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?

@ 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

@ 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

@ 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

@ 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. 

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Let's Write a Poem

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

The title of this presentation sounds innocent enough, and maybe even a little dry.  Freeze that thought!  Brenton Clutterbuck oozes humour, energy, creativity, and passion as he explains the theoretical process of writing poetry.  Literary devices have NEVER sounded so excitinng. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy Brenton's passion for teaching and poetry.

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It Won't Happen Here, Right?

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Sioux Campbell lives in Cairns, Australia, an area prone to cyclones, flooding, mud slides, etc.  She knows all about natural disaster!  Her job is to train communities in how to prepare for, and what to do in case of natural disaster.  Sioux uses creativity, humour and cold hard science to spread her message of 'Be Prepared'. 

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Heart Sutra in Cairns Nature

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Jun Tagami is an artist and radio announcer, raised in Japan and living in Australia since 1995.  In this presentation Jun shares his current project combining photography, Heart Sutra chanting and the natural surrounds of Cairns, his home since 2014.

Heart Sutra is one of the most famous Sutra’s in Japan, described as a conversation between the student and Buddha. This sutra has rich, strong power and waves which strengthen the student's spiritually.

According to Jun, words have power and so does nature.  This is a collaboration between the waves generated by Heart Sutra and by nature.

Listen out at 2.38 where Jun shares his powerful Heart Sutra chanting.

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My Recent Trip to Scotland and Ireland

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Jen Frei, residing in Cairns, Australia, shares her photographs of a recent trip through Scotland and Ireland. She was fascinated by the huge variety of art and culture that she encountered, the incredible characters that she met, the immediate connection she felt with the landscapes and people .... and oh, all the Guinness that she drank.

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