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Simon Fairbanks

How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas

PRESENTED ON DEC 16, 2014
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 19

Simon Fairbanks starts off PechaKucha Night Coventry's "Dear Santa" night with a rhyme but can he keep to time? 

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A Christmas Menu Story

BY MELISSA BALFOUR
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Melissa Balfour displays her holiday cooking habits, and how she celebrates Christmas. She explains the history and inspiration behind her mostly vegan Christmas menu.

 

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Branding Christmas

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..."

In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

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Dear Santa: I Would Like a Platform for Performances

BY SIMON FAIRBANKS
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Simon Fairbanks discusses Coventry's Shoot Festival: a new platform where emerging performers can shoot from. He discusses the motivations behind the festival, and the needs it fills. 

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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Scary Santa and his Dodgy Mates

BY JACK SHUTTLEWORTH
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Jack Shuttleworth takes us on a whistle stop tour of some very odd Nicks, and tells us about the ways that people dress up for Christmas in the European and American traditions.

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Placing Children on Your Lap: the Art of Ventriloquism

BY MICHAEL MAYHEW
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Michael Mayhew believes that Santa Claus invented ventriloquism. He shows us that all our pre-conceptions about the man have been completely wrong, and that in fact he’s a frightening being capable of controlling children. 

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve."

In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.

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Can I Save Your Christmas?

BY MARTIN SYMONS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Martin Symons gives an engaging and entertaining talk on the politics of playing board games with the family during the Christmas holidays - and encourages us to play more throughout the year!

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Sad Lonely Christmas Songs

BY MICHAEL FURMANOVSKY
@ VOL 35 ON DEC 15, 2017

Michael Furmanovsky implores us to cheer up with sad sad lonely Chrismas songs. See if any of your favorites are mentioned, and check how many tears it is awarded.