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Practicing Collaboration Through People, Places and Materials

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Artist Ros Johnson explores recent collaborative experiences driving her practice, confidence and creative life.

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When You're Not Looking

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Designer and Illustrator Richard Corrigan talks us through some periods of his life that have been very influential on his work, despite not considering a career in the creative industry whilst living them, as well as touching on what’s happening in the coming months. 

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The Joys of BrandHappy® – Doing Great Work For Great People

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Owen Turner introduces his independent brand and design agency, United by Design. In this presentation, Owen presents about his design history, some of his influences, a few creative pioneers, design heroes and creative innovators. He follows this with examples of some of the work he and his team work do with clients, a few side projects and some of the collaborations that he has been involved in over recent years.

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Creative Ventures in York

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Megan Hamber discusses her upcoming projects, Mum That Likes to Fuck and Sourpuss. Giving a little insight into what she and her collaborators have been up to.

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MOVE|MEANT: Creating an Inclusive Performance Environment

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

MOVE|MEANT is a platform for multimedia installations and performances, but also something more. James Redelinghuys explains, what began as an opportunity to showcase new pieces also became a statement on new music performance; creating an environment where everyone, academics, musicians, and non-musicians, can be included in the wonderful world of today’s music.

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The 'In-Between'

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Colin Black delivers a tenuously-linked ramble about that bit in the middle that actually is the most important bit, or certainly needs to be given greater importance.

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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’.



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.