MADISON, WI Search Results: “British”

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Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

A British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge has written four books and has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the Tea Party to hip-hop culture. After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean, he was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent. In 2009, he won the James Cameron Award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2015.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “British”


Kuala Lumpur
Aug 13, 2009


Delhi @ Meharchand Market
Dec 16, 2009


Kuala Lumpur
Mar 17, 2010


Kuala Lumpur
May 08, 2010


Kuala Lumpur
Jan 18, 2011


Beijing @ PKBJ VENUE 22 Beijing University of CIvil Engineering and Architecture
Nov 07, 2011


London @ Design Museum
Feb 28, 2012


Whangarei @ The Old Library
Aug 01, 2012


Garrison @ The Garrison
Mar 27, 2014

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British Council

@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. The British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humour. Will people in London find humour photo captions submitted by the Japanese public funny? (in English)
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A History of British Accents

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent?

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2013.

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British Street Fashion: Past and Present


Meli Melo, a fashion company from Britain, give a talk on street fashion. They talk about where it started and how it has changed over the years. Then they showcase some of their products and bags and outline some of their future plans.

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Where the Sun Rises and Never Sets


From his birth to the present, Harry Sugiyama talks about the precious experiences he has had growing up between two great cultures. He was born to a British father and a Japanese mother and went to school in Britain and China.

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British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

With the need for speed and style, no doubt your in need for a Britsh sports car or at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion. He showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 10, 2014.

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British Court System

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

In this PK, John Smietanka talks about the British Court System. John is a former federal and county prosecutor currently in a private trial practice. "The Knights Templar built this when they were running big, they were the biggest military and commercial banking force in the world at the time..."

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British Brutalist Architecture

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

"We've come so far in our taste and appreciation for these buildings that you can buy models of them."

In British Brutalist Architecture from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15Jon Wright shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain.

Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalism.

He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.


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Scaling up in a British kind of way

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

What does it mean to scale up a business while retaining an air of understatement and embarrassment? How do you grow the team, and is there a book in it? Ciaron Dunne answers. 


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Attention All Shipping!

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

What could be more intrinsically British than the Shipping Forecast? Beckie Senior discusses who was behind it, why it is so enduring, and explores whether we still need it.


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We All Scream For Ice Cream

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 09, 2017

The audience loved Kitty Lam at Vol.17 of the London Series and not just because she provided ice cream cones for all 120 attendees!

She showcased her current project the Ice Cream Empire, a book of stories about the great British ice cream industry. A scoop on the ice cream men & women of Britain, with specially commissioned photography & rare archival images that takes the reader on a sweet nostalgic journey through time.



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A History of British Accents, Book Design in Xalapa, and a New Milestone

Presentations It's with great joy that we can say that, with the inclusion today of a presentation from the city of Xalapa, we now have presentations representing 100 different cities on the PechaKucha website -- and we're only a few presentations away from reaching a global count of 500 online presentations. It's always been our goal to share the widest variety of presentations as possible -- and in as many languages and regions as possible -- and it feels like it's something we're achieving day by day. And it won't stop until we manage to get presentations online from every single PechaKucha Night city! Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16) he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent? In this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8), Álvaro Itzamá takes us on a tour of various book projects he's worked on, each quite different from the other. Posters There's just one addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster for the upcoming PKN Bozeman Vol. 4 (on September 12), pictured above -- you'll find more details, including the full list of presenters, on the official event page. Calendar Here are the two events you can catch tonight (September 5): PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday with the following: PKN Barnsley Vol. 5, PKN Dunedin Vol. 15, PKN Svendborg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 5, PKN Santiago Vol. 3, and PKN Budapest Vol. 28. 

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A History of British Accents

How do you pronounce the letter "H"? Do you say "HAY-tch", or "AI-tch"? In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16), Mark Staplehurst goes into detail on the history and variety of British accents. The way one speaks in England often says a lot about the way they are perceived -- the class from which they hail, their level of intellect, and their upbringing. As many say George Orwell said (thought it was Wyndham Lewis who said it first): "All Englishmen are branded on the tongue from birth." 

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PechaKucha in the British Journal of Photography

Last year, Paris Photo fair held a very special PechaKucha event for photographers to speak at a rapid pace on their works. The British Journal of Photography featured this PechaKucha function in their January 2013 print edition, and now on the web. Here's a slice of their editorial pie: ...Now the format has gone viral. More than [640] cities have held a Pecha Kucha night - from Eureka in Montana, a town of just 1500 people near the Canadian border, to Dubai and its ever-growing multinational community - and it's no longer confined to architects and designers. "People have realised that you don't need more than six minutes and 40 seconds to get your point across. Pecha Kucha presentations allow anyone to get up and present their latest work or passion, especially young entrepreneurs who may only have one project to their name and thus not enough for a full lecture," observes Dytham. And so far everyone from schoolchildren to yacht builders have adopted it, photographers included. By all means, check out the full article, it goes quite deep into the benefits of the format not only to photography, but all creative medium. 

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New Presentations

We have A LOT of new presentations on the site from recent PechaKucha events in Tokyo, and we'll be highlighting them over the coming days/weeks, but if you'd like to binge watch them, here are the direct links to the British Embassy event and the Tokyo Designers Week event.Presentations from our Artek event and last week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 108 should be up by the end of the week. Pictured is presenter Joseph Tame, who was part of the lineup at our TDW event.先月の行われた数々のPechaKucha Night 東京関連イベントからたくさんのプレゼンテーションを掲載しております。まずはイギリス大使館と東京デザイナーズウィークにて行われたイベントのものをご覧下さい!ArtekそしてPechaKucha Night 東京108のプレゼンテーションは近日中に公開していきますので、お楽しみに。(こちらの写真は東京デザイナーズウィーク会場でのプレゼンター、Joseph Tameさんです)

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These are a few of my Suki-na Koto

Somewhere between the land of the rising sun, and the empire on which the sun never sets... In today's Presentation of the Day, "These are a few of my Suki-na Koto" from a special This is GREAT: Japan Design Mission PKN Tokyo event at the British Embassy in Tokyo, Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador to Japan, shows us some of his favorite things. This includes his name written on a piece of wood from the famous Ise Shrine (which is rebuilt every 20 years), his kendo sword and gear, his favorite iPad and iPhone apps, giant teacups, and toys.

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Protecting a Community, An Ecosystem

When Karen Tam Wu began her work in forest ethics, she never expected to be standing up to the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. What began with the company setting up three fracking stations near the headwaters in northern British Columbia, became a community-led campaign to stop the oil company from poisoning the groundwater that is so crucial to the surrounding area. In "Protecting a Community, An Ecosystem" from PKN Vancouver Vol.28, hear Karen tell her story of trial and eventual triumph. 

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British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One

If dihedral doors, carbon-fiber chassis, and airbrakes rev your engine, this one is for you: With the need for speed and style, no doubt you're in need of a Britsh sports car -- at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion you are. In "British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Nick showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.

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Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

"My dad left when I was 15 months old and that's the first reason I'm glad I grew up in England."In Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America from Madison Vol. 13, a British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge shares his insights of the complexities of race while growing up and living in two different countries. While facing the challenges of racial inequality in both American and Britian, Younge offers a unique persective on the merits and pitfalls and over all complex issues of race in both societies. Check out this facinating presentation!

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No Strings on Me

"I didn't really want to do that, so I decided on a slightly different format." In No Strings on Me from Tokyo, Vol. 127, British-born and Tokyo-based product designer Duncan Shotton shares a handful of his highly imaginative and off-beat projects including Cloud Key Holder, Real Boy Push Pins, Rainbow Pencil, Pup-Up a Tree Shop, and others. No shortage of originality in Duncan's creations, ever clever and always inspiring a smile. Somebody definitely to keep your eyes upon!

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City Focus: Penticton

This week's City Focus heads to the south-central interior of British Columbia, to the charming town of Penticton who embraces their funkiness by putting a giant cafe peach lakeside.  The town takes their eclecticism even further by hosting sweet PechaKucha Nights, ripe full of juicy creative nectar. Check their always inspiring presentations and don't forget to dig into their always imaginative posters by organizer, Skyler Punnett.