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Past Cairns Event: VOL 22

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VOL 22

October 11, 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.

 

This is the final PechaKucha Night event for 2017.  We will be finishing off the PechaKucha year with a host of awesome and inspiring speakers.  We know you will love them.  See you there!

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Is Love the Cure of the Infection?

BY DAVID SALOUKVADZE
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

David Saloukvadze uses poetry, philosophy, prose, and images to examine the demise and rise of love, as well as the historical and literary context of love, by which our lives are controlled.  David is intrigued by the effect of love on our lives, and ponders whether love is a) a given, b) an inspiration, or c) a poison in our lives.  With the sub theme of his journey from broken hearted to 'in love', David's words and images are beautiful and thought provoking

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East Trinity : A Jewel on Our Doorstep

BY DENIS WALLS
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Denis Walls is writer, teacher, environmental activist, member of the Save East Trinity environmental action group, and President of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC).  His story spans from 1989 to the present and details the experience of the Save East Trinity group's activism in arguing for, and ultimately spearheading the restoration of East Trinity, using Tidal Change technology.  East Trinity is 740 acres of land, located 15 minutes across Trinity Inlet (by boat) from the Cairns CBD in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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My Journey Doing What I Promised

BY YUMICO TANAKA
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Yumico Tanaka is a language teacher, translator, choral singer, and artist.  She was raised in Japan, and after years of travelling, settled in Cairns, Australia in 1993. Here Yumiko reflects on her life, her personal and creative achievements and heartbreaks, with a view to "start again with a clean slate." Yumiko uses her art and family photographs to tell her story about love, maturity, creative expression, and personal acceptance.

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Playing in Zambia

BY ALISON LEE
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Alison Lee is a teacher with many years experience working with pre-school aged children using play-based learning techniques.  Here Alison recounts her experiences training pre-school teachers in Eastern Zambia.  Alison has been involved in the training project for 6 years.  Funded by overseas donors and Unicef, the project sees Alison and her team work with locals from remote areas to give them a solid grounding in play-based learning, the theory of development, and ways in which to implement quality play-based learning in their villages. 

Paul Barron
Culture Mechanic, Self Employed in Cairns
Tim Warnock
Paediatrician, T H Warnock Medical Pty Ltd in Cairns
Jun Tagami
mini tour company in Cairns
Denis Walls
Environmentalist, Writer, and Teacher in Cairns
Jenna Minchin
in Cairns
Yumico Tanaka
Carer, translator, artist, I'm a freelance in Cairns
Sioux Campbell
Disaster Management Resilience , Cairns Regional Council in Cairns