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Past St Neots Event: VOL 6

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VOL 6

June 28, 2016
@ St Neots Rowing Club

Come and hear local creatives present their passions using just 20 images each shown for just 20 seconds. 

PechaKucha (or chitchat in Japanese) is a creative style of presenting that was created by two architects from Tokyo in 2003 who were fed up with lengthy presentations. Since then the concept has grown and PechaKucha talks now run in over 800 cities around the world bringing together people from all creative backgrounds.

PechaKucha St Neots started in 2015 and has featured a wide range of speakers from many different disciplines including science, art, design, photography, fashion, architecture, mental health and sport.

Events are held at St Neots Rowing Club and in the true spirit of collaboration mix art and sport. Interested in talking at a PechaKucha night? Please get in touch.

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Facing Fears

BY JAMES MCEVOY
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

"When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum."

In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on August, 16th, 2016. 

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Object to Subject

BY SAMMI SPARKE
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Portrait photographer Sammi Sparke talks us through a personal project that looks at the objectivity of the naked form and how the emotional state can highlight or detract from the subject.

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Upcycling

BY CHRISSY BROWN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Traveller, blogger and upcycler Chrissy Brown tells us why her passion for saving, collecting and reusing objects and materials has transformed the way she sees the world and helped her win Shed of the Year 2015.

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Fantastical Maps

BY CAMBRIDGE CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION CCI
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Two members of the team from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Helen Stratford and Sally Todd share about their organisation and how it aims to inspire and enrich by organising creative projects for communites. Stratford and Todd then share more in depth about one project in St Neots: working with school children to create fantastical maps.

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A Creative Journey

BY TRACEY MOWATT
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

"Why, today, are children handed a piece of paper with Math, English and Science and nothing about who they are and why they’re unique?"

In A Creative Journey from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6, Artist and creative Tracey Mowatt shares about the emotive and deeply personal community art project called Vir2oso. Mowatt has been been working on Vir2oso for a year since feeling great frustration from the UK's uncompromising education system which did not provide ample space for creativity and exploration of self.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" onb Monday, July 18th, 2016. 

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To Beat, or Not to Beat

BY KIERON MARRINER
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Ex-operations manager and prison officer Kieron Marriner talks us thourgh his experiences working as a beater on pheasant shoots.

Erica Roffe
Magazine editor & freelancer, Me in Bedford
Chrissy Brown
Owner of Crafty Monkey in Cambridgeshire
Kieron Marriner
Operations Supervisor in St Neots
Tracey Mowatt
Artist in St Neots
James McEvoy
Director of Opperations, MKL Cable Solutions in Milton Keynes
Sammi Sparke
Photographer
Sally Connie Todd
Visual Artist and Theatre Maker in Cambridge
Helen Stratford
artist/architect, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination in Ely
Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination CCI
Creative Organisation and Charity in Cambridge