Past St Neots Event: VOL 12

Large wide pechakucha 13a

VOL 12

April 25, 2019
@ Art & Soul Cafe

Come and hear local creatives present their passions using just 20 images each shown for just 20 seconds.

PechaKucha (or chitchat in Japanese) is a creative style of presenting that was created by two architects from Tokyo in 2003 who were fed up with lengthy presentations. Since then the concept has grown and PechaKucha talks now run in over 800 cities around the world bringing together people from all creative backgrounds.

PechaKucha St Neots started in 2015 and has featured a wide range of speakers from many different disciplines including science, art, design, photography, fashion, architecture, mental health and sport.

if you're interested in talking at a PechaKucha night? Please get in touch.

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Working with a Dyslexic Brain

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"If you've got a dyslexic brain look at the problem solving and enjoy it" We hear from self-employed cable technician James McEvoy as he talks us through the skills he's developed over his life to overcome dyslexia both in education and the workplace.

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What is Enough?

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Climate change protesters are asking what can we do and this bothers me"

Having travelled the world throughout his career visiting some of the richest and poorest places on earth, Tim Richardson has witnessed, first hand the insatiable human need to consume and has started to ask the question what is enough? Tim gives us some clues about how we can all lead better lives.

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The Joy of Archery

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Archery is a sport where you not competing with anyone else, just yourself."

Experienced bowman Marc Bax talks us through his personal experience of being an archer at his local club in Cambridgeshire where they teach all ages and abilities in this highly technical sport that requires precision each time.

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Our Relationship with Photography

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"When I see photographs of myself as a child I want to go back and meet that child and find out what I was like."

Photographer Sammi Sparke walks us through some images from her family album and goes beyond nostalgia and instead digs deeper and explores the memories that define us as individuals and how that affects our future.

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Mixing Music

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Our brains use the echo in a room to determine the objects in the space". 

Musician and mixer Mark Wingfield talks us through the different ways to mix music and one in particular that he has used for many years that tackles the issues when mixing music recorded in small spaces.

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It's Personal

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"I wanted to remove the element of surprise so I taught myself to paint again."

Cambridgeshire-based artist Oliver Winconek talks about different ways that he's looked at his working practice and adapted, from limiting his palette to fewer colours to spending more time with family to help make him a better creative.

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Pregnancy Test Kits, Sex Changing Trout, Life on Mars, Humans in Shoeboxes and Bamboo on Gardeners Question Time

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

With possibly the longest presentation title to date, David Cullen, Professor of Astrobiology and Space Biotechnology at Cranfield University takes us from a random list of things and cleverly ties them all together giving insights about his role in human space exploration development.

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The World Marathon Majors

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"My running career started in 2011 when I accidentally caught diabetes and so my first job was to buy a pair of running shoes and sign-up for a couch to 5k."

Stephen Ferguson talks to us about the challenge of running his first marathon and that this inspired him to continue running and be awarded the World Marathon Majors, a medal won by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest. 

Marc Bax
Product Designer, Panchromos Limited in St. Neots
James McEvoy
Director of Opperations, MKL Cable Solutions in Milton Keynes
Sammi Sparke
Oliver Winconek
Artist, Self employed in St. Neots
David Cullen
Professor of Astrobiology & Space Biotechnology, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Stephen Ferguson
Fluid Dynamics Engineer, Siemens in St Neots
Mark Wingfield
Musician, sound engineer, Self employed in Little Paxton
Tim Richardson
Director, It's Original ltd in St Neots