Past Coventry Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

May 03, 2016
@ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults

Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens!

Join us at The Tin to explore some of our favourite things, from collectibles through to personal objects.

We hope you can join Pecha Kucha Coventry for an evening of talks based on My Favourite Things.

Nivi Morales - The Beauty of Small Details

Richard Walls - My favourite things about no longer giving a f***

Anna Joyce - Sleep

Wes Finch - I don't do favourites

Elaine Tierney - Everyday Smiles

Will Rupp - Procrastination/Destination

Dom Russell - Hand Axe

Paul O'Donnell - A night out with Julie Andrews

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The Beauty of Little Details

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Working to raise awareness of the problems she experiences with her sight, Nivi Morales is a photographer with a difference. Here she talks about her journey as a 'visual person' to seeing in a different way - focussing on small details with her camera, climbing up high with her white cane to get the perfect shot, and working to raise awareness of people 'living between light and dark'. She also shares the work of some of her favourite white cane using photographers across the world.

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My Favourite Things about No Longer Giving a F***

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Playwright Richard Walls thought he had his career made for him when he landed a prestigious Royal Court commission, but things didn't quite go to plan. In this entertaining talk, he explains how accepting responsibility for the resulting failure liberated him, and how adopting a philosophy of no longer giving a f*** about his work actually helped him to follow his heart and become the writer he was always meant to be!

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Time for Bed

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

For our "Favourite Things" themed PK, Research Associate Dr Anna Joyce tells us about her favourite thing, which is...sleep! She explains the importance of sleep to mood, health, attention span and behaviour, and warns against the effects of constantly pumping ourselves full of stimulants.

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I Don't do Favourites...

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Musician Wes Finch says he doesn't really do favourites...but he does love crisps, moths, walking and, erm, a few other things, including running which he was a bit sneering about until recently - "what's the point if no-one's chasing you?". Hear about crips, biological parents and a few of Wes's other favourite things in this entertaining PK.

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Everyday Smiles

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Inspired by our "My Favourite Things" theme, Elaine Tierney considers what her favourite things are and realises that it is the small and everyday things that really make her happy. In this talk, she teaches us to embrace everyday smiles...small things to be happy about. She's right!

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Finishing Stuff

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Will Rupp could (and does) describe himself as prone to procrastination or perhaps not really a 'finisher'. Here he talks about how, on being 'volunteered' to talk at PKN Coventry Vol 25, he enjoyed getting his desk, music and everything ready - until he had to actually sit down to that blank screen - and how recognising that pattern of behaviour helped him to enjoy participating in the journey rather than always fixating on the destination.

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Ancient Hand Axe

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

In Ancient Hand Axe from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 25, Dom Russell reveals that, "as a historian, I spend a lot of time drinking tea" which led him to the realisation that his treasured Stone Age hand axe was made for a left-handed hunter. This realisation - and the subsequent human connection this made him feel with its creator - is what makes his hand axe one of his favourite things!

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My Favourite Things: A Night Out with Julie Andrews

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Inspired by our "My Favourite Things" theme, theatre maker Paul O'Donnell tells the completely made up true story of his fabulous night out on the lash with everyone's favourite singing Nanny/Governess Julie Andrews - and he even manages to shoehorn in a sing-along!

Paul O'Donnell
Freelance Producer/Performer, Self Employed in Coventry
Dom Russell
Historian, Self in Coventry
Wes Finch
Musician, self employed in Coventry
Anna Joyce
Researcher, Coventry University in Coventry
Nivi Morales
Web developer in Leamington Spa
Elaine Tierney
in Coventry
Richard Walls
Playwright, Self-employed in Coventry