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PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol.34

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Thursday 15th of September


Colony One Silk St

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Join us for our first in-person event since February 2020!

For this event, we're bringing together a group of 10 speakers, including designers, illustrators, comedians, makers and changemakers to take on the PechaKucha challenge, talking about the theme of 'change'. We'll be heading to Colony's new site on Silk Street in Ancoats so many thanks to them for hosting us!

PechaKucha is the art of the concise presentation. Each speaker has been tasked to present on a topic using the 20x20 format; they will have just 20 images and only 20 seconds per image to speak, no stopping.

During the evening, you will have a chance to meet other creatives, take part in an arty challenge or two and reflect on what change means to you.

WARNING: Tickets go mega quickly, so act fast to get yours! We will be taking photographs, as well as looking to video and audio record the event. If you have any concerns about being filmed, please get in touch.


John Cooper

John is an illustrator, designer and improv comic. His artwork has been displayed in Home's Open exhibition. He’s done a 100 page graphic novel about the pandemic. He’s done a TEDx talk on improvisation. He’s done 2 solo Edinburgh Fringe shows. He’s done a headstand on a paddleboard. You might have seen him on stage as Danny Pensive. He’s also a member of Comedysportz, Manchesters' long-running improv team. He has a big ego and is a very silly man.

Jess Higham

I'm the Marketing Manager for Onoco, a parenting app, dealing with partnerships and content by day. By night, I take too many photos of my dog and my food, and seem to have carved my niche speaking on the former at PechaKucha.

Niamh Carr

After graduating from a Degree in Menswear Design and MA in Fashion Business I've focused on building my own small unisex clothing brand and working as a designer focussing on doing things better and putting more positive products out into the world that will last.

Megan Vickers

Hey, my name is Megan (Megs) Vickers. I'm a graphic designer currently based in sunny Bolton, Greater Manchester. I am an expert tea maker (according to my grandma) and self proclaimed cheese twist expert.

Phil Korbel

Phil, Mancunian since ’81, now works to make sure he’s giving his daughters a future, not an apology. Based in Stockport he still loves loud gigs and sometimes performs as a singing gorilla with The Rockin’ Rhinos.

Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers is a business psychologist and founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing. After a diverse career across sectors including corporate finance, elite sports and running a video game business, he launched Essentialise in 2020 to promote effective and inclusive wellbeing across organisations. He is passionate about gender equity and health inequality, and is the current Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Service Industries.

Carma Masson

PRAXXIS is a feminist collective and a vertical teaching atelier in both the BA3 & M. Arch years at the MSA. We explore and ask questions as to what feminist architecture might be now and in the future. By using the lens of intersectional feminism, we explore inequalities and inequities in society and what that may mean for the built and digital environments.

Jamie Williams


Ayisatu Emore


Hannah Cox


On the Night

The doors open at 19:00 with the talks starting at 19:30. We'll have a beer break for 30 minutes just after 20:15, where you can have a drink and maybe even some food! The event will be over by around 21:30 where we'll (probably) head to the Crazy Pedros for a drink and a mingle!


Thanks to Colony for the space!

About PechaKucha Night Manchester

PechaKucha Night Manchester was relaunched in June 2016 by a new team after an eighteen month hiatus.

This is our 22nd PechaKucha following a string of successful events. We are indebted to the support of Manchester’s creative scene coming along as speakers and audience members as well as our previous hosts, SpacePortX, Ziferblat, The Wonder Inn, Neo, the Rapha Clubhouse, PLANT, Texture, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, the Bright Building, the Fairfield Social Club (thrice), Colony, The Whitworth, LEAF on Portland St, People's History Museum, Old Bank Residency and most recently online. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going!

PechaKucha Nights will continue to take place roughly every three months at venues across Manchester. Our mission is to feature a high calibre of creatives, designers, artists and community projects from the city and the north.

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