Pecha Kucha Sheffield Vol#07 is a celebration of doing things 'First', those who’ve done what no one else dared to, the ones who lead the way forward, things never before seen or dreamt of, the few who have pioneered the future we have today & are creating the one we will experience tomorrow.
Ben Heason - Climber
‘First’ ever ascent of Angel Falls – Venezuela, the Worlds highest waterfall
Stuart Mitchell - Knife Master Craftsman
‘First’ Knife-maker to use a revolutionary blade-edge hardening technique
Liam O’Shea - Mixed in
The ‘First’ project to Chart the electronic landscape of the city
David Sedgley - Parkour
Creator of the ‘First’ Parkour Coaching Association in the UK
Jeanette Leech - Author ‘Seasons they change’
‘First’ book on Acid & Psychedelic Folk
Ben Sequerra - Organiser
Sheffields ‘First’ Fashion Week
This one is going to be a bit special though...for the 'First' time ever, Pecha Kucha Sheffield will be a fundraising event to highlight & raise money to save this historic metalwork factory; with the money generated from ticket sales, the bar & food going to save Portland Works.
Portland Works, built in 1870, was the 'First' place Stainless Steel as ever produced in the world, a centenary that will be celebrated in 2013...if the building can be saved! This landmark building is not just a part of Sheffield's culture, but an iconic point in World history...& unless we act now, it's under threat of being closed & turned into luxury flats.
When & Where
Pecha Kucha Sheffield
...a business social that's more a night out...
...it'll get your heart skipping and your mind racing!
Pecha Kucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, is a global, viral phenomenon running in over 800 cities across the world. Sheffield became the 300th PK City on the Planet in April 2010 and has run 16 events at 14 different venues to date.
The evening is based around the 20x20 format, which was first started in Japan in 2003 by the architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Each presenter uses 20 slides, set to auto advance every 20 seconds to present their subject or showcase their work.
by Jonny Douglas and Pennie Raven