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Past St Neots Event: VOL 7

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VOL 7

September 27, 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.

Photography by Maciek Platek

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If The Box Fits

BY GEORGINA WESTLEY
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Bedfordshire-based Illustrator, Georgina Westley tells us how I became the "lady that does those travel posters" by developing a unique style that creates beautiful artwork of places that people call their happy place.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 16th, 2017. 

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Printing The Human Body

BY ANTHONY HOLMES
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

"You can put this on your lab, press print, go for lunch, come back and have some tissue."

In "Printing The Human Body" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7Dr. Anthony Holmes gives us an insight in to 3D bioprinting – a truly disruptive emerging technology. By enabling us to print human tissues and organs, it has the potential to revolutionise the way we understand and treat human health and disease and address the incredible shortfall of organs suitable for transplant in the globally. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.

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Sketchbooks

BY RICHARD SLADE
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

“When I was 14, this is when it all started…1989.”

In "Sketchbooks", from PechaKucha Night St.Neots Vol.7, Graphic designer Richard Slade shares us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. 

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No Guts, No Glory

BY DR. BERT RUTTEN
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

"I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone just did what they want to do."

In “No Guts, No Glory” from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7Dr. Bert Rutten takes us on a journey into the world of personal development. Dr. Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology, and inspires us to do what really want – instead of what others think us to be capable of.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016.

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Bedford isn't sh*t

BY ERICA ROFFE
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Since 2011, Erica Roffe has run a publishing and cultural events company that proves that Bedford definitely isn't sh*t. She tells us about the pride she has for her hometown and why that has inspired her to collaborate with other residents to build a thriving creative community.

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I'm Not an Adrenaline Junkie

BY ANDREW POODLE
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Entrepreneur Andrew Poodle talks us through his personal adrenaline-fuelled journey.

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Time and Tide

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Artist Jo Atherton highlights the diversity of plastic objects washing ashore on the British coastline, and how the ubiquity of this material enables us to reinterpret stories of our time. Millions of years ago, fuelled by sunlight, marine plankton flourished and then settled on the ocean floor, slowly transforming into oil. This same oil is used to produce the endless plastic objects that dominate our everyday lives. When inked and printed, plastic flotsam fragments bear a stark resemblance to the rich diversity of microscopic marine life - a worrying and ironic connection to a beautiful natural process. 

Erica Roffe
Magazine editor & freelancer, Me in Bedford
Jo Atherton
Artist , Self Employed in Harrold
Richard Slade
Designer in St Neots
Andrew Poodle
Entrepreneur in St Neots
Georgina Westley
Artist, Self employed in Sandy, Bedfordshire
Dr. Bert Rutten
Senior Scientist in Cambridge
Anthony Holmes
Head of Technology Development, NC3Rs in St Neots