Past Cairns Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

April 19, 2017
@ Tanks Arts Centre

Join us for an evening of spoken word entertainment with speakers presenting on a diverse range of topics.  PechaKucha Nights are a rollicking ride - you never know what you're going to learn about!


This is our first PKN event for 2017 and we are delighted to be starting off with a 'wow' list of speakers and topics.


If you would like to contact or know more about our presenters, please check out their biographies on this site.


See you on Wednesday April 19th!

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How to get inevitable wholistic fitness easily just by being you

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Race Redomra is a Personal Trainer and founder of Star Creatures Wholistic Retreats.  Race believes that many suffer from ill health because they don't relate to mainstream fitness practices and beauty marketing images.  In this presentation, she shares her simple methodology for wholistic fitness, a method that fits in with "our own unique, authentic, and quirky selves"

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Discovering Lost Treasures

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Carl Williams lives in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.  Here he tells the incredible tale of his experience as a salvage diver in 1984.  Carl and his crew uncover the wreck of a Dutch East Indian vessel, sunk in 1752.  The treasure they uncover creates an international frenzy amongst collectors and historians.

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Wardrobe Overhaul : A feminist statement

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Ruby Boussard is a visual artist and a recycle nut.  Ruby promotes awareness of waste in our environment through her art and by running recycled craft workshops for adults and children.  Ruby is fascinated by three dimensional construction techniques and how diverse materials can be made wearable.  Here Ruby sets herself the challenge of redesigning/recycling her entire wardrobe.  The resulting portfolio of photographs is a feminist statement about reclaiming the female image from a women’s point of view.  Spoiler alert – this has nothing to do with make-up, styling or air-brushing, and everything to do with feeling happy in your own skin. 

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Threading the Queens Necklace

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Chris Wighton is a musician and adventurer from North Queensland Australia.  Here Chris shares his experience travelling by Kayak from Cairns in North Queensland to remote Restoration Island in Cape York, Australia.

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Puppetry in Paradise

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..." 

In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20,  Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland.  Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.

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Say Yes to Adventure

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Julie Sager hails from Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia.  In this presentation Julie shares her passion for endurance sport.  Julie's addiction to all things endurance has seen her compete in Iron Man, Triathlons, Ultra trail running competions, and world championships.  Julie gives us a humourous insight into the realities of endurance sport - the solitude, the scenery, the crunch of the gravel under your feet, the lack of sleep, the sore toes, and her undeniable urge to keep going.

Ruby Boussard
in Cairns
Danielle Henderson
Artist . Lover . Mother in Cairns
Chris Wighton
in Cairns
Rachael Verdel
20 Seconds of Courage COACH, Kremcast Barefoot and Free in Cairns
Race Redomra
Wholistic Fitness Coach, Founder at Star Creatures Wholistic Fitness Retreats in Cairns
Julie Sager
in Cairns