventry from India, and his love of photography from then to the present day.

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Factory Floor

BY SARAH COLEMAN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

Sarah Coleman aka Inkymole gives us a tour of her 'factory' and all the beautiful pencils within it.

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Get out more

BY ADAM REDSHAW
@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

In “Simple Pleasures”, Adam Redshaw – the editor of a niche magazine for a fun outdoors activity talks about having fun outside – and why it is important for many things, including life, business, and health.

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Simple Pleasures

BY TODD TODD
@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

Todd Todd contemplates as he has any simple pleasures or is he really all just work, work, work.

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

BY SARAH & MARK WORTH
@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

Mark Worth - Highly Sprung. An answer to a question we are often asked, one that we often ask ourselves when there just isn’t enough time in the day or energy in the bottom of a coffee cup. A chance to look at the small moments that make it all worth it!

 
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Jam - It's in my name!

BY JAMES JACKMAN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

James Jackman jams into his 6m40s an exploration of his fruitful encounter with jam making. Find out if it tastes ok.

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11 galleries in 12 hours with the help of a travelcard

BY ALAN VAN WIJGERDEN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 04, 2017

Alan Van Wijgerden takes us on a tour of 11 art galleries and installations in Coventry and the West Midlands, using only public transport.

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Beginning, Middle and End

BY NICK WALKER
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 07, 2017

In 'Beginning, Middle, and End', writer Nick Walker talks about how all of these things are terrifying...

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Lovesong to an Adventurer

BY CAT WEATHERILL
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 07, 2017

In 'Lovesong to an Adventurer', author Cat Weatherill travels from the cloud-draped Andes to a sunset beach in Goa as she tries to mend a broken heart.

 

COVENTRY Blog

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.

  • 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.