Aa Yap: Pecha Kucha

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Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses

Stevenson Road

Fraserburgh

AB43 9DU

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PechaKucha. Chit-chat. Yap. Join us and be inspired by the first Doric PechaKucha.

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A warld first: a PechaKucha nicht wi 8 spikkers fae Aiberdeenshire yappin aboot their wirk an its links tae the livin tongue an cultur o oor neuk o Scotland. Pecha Kucha is a fast-movin Japanese format full o virr far spikkers hae 20 slides an 20 seconds on each een. Come doon tae hear fae some o the region’s weel-kint makars, scrievers, artists, an thinkers

Join us for an evening of inspiring creative yappin. Live Life Aberdeenshire's Arts & Heritage team is delighted to be partnering with the Elphinstone Institute at Aberdeen University, part of the world wide PechaKucha community.

We’ll hear from a range of speakers, from the north east and further afield, who will use the super-fast PechaKucha format to talk about their connection to Doric - be it their mither tongue or academic study.

PechaKucha, or ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, was developed by Klein Dytham Architecture, in Tokyo back in 2003. PKs now run all over the world in over 1,000 cities. The much loved and respected format is relaxed, simple and enjoyable – presenters have 6 minutes 40 seconds to show and talk through their 20 images, each for just 20 seconds – keeping things fast and fun!

Free to attend. Refreshments will be available to be purchased on the night.

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Charley Buchan – Fit Like Records independent music label that celebrates regional contemporary culture by bringing together aspects of the arts in the North-East of Scotland through unique collaborations, events, and projects

Frieda Strachan is a self-taught DIY weaver and fibre crafter from Inverallochy. After living in London, she returned to Aberdeen where she began crafting in her spare time. She creates textural, tactile works inspired by the natural environment and places she has visited from her studio in the Northern Arts Club.

Laura Bremner is an Aberdeenshire-based designer, illustrator & printmaker. She graduated 16 years ago and founded her own business, Juniper Press, in 2015. Her work takes inspiration from the intricacies and storytelling of Scandinavian and Eastern European folk art, using nature and plants as her subject matter, with a distinct bold monochromatic style. She founded the Aberdeen Etsy Team in 2016. Aberdeen Etsy is not-for-profit creative community that supports Etsy sellers at any age and stage of their careers, facilitating a platform for networking and making new friends, while encouraging connections and collaborative work. Laura is also a Buckie Quine.

Jo Gilbert is a writer and spoken word artist from Aberdeen. Jo writes in English and her native tongue of Doric. She has won three poetry slams including the prestigious StAnza slam in 2018 and competed in the Scottish National Slam twice. Jo has been commissioned to write poetry for several projects providing including films, art installations and festivals. She also hosted the first ever Doric poetry slam in March this year.

Dr Thomas McKean a folklorist specializing in Scots and Gaelic song, along with custom and belief, and fieldwork methodology. Of particular interest is the relationship of traditional practices to the individual, the role of creativity in tradition, and in how singers acquire and adapt new and old material to their own circumstances.

Claire Needler a researcher at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen. She is interested in the intersection between language, culture and education, and how they interrelate to create a sense of identity and belonging. Her PhD research area is the contemporary use of Scots, particularly among young people, and she is also working on ‘Home-Hame-дом- Dom’ – a community building project that uses creative arts to build links between people from different backgrounds. She started her working life as a lexicographer before moving into community and adult education. Her current work combines her love of words and people.

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Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses

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AB43 9DU

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