Past Christchurch Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

October 30, 2015
@ The Gym, Arts Centre

PechaKucha Night Christchurch volume 25, at The Gym

Those of you at volume 19 may remember the Free Theatre introducing us to Ubu, and his new home at the beautifully restored Gym in the Arts Centre. The Free Theatre run weekly bar nights, with an immersive theatre twist. If you have not yet had a chance to experience Ubu Nights, we invite you to join us for a Friday night PechaKucha like no other. Hosted in the first beautifully restored Arts Centre building, accompanied by a well stocked bar, intriguing snacks and service that will leave you enthralled.

Doors open 7.30pm, as always, PechaKucha kicks off at 8.20pm

The Ubu bar will be open, stay after for a drink and meet new an interesting people in our city.

Tickets on sale from Eventbrite. Speakers announced Friday 16 October  on social media and our mailing list. If you know of someone who will want to be in the know you invite them to join our mailing list.

You heard it first but capacity is limited; we will sell out- so get in quick!

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Begging For It for The Loons

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Not one to shy away from a shameless plug, Darryl Cribb of The Loons Theatre Trust begs for it at the end of their crowdfunding campaign. He showcases The Loons legacy, explais what they ahve been up to of late, and reveals exciting plans for their future!

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Why I Love Photographing Food

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

In honor of World Food Day:

"It's art on a plate... it's a different art form."

In "Why I Love Photographing Food" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 25, Food photographer Meredith Dyer explains why she loves photographing food in ten reasons. Spoiler alert, some of the most exciting parts are the people! 

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Teach a Girl, Teach a Village

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

From Milawi to New Zealand, Regina Smedley tells of her journey across the world on a leap of faith, and how it is now bringing her back home, to give others the same opportunities she has had, by starting Mphatikizo Charity a sustainable orphanage project.

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NZ's First Community Led Wind Farm Development

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

A community own wind farm is in the making, just north of Dunedin, New Zealand. Chris Freear, the director of Bueskin Energy Limited tells us the story of how it became apparent that this community needed to take back its power over the energy they use

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Should Have Known Better

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

20 life lessons in 20 seconds each. Hand drawn and delivered to you by T'Nealle Joie.

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@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Pataphysicist Ubu, the guardian of the Gym, storms the stage to give the audience an education on the surreal

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Persian Cats and Their Many Uses

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Bone fide Persian cat expert Lucy Macilquham gives a crash course in the many uses for this illustrious furry campanion

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Why "Grown-ups" Need Story Time Too

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Storyteller Sharon Moreham weaves a story around her journey into storytelling, sending us to far off lands, meeting far out characters and opening our minds to the importance of storytelling for kids and adults alike. 

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Oh My Gaga

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

There's more to Lady Gaga than her pop music. Catherine Lilley dissects the cultural importance of Gaga's world, and the normalization of the marginalised. 

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Llamaverse Presents Disenchanted: An Original Musical

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Student Chloe Winstanley tests out some plot ideas for her own original devised musical.

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A Letter to Christchurch...From Your Ambassador

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

When Erica Austin studied post quake Christchruch as part of her architecture degree in Auckland, she immediately fell in love with the city, and decided to move down to become an ambassador for everything that makes it special. Now she is immersed in the city-making movement, connecting people who want to rebuild the ciy better than before. This is her letter to those people, and the city. 

Erica Austin
Event Awesomist, ChCh Ambassador, Ministry of Awesome in Christchurch