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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Chris O'Connell

Writer, Freelance in Coventry

20 Stories High

PRESENTED ON DEC 05, 2017
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 34

20 photos of everyday people Chris O'Connell met or interacted with in the ten days between agreeing to do PKN and delivering it.

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My Biggest Weekend

BY LETITIA GEORGE
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In My Biggest Weekend, Letitia George tells us the story of the last few weeks being a new BBC radio presenter and her adventures backstage at The Biggest Weekend with the stars.

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Legacy Wrestling

BY MIKE CONNELL
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

Dramatic scenes, heartbreaking moments, adrenaline fuelled excitement and unrivalled audience interaction; who doesn't want to watch superheroes battle it out right in front of their eyes? Taking you on a rollercoaster of emotions and dragging you into a story you will never forget, welcome to the uniquely misunderstood world of professional wrestling as seen through the eyes of 20-year veteran and Legacy Wrestling promoter Mike Connell.

 

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DIY Democracy

BY CIARAN NORRIS
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In 'DIY Democracy' Ciaran Norris will talk about his experiences of being an independant politician. Ciarán tends to annoy people in his pursuit for better democracy, diplomacy and international development. He’s campaigned to make parliament more accessible and helped lead the successful campaign to protect the UK’s aid budget. He is currently Head of External Affairs at Oxfam.

 

 

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Lioness of Africa

BY LAURA NYAHUYE
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In 'Lionesses of Africa' Laura Nyahuye will tell the startup story of an avant garde Zimbabwean designer challenging existing notions of jewellery design

 

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Finding My Way Back

BY MICHAEL SNODGRASS
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In Finding My Way Back - a response to DIY - Snod, a recovering Artist - considers remembering what you are, how you can be that and what can't you do alone.

 

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Can't Sing, Can't Play, Did it Anyway

BY DAVID GOODY
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In “can’t sing, can’t play, did it anyway” David Goody talks about his DIY pathway to musical success using bizarre instruments and songs about the Coventry Ring Road & Spon End Santa. 

 

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When Gloria met Lil

BY EMMA WARD
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In When Gloria met Lil, Baker & Coffee Van entrepreneur Emma Ward tells the story of transforming an old French van into a cosy food truck, her meeting with Lil, a younger model, and their quest to turn eight wheels into four walls.

 

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Rolf at Warwick

BY HELEN BEVAN
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In 'The story of @RolfAtWarwick' Helen Bevan will tell us about Rolf, her black cat who roams the Warwick University campus, sneaking into buildings. He used to disappear for 4 or 5 days at a time & she had no idea where we was or if something terrible had happened to him. Her family put his phone number on his collar & they were getting 6 or 7 calls a day from staff & students asking us if they had lost a cat. So they set Rolf up with a Twitter account & hundreds of his friends on campus have taken Rolf to their hearts. This is the ultimate feelgood PK presentation.

 

 

COVENTRY Blog

Anyone up for a bit of Crowdsourcing?

We like to pick an open theme as the title for each event as a way of giving some kind of distinctively different character to each evening. The idea is that the themes are enticing for our audience, but crucially, they are also open enough for potential speakers to interpret in lots and lots of different ways.
2016's themes have been pretty good. We set them all in December 2015 when we booked the dates in, starting our rough pattern of 'every first Tuesday of every second month' for our Pecha Kucha Nights.
In case you can't remember, this year we've had 'Lost in Music' (just last Tuesday!), which we think was a particularly successful theme because it allowed for a really wide range of interpretations from speakers such as artist Spencer Graham who told us about collecting CDs which have 'Coventry' in the title, to Sam telling us about how he tried to explore and portray the process of his brain surgery through his music, to an ingenious 20 x 20  actual musical gig (no words at all!) from the Doc Brown Trio.
Also this year we have had 'My Favourite Things', 'My City of Culture' and, coming up in December, 'All I want for Christmas is...' which we hope will spark serious and frivolous presentations in equal measure (if you fancy presenting, please get in touch!).
So, this brings me to you - we need to start thinking of some good themes to use as the titles for the next yearsworth of PKs and we thought it might be worth crowdsourcing some of these - we know our audience is super smart and friendly and supportive so we figure you probably have some good ideas, no?
So far the list of possibilities (below) is short and not altogether inspiring - PLEASE HELP!
- A touch of class
- This is Coventry
- Simple Pleasures
You can email or tweet your title suggestions to @PKN_Coventry. We'll arrange a prize for any we use, thanks!!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Janet Vaughan

    Artist and designer. One third of Talking Birds [t: @birdmail ] as well as @PKN_Coventry. Interested in art-theatre-coventry-allotment-tech stuff. I also #Snap daily.

  • Dom Breadmore

    Digital Media Artist // Creative Technology // Education // Research // @ludicrooms // Married daddy to two girls.

  • Richard Harrison

    'He's a life enhancer' - @matthogan 'His talents and personal ethos are humbling' - @elegantsavages 'I'm your wife, put me in your bio' - @ShivHarrison

  • Paul O'Donnell

    I am a Coventry based Theatre Maker and Creative Producer working on a number of projects which include Coventry's very own Shoot Festival, and my solo performances: So Far West, Nothing! and One Thing On His Mime.