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The 1001 stories of climate change'

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

Catherine Heinemeyer convinces us that stories are one the most valuable natural resources we have in the fight against climate change'. She discusses how folktales and religious stories absorbed early in life form the cognitive building blocks with which we understand complex situations such as climate change, and how collective action to combat it depends on our ability to hear and understand the stories invoked by different 'narrative tribes'.

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Nobody Speaks Unless Somebody Listens

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

Miles Salter reads his poem ‘Nobody Speaks Unless Somebody Listens’, written for this event, and performs his song ‘A Way Of Being Free’.

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Moving Audiences

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

Site specific', 'promenade performance' and 'immersive theatre' are terms liberally sprinkled through arts marketing materials, with varying relationships to the actuality. How about an 'immersive roast potato pop-up experience' anyone? You think Jonathan Eato is joking...

But whether it's the latest show from the internationally acclaimed Punchdrunk theatre company, or a well-known oven chip manufacturer jumping on the bandwagon, there are a number of common questions that experience makers are confronted with. Why are audiences being asked to move around? (aka what's wrong with a comfy theatre seat?) How can we move audiences without resorting to sat-nav type instructions or relying on unpredictable wanderlust? And once audiences are out of their seats, what's the pay off?

Jonathan (sound designer for Hannah Bruce & Company) will attempt to answer some of these questions, and make the case for resonance and reverberation as key tools in the immersive experience.  

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A Young Woman's Journey Into African Initiation

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

From Walking through the gates of a small initiation school in Botswana,
Joanne Cuthell discovered a world of deep spiritual healing through song, dance and the beating drums.
She discovered a world that allowed her to access her lineage and resolve the past sufferings of the many generations that came before. 
The communities support and the wisdom of the elders allowed the healing to manifest in its fullness. 
She shares images and echoes them with words that allow a unique glimpse into the world of the Sangoma.
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With You To The Threshold

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

A journey from the physical experience of sound and its expansion, to the role of the individual in the community; and more precisely artists in society. Cristina Crespo discusses how this manifests in her own personal and artistic life, culminating in the album she is currently working on: With You to The Threshold. 

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How not to do a PechaKucha

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

Chris Booker attempts to do a PechaKucha on the spot without ever having seen the images on screen before, with no prepared material. A test of how to think on your feet and cope under pressure.

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Chiropractic, the Science and Philosophy and Why it Works!

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

York Chiropractor Arleen Scholten speaks about the Science behind a profession more and more people are choosing. She discusses how symptoms can be eliminated, and health and function can be improved, through regular corrective Chiropractic care.  

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The Fabric of the City

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Patti Issitt discusses her art: collages and mixed media composites using print, fabric and stitches. Patti aims to explore the emotional interplay between mother and daughter, the internal city of physical embodiment, and the deeper implications of scar tissue running deep into the soul as well as the body. It’s not uncommon for women to carry deep scarring: abdominal surgeries, caesarian sections, breast surgery for example. 

As the city, especially a city with walls such as York, becomes congested and immobilised by impingements to it’s circulatory system, so is the freedom of our body, both physical and mental, impinged by the scar tissue which we accumulate through our lives.



Vol 17: Resonance & Reverberation

Volume 17: Resonance & Reverberation 
Join us at Cafe 68, Cycle Heaven on 30th October, 8pm, for PK York's 17th Volume - Resonance & Reverberation.
Our fabulously eclectic list of presenters will attempt to answer questions such as how do we connect with one another? How does the human body communicate with itself? Does one thing always lead to another? Can a single act of kindness or defiance send everlasting ripples through time and space? Why is Good Vibrations such a great album? What’s the future of messaging?
Don't miss it.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Katie Greenbrown

    I’m a York-based spoken word poet writing and sharing whimsical, beautiful, quirky and - sometimes - funny work at Open Mics and DiY events around the city. My poems are about saving bees, falling in and out of love and having the same coat as everyone else, among other things. My work takes stories from the half-submerged city, and gives them a rhythmic, rhymic twist. I believe in good things and wear slightly rose-tinted spectacles.

  • Hannah West

    The Arts Barge Project in York, UK is a not-for-profit, artist-led organisation working to convert a de-commissioned large-scale river barge into a floating arts centre for York City centre. The Arts Barge will provide performance, showing, participation and mentorship opportunities across the art and design modalities. We deliver arts events with a social focus because it's a great way to experience the arts, to raise profile and funds and to grow our artist network. We work in collaboration and partnership with local, regional and national organisations and artists.

  • Peter Roman

    An artist and illustrator living and working in York. Blending the city’s iconography and stories with contemporary themes, I produce mixed media work that strives for both grace and grit. Recent work includes a collaboration with Young Thugs Records to deliver cross-sensory, cross platform art and killer album covers.