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The Ziferblat Manchester Story

BY BEN DAVIES
@ 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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Wasted Food

BY MATTHEW SHRIBMAN
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 28, 2017

Let Science In The Bath's Matthew Shribman take you on a journey exploring the problems of food production and why you probably shouldn't eat beef...

Background

Matthew Shribman runs the world's fastest growing bath-based science channel "Science In The Bath" on Facebook and YouTube, where his videos have amassed over 10 million views. He also does short facts in the shower and occasionally interviews animals on Instagram.

Besides his science presenting, Matthew is an innovation consultant, working with numerous startups ranging biotech, supply chain, education, agritech and smart city technologies.

In his spare time, Matthew has written and produced songs featured by BBC Radio 1, NME, Guardian, Clash and 6Music. His music, under the name Ash Lad, has been championed by The Times on its list of Hottest Tracks. Matthew is now working with Alt-J’s award winning producer, Brett Cox.

Finally, Matthew is a science and maths tutor, with an enthusiasm for inspiring curiosity and a longterm love of learning in his students around the world.

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Jon Gildea's Para-cyclist Journey

BY JON GILDEA
@ 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.

Read more at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/gbcyclingteam/bio/Jon_Gildea#sFcQYocPe5xGUtl3.99

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The Work of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

BY SEAN SUTTON
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Sean Sutton is the International Communications Manager for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).  An award-winning photographer, he tells the story of MAG and its work to clear landmines in conflict-affected communities.  

Find out more about their work here: http://www.maginternational.org.

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The Last Traditional Frame Builder in Manchester

BY PETER BUTTERFIELD
@ 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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Bikepacking

BY MARKUS STITZ
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

After a career in marketing and riding various ultra endurance rides and events in his spare time, Markus Stitz circumnavigated the world on a single-speed bike from September 2015 to August 2016. He cycled 34,000 km through 26 countries, scaling an equivalent of the height of Mt Everest more than 38 times. After his return he founded Bikepacking Scotland, specialising on the development of bikepacking and cycle tourism in Scotland. He also works as freelance writer, photographer, and marketing consultant, and has twice been awarded by bikepacking.com for his work. 
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What if you live your life the way you ride your bike?

BY GEORGIE WOOD
@ 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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Holly and the Manchester Wheelers

BY HOLLY CARTER
@ 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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Random Co-ordinate Photography

BY KYLE SOO
@ 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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Squirrelling

BY RITA CERVETTO
@ 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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The Power of Talking

BY DANIEL THOMPSON
@ 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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Lessons from Loose Collective

BY GRAHAM JONES
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Embrace your weirdness! The weirder the better, I'd say."

Hear Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan, Graham Jones from Manchester's Loose Collective, as he talks about his work, imposter syndrome and Star Wars Lego in Lessons from Loose Collective from PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 25th, 2017.

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