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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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My Castle Gateway: Past & Present

BY PHIL BIXBY
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Architect Phil Bixby takes a walk through past and present with ideas from York's My Castle Gateway public engagement.

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The Art of Protest

BY JEFF CLARK
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

International street art mural producer and gallery owner Jeff Clark talks about the street art migration, his explorations in personal photography, and how he developed his views on the world.

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Exploring Edgelands

BY PENNIE LORDAN
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Artist Pennie Lordan takes you on a journey through her artwork and practices, discusses what excites and inspires her, and the techniques she uses. 

Pennie’s work is driven by an emotional response to life experiences through the exploration of ‘Edgelands’, whilst observing the intrigue of the overlooked, often through the use of disregarded and found materials.

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Creative journey through clay

BY NICOLA STEAD
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Artist Nicola Stead talks about her business The Creative Studio York and her practice as a developing 3D artist, referring to people and places that have influenced her creative journey.

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Rethinking the way we do development with permaculture

BY JAMES NEWTON
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

James Newton explores what happens when we start to use ethics and sustainable design principles when we think about the neighborhoods and communities that we build.

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Lessons learned from Arabic calligraphy

BY GRACE ABELL
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Dabbling in a new skill teaches us more than we realise. Here's how graphic designer Grace Abell applied Arabic calligraphy to her professional practise in York. 

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York Mediale

BY GEORGIE SAMUELS
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Georgie Samuels embarks on a nimble exploration of York's newest Media Art festival, York Mediale. She explains what's it all about, why are they here and who are these crazy kids*
 
*Disclaimer: They are not kids
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American Inferno

BY COLIN CUTLER
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

Somewhere between Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads and Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, American Inferno is Dante reset to the American Midwest and Texas in a musical exploration of a returning veteran’s reckoning with appetites, hubris, and guilt - both musician Colin Cutler's own and his nation’s.

 

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City Focus: York, PA


This weeks City Focus finds us back in the states, taking a closer look at York, Pennsylvania. “The White Rose City” as it is otherwise known brings a very rich and unique history unlike any other in America. Known as an architectural museum for its well preserved historic structures, some dating back to the mid-18th century, York was once the temporary capital of the United States while the Continental Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation there. Adding to the history is the countries oldest fair, the 10-day long York Fair, with roots tracing back to 1765, over 10 years before the nation was founded! Oh wait, there’s more? Yes! If you like Peppermint Patties, you’ll want to definitely visit as the delicious treat was created in the city. 


There is a lot going on within York’s city limits, and to add, they will be hosting their Vol. 12 PechaKucha Night in a few weeks on August 14th! You don’t want to 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. Part of Northern Electric, an arts collective formed with Katie Greenbrown.