Past Manchester Event: VOL 27

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VOL 27

May 23, 2019
@ LEAF on Portland Street


PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 27 - 'Liverpool'

For our second PechaKucha Night of 2019, we thought we’d shake things up a bit and experiment with some city-to-city sharing! So we’ve invited 10 creatives from Liverpool to come over to Manchester to take on the PechaKucha challenge: to present on a topic using 20 images, with only 20 seconds per image. No stopping.

For this PechaKucha, we're exploring the theme of ‘community’. We’ll hear from an eclectic mix of speakers from the worlds of service and graphic design, architecture, printmaking, zines, creative education and economic reform. So there will be lots to think and talk about!

We’re heading over to LEAF on Portland Street. As a business that grew out of Liverpool we could think of no better location to host our event. 

We’ll also be running a letterpress workshop with Karen Edwards and a creative writing activity with Steve Clarkson from #FoundFiction.

WARNING: Tickets for this one are really limited, so act fast to get yours!


On the Night

The doors open at 19:00 and the talks start at 19:30. We'll have a beer break for 30 minutes just after 20:15. The talks should be finished by 21:30 where we'll stick around for a drink and a mingle!


Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F SmithVeronica Humphris for designing our programme and to Karen Edwards and Steve Clarkson for running our workshops. 

About LEAF on Portland Street 

From LEAF website:

"After five fabulous years establishing our venue on Bold Street,  we can’t wait to bring our ethos of tea, music and good times to other cities. Manchester, being a similarly exciting and creative city, seemed the perfect place for us to look so we began our search for a beautiful space with bags of character that would be the perfect home… We eventually discovered the former CUBE Gallery and RIBA building on Portland Street and fell in love with it’s history, charm and neighbourhood.

It’s taken a couple of years and a lot of love, dedication and careful renovation work to make LEAF on Portland Street happen, and we’re happy to say that it has now opened it’s doors  and is bringing the same great quality wholesome food and drinks, music and good times to Manchester that LEAF on Bold Street has become famous for."

About PechaKucha Night Manchester

PechaKucha Night Manchester was relaunched in June 2016 by a new team after an eighteen month hiatus.

This is our fourteenth PechaKucha following a string of successful events. We are indebted to the support of Manchester’s creative scene coming along as speakers and audience members as well as our previous hosts, SpacePortX, Ziferblat, The Wonder Inn, Neo, the Rapha Clubhouse, PLANT, Texture, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, the Bright Building, the Fairfield Social Club (twice), Colony and The Whitworth. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going!

PechaKucha Nights will continue take place every three months at venues across Manchester. Our mission is to feature a high calibre of creatives, designers, artists and community projects from the city and the North.

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Watch our previous talks:


Paul Kelly
Designer, Bear Four in Liverpool
Robyn Dooley
Director and Learning Designer, OH in Liverpool
Patrick Hurley
CEO, Inclusive Economy Liverpool in Liverpool
Ashley Taylor
Architect in Liverpool
Jacqui McAssey
Founder, GIRLFANS Zine in Liverpool
Karen Edwards
Artist and Printmaker, Red Button Press in Liverpool
Gracie Bisset
Graphic Designer, Liquid Agency in Liverpool
Joseph Bramall
Service Designer, Futuregov in Liverpool
Ben Holroyd
Founder, Thoughtfully in Liverpool
Mike Holmes
Designer / milliner, The Long Shot Exp in Manchester