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Invisible - The Art of Motion Picture Editing

BY DANIEL V. VELEZ
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Dan Velez is a Michigan based independent film editor and communications wizard, with a passion for all things cinema.

"What does editing mean in the context of cinema? Dan takes us through the history of editing beginning with the origins of the motion picture. In a world of shorter attention spans and limited time, editing is a crucial tool for story telling."

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I Want to Look like That Guy

BY STUART MACDONALD
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

The lure of the stage and being a magician was Stuart MacDonald's destiny from the age of 9. His love for magic was so strong he made it into the Hall of Fame at 18 years old. His magic show grew into a prosperous business touring over 1000 colleges in 10 years and had the pleasure to work with Copperfield, Martin Mull, Billy Ray Cyrus and appeared on 2 Statler Brothers TV Specials. Stuart's college tour allowed him the time to learnthe art of film making. Life on the road became hours of wonderfully boring travel films for his family to suffer thru. But, it wasn't long before Stuart started to make short films and TV commercials. It was 7 fateful years ago Stuart produced, on a whim the most pirated fitness documentary ever made.

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

BY BRAD GORMAN
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 

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Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish

BY ADAM KUEHL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Adam Kuehl is an award winning photographer who's trip through Iceland, Denmark and Norway walked him into the lives of the local fisherman. He talks us through those experiences with his photos in this presentation "Alone in Lofoten: 48 Hours with 17,000 Tons of Dead Fish".

Adam Kuehl was born in Oak Park, Illinois. After obtaining a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2005, he began working for the university to produce award-winning look books, national ad campaigns and other special projects.

Although Adam photographs a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in urban landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Tenth as one of the Top 100 Emerging American Photographers. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Vogue, PDN, Metropolitan Home among many others.

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Find your Green Pasture

BY ERIK RIUTTA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Erik Riutta examines how our environment and every day habits impact our emotional condition. Erik is always up for adventure, enjoys a long hiking. He likes to use art as a creative outlet and enjoys bringing charcoal and paper to life. During the day, you can find him at Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, MI, transforming ideas into useful products for everyday people.

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An Intrigue of Kittens

BY JULIE LAURENT
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

A disagreement with her teenage son about if 'Prolly' was actually a word is what brings Julee Laurent to this edition of PechaKucha. The rise of cell phone texting as communication, shorter attention spans in society, and a general disinterest in many youth to pursue language drove Julee and her partner Dennis Anderson to find a new way to instill lessons in language, disguised as a fun adventure. Through their new children's book,  'Lola and Lazlo: Into the Woods' they hope to introduce a love of words and original artwork to a new generation

Julee has been published in Gannett Press Newpapers, Redbook, Marie Claire, Village Voice Media, Tribune News Papers, DiG Magazine, Censored Magazine, InReview and was a copywriter for Diesel Clothing and Coca-Cola. Her band ‘Michigan City Vandals’ has toured the country while having their music featured on shows for HBO and the film ‘CBGB’ in 2014.

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Art Grief Therapy

BY MAGGIE GALLOWAY
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Maggie Galloway is an artist and student from the Art Institute of Chicago & University of Tulsa. She has a long career of creating, including her time as a documentary film producer at WLS-tv in Chicago.

In 2009, after the sudden death of her husband, Paul Galloway, newspaper reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, Maggie was faced with learning to live without her partner of 30 years. It would be 2 years of Art Grief Therapy that healed her... she shares her story.

 

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Assembling the Past

BY TOM FREIER
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Tom Freier's work could be described as 'Antique Assembled Sculptures'. Tom is known for his ability to upcycle discarded treasures. This ability to turn trash into (sometimes functional) treasures has gained him popularity in the art world. Tom has always had a passion for the “old school” way of doing things. He has spent most of this adult life in film photography, woodworking, and any medium that requires use of antique tools and machinery.

 

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Finding Home

BY TESS CARRAGHER
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 28, 2018

Tess Carragher is a Midwestern native, with family roots in the Indiana cornfields. Youth-led her to a spur the moment cross-country move to the coast of Maine, where she met non-profit work and fell instantly in love. The impact was direct and tangible, and even with other pieces of her life collapsing, the need kept her going, until her family couldn’t anymore. Her Michigan roots were calling, and in November of 2015, Tess, her husband Ryan, and then 2-year old Clementine packed up for St. Joseph, MI. Tess found a part-time job with St. Joseph Today, and found much, much more than she had bargained for. Shifting from a role with direct impact on underserved populations to working with small businesses, her new responsibilities and life in Michigan hit her harder than she thought. It’s both a return and an introduction to her roots, and a realization of the importance of community and the choice to call Southwest Michigan home.

 

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “film”

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Columbus @ Gateway Film Center
Feb 21, 2013

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Vancouver @ Vogue Theatre
Sep 20, 2013

PAST VOL 22

Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Dec 12, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Medicine Hat @ Medalta Yuill Family Gallery
Nov 07, 2014

PAST VOL 1

Davao @ Java Jive
Aug 15, 2015

PAST FILM! Insight

Umeå @ Fika! Väven
Nov 27, 2015

PAST VOL 13

Birmingham @ Gas Hall, Birmingham Museums
Apr 20, 2016

PAST VOL 11

York @ The Old Fire Station
Sep 29, 2016

PAST VOL 21

Umeå @ Fika! Väven
Nov 25, 2016

PAST VOL 11

Jihlava @ DIOD
Oct 05, 2018

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The Art of the Shot

BY COLIN RAMSAY
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Film maker Colin Ramsay talks us through 19 of his favourite films which highlight the clever camera angles that directors use to augment storytelling to create atmosphere.

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The value of reimagining something

BY SANDRA DARTNELL
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Self-employed design consultant and strategist Sandra Dartnell talks about the value of provoking people to take a fresh look at the assets they already have.

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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The History of Film as It Pertains to Buster Keaton

BY JENNIFER HARGIS
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

"I'm speaking about Buster Keaton because that's really all that really matters."

Jennifer Hargis talks about the origins of motion pictures and of Buster Keaton up to WWII, as well as the rise in popularity of both.  She also talks about how film influenced Keaton and Keaton influenced film. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 10th, 2017. 

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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The Bechdel Test And Women's Presence In Film

BY DAVE VALENTINE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

D.J., popular culture buff and quiz master Dave Valentine examines The Bechdel Test, which asks if a work of fiction features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man. 

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No Fixed Edge

BY MARK FRENCH
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Mark French describes No Fixed Edge - a captivating collaborative project fusing film, music, and poetry.

"The films are basically about marginal machines, many of which are now obsolete, devoid of their original function or eking out an existence on the margins of our environment".

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Our Reef needs YOU!

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr David Wachenfeld 
Chief Scientist GBRMPA

Our Reef needs YOU!

Contrary to many media reports, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead! But it is in trouble and it needs your help. Dr David Wachenfeld from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will explain what you can do.

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Reef credits initiative

BY JAMES SCHULTZ
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

James Schultz

CEO GreenCollar Group

Reef Credits Initiative

There’s been lots of news around the Australian Government $444M reef restoration commitment – great, controversial, but great. But it’s not enough. 

The reef belongs to everyone, and to the future - how can the world contribute?

James is going to tell us how.

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Playing the Field

In today's presentation, "Playing the Field," Jonathan Wallis tells about his fun activities in the field at the back of his house. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 3.

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The Making of a Local Film, Saving Sea Turtles, and a Silent Presentation

Presentations In this presentation (from PKN Bangor Vol. 4), Alan Comeau is joined on stage with the cast and crew of the film The Road Back: Alan Comeau, Acadia Hospital communications officer and producer of the film; Faith Bishop, Hermon High School student and screenwriter/director of the film; Natalie Johnson, Hermon High School student and “Allie” in the film; and Lucas Holmes, Hampden Academy student and musician/composer for the film. There are many things to see and do in Panamá, and one of them is to check out the sea turtles. Carla Ortiz and Franklyn Arana talk (in Spanish, from PKN Panama Vol. 9) about a foundation that rescues turtle eggs and also helps save those who were recently born. Here's a special presentation, "Listen With Your Eyes," that was done at Amsterdam's recent PKN Vol. 22, which we share in video form for reasons you'll soon see. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for New Haven's upcoming -- and hopefully "lucky" -- Vol. 13, set for August 29.  Calendar Today (July 31) we have PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 2, and tomorrow we kick off August with the following two events: PKN Glasgow Vol. 9 and PKN Azores Vol. 3. 

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Finding Motivation in Film, Soccer-inspired Clothing, and a Video from Charleston

Presentations As you'll discover in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14), Emmanuel Lopez -- aka Motivatorman -- has a blog that talks about how different films can help people overcome difficult times. Gianni Stevano's presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 3) is about how he came to produce -- or what inspired -- the new Master of the Midfield clothing line. It is expressed through the memory of playing on the road, in the sand, or anywhere else where there are no restrictions. Posters Our last addition to the Tumblr blog this week as we head into the weekend is the poster for tomorrow night's PKN Yogyakarta Vol. 4 (pictured).  Video We offered a peek at the recent PKN Charleston Vol. 15 just the other day, and now here's a video highlight of the event, to give you a better idea of how things went down.  Calendar The weekend starts tonight (October 12) with PKN Bogota Vol. 9, PKN Longmont Vol. 8, PKN Pune Vol. 6, and PKN Seattle Vol. 39. On Saturday we have PKN Ostrava Vol. 9 and the aforementioned PKN Yogyakarta Vol. 4, and then on Sunday it's PKN Whistler Vol. 7. 

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Top 5 Winged, Finned, Four-legged Presentations

Whether it flies, swims, trots, climbs, or simply walks, here are the top 5 PechaKucha 20x20 presentations featuring our fellow members of the animal kingdom.  First, we hear PhD zoology researcher Mike Dickison's attempt to figure out Big Bird's exact genus and species. (What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?) We'll then listen to Steven Stark document his fascinating experiences while bee-keeping. (My Bees) Coming in third is National Geographic diver Mark Addison's amazing presentation on his life swimming with sharks. (Give Sharks a Chance) Lesley Ann Beck takes the format in an interesting and unique direction as she takes us through a day in the life of her dog -- from a first-person perspective. (A Dog's Life) Rounding it all out we have Glen Chilton's intriguing research into extinct, rare, and endangered animal species. (Rare Species)

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Watch PechaKucha Vol. 29 - Film Edition presentations!

    PechaKucha Vol. 29, Film Edition was an inspiring evening focused on the hidden heroes of the film industry here in Vancouver. In case you missed it, we’ve posted each talk on our vimeo page.    Speakers Gwenael Lewis - Director New Document, Videographer BocciA filmmaker, storyteller, and design entrepreneur based in Vancouver, BC. Gwenael's growing obsession for visual story telling came to the forefront while working at Chanel. He has since collaborated with several international designers including Omer Arbel, Marcel Wanders and Maarten Baas.  Watch Presentation Carl Bessai - Director Raven West Films Carl Bessai is one of Canada’s leading directors of independent film. Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, he has directed 14 feature films to date, all of which have garnered numerous national and international awards. Watch Presentation Edo Van Breemen - Film Score Composer / Producer A classically trained composer, songwriter, and electronic music producer. Edo's stylistic versatility and ability to musically interpret narratives in an emotionally compelling manner have made him a go-to composer for a rapidly growing pool of renowned film directors and commercial production houses worldwide. Watch Presentation Andrea Chlebak - Digital Colorist, Digital Film Central Andrea Chlebak is the Senior Colorist and Director of Creative Services at Central, a boutique post-production facility in Vancouver, BC. Andrea most recently completed the final colour for Neill Blomkamp's feature film, Elysium. Watch Presentation Adrien Van Viersen - Illustrator/Filmmaker, Smashmedia Production Adrien's career as a storyboard artist began with Romeo Must Die, and continued with Dreamcatcher, X-men2, I-Robot, Incredible Hulk, Mission Impossible 4, and TV pilots Smallville, Supernatural, The Arrow, and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. Watch Presentation Simon Barry - Creator/Show-Runner of Continuum Simon has sold Film and TV projects to Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Universal, Columbia, Working Title, CBS, FOX, FX, TNT, USA, and many independent companies. Feature Film credits include the Warner Bros. action thriller The Art of War and the micro budgeted independent Hamlet. Watch Presentation Kristin Lehman - Actress, Editor of This Fair Land Kristin's television credits include leading series regular roles on The Killing, Judging Amy, Felicity, Century City, Drive, Tilt and Strange World to name a few. Kristin can be seen playing Detective Angie Flynn on CTV’s primetime drama, Motive, or running her recently launched online magazine, This Fair Land. Watch Presentation Wayne Bennett - Film Producer, Organizer of Save BC Film Wayne has been a member of the Film and Television community for 23 years. In 2013, he became actively involved with "Save BC Film" in an effort to educate the public and our Government of the benefits of having an active and thriving Film and Television industry in BC. Watch Presentation Jesse James Miller - Writer/Director, Profile Films Jesse James Miller is a multi-award winning writer and director who's latest critically acclaimed feature film The Good Son: The life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was described by the LA TIMES as "a powerful story of triumph & tragedy". Watch Presentation Damien Gillis - Co-Director Fractured Land A Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues – especially relating to water, energy and saving Canada’s wild salmon – working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. Watch Presentation Maureen Webb - Co-Founder Project Limelight Society Co-Owner of East Of Main Cafe Maureen Webb co-founded (with her sister, Donalda Weaver) Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for young people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They also launched East of Main Cafe, in Chinatown, which donates 100% of its profits to Project Limelight. Watch Presentation Kevin Eastwood - Producer/Director of Optic Nerve Films The producer on two of BC's most successful homegrown feature films (the cult favourite Fido, and the Canadian box office hit, The Delicate Art of Parking). Currently directing The Emergency Room - a new series from Lark Productions that takes an unprecedented look inside the emergency room at VGH. Watch Presentation

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Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha

  We hope that you were able to make it out to PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 21, which took place last Friday evening at the citadel of free speech, The City Club of Cleveland. It was a yet another truly magical evening here in Cleveland listening to amazing, creative and inspiring stories. As many have noticed, space was fairly limited at about 450 people, and we needed to distribute tickets via our Facebook page(still FREE:) to make sure we did not take the venue beyond their capacity. If you were not able to make it out, have no fear, we video taped the entire evening and are planning on posting those presentations as soon as we can process them. A special thanks goes out to Dan Moulthrop, Carrie Miller and everyone at The City Club of Cleveland for making that such an amazing partnership and evening. We are looking forward to partnering with them on many events in the future. Also, if you did not have a chance to make it out, or you did and just can't get enough inspiration, you have another opportunity TONIGHT to be inspired. The event titled "DesignDiversity - Powered by PechaKucha" takes place at Take 5 in downtown Cleveland. The event doors open with a Happy Hour from 7-8pm and the presentations will start at 8pm. The presenter list is pretty amazing and features 5 African American creative professions and will be emcee'd by Jennifer Coleman. Presenters include: Terran Washington Designer, Little Jacket Michele Crawford Intern Architect, Robert P. Madison International Jason Russell City Planner, City of Lakewood Diane Davis-Sikora Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design Arlene Watson Principal and Creative Director, Möbius Grey LLC Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410030872466336/ We hope you can make it out to the first "Powered by PechaKucha" event in downtown Cleveland. We are going to be working hard throughout 2014 to not only bring you GREAT PechaKucha Night events, but we are going to be aggressively working with various organizations to fill the calendar with Powered by PechaKucha opportunities in between. What is "Powered by PechaKucha" you ask? Powered X PKN events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, but still utilize the 20 images x 20 seconds format. The events will be completely organized by other organizations and oftentimes have very different focuses, but PKNCLE is going to do what it can to support each event it can to help everyone tell their creative stories. If you are interested in hosting a "Powered by PechaKucha" event, please email us at pkncleveland@gmail.com and we will definitely reach out to talk about the process. Cheers to an amazing, inspiring and creativity filled 2014! -PKN Cleveland Creative Team Michael Christoff Raseem Parker Aseem Garg Emily Bacha Trent Boerner Heather Lenz David Purpera

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Stuck on Film

"If you make a film, it can be like a book. A film director is like a writer. The characters are his actors and the camera is his pen." In Stuck on Film from Tokyo Vol. 120, Jesse Freeman, photographer/filmmaker based in Japan, takes us on a tour of the film projects he has produced, and also shares some of the things that have inspired and informed his work. After checking out this inspiring presentation, go watch his films and dive deeper into his imagination.  

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF

Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us.  A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron    

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The History of Film as It Pertains to Buster Keaton

"I'm speaking about Buster Keaton because that's really all that really matters." Jennifer Hargis talks about the origins of motion pictures and of Buster Keaton up to WWII, as well as the rise in popularity of both.  She also talks about how film influenced Keaton and Keaton influenced film. 

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 19 IYOR

Be part of saving our coral reef ecosystems in this, the third International Year of the Reef 2018(IYOR 2018) - see you at our special PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 19 IYOR event!   When: Thursday September 20, 2018 - the bar opens @ 6pm and talks kick off @ 6:30pm Where: Dance North, cnr. Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville City Tickets: $5 at the Door Lucky door prize: Studio Kaz "Reef" art glass