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"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

"I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone just did what they want to do."

In “No Guts, No Glory” from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7Dr. Bert Rutten takes us on a journey into the world of personal development. Dr. Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology, and inspires us to do what really want – instead of what others think us to be capable of.

“When I was 14, this is when it all started…1989.”

In "Sketchbooks", from PechaKucha Night St.Neots Vol.7, Graphic designer Richard Slade shares us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life. 


"As my use of social media increased, so did my understanding of how it worked."

In "Hashtag Photography", from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3Jo Mansfield talks about mobile photography and the use of the image platform Instagram and how it has developed her skills and pushed her in new creative directions.

 

"When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum."

In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him.

"Why, today, are children handed a piece of paper with Math, English and Science and nothing about who they are and why they’re unique?"

In A Creative Journey from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6, Artist and creative Tracey Mowatt shares about the emotive and deeply personal community art project called Vir2oso. Mowatt has been been working on Vir2oso for a year since feeling great frustration from the UK's uncompromising education system which did not provide ample space for creativity and exploration of self.


"Carrie Fisher was 18 when she starred in Star Wars. She owns that film. She commands all the other characters. [She's] a female character that doesn't have to become masculine to be in charge"

In Heroes and Heroines from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3 Jon Torrens passionately shares about the heroes and heroines from the big screen (and some from the small screen) that have inspired him over the years, highlighting their strengths but not over looking their flaws. The last hero he features is his greatest, adding a sweet twist to a solid line-up of true greats. 


In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

Disabling Labelling


"By and large, most people thought it was time for change. And I was going to be part of that change."

In "Disabling Labelling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, writer, mentor, and idealist Ann Hawkins passionately talks about equal opportunity and the modern world lessons that she insists we must learn that race, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, and all the various labels that we are so accustomed to assigning each other, have very little to do with the kind of people we actually are or how effective we can be in the world. "It's time to tidy up our language" she adds referring to limitations labels give us, concluding "we owe it to the next generation."

Alchemy for Beginners


Is it possible to create a drink that tastes like mince pies? Well the answer is yes and many other flavours too. Andy Hawkes is going where no home-brewer has gone before and lets us in his secrets.

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