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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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Dom Breadmore

in Coventry

LOL, I'm so random

PRESENTED ON JUL 11, 2017
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 32

Dom Breadmore reflects on the culture of being 'so random' and why this makes him angry.

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I Bet You Look Desperately Uncoordinated On The Dancefloor: an accidental journey into rock stardom

BY KEITH GABRIEL
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Keith Gabriel brings us I Bet You Look Desperately Uncoordinated On The Dancefloor: an accidental journey into rock stardom.  By day, Keith Gabriel works inefficiently at the University of Warwick. By night, he generally does as little as he can, aside from bemoaning the domestic mundanities of parenthood. So how did this increasingly corpulent man, who’d previously never sang before a live audience, end up as the lead singer of an indie-rock band? And did he wiggle like a Jarvis, pogo like a Damon or just kinda stand there like a Liam?

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The Mediaeval Welsh Harp: The Robert ap Huw manuscript

BY JACK SHUTTLEWORTH
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Jack Shuttleworth unearths a medieval music manuscript for the Welsh Harp and gentle caresses the audience with the beautiful music from hundreds of years ago.

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On the Ascension

BY ASCENSION DANCE
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Benji and AJ introduce us to Coventry's newest dance company and their own stories into the world of dance.

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From tiny steps to global shifts

BY ELAINE TIERNEY
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Elaine Tierney shares her experiences with movement from her school days to her passion for local music to this day. A plea to support local music or face it dying out.

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Three Movements

BY SPENCER GRAHAM
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Spencer Graham - In Three Movements Spencer Graham discusses how he has used a track, an album and a festival, all titled Movement, as initial sources to develop new approaches to listening and presentation building. Echoing the movement of a turntable and tape deck, he talks in circles whilst describing the very process of putting together Three Movements.  He has purposefully used the word ‘movement’ three times in this blurb to highlight the presentation’s title, Three Movements, and reflect the circular notion of the talk itself.   

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Music & Movement

BY NICOLE MALATESTA
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Nicole MalatestA tells us all about how movement, in the form of various sports, has ruled her life from an early age. She encourages us to get out there and find the sport for us...whatever it is...MOVE!

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Another true story...

BY ADAM REDSHAW
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Adam Redshaw tells us the tale of how he nearly released a worldwide hit with Jive Bunny...I think, it's almost madness. You be the judge.

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Classes, Lessons and Random Experiences

BY LISA S
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Lisa S takes us on a journey of dancing, from Music & Movement sessions at school to line dancing for 'fun'.

 

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.