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PechaKucha Night x Notwestminster
Fri 12 February 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
Join us for a special PechaKucha Night in Huddersfield – a fast-paced evening full of exciting speakers and topics, with distinctly democratic flavour. The Media Centre have teamed up with Local Democracy Bytes and the Politics department at the University of Huddersfield to bring you an evening of quick-fire talks inspired by local democracy.
This special PechaKucha Night is part of Notwestminster 2016, a two day event bringing together people who have something positive to say about local democracy and who are up for the challenge of making it work better. Each speaker will talk for 6 minutes 40 seconds on a theme of their choosing, following a “20 slides for 20 seconds” format.
PechaKucha is like a more democratic version of a TED talk. Think of it as our hustings and come along to learn something new and be entertained. It’s a fun way to find out what inspires some of our local democracy advocates and to hear about people’s passions and interests. There are always a few surprises.
Confirmed speakers include:
Matt Clack - 'Are public servants human too?'
Perry Walker - 'Talk and Democracy'
John Popham - 'Why can't public organisations behave like human beings?'
Jill Lidington - 'Votes for Women! Yorkshire suffragettes demand a voice in Westminster.'
Andrew Wilson - 'Regional Democracy in England's North, the story so far.'
Dave McKenna - 'Godfather Part II Part II'
Cllr Andrew Cooper - ‘The Joy of... being a Green Party Councillor’
Please contact us if you’re interested in being one of the speakers.
This is a free, public event organised by The Media Centre, in collaboration with Notwestminster 2016 and the Politics department at the University of Huddersfield
What else is on at Notwestminster?
This year’s Notwestminster is a two day event, including a Local Democracy Maker Day and PechaKucha Night on the Friday and participant-led workshops, lightning talks and discussions on the Saturday. On both days you can get advice about making the most of digital technology, join us for a few drinks and be part of creative activities with a distinctly democratic flavour.