Past Chelmsford Event: VOL 1

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May 31, 2018
@ The Transition

We are excited and proud to be bringing Volume 1 of PechaKucha Night to Chelmsford on 31st May 2018!

For Vol. 1 the Chelmsford PechaKucha team are working hard to bring you a classic PechaKucha evening with talks from inspiring speakers.

Exactly what is PechaKucha 20x20? PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

What kind of things do people talk about? Literally anything that people think worth sharing including a personal story, an idea, a project, a passion, interesting snaps and experiences from your last adventure, these are just a few examples.

PechaKucha presentations uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha event into “a box of chocolates”.

The confirmed speakers for PKN1 will be announced in the run up to the event but rest assured we are working on an awesome line up of speakers - you won't want to miss it!

Admission is £5 which includes your $1 donation to PK Global.

Bring a heap of friends for a super night out!

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Road to the V-Festival

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Artist James Wilkinson shows his widely imaginative work. Primarily a portrait painter and inspired by the classics of Caravaggio and the pop art of Peter Blake, James has been creating portraits since the age of 7.

Official artist to the Writtle Jazz Festival and V festival, recently renamed RiZE, James shares stories of his time as a live portrait artist, his on and off-stage sketches, portraits and photographs, intertwined with stories about rock and pop icons.

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From Passion to Career

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Bev Matthews invites us to look at her journey in turning her passion for food into a life changing career. From a career in marketing Bev is now owner and director of Perfect Day Caterers.

From many years of hosting dinner parties, BBQs and larger parties for friends and family, Bev realised she had a natural flair and passion for hosting special events. Being a self confessed foodie, she wanted food to not only be part of her social life but also her working life. Shortly after getting married in 2016, Perfect Day was born.

Beverley invites us to look at her journey, from simply having a day job, to working her dream job.

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Sustainable Parenting in a Disposable World

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Lindsey Raven Emrich takes us on a journey through the conscious decisions she has made as a environmentally aware parent.

"Our children shouldn’t cost the Earth." 

Lyndsey shares photos of the various changes she has implemented into her life and unbringing of her family, ideas she has had along the way. As well as her inspirations.
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Food Talks

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Tayo Jones is a fine artist and his art practice focuses on food.

He has a passion for food, from the way it is presented to the appearances of certain types of food, such as bananas, watermelons and jalapeno chilli peppers. He will look at the food in front of him, and I say to himself, ‘that would make a great painting’. 

He studied at the University for the creative arts in Farnham, where he developed his practice over 4 and a half years. He takes us on a journey through 20 images of paintings he has produced as part of his professional practice, the artists who influenced his work and what he hopes to achieve in the future.

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Dementia Friendly Garden Project

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.

Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.

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To Live with Whales

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

For the last seven years Megan has been the chief camera operator for Ocalab, located in remote British Columbia.

Orcalab is a remote whale research station in the heart of the Canadian Great Bear Rainforest. Over the last 50 years Dr Paul Spong has dedicated his life to learning from one of the world's most misunderstood creatures, the orca, using only non-invasive research methods.

Megan gives us a breif insight into the history of one of the greatest stories of courage, passion and compassion.

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The Other Has a Face

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Born in Germany Aytac spent a lot of her childhood traveling between Istanbul and Frankfurt. Growing up in Istanbul she earnt herself an Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering degree at Yıldız Technic University in 1991 and a Photography degree at Mimar Sinan University in 1995.

Having grown up a trans-cultural child, photography became Aytac's truest method of communication with others. With a love for traveling both physically and mentally, the combination of her physical and inner journeys is embodied in her photography.

Aytac invites us to look at her most recent project in detail and how we all share a deeper connection.

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Journey to Self-Employment

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

PechaKucha organiser Martin Plummer invites us to look at his adventures, from a career in the emergency services, to giving it all up and starting again.

Martin served in the police service from a 17yr old cadette in training, to a firearms officer covering the county of Essex. A life-changing event was the catalyst for Martin to follow his dreams, seek adventure and experience the unknown.

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10 Things you Didn’t Know About the Clitoris

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Life coach Rachael Laurence is blowing minds with an unmissable final presentation for PechaKucha Chelmsford Vol. 1.

Rachael is a facilitator and coach with a passion for helping people reconnect: with themselves, with others and with their wider environment. The stresses of modern living - its busyness and complexity, its relentless pace - leaving many of us feeling alienated, disconnected and overwhelmed.

Presentation No. 9 takes us on a journey about the clitoris: it's discovery, loss, and rediscovery. The anatomical structure and it's portrayal in art and culture across the ages.

Lindsey Raven Emrich
Veterinary Nurse/Yoga Teacher/Mum in Colchester
Tamae Isomura
in Chelmsford
Beverley Matthews
Owner of Perfect Day Caterers in Chelmsford
Aytac Uzmen
Photographer in Chelmsford
Rachael Laurence
in Chelmsford
Martin Plummer
Founder and owner - Bar Booths photo booth technology in Chelmsford
Tayo Jones
James Wilkinson
Portrait artist
Megan Hocklin Bennett
Camera Operator in London