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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Wagamama Wench to Sushi Slut

BY BETTY COSTELLO
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Betty Costello presents her journey of becoming a sushi slut in Lincoln, United Kingdom through her passion of Japanese cuisine and culture. 

 

 

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The Way of Aikido

BY NEVILLE COUPLAND
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Neville Coupland Sensei from Eiryukan Aikido in Lincoln, United Kingdom shares how he stumbled upon the amazing art of Aikido. He explains the core of aikido and how harmonizing your energy leads to the path to development. Defending yourself while being attacked with swords and wooden daggers isnt a simple task but Neville Sensei can teach you how!

For more information, visit: http://eiryukan-aikido.co.uk/

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History of Kimono

BY KANA MANIWA
IN LINCOLN, UK

Let presenter Kana Maniwa from Takayo Style take you through the history of kimono while she adds her personal touch. Thank you for bringing all that color and fun to our Japan Fest Night in Lincoln.

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Upcycling in China

BY DAVE BRAMSTON
IN LINCOLN, UK

Watch how rubbish transforms into beauty proving nothing goes to waste in the hands of industrial designer Dave Bramston. Follow him during one of his journeys in China hunting for his next creations. The straightforward array of befores and afters will get you motivated to give it a go yourself. Upcycling doesn't get better than this!

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Two Wheels Good

BY LOU CHRISTY
IN LINCOLN, UK

Yellow Belly, Lou Christy from Sustrans  runs us through Access Lincoln, an iniciatve by the City Council designed to get Lincoln out of their cars and on to their bikes. Filled with great information about commuter cycling and free services provided to promote heathier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

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My Life with Herbs

BY HANNAH SYLVESTER SYLVESTER
IN LINCOLN, UK

Hannah Sylvester, one of the 40 medical qualified herbalists in the country, tells us all about her life with herbs in a nourishing and organic presentation. She reflects on the importance of listening and observing nature to flourish with it. After all there's no better design than nature itself.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food." ― Hippocrates

http://www.thedistrictherbalist.co.uk/

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Comedy in Lincoln

BY LIAM MITCHELL
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Liam Mitchel, graphic designer by day creative and comedian around the clock, introduces us to HOW and WHO is helping curate the local comedy scene in Lincolnshire. He gives us a taste of his humour with a laughter-filled presentation. Go LACE

 

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Lyrics of Life & Love

BY NICOLA STONTON
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Singer and songwriter Nicola Stanton brought a soul soothing moment to our first Lincoln PechaKucha with her beautiful voice. She tells us about her almost-sound-of-music upbringing that inspired her journey in music and gives genuine advice on how to refuel an artist's passion to follow their path. 

 

LINCOLN, UK Blog

Welcome to Pecha Kucha Lincoln

Meet Elika. Elika had a dream…
After spending most of her childhood growing up in Honduras with her Japanese father and Honduran mother, Elika went to live in Tokyo to get to know her Japanese heritage. While she was there, she discovered this amazing new community had opened up to allow creative people to start sharing their ideas and work with audiences beyond their normal circles. She went to one. She was hooked; the Pecha Kucha seed was planted! It’s probably important to point out she also met her husband Joe there. This is a vital piece of information, not just because he’s her husband but also because he’s the reason she ended up in Lincoln.
After being in Lincoln for almost a year, Elika had (naturally) made some friends. Meet Atma. Atma, AKA The Wisp, and Elika hit it off immediately. They became great friends and spent a lot of time drinking tea with each other.  One Monday (after a lot of tea) Elika excitedly ran an idea past Atma; she wanted to bring Pecha Kucha to Lincoln. Atma was thrilled by the idea and immediately started planning acrobatics and dancers floating down from the ceiling on beautiful white fabric…. Meet Sam. She said no.
After much tea, sushi, yoga and chit chatting Lincoln Pecha Kucha was born. It wasn’t easy to pull it off. This was new to the city so there was no way of knowing of how many people would come or how well the evening would go, but with infectious enthusiasm and a small amount of pressure, the team managed to persuade 7 really interesting local people to share their stories.  It’s incredible what happens when people are asked to do something from the heart… they just say yes. 
It’s really important to mention that this isn’t a charity even and no money exchanged hands. With no financial contributions or sponsors the team had to rely on the good will of friends, both new and old. The team added a new member; the youthful, tenacious and fantastically enthusiastic Jay, a student at a local school.  With youth firmly on his side, posters advertising the event found their way all over Lincoln. The posters themselves were stunningly designed by Jack, another great friend of the team.  2015 is a huge year for Lincoln with the castle re-opening, the Magna Carta celebrations, the National Cycle Championships and the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows. Jack managed to capture all of this in a poster that has caught the attention of Pecha Kucha friends all over the world. It took some considerable effort and patience but the end result was well worth it!
The first event was held on 31st May in the beautiful historical Brewhaus bar in Lincoln. Brewhaus itself is a stunning building in the city which for years lay empty.  It’s been thoughtfully restored to be one of the best bars in Lincoln with an ethos on showcasing all the great things that are happening in the city.  The staff were also incredible, managing a last minute room change.  However none of this can happen with a great, patient tech guy. Meet Joe (Elika’s husband) properly, a great tech guy.  Who knew a projector could be so hard to find! After much running around Lincoln, the ladies from another local project, Nerd Nite, the day and loaned a projector. There was light. There was sound.  There were speakers and their presentations. All the team needed was an audience…
 The turnout far outweighed the teams expectations, filling the club room in the building, and the audience were completely immersed in the stories from the speakers.
After John Knight kicked off the event with a wonderful presentation on Fashion Under Fire in the 1940’s, the speakers really got into the spirit of the event and delivered interesting, enlightening and engaging presentations on painting barons, composing music, stand-up comedy, herbalism and cycling. The evening finished with an incredible talk from David Bramston about his passion for turning industrial waste items from the recycling ‘department stores’ of China into lighting.  
Once the event had finished, there was a real reluctance to leave the room as people mingled, got to know each other and chatted to the speakers.  The Pecha Kucha magic extend far beyond interesting talks from passionate individuals; people made new friends.
Over the next year, more Pechakucha events will be happening in Lincoln so subscribe, follow, chit chat and join in.  The team has some BIG plans for the year so whether you want to become a sponsor, a speaker, a host or in the audience, come and be a part of celebrating all the great stories and people living in Lincoln today. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Dave Bramston

    I am an industrial designer and design author focussing on the generation of ideas and in particular the use of waste materials in P.R.China