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Two Pecha Kucha Nights

by Robyn on February 25, 2011 in Events

If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last few days feeling rather glum and not in much of a going-out mood. But there are a couple of Pecha Kucha Night events coming up in Wellington this weekend that look pretty good – one with an arts theme, the other with a science theme (including a seismologist!)

Arts – Saturday 26 February, 8pm

Taranaki Wharf
Tickets $5 (cash only).
Bar open from 6pm, starts 8pm.

On Saturday night, there’s an arts-themed open-air PKN in the Performance Arcade on Taranaki Wharf. The Performance Arcade is a series of shipping containers in front of the harbour side of Te Papa.

And it features these speakers:

David Stubbs // director // Krafthaus Films/ KFH Media //
chitty chitty bang bang with a free set of steak knives
Sarah Hunter // photographer/filmmaker // Transmit media
Sophie Zhang // TV producer and documentary director // – Only Me Generation: a documentary about China’s ‘One Child Policy’
Pat Shepherd // photographer // Focus on Photography
Mark Harvey // performance artist // On Performance, Labour, and Idiocy
Joe Bleakley //About the Island Bay Sund Festival
Catherine Bagnall // artist /
Leo Gene Peters // Theatre Director/Creator
Lynda Chanwai-Earle // playwright / actor /poet
Anton Carter // musician // Marked for life: The Art of Tatau from Oceania
Marcus McShane // Lighting Designer / ecocontraption inventor

Science – Monday 28 February, 7.30pm

And on Monday night, there’s a science-themed PKN at Downstage Theatre. Among the brilliant scientific speakers on the line-up, there’s seismologist Helen Anderson, who is sure to have something very interesting to say.

On Monday 28th February @ 7.30pm Pecha Kucha Night Wellington will present the Science Session curated by Christine Harper and Elizabeth Connor at Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
Confirmed speakers for PKN_WGN_VOL_10 include:

Paul Callaghan // Physicist, Communicator and Entrepreneur // Science and New Zealand’s future: an ironical perspective
Elf Eldridge // Nanotechnologist, Physicist, Mentor // Viral Technology
Bill Williams // Biophysicist // The Inexorable emergence of the complex
Elizabeth Connor // Science communicator // Atman: A lifetime Inspiration
Craig Stevens // Oceanographer // Ocean Powers of Ten
Sea Rotmann // Marine Biologist /energy behaviour researcher // The Kraken Rises
Shaun Hendy // Theoretical Physicist // too many cooks spoil the broth or many hands make light work?
Nicola Gaston // Theoretical Chemist // the case for Sklodowskium
Ruth Beran and Alison Balance // Broadcasters // Science Radio and the Theatre of Mind
Helen Anderson // Seismologist and recovering public servant // Living on the Edge
Hamish Campbell // Geologist // Zealandia: nuclear-powered, twice-cut and ripped
Heidi Meudt // Research Scientist // A botanical life across three continents
Haritina Mogosanu // Space Explorer // about life on mars

Pecha Kucha New Zealand have a recommendation for another charity to support – Architecture for Humanity. It’s a group that aims to use architecture and design solutions for crises. And Christchurch deserves some beautiful design.

Robyn Gallagher

Robyn used to live in Wellington, but now divides her time between coastal Waikato and wherever. She can be found over at her long-running blog, watching too many music videos, or generally mucking around on the internet.

Robert Latchford February 26, 2011 at 6:11 am

I miss Wellington. Always enjoyed going out in the City. Probably has the best vibe in New Zealand. Have put a link onto the NZ page for overseas readers – will do the Wellington page next month. Thanks Robert

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