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The Power of Talking

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

Listen to designer Daniel Thompson talking about the power of talking.  

Follow him as he tells his tale of coming to Manchester for the first time and meeting its brilliant residents.

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@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Squirrelling is the opposite of being a velociraptor."

In Squirrelling from PechaKucha Night Manchesters Vol. 16, Rita Cervetto from Common Good talks about squirelling - an approach designed to help in the planning and preparing for a big project.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 19th, 2017. 

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Random Co-ordinate Photography

@ VOL 17 ON JUN 22, 2017

Kyle Soo, the organiser of PechaKucha Night Manchester, presents his first ever full PechaKucha, telling his story of a photography project he completed in 2016, when he asked the people of Twitter to guide him to random places in London, using only the power of random co-ordinates, and serendipity.  

Join him on his journey into the unknown...

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Holly and the Manchester Wheelers

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Holly Carter: Design and Technology Teacher, STEM Co-Ordinator, bassist with Patty Hearst, Manchester Wheelers cyclist. Holly joined the Wheelers 4 years ago.
She started racing in crits at Tameside and on the track, now hammering time trials, SPOCO's and hill climbs. Her first hill climb race was up the rake 3 years ago.
In her words, "Since then I've learnt how to take weight off my belly, my bike and force my legs to yield their purpose to getting me up hills. They could still be faster...".
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What if you live your life the way you ride your bike?

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Georgie Wood is the founder of creative communications agency Wood Wood Culture Club. During her career, she’s explored youth culture links with Fred Perry, inspired people to head outdoors with Regatta and helped Londoners fall in love with vintage steel road bikes.

In this talk she looks into the question: "what if you live your life the way you ride your bike?"

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The Last Traditional Frame Builder in Manchester

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Ex teacher, archaeologist, DJ, house renovator, life time cyclist and newbie frame builder, Peter Butterfield shares 20 slides. In January 2016 I bought Neil Orrell’s Cycle Shop. We changed the name to Butterfield Bicycles, but remain the last traditional bicycle frame builders in Manchester.


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Jon Gildea's Para-cyclist Journey

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Jon Gildea began mountain bike racing at the age of 13 and represented Great Britain as a junior rider. He always remained a keen cyclist and in 2012 he was badly injured in a mountain bike accident and broke his left leg badly. This injury meant that he was now eligible for para-cycling events and after being classified as C5 he was accepted onto the British Cycling Paralympic Development programme in 2013. 

After joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2013 Jon made rapid progress on the track and road, his career highlight so far becoming a double world champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles.


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The Ziferblat Manchester Story

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 24, 2016

Hear Ben Davies tell the story of Ziferblat Manchester, the sitting room space, where everything is free, except the time you spend. 

Visitors can work, study, relax, play, attend and put on events, eat cake, have a brew or breakfast or afternoon tea or anything!...

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Connecting with Communities

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Community consultation is essential to successful design: architects need to understand how people use existing spaces before setting to work. However, this process often follows an uninspiring, tried and tested formula. In her presentation, Gillian Harrison will explore a range of emerging techniques that encourage collaboration and engage local people, ultimately leading to the design of happier and healthier places for all.

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New Horrorshow Rabbit

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Why swap a career in bookselling for a life of moloko, ultraviolence and a bit of the old in-out in-out? Writer and performer Fat Roland long felt a connection to the works of Anthony Burgess and A Clockwork Orange. This is the story of how a former bookseller found a horrorshow (good) rabbit (job) at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, the famous author’s estate, archive and event space based in a converted Victorian Manchester mill.


Pecha Kucha Manchester vol 5

Hi there, Well what a night. It was our first event at hosts in Manchester and we had a great turnout. 60 people came to listen to a diverse range of presentations from musicians to art lecterers. Bird watchers to science students. One of the best things about the night was that many people have never heard of the concept before. They had no idea what to expect and went away with a great feeling and promised to tell their friends about it. we're already working on the next night which will be at the end of Summer so keep coming back and details will be up soon.

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Global Night in Manchester

Here's today's last poster addition to the blog, for Manchester's PechaKucha Night Vol. 6, that wasn't held on our PechaKucha Global Night, but rather a few nights later, and still followed the theme of "hidden heroes." You'll of course find more posters on our PechaKucha Night Poster Tumblr, and all Global Night posters can be found here.


Relaunching PechaKucha Manchester

Hello Long time no speak. First off, good news: PechaKucha Nights are returning to Manchester! It's been a while.  We're a new team comprising of Kyle, Lawrence and Daniella.  Hi.   A lot has happened in the city since Vol. 13 and Vol. 14 promises to capture a lot off those changes in the forthcoming line-up of speakers. We're close to the launch of the latest event, where we reveal the location and speakers for the evening. As ever, there will be something for everyone. Once we release the line-up, we will start to showcase the speakers so do keep an eye out. If you want to keep up-to-speed with developments at PechaKucha Manchester, then please sign up to the newsletter on this site. Just click subscribe at the top of the main page here. Otherwise, we're on: - Twitter: @PechaKucha_MCR- Facebook: /PechaKuchaManchester/- Instagram: @pechakucha_mcr Do sign up and come along to the first event of 2016. It promises to be a good one. If you're interested in taking part, either by speaking or volunteering to join our team, then get in touch via any of the links above. Thanks! PKN_MCR


PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 15

Ticket Link: HERE Join us for an evening of fun, fast and inspiring talks from a host of Manchester's most vibrant creative minds, who will each be taking on the PechaKucha challenge: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, no stopping. This time we're at Ziferblat on 24 November 2016.   Tickets are £6 for early bird and £7 for standard (booking fee applies).   It's bring-you-own-booze this time round.  If you don't bring anything you can still rely on the range of Ziferblat hospitality: cake and other snacks, hot and cold drinks: all covered in the tiket price! 
Line-up Kladi from Studio Print My Soul. Organisers of Cities of Hope Jay Taylor - Lapsed musician jumping between various music related things Chris Roberts and Rob Evans - With Love Project Sneaky Raccoon - Graphic artist and designer Christina Ward - The Monthly Gift Campaign Manchester - providing sanitary products to the homeless and those in need Nick Entwistle - One Minute Briefs Craig Oldham - Designer and Creative Consultant Ben Davies- Ziferblat Manchester See you there! PKN MCR

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City Focus: Manchester

Hearts and thoughts from the entire PechaKucha Global Network go out to our friends in Manchester, UK whose city has been rattled by tragedy, but whose spirit refuses to succumb to fear. With their sold out  Vol. 17 on the horizon, the steadfast commitment to cultivating creativity keeps Manchester United! 

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PKN Manchester: Hidden Heroes

Keeping our focus on PechaKucha Night Manchester, we look back to some of their past posters and find one that is as true now as ever! Cities that overflow with passion and positivity like Manchester will always drown those who want to spread the opposite, rising above as their creative communities' hidden heroes! 


PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 18 - PechaKucha x Rapha

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 18 - Rapha x PechaKucha PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 18 is going on a tour!  Rapha and PechaKucha Night Manchester are teaming up for a very special mini-PechaKucha as part of Rapha Rides, celebrating road cycling in the north west.  Look out for talks by single speed cycle tourer, Markus Stitz, and others, all of whom are taking the PechaKucha 20x20 challenge: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, no stopping. The race is on.  For the evening, we're taking over the event space at Rapha's beautiful cafe on St Ann's Square.  Tickets are incredibly limited so make sure you don't miss out. As it's a mini-PechaKucha the tickets are a bit cheaper and because it's a celebration, Rapha are throwing in a free drink for all attendees! Not only that, attendees can get access to an exclusive 20% discount on purchases made on the night. Don't say we don't spoil you.    Speakers - Markus Stitz - Founder - Capital Trail and Bikepacking Scotland and the first person to cycle the world single speed - Georgie Wood - Wood Wood Culture Club - Sean Sutton - Photographer, MAG International Communications Manager - Jon Gildea - Paracyclist for British Cycling and double world champion at the 2017 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships  - Holly Carter - Manchester Wheelers - Peter Butterfield - Butterfield Bicycles   Shout Outs  Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F Smith the guys at Foilco for making our programmes super-shiny and With Print for printing. Finally a massive thank you to PechaKucha alumni and awesomer-in-chief, LJB Studio, for designing our brilliant programme.    About Rapha Clubhouse Manchester Manchester loves cycling and with miles of spectacular riding on its doorstep in the Peak District and Cheshire Lanes it is easy to understand why. The Rapha Clubhouse is spread over three floors in its home tucked discreetly behind St Ann’s Church. This is the only Clubhouse with a mechanic’s workshop. Upstairs is a café serving the finest food, coffee and a wide range of Rapha products and an exhibition space called The Gallery is on the floor above that, and has hosted many exhibitions including Bradley Wiggins’s personal memorabilia collection. The Rapha Clubhouse hosts regular rides for both customers interested in taking their cycling to the next level and Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) members. Events such as film screenings, exhibitions and book launches are also regular features.  


PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19 - 'Lessons'

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19 - 'Lessons' We're going back to school for PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19. Inspired by the start of the new academic term, we thought we'd focus on what lessons our speakers can teach us over the course of the evening. So if you've ever fancied learning how to be a calligraphist or wondered about whether we can or should love robots, or had aspirations of being a comedian, then this PechaKucha is for you. All of our speakers will be taking the PechaKucha 20x20 challenge: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, no stopping. For Vol. 19 we're going to PLANT, NOMA's latest development following the awesome Pilcrow Pub, now overseen by our friends, and PechaKucha alumni, OH OK Ltd. PLANT offers everyone the chance to learn a new skill through their wonderful array of free and cheap workshops. The only condition: whatever you do has to make Manchester greater. On the night you'll get to play with ceramics and see PLANT NOMA'S drawing robot in action. Plus, we'll have Emma Reynolds who will draw your portrait in 3 minutes. And finally, our resident photographer Fiona Finchett will be presenting her latest exhibition on the wall space around the venue. So get down early to check out all that's on offer. The doors open at 19:00 and the talks start at 19:30. We'll have a beer break just after 20:00. The talks should be finished by around 21:00 where you'll have a chance to mingle afterwards before inevitably heading across to The Pilcrow Pub for last orders.    Speakers Joyce Lee - Calligraphist Chris Tavner - Comedian  Dr Scott Midson - Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Lincoln Theological Institute Matthew Shribman - Science Presenter, Innovation Consultant​,​ Musician and Tutor Rhys Archer - Researcher PhD student and founder, Women of Science Duncan Craig - Founder, Survivors Manchester Matthew Holmes - The Derelict Explorer Sue Platt and Robert Hamilton - The Society of the Spectacles   Thanks Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F Smith.   About PLANT, NOMA PLANT is a neighbourhood design studio. Inside you'll find woodwork, ceramics, and sewing, wood, clay, and cloth. Through workshops, masterclasses and exhibitions in collaboration with you, the public, we hope to give something back to the city. Something that will make Manchester an even better place to be.  


PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 20 - 'Future'

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 20 - 'Future' It’s a bit of a milestone for PechaKucha Night Manchester. 20 editions of our 20x20 event: 20x20x20, if you will. In order to mark the occasion we thought we’d have a gaze into the future and invite some of the best design talent living and working in the city to take on the PechaKucha 20x20 challenge: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, no stopping.  Tickets are limited for this one so get in quick to avoid missing out. Line-up Rick Banks - Director, Face37 Vimla Appadoo - Service Designer, DWP Digital Ian Anderson - Founder and Creative Director, The Designers Republic Viv Slack - Co-founder, Street Support Jade Hanley - Senior Digital Producer, BBC Rob Watson - Co-founder and Creative Director, Raw Design Studio Nick Entwistle - Creative Director, Trunk and Founder, One Minute Briefs Adam Britton - Managing Director, Trunk  On the Night The doors open at 19:00 and the talks start at 19:30. We'll have a beer break just after 20:00. The talks should be finished by 21:15 where you'll have a chance to mingle afterwards.   Sponsors Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F Smith. About Texture Texture is one of Manchester's top creative events spaces. We're looking forward to their multimedia offering! About PechaKucha Night Manchester PechaKucha Night Manchester was relaunched in June 2016 by a new team after an eighteen month hiatus. This is our sixth PechaKucha following a string of successful events. We are indebted to the support of Manchester’s creative scene coming along as speakers and audience members as well as our previous hosts, SpacePortX, Ziferblat, The Wonder Inn, Neo, the Rapha Clubhouse and PLANT. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going! PechaKucha Nights will continue take place every three months at venues across Manchester. Our mission is to feature a high calibre of creatives, designers, artists and community projects from the city and the North. If you want to know more: Subscribe to the Manchester page on the PechaKucha website here: Sign up to the mailing list: Mailing List Follow us on social media: Twitter Facebook Instagram Watch our previous talks: YouTube  

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PechaKucha Night Manchester - A Year In Review

As we enter into the closing stages of 2017, culminating with our latest event, PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 20, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back at the past 18 months since taking on the role of organisers of PechaKucha Night Manchester, way back with Vol. 14. We wanted to showcase some combined and individual highlights and say thanks to all who have got us to where we are now. Highlights Here is a rundown of our biggest highlights.  The Community Simply put, Manchester has one of the friendliest, most helpful and supportive communities. Since our first event we’ve had so much love and assistance from people across the city to make our events one of the best in the calendar. From Daniel Thompson's sketches of each of the speakers to G . F Smith's constant supply of beautiful papers, we are indebted to those who contrinute their time and effort for the love of the event. We've met so many inspirational people working within neighbourhoods, art, design, cycling whose stories have excited and astonished everyone who comes along to PechaKucha Nights. We wanted to pay tribute to those who keep coming along, giving feedback and supporting us in doing what we love.   The Manchester Moleskine There’s no bigger testament to this community spirit than when a group of us banded together to crowdfund the bid that won the Manchester Moleskine book. Jon Massey and Adam Stanway were our very first speakers, way back in September 2016 for PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 14. They told us of their two year mission to get Manchester's art community to contirbute their work to a Moleskine book with the aim of auctioning it for the charity Forever Manchester. In a nailbiting eBay battle, our group managed to secure the book. Everyone was inspird by the simple mission: that the book shouldn't be kept by one person, rather it should be gifted to the city and put on display so that everyone can enjoy it.  Right now, the book is being exhibited at ‘Collecting Malcolm Garrett’ exhibition in Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University for Design Manchester. The exhibition is running until 23 March 2018. Go and check it out if you can.     The Programmes Since PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 17, we’ve worked with local designers to produce a programme for each event. Each one has been a work of art. It’s been an immense privilege to work with people who have given up their time and provided their skills and expertise to stamp their mark on the event and support the PechaKucha mission.  Shout outs to BGN, LJB Studio (twice) and Field who have created these stunning momentos. Also, a special thanks to WithPrint, G . F Smith and Foilco for their support with materials and printing.   The Wonder Inn The Wonder Inn was a magical venue for us for PechaKuha Night Manchester Vol. 16. With its ceiling foliage, floor cushions and amazing staff support, we were transported into a serene paradise filled with fun and love. Unfortnately the venue closed down recently, much to everyone’s disappointment, and looks set to be redeveloped - RIP. Good luck to the team in securing a new space!   Awards We thought we’d flag up some key speakers who made their talks extra special: Award for the longest PechaKucha Tash Willcocks - clocking in at over 11 minutes, Tash’s talk started with her rearranging the audience before getting them to smile at each other using only their eyes. Her infectious enthusiasm and dynamicism throughout made up for the extreme overrunning... Award for sweariest PechaKucha Craig Oldham - he did warn us in advance... Award for best synchronisation between a double act Hope Mill Theatre - Joe and Will’s talk at our first event was an incredible piece of theatre - alternating between each speaker for every slide. No-one has yet managed to top it.   Meet the Organisers  Who are the people who organised Pechakucha Night Manchester? We're a team of around eight creatives and misfits...  Kyle What I do: I'm a lawyer and budding social entrepreneur with an interest in the use of space, food waste and helping people be the best that they can be. Favourite talk: Matthew Shribman's talk on waste food and why people shouldn't eat meat was both profound and hilarous.  What I would do a PechaKucha talk on: I've already done one on a previous photography project involving coordinates and a poloaroid camera. If I had to do another, perhaps something on OCD!  Daniella What I do: "'I work in Interior Design' - I just feel wanky saying I am one. Making decisions off of gut because I can’t live a lie and that’s landed me in some very lucky and challenging positions; I will do most things if they allow me to learn."  Favourite talk: "In situe - Tash Wilcocks. First one that comes to my head, I believe she is at the forefront of innovation and constantly and consistently encourages creation without pigeon holing what creation should be. Upon reflection and listening back: Laura Jane Boast. Being in a quiet space and paying more attention whilst working, Laura’s PKN inspired me and I love her attention to detail and concept, the thorough process she goes through and to finally bring it back to refined simplicity is very good design."  What I would do a PechaKucha talk on: "Career courage or anxiety or both because they are inherent within one another."   Lis What I do: "Stop motion animator/model maker" Favourite talk: "Hard to pick as there have been some amazing ones, but if I had to I'd say Sam Jones' talk on Eric Cantona." What I would do a PechaKucha talk on: "Persistence, getting knock backs and not giving up."  Lawrence What I do: "Fell into corporate purchasing as a day job after landing from a period travelling, but have a passion for all things fitness and health related."  Favourite talk: "I cannot be definitive, as all of our talks have been so different with their own individual qualities, but Natalie Gray’s talk on how a holistic view on health and well-being can include design spoke to my personal passions."  What I would do a PechaKucha talk on: "I have lots of pretty photos and cool experiences from a time working with huskies in the Arctic, so this would be my first choice." Pat What I do: Architectural assistant.  Favourite talk: "Jon Gildea. Amazingly inspirational and upbeat in the face of extreme adversity." What I would do a PechaKucha talk on: "It’d either be on the way in how the bicycle helped form the 20th century. Or how space exploration has affected our everyday lives."  Thanks again to everyone who'se helped us out! See you in 2018. Team PKN MCR