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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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10 Things you Didn’t Know About the Clitoris

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Life coach Rachael Laurence is blowing minds with an unmissable final presentation for PechaKucha Chelmsford Vol. 1.

Rachael is a facilitator and coach with a passion for helping people reconnect: with themselves, with others and with their wider environment. The stresses of modern living - its busyness and complexity, its relentless pace - leaving many of us feeling alienated, disconnected and overwhelmed.

Presentation No. 9 takes us on a journey about the clitoris: it's discovery, loss, and rediscovery. The anatomical structure and it's portrayal in art and culture across the ages.

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Journey to Self-Employment

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

PechaKucha organiser Martin Plummer invites us to look at his adventures, from a career in the emergency services, to giving it all up and starting again.

Martin served in the police service from a 17yr old cadette in training, to a firearms officer covering the county of Essex. A life-changing event was the catalyst for Martin to follow his dreams, seek adventure and experience the unknown.

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The Other Has a Face

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Born in Germany Aytac spent a lot of her childhood traveling between Istanbul and Frankfurt. Growing up in Istanbul she earnt herself an Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering degree at Yıldız Technic University in 1991 and a Photography degree at Mimar Sinan University in 1995.

Having grown up a trans-cultural child, photography became Aytac's truest method of communication with others. With a love for traveling both physically and mentally, the combination of her physical and inner journeys is embodied in her photography.

Aytac invites us to look at her most recent project in detail and how we all share a deeper connection.

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To Live with Whales

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

For the last seven years Megan has been the chief camera operator for Ocalab, located in remote British Columbia.

Orcalab is a remote whale research station in the heart of the Canadian Great Bear Rainforest. Over the last 50 years Dr Paul Spong has dedicated his life to learning from one of the world's most misunderstood creatures, the orca, using only non-invasive research methods.

Megan gives us a breif insight into the history of one of the greatest stories of courage, passion and compassion.

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Dementia Friendly Garden Project

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.

Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.

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Food Talks

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Tayo Jones is a fine artist and his art practice focuses on food.

He has a passion for food, from the way it is presented to the appearances of certain types of food, such as bananas, watermelons and jalapeno chilli peppers. He will look at the food in front of him, and I say to himself, ‘that would make a great painting’. 

He studied at the University for the creative arts in Farnham, where he developed his practice over 4 and a half years. He takes us on a journey through 20 images of paintings he has produced as part of his professional practice, the artists who influenced his work and what he hopes to achieve in the future.

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Sustainable Parenting in a Disposable World

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Lindsey Raven Emrich takes us on a journey through the conscious decisions she has made as a environmentally aware parent.

"Our children shouldn’t cost the Earth." 

Lyndsey shares photos of the various changes she has implemented into her life and unbringing of her family, ideas she has had along the way. As well as her inspirations.
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From Passion to Career

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Bev Matthews invites us to look at her journey in turning her passion for food into a life changing career. From a career in marketing Bev is now owner and director of Perfect Day Caterers.

From many years of hosting dinner parties, BBQs and larger parties for friends and family, Bev realised she had a natural flair and passion for hosting special events. Being a self confessed foodie, she wanted food to not only be part of her social life but also her working life. Shortly after getting married in 2016, Perfect Day was born.

Beverley invites us to look at her journey, from simply having a day job, to working her dream job.



PechaKucha Night Chelmsford Vol. 1

Do we ever stop and ask the question, why do we do what we do?
Could it be that we are going about it the wrong way and there's a better way – a more thoughtful way to achieving a fulfilled life? 
PechaKucha brings together people who want to inspire and be inspired. At each event, a host of speakers take up the challenge to present on the topics that mean the most to them by following the 20x20 rule: they only have 20 images and 20 seconds per slide, with no stopping! The format of the event has become so popular that's it's happening in over 1060 cities around the world.
We can see why too, as the short format to the night works beautifully, with only 6 minutes and 40 seconds for each talk it keeps the speakers on their toes, as well as preventing them from waffling on for ages and hogging the stage! And it also works perfectly for the audience, allowing them to receive bite-size bits of info without having their attention drifting off (which often happens at longer events).
We have to give a special mention to our amazing presenters James Wilkinson, Beverley Matthews, Lindsey Emrich, Tayo Jones, Tame Isomura, Megan Hocklin Bennett, Aytac Uzmen, Martin Plummer and Rachael Laurence. All of them together gave the most inspiring talks and a real connection was made. 
Also, I've got to give a mention to the team at The Transition who kept everyone well watered throughout the night, and the amazing team of volunteers who helped run the event with Martin and I, between them they helped create a really well-polished event.
We'd love to know what you think over on our Twitter or Facebook. And as a final note, we are keen to get out plans for Vol. 2 out in the coming weeks, if you want to present at the next event we want to hear from you! Drop us an email

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About the City's Organizers

  • Lauren Plummer

    Enthusiastic level 3 eco warrior. Lover of Fleetwood Mac. Mother of Dachshunds. Organiser of PechaKucha Chelmsford. Having stumbled across PechaKucha several years ago at the TaNKs Art Gallery in Cairns, Australia whilst travelling and having dreamed of bringing it to my home town, the timing finally seems right. I was blown away by the electricity of creativity in the room that night, I'm excited and proud to be working on our first edition of PechaKucha Night Chelmsford! http://lifeoflazarusstory.blogspot.co.uk/