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Music Feeds My Soul

BY LETITIA GEORGE
@ 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. 

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The ABCs of Deathsex

BY DEATHSEX BLOODBATH
@ 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.

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Freedom of Movement

BY IAN WHITEHEAD
@ 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.

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How did I get here?

BY MARIE DIEBOLT
@ 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.

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Why I Photograph Musicians

BY ROB BRIDGE
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

"When you're a photographer, you have this tremendous responsibility, to show this person the best way you can, in a way that's authentic."

In Why I Photograph Musicians, from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27Rob Bridge explains why he spend hours, days, weeks and years traipsing from one end of the United Kingdom to the other to photograph musicians that you’ve probably never heard of…

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

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Music and Place: Considering Coventry & Detroit

BY SPENCER GRAHAM
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

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

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How Music Can Tell a Story

BY LAPTOP PHILHARMONIC
@ 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.

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

BY WES FINCH
@ 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.

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20 Song Titles That Totally Sum Up Your Life Right Now

BY SOCIAL MEDIA TODD
@ 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?).

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High Rise Godiva

BY ADRIAN BAYNES
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Adrian Baynes is an artist and architect who has been creating buildings, interiors, products & artwork since 1983. He prides himself on his playful creativity - and to be honest, he has a slight Lady Godiva obsession! In this talk, about his City Arcadia micro-commission he describes his proposal for a citizen's scissor-lift to enable us all to get up close and personal with Lady Godiva and other high-up public artwork around the city.

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Looking for a National Park

BY HAWORTH HAYHOE
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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How (& Why) to DIY Live Music Gigs

BY STEVE WEIR
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In Coventry Music DIY from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, Steve Weir coins the phrase "a Goldilocks City" to describe Coventry (not too big, not too small, just right) and goes on to describe how this makes it just about the perfect place to put on DIY music gigs. He also throws in a few top tips on how to choose venues (clue: make sure there's booze, toilets and friendly management)

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