PechaKucha Night x Heritage Open Days
The Media Centre in collaboration with the Huddersfield Civic Society and Huddersfield Local History Society launch Heritage Open Days 2015 with a special PechaKucha Night.
Originating in Japan and now in 840 cities worldwide including Huddersfield, PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where people get together and share their ideas, works, personal stories, holiday snaps -- just about anything, using a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.
This special edition of Pecha Kucha Night for Heritage Open Days is curated by the Huddersfield Civic Society and Huddersfield Local History Society. Leading lights in Huddersfield’s Heritage will be taking to the floor to share their insights, wit and wisdom. Anything from the latest research into the town’s history, quirky stories about overlooked and forgotten heritage as well as personal passions and obsessions will all have their moment.
Confirmed speakers include:
Chris Marsden, Chair Huddersfield Civic Society
David Smith, Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield
Sarah Harding, Huddersfield Local Studies Librarian
Amanda Huxtable, Theatre Director and Creative Producer
Richard Williams-Jones, Journalism Lecturer, University of Huddersfield
Hardeep Singh Sahota, Sikh Heritage and Bhangra
Hilary Haigh, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield
Ken Christie, Historian of Kirkburton
Charles Smith, Architectural Heritage and Lindley
Cyril Pearce, Expert in conscientious objectors in First World War Huddersfield
Joanne Catlow, Community Heritage Manager, Kirklees Museums & Galleries
Frank Grombir, Eastern European migrants to Huddersfield
Daniel Kerr, Modernism in Marsden
Ann Denham, Friends of Tolson Museum & Ravensknowle
Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular heritage festival. It enables people to see and visit thousands of places that are normally closed to the public or charge for admission. It happens every year over four days in September and is a great chance to explore local history and culture.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 and has since turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring people worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
This event is FREE, but advance booking is recommended.
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