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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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Everest Base Camp Trek

BY HANNAH BUNGARD
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Altitude sickness, nosebleeds, and some of the most incredible views are all part and parcel of the week-long trek to Everest Base Camp. Hannah Bungard tells us of her trek, starting with the terrifying flight into Lukla. The trip should not be undertaken lightly, as not all of her group made it to base camp. If you do brave the altitude, however, you stand to gain an experience of a lifetime.

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Pavement Parking

BY MEG THOMAS
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Meg Thomas explores the culture of our road users, and the dominance of cars. The impact of pavement parking is considered, and it looks at the creative ways people have tried to tackle the issue.

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Falling in Love with Learning

BY KERRY BRIGGS
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Kerry Briggs discusses how we can help people who have had a bad experience of learning in the past fall in love with learning. She suggests using a community-based approach to how we facilitating learning for adults and talks about the reasons why people often struggle with learning after school.

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Use Your Voice

BY HANNAH DAVIES
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

A collaboration between writer / spoken word performer Hannah Davies and visual artist Jess Watson. This presentation uses the form to craft a short illustrated story. After being visited in the night by a gruesome hag, the hero goes on a journey that explores the notion of artistic voice, and celebrates the act of taking ownership over silence.

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Menagerie Glade - 40 Years Wholesome Horti-culture

BY DAVY FRYER
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Davy Fryer gives an impressionistic account of hia endeavors to live around a piece of land on an ethical shoe-string out in Escrick near York, including his attempt of making an honest living out of plant cuttings and teaching gardening to children. 

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Meet The Machine: Cyborgs, The Singularity And You

BY COLIN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Are cybernetically enhanced humans the next stage of evolution for Homo Sapiens Sapiens?  Is Transhumanism the next revolutionary ideology?  Will technology make us immortal?  Will we want it to?  Must we become cyborgs to survive the technological singularity?  Colin Williams discusses the answers.

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Shapenote Singing

BY ALI MCKENZIE-WILCOX
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Ali McKenzie-Wilcox tells us of the joy of shapenote singing, the culture and community around it in the UK, and how to start up your own group for people that love to sing.

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Why millennial entitlement is a brilliant thing

BY STEVE CLARKSON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

As one of the many millennials who has been raised to feel 'special', Steve Clarkson considers why his generation's so-called entitlement is a winning mentality that can help overcome life's knocks and drive achievement

 

YORK Blog

Tick-tock Graphic Design

"His often illegible, unreadable spreads taught my generation to break all the rules."In "Tick-tock Graphic Design" from PechaKucha Night York's Vol. 9 event, “Inspired: What Makes York’s Creative Minds Tick”, Tony Beresford chronologically charts the things that have inspired him and the project he has cut his teeth on as a graphic designer as he has grown over time, starting with toxic crayons, to comic books, to album covers, to magazines and beyond. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ben Porter

    Plastic Fortune is a creative collective and city film platform based in York. We are artists, designers, film makers, photographers, performing artists, musicians and writers. We make films, put on events and exhibitions, and work with a lot of young people.

  • Hannah West

    The Arts Barge Project in York, UK is a not-for-profit, artist-led organisation working to convert a de-commissioned large-scale river barge into a floating arts centre for York City centre. The Arts Barge will provide performance, showing, participation and mentorship opportunities across the art and design modalities. We deliver arts events with a social focus because it's a great way to experience the arts, to raise profile and funds and to grow our artist network. We work in collaboration and partnership with local, regional and national organisations and artists.