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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

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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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