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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

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Weird Things Like This

BY PEN COLES
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

Pen Coles talks about how some great local grassroots cultural projects got off the ground, comparing creative scenes in Leeds to York and inviting people to be part of new projects.

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Education As An Inspiration

BY MARCO POLLEDRI
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

"Children - they are quite powerful young things. They run away, and could quite happily run the world today."

In "Education As An Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night York Vol. 11Marco Polledri and his daughter regularly get fired up about education! Marco because he couldn't wait to get away from it, and for Celestine because she's right in the middle of it. Both of them have come to realise that education doesn't need to be painful, it can be inspirational but it must be engaging. They discuss realising that education can be something that you share as a family, from the highs to the lows. They believe it's something we all need to be involved in, and share their thoughts on how to do it.

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The Puppeteer

BY LINDA FRYER
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

Linda Fryer tells us about her journey into the wonderful world of doll making, which has taken her all over the world. She discusses recycling, learning your craft, encounters between humans and trolls, and a lucky meeting in a toilet! 

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Seeds of Resilience

BY SENNA THORNTON-BARNETT
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

Senna Thornton-Barnett is an archaeobotanist working on a project based in East Africa that seeks to find out just what archaeology can contribute to agricultural policy decision. It is a difficult task because the decision-makers are often far removed from research, the data are in a dynamic state, and each party has different goals in mind. 

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Exploring Ҫatalhöyük: A Neolithic Settlement.

BY IZZY BARTLEY
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

An overview of the archaeological dig at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ҫatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in Turkey.  This overview by presenter Izzy Bartley introduces the two main dig sites and explains how finds from the excavation have been used to decipher how the people of this settlement lived 9000 years ago.   

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A Quick Intro To Young Thugs Records

BY DAVE GREENBROWN
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

Young Thugs is an embryonic record label in York containing an eclectic mix of collaborative noises therein, yeah. Founder Washing Machine Repairman tells us the story of how it came to be, who they've been working with, and what they've got planned for the future.

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Tell Stories Not Data

BY IVOR TYMCHAK
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

In the 1840s Ignaz Semmelweis hit upon the idea of doctors washing their hands before they entered a maternity ward. The resulting fall in the death rate should have sealed his place in history as a pioneer of the scientific method but his inability to weave an emotional story around the data led to his idea being rejected. Countless women died needlessly purely because the doctors prejudices triumphed over the data.

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Live Free Or Die

BY TOM TUDOR
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 12, 2016

Music producer Tom Tudor takes us through his experiences of trying to find suitable environments to produce music in, showing us the struggles of the universe constantly providing obstacles to getting to his goals.

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The Barge Itself

BY CHRISTIAN TOPMAN
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 12, 2016

The Arts Barge Project have been working in community arts for 6 years. The goal has always been to run their work from a barge. Director Christian Topman is proud to say they now own one, and tells us about their future plans for running projects and events from it.

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Hands On Learning

BY JAMES BUCK
IN YORK

As someone who has struggled with dyslexia throughout his life, James Buck noticed the way in which he picked up new skills and developed existing ones increased significantly once he left the classroom environment and simply immersed himself in hands on action. Through working with other creatives in his local community he has furthered his own goals and ambitions, whilst supporting others to do the same.

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Absolute Beginners

BY MICHAEL HAYES
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 12, 2016

Whilst trying to form a life plan, Michael Hayes had no idea what opportunities were open to him, what he was good at, and what he wanted to do. He had to start doing something, anything, and began to realise that it was foolish to try and create a plan when he didn't even know what he could plan for. He then realised that simply doing is more important than planning.

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