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Flash Fiction on IG

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Chris Ledoux is the author of a flash fiction (fiction that is very short) novel series on Instagram called 'The Burnt Sunset.' An apocalyptic, dystopian world is depicted and accompanied by eye-catching illustration.

Follow for more at @theburntsunset. 

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Rokkferð til Iceland með Vinum

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Cliff Lazenby has been a fan of the San Francisco-based rock band, Thee Oh Sees, for years, but was long deprived of hearing them live. So when the band announced they would be headlining a 3 day music festival in Iceland of all wonderful places, Cliff made plans with some fellow music freak friends to embark on an Icelandic adventure.

Calamity strikes one week before scheduled to leave - the festival goes bankrupt! Cliff and his friends decided to go through with their plans, and instead experienced the trip of a lifetime.



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Becoming EmPowerful

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Jamie Forbes overcame his initial fear that he might be re-victimized in telling his story after considering the larger picture. Once he recognized that there was a compelling opportunity to shift the negative power from his experience into a force for good by creating awareness of the issue, reducing the stigma for victims, providing an opening for others to discuss the topic, and reducing the chance that others could be victimized, he became motivated and inspired by the potential.

Jamie used that inspiration to found Hadley Rock Advisors.

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Art as Dialogue - Not Decoration

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Robert Gonci is an avid amateur art collector and explores the idea of art as dialogue, rather than decoration. He has been collecting art for more than 20 years and says that his eclectic collection talks to him every day.

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Vida Tortilla - Local Heirloom Corn Tortillas

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

David Vargas brings his Mexican heritage and appreciation for local seasonal New England product to every plate at Vida Cantina in Portsmouth, NH, where he is chef and owner.

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Why I tell Stories

@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

Jordan Salvatoriello tells us why she was inspired to become a filmmaker.

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Finding Home

@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

"Our home wasn't the house we were leaving, and it wasn't the house we were moving to, it was the family we were. And now, as an adult, I've gotta redefine home."

In "Finding Home" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 28Nick Girard shares his inspiring journey which took him and his girlfriend across the world. Accompanied by the stunning photography of the beautiful sights he explored, Nick presents to us that home is not a stationary place but a state of mind.

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Explore & Preserve Our Oceans

@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

Steve De Neef is a photo and video journalist based in Maine, USA who specializes in conservation photography.

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Bridging the Gap

@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

As a Bird of Prey Educator and Rehabilitator in Portsmouth, NH, Jane Kelly speaks about bridging the gap between wildlife and human.

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What is performance?

@ VOL 20 ON NOV 05, 2014

Catherine is a freelance theatre-maker, facilitator and filmmaker with a passion for empowering people through the use of the creative arts whilst creating unique experiences for both audiences and artists alike. In 2008, after being awarded the White Rose Scholarship for Innovation for enterprising ideas in the creative industries, she graduated from the University of Leeds (Bretton Hall) with a BA(hons) in Theatre and Performance, focusing on directing whilst developing skills in writing, physical theatre, puppetry and multimedia. In 2009, she set up Design Unbound Ltd with her partner, a web development agency with clients such as Avon Cosmetics and World Duty Free. After moving to the US from her native Scotland in early 2012, Catherine is returning to both theatre and film. She is currently developing a one-woman show about our connection to food and the industry that guards it called At the Table and runs Film Unbound LLC in the Seacoast region, a media production company that makes both fictional and documentary films for distribution and clients.

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Tidal Roots

@ VOL 20 ON NOV 05, 2014

"A lot of our creativity really does stem from the outdoors."

In "Tidal Roots" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 20, Kyle Schaefer and Kent Scovill have combined their skill sets and life experiences to design and build wooden stand-up paddleboards, that the boys claim each have a soul and unique personality. They talk about the step and passion it takes to making these boards.

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Revitalizing Portsmouth Music Hall

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 21, 2013

Terrence Parker talks about a remodeling project he did recently at his local music hall. He looks at the logistical side of remodeling the sidewalk and street, to make the area safe and more easily accessible, both by foot and bus, and then shows some of the more decorative touches, and looks at how they often also serve a practical purpose.