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30 JAN


Putting words on paper for anyone to read, learn from. to enjoy or to be inspired. All presenters of tonight wrote in one form or another and share the stories behind it. 

Listen to the novelist, the poet, the autobiography author, songwriter, spoken word artist and many more enthusiastic writers.

Gebr. de Nobel, january 30th, doors open 20:00.

We start 20:20!

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My work

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Anthony Jegu is an artist of various mediums (sculpture, illustration, photography). He is also a senior videographer and graphic designer, having worked in motion picture special effects, video production for the past 15 years. At PechaKucha Night Anthony presents his recent work and shares his story.

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Desert encounters

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Chantal van Arensbergen met her guide through the desert: Ahmed, while traveling in Egypt. An unforgettable experience. This inspired her to set up desert encounters in Leiden and beyond. People experience moments of happiness in very different ways during those meetings. The money she raises is spent on the construction of the school that is being built in Ahmed’s oasis village.

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Should we all be assertive?

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

How a broken ankle caused a storm. And why does shouting and cursing doesn’t lead to anything. Or in other words: Are you aware of the collective assertiveness? Laura Vrijenhoef tells us all

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Botanical philosophy

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Norbert Peeters studied Archeology and philosophy at Leiden University. Together with his former Professor Wouter Oudemans he wrote ‘Plantaardig – Vegetatieve filosofie’. Last year his debut came out: ‘Botanische revolutie: De plantenleer van Charles Darwin’. This book was nominated for the Jan Wolkers prize. As a botanical philosopher Peeters writes about the common grounds of philosophy and botany.

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Cycling to Mekka on a wooden bike

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Mohammed Kechouh and Rudy van der Aar decided to ride from Maassluis (the Netherlands) to Mekka on bicycles made out of wood. One of the goals of this journey was to promote sustainability. One TEAM with one green task: to motivate people to live a more sustainable life. Together Each Achieves More.

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Walking through history

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Angela Mombers makes detailled and rich reproductions of historical costumes, usually of nobility. het costumes frange from the 15th till beginning of 20th century. She is inspired by antique paintings and museum artifacts. The process of costume making is followed by thousands of fans via her Instagram account Walking Through History and on FB Walking Through History with Jasper and Angela - from inspiration, via tutorials towards the end result.

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Swimming with Usher

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Michel Tielbeke shares with us in his characteristic style full of humor on how he became a medal winner in the world’s most prestigious swimming contests. The story of a Paralympic swimmer with Usher’s syndrome.

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Transforming a hose dryin tower

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Architect Jelle Verheijen and the ‘brandmeester’. A story about his passion to transform old buildings and how he, together with Alice Clijncke, succeeded to put new life in a former fire hose drying tower.


About the City's Organizers

  • Judith Sebregts

    City Organiser for PechaKucha Night Leiden, the Netherlands and outdoor specialist for Bever, Leiden, the Netherlands

  • Romy Kühne

    Ambacht, geometrie, metaal en licht. Dit zijn de ingrediënten die het werk van product en lichtontwerpster Romy Kühne kenmerken. Tijdens deze Pecha Kucha Night geeft zij u een kijkje in de keuken van Romy Kühne Design; Over het 1,5 jaar in de leer gaan bij een gildemeester in koperslagerij en felstechniek om die ene lamp te kunnen maken, het onderbrengen van je lampontwerp bij een groot verlichtingsmerk en het installeren van een lichtplan op 8 meter hoogte in een voormalig wildwaterbaan.

  • Hugo van Donselaar

    Campspace.com brings offer and demand for unique camp spaces together. Is this the Air-BNB within the world of camping? Sure not! It is way bigger than that, The world is one big Campspace! Oh yeah……the moon too.