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04 OCT

NEXT EVENT VOL 27

"If music be the food of love, play on"

Head to The Tin, grab yourself a drink and immerse yourself in the rhytm of a 6min 40 sec talk.

Lose yourself in the music with PKN Coventrys theme Lost in Music.

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Featured Presentation

Jane Hytch is Creative Producer at Imagineer Productions based in Coventry - most famous for bringing a giant Lady Godiva to life as part of the UK's Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Here she gives an introduction to her fascination with giants and the work she does producing large scale work outdoors. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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CityShapes (My City, My Art)

BY OLIVER SCOTT
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Oliver Scott is Creative Director of Mercurial Dance. Here he talks about his dance practice in relation to the city in which he makes his work. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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Developing Trans-Local Dialogues (My City, My Art)

BY RACHELLE VIADER KNOWLES
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Rachelle Viader Knowles is an artist and academic. Here she talks about her own practice, developing trans-local dialogues and how the students at Coventry University engage with the city and use it as an inspiration and foil for their emerging practice. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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Obscured Windows & Open Spaces (My City, My Art)

BY MATTHEW MACAULAY
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Artist Matthew Macaulay talks about how he became fascinated with Coventry's whited-out empty shop windows and the way these forms fed into his painting practice - and how the open spaces of Shetland and the death of his mentor influenced the direction his work took after that. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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That was 2015, that was

BY DAVE MUSSON
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 01, 2015

Speaker Dave Musson made his debut at Coventry PK Night with a whistle stop tour or his adventures in photography in 2015, with highs and lows..and ALL IN RHYME!

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Wasting Food, Researching Food

BY JORDAN LAZELL
@ FOOD EVENT AT FARGO VILLAGE ON OCT 29, 2015

Jordan Lazell presents about his research at Coventry University into food waste and what we can do about it.

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Coventry Food Union

BY CHRIS MAUGHAN
@ FOOD EVENT AT FARGO VILLAGE ON OCT 29, 2015

Chris Maughan introduces the pod and Coventry Food Union and how it is making a positive impact on bringing people together to help with mental health issues through the power of food.

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The Power of Language : Tell YOUR Story

BY ROSS FISHER
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Ross Fisher provides us with an inspirational talk about how everyone should get out there and do a PK talk...or just tell their story to anyone who will listen!

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Memories of Far Gosford Street

BY CLAIRE SANDYS
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Claire Sandys provides a visual, written and audio tour of historic Far Gosford Street.

 

COVENTRY Blog

Coming Up in 2016

PKN COVENTRY 2016
Before Christmas the PechaKucha Coventry team got together for our AGM… we’re calling it that… though mainly it consisted of us eating at Habibi’s, drinking herbal tea’s and having a good natter. But, in amongst all that, we’ve also managed to set up plans for the next year of PKN Events. And we are really spoiling you with six thought provoking events lined up to get you talking, thinking and drinking! [our aims for all of the PKN Nights].
The first event is drawing ever closer; in celebration of that extra day we’ve earnt this leap year, on Sat 20th February, we present What I Would Do With an Extra Day. An opportunity to think about/imagine what we could achieve with a whole extra 24 hours in our year. I could think of a million things I could do (sure would love an extra day for this damn Tax Return). As always PKN takes place at The Tin Music and Arts Venue which is at Coventry’s Canal Basin, and PKN Nights are just £5 entrance. 
[The event on 20th is also a part of the Global PKN, meaning that there will be hundreds of PKNs happening at the same time all over the world. Be a part of it!]
And if you love that one, you’ll be happy to know that you wont have much longer to wait till the next one. On Tues 1st March Talking Birds, as part of their Twin Story project are hoping to connect artists in Coventry with artists in our twin city of Volgograd (Former Stalingrad) for a cross country PKN My City : My Art. This event will particularly appeal to those with an interest in the arts and the nature of town twinning.
And as if that weren’t enough, the rest of the year leaves just as much to look forward to:
Tues 3rd May - My Favourite Things
Tues 5th July - My City of Culture
Tues 4th July - Lost in Music
Tues 6th Dec - What would you like for Christmas? 
And, if you wish to talk at any of these PKN Coventry events then please send us a message through the CONTACT PAGE. Scroll down to find Coventry in the city box and then your message will come straight through to us.
We hope to see you at as many of them as you can make.
The PKN Coventry Team
@PKN_Coventry

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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).