Past Brighton Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

October 12, 2016
@ The Nightingale Room

Another exciting line-up on the theme of 'All Together'.  

We look at community, collaboration, team work and play.


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From Romania With Love

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

For his second PechaKucha, author, journalist and editor, Alex Leith shares his new found love of Romania, whilst there on Honeymoon and just after 51.9% of Britain decide they want to divorce Europe...

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Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely." 

In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wenesday, February 8th, 2017. 

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Billy Illustrates

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

If you don’t know Brighton-based Billy Mather, you’ll probably know his illustration.  Billy is a prolific artist whose ever-popular work isn’t afraid to be funny.  He shows how a not-so-good networker can let pictures speak louder than words.


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Secret Life in a Ska Band

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Hanna Mawbey shares her tales of life in a 9 piece ska band: from the logistics of fitting all the band members in a vehicle to releasing independent records and running with a fancy dress theme!  Plus the more serious matter of fighting bigotry in whatever guise it takes.

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Colourful Collaboration

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Lou Taylor, takes a playful and graphic approach to print and accessories. Here she shows and tells about her colourful collaborations!

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Stay Up Late

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

'Keep it punk' says the director of charity Stay Up Late.  Paul Richards is on a mission: to enable people with learning disabilities and autism to lead full and active social lives.  Paul shares the charity's brilliantly simple yet highly effective initiatives like Gig Buddies.  


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Go Run

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Paul Zara is an architect and heads up the Brighton branch of Conran and Partners in England.  However, he's not talking about running a highly successful architecture firm.  In fact this PechaKucha has no buildings in it all!  Paul talks running and community.  

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Partially Obscured

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"Working on a project can develop a project and... yourselves."

In Partially Obscured at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25, artist Su Wilson talks about her experimentation with the medium of glass and how she was able to crowd fund her resedency while studying abroad in the U.S. by creating one-of-a-kind glass art for her patrons. 

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Not The Only Loner

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Artist, curator, lecturer and PechaKucha Brighton producer, Zara Wood (better known as Woody) confesses she's a "bit of loner.  But a loner who enjoys bringing people together."  An honest reflection on togetherness in today's world.

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Drawn to Life

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"Life drawing is a profoundly human act - a communal & creative process requiring empathy with your sitter" 

In Drawn to Life  at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25, Artist, author and drawing tutor, Jake Spicer presents Draw Brighton, an exciting event that holds life drawing sessions around the UK. Jake also co-directs The Drawing Circus, a unique brand of theatrical life drawing classes which consists of makers, models and musicians alike. Watch this presentation to find out more!

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Reading Together

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Can the simple act of reading change lives?  Sarah Hutchings, founder of Collected Works, a not-for-profit organisation based in Brighton, UK, believes in the power of books.  Her team runs 'City Reads' an annual city-wide reading club festival.  In her first ever PechaKucha Sarah shares her belief in books and people.

Zara Wood a.k.a Woody
Creative Director, Studio Woody in Brighton
Alex Leith
Editor, Viva Brighton in Brighton
Jake Spicer
Author, Artist & Drawing Tutor in Brighton
Sarah Hutchings
Writer and literature curator, Freelance in Brighton
Su Wilson
Glass Designer, Instructor, Fabricator in Brighton
Paul Zara
Architect, Conran and Partners in Brighton
Paul Richards
Director, Stay Up Late in Brighton
Hanna Mawbey
Designer, Singer & Educator, University of Brighton International College in Brighton
Ben Szobody
Writer, Social Projects Developer, Coffee Nerd, One Church Brighton in Brighton
Lou Taylor
Designer/Maker in Brighton
Billy Mather
Illustrator in Brighton