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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – PECHAKUCHA at Arts & Science Festival 2017


We are currently inviting proposals from University of Birmingham staff and students to participate in a special PechaKucha evening as part of Arts & Science Festival 2017.

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format whereby you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The format is designed to stop waffling and tedious PowerPoint and encourage creativity and playfulness. PechaKucha is an international network of events originating at the Klein Dytham architecture firm in Tokyo in 2003. You never know what to expect at a PK night and that’s the beauty of them.

The event will take place as part of the University of Birmingham’s Art & Science Festival, which returns for its fifth year in 2017. Running Monday 13 – Sunday 19 March 2017 and themed ‘Land and Water’, the festival will be a free programme showcasing culture, research and collaboration at the University through talks, exhibition, performances, workshops and screenings.

 PechaKucha submissions should creatively respond to the festival theme (Land and Water) and will be considered centrally by the PechaKucha Birmingham team. Should you be interested in proposing a PechaKucha for Arts & Science Festival, please complete the online google form below:

Still not sure? Check out an example from a PechaKucha evening as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham, earlier this year:

Jack Tasker – Hustle 101 – how to turn empty buildings into something cool  |

PK Birmingham is run on a strictly non-profit basis with all funds being used to promote and run future events (and to buy the speakers a drink!).

Please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Milner, Cultural Partnerships Manager, or Rachael Yardley, Cultural Partnerships Assistant, at


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