Past Christchurch Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

August 28, 2014
@ Cardboard Cathedral

PechaKucha Night Christchurch volume 20 tickets on sale now via DASH Tickets!

PechaKucha Night Christchurch volume 20 is presented in partnership with WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014, in association with The Press. 

Hosted in one of Christchurch's most exciting contemporary architecture projects, Shigeru Ban's Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, PechaKucha Night Christchurch brings you its 20th volume in partnership with WORD Christchurch.

// Thursday 28 August

// Transitional Cathedral// 220 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central

// Doors 7.30pm// kicks off 8.20pm

// Cash bar and snacks available

The night will showcase some of the finest talent from the festival line up accompanied by a few local treasures of our own:

Dylan Horrocks// cartoonist// on the Empty Church (my Year of Belief)

Bec McMaster// exhibition coordinator// on Antarctic Time Travel 

Melanie Oliver// gallery director// on Ronald Hugh Morrieson vs KFC

Bryna O'Brien// Boosted // on zombies and community crowdfunding

Penny Hall// director of the SOS Project // I want to talk about sex

Andrew Gunn// film and TV writer and satirist// on the interest I don't put on my CV


Renata Hopkins// TV and fiction writer// on girls with plaits: what I learnt from Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tracy Farr// writer and recovering scientist// on waves

Nic Low// writer and artist// on Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

Phillip Armstrong// academic// on New Zealand's Bestiary

Reed Kroloff - architecture writer and commentator// on disruptive thinking in architecture

Due to recent high demand, tickets capacity has been significantly increased and we've given you plenty of time to grab yours so make sure you don't miss out!

20 images x 20 seconds at our 20th night of PechaKucha magic in Christchurch. 

PechaKucha is devised, shared and supported by Klein Dytham Architecture.

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The Empty Church: My Year of Belief

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Self-proclaimed non-believer and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks speaks about a year he spent trying to believe in a higher power. Here he delves into belief and seeing the world through other's windows. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 17, 2014.

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Antarctic Time Travel

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bec McMaster explores ancient air, lush forests and the building of seven time machines all in her current exhibition project, Antarctic Time Travel - the headline exhibition for NZ IceFest. The world’s most significant festival on Antarctica, celebrating New Zealand and Christchurch’s unique relationship with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. As an exhibition developer and sustainability professional who is hugely intrigued by all things Antarctica, the chance to develop an exhibition on what Antarctica’s past can tell us about future climate change was right up Bec’s alley. Here, Bec shares the process of engaging with some of NZ’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering way. Take this 50 million year journey from the past into our near future in the blink of 20 slides.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2015.

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Ronald Hugh Morrieson vs KFC

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Gallery curator Melanie Oliver reflects on one of her literary heros, Ronald Hugh Morrieson, and the tributory festival she organised for him at a local KFC. 

Celebrating the late New Zealand author, fans of Ronald Hugh Morrieson celebrate his works and who he was as person and artist.

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I Want to Talk about Sex

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most probably like you have never had them before. 

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 21, 2014.

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Zombies and community crowdfunding

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bryna O'Brian works with Boosted, a New Zealand crowdfunding site for the arts and hypothesises on why crowdfunders are just like zombies. They want your braaaaaains. 

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@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret -- a love for model trains! Gunn expresses his love for model trains, that allows him to esacpe into a fantasy world. He compares his job as a script writer for children's films to these miniature train worlds and how safe both worlds feel. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2014.

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Girls with plaits: what I learnt from Laura Ingalls Wilder

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Renata Hopkins relfects how lessons she learned from Anne of Green Gables are now changing the way she views the world from her own children's lens.

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@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Recovering marine biologist now writer Tracy Farr spins connections between  waves and theremins. 

Connecting the waves of the Ocean, and the unknown that it holds, to the waves of sound, and the beauty that it produces. 

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 

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New Zealand's Bestiary

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Beastiary is a book that describes animals one by one. Phllip Armstrong and colleagues created New Zealand's first beastiary and here he talks us through it.

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A Lawyer’s Story

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Marcus Elliott was  a lawyer. He was a good lawyer. He wrote letters, and answered calls and even won his cases. A collection of the lessons he learnt came together in a book. And he shares some of them here.

Bryna O'Brien
Project Administrator, Boosted in Wellington
Melanie Oliver
in Christchurch
Dylan Horrocks
Cartoonist in Auckland
Andrew Gunn
in Christchurch
Tracy Farr
Writer in Wellington
Bec McMaster
Principal Consultant, Sustainable Project Management in Christchurch