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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 Top 20 things animals have taught me

BY TABITHA GRAY
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

From learning to stick with the renegades as a child to experiencing a first broken heart, animal lover Tabitha Gray presents all the ways her pets have taught her about life's more precious lessons. 

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My Top 20 of things I've learned about the UK and things I don't yet understand

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Susan Schweitzer immigrated to the UK from the US 7 years ago. Here, she presents her Top 20 of things that she has learned about the UK in that time and all the things she doesn't yet understand.

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Darwinism and the Modern Man

BY STEPHEN JACKSON
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Stephen Jackson talks about how Natural Selection can still find a way to act even in our modern cosseted lifestyles.

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Painting with Radio Control Cars

BY IAN COOK
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

"Generally I paint cars ...with cars ...because that makes sense."

In Painting with Radio Control Cars from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 34Ian Cook presents his long and highly entertaining career in painting artwork with actual radio-controlled cars for some of the world's most known brands. Be sure to check out his studio Popbang Colour for more inspiring works!

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I SAW IT!

BY GEORGIA KELLY
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

From tiny one-man productions to "endurance plays" to massive psychological thrillers set in space, Georgia Kelly presents her love for theatre in all its compelling forms. 

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My Top 20 of Gratitude

BY GABRIELA MATOUSKOVA
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

What are you grateful for today? Gabriela Matouskova presents the story of #gratitudewall (a giant chalkboard) through top 20 contributions collected on its tour across Coventry and Warwickshire. What did people feel grateful for at this year’s Godiva Fest, Social Saturday, Life Festival, Coventry Uni Fresher’s week, Herbert, Warwick museum and Earlsdon Primary? Any common themes? Well there’s only one way to find out!

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The Problem with Hygge

BY ANNE FORGAN
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Anne Forgan presents the problem with Hygge.

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20 Pics to Siberia and back

BY ADRIAN PALKA
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 24, 2013

Adrian Palka shares his project to take his father's image and stories back to his native Siberia.

 

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.