PechaKucha is an international presentation evening where speakers have just 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to get their points across. The format is designed so that people can share stories, ideas, research and/or opinions in a fun, informal setting. The rapid-fire format means you encounter a varied array of and outlooks and never know exactly what’s up next.
For Arts & Science Festival 2017, we have teamed up with PechaKucha Birmingham and will be hosting a PechaKucha night on Monday 13th March at Cherry Reds in Birmingham City Centre.
Given the festival theme this year, the presentations will all have a land and/or water focus.
If you’re interested in being a speaker at this event or would like more information, please contact the event organiser Ben Waddington: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – PECHAKUCHA BIRMINGHAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWCcDKX5aa0ffcCWLvQMvy5eUcTIXbyW6uvYmmgEmxmRFeBA/viewform
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 | https://vimeo.com/167304022
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 email@example.com
The newly re-opened Gunmakers Arms is a Grade II listed building dating back to around 1820. Starting this January they will be hosting a series of talks themed on history and science. A few University of Birmingham researchers will be there to discuss the Lunar Society, alcohol’s effects on the brain and sports related concussions! Pop along and chat to our researchers about the work that they do, they’d love to answer your questions!
Location: Gunmakers Arms. 93 Bath Street City Centre Birmingham B4 6HG.
- Kay Hunter – ‘The Last Public Hanging in Birmingham’, Tuesday 26th January
- Ruth Cherrington, Club Historians – ‘The Social History of Working Men’s Clubs’, Thursday 18th February
- Dr Malcolm Dick, University of Birmingham – ‘The Industrial Enlightenment and the Lunar Men in the 18th Century’, Wednesday 30th March
- Professor David Williams, Loughborough University – ‘The Early Days of the Birmingham Gun Quarter’, Tuesday 17th May
- Dr Ian Mitchell, University of Birmingham – ‘Alcohol: Friend or foe?’, Wednesday 9th March
- Dr Chris Hamlett, Nottingham Trent University – ‘Control the glass, control the beer foam’, Tuesday 15th March
- Mr Antonio Belli, University of Birmingham – ‘It’s just a concussion…’, Wednesday 27th April
P.S. #Brumscicomm will also take place at the Gunmakers on Feb 10th at 6pm!
This is just a short update to notify you that we have had to change venue due to an issue with our original booking clashing with rehearsals that we’d been unaware were happening nearby. The Role of Engagement in Research events this June 12- 13 will now take place at 52 Pritchatts Rd – Lecture Theatre 1 – Building G9 (Red) on the campus map. All sessions will be held here.
Thanks to everyone who has signed up already, we look forward to seeing you there. Keep spreading the message to your colleagues in the meantime, as we’d like as many people as possible to benefit from these sessions!
The Role of Engagement in Research – support available in Birmingham and beyond
Free training & networking events for all staff and students – Thursday June 12th & Friday June 13th, now at 52 Pritchatts Rd – Lecture Theatre 1 – Building G9 (Red) on the campus map
There is an increasing pressure to engage with potential beneficiaries of your research not only in its dissemination but also in the design and delivery of future work, particularly highlighted by its growing emphasis within funding application reviews. Being able to effectively engage different groups – and even just understanding who these groups might be, and which specific ones are most relevant to your research – can obviously be extremely difficult, so the University’s Public Engagement Working Group has developed a set of training events based around the key elements of communication and collaborative working, as well as evaluating your activities. Sessions include:
· Communicating Research: 10am – 12.30pm Thursday 12th June
· Working with External Partners: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 12th June
· Evaluating Engagement: 10am – 12.30pm Friday 13th June
· The Future of Engagement in Birmingham: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Friday 13th June
· Engaged Social: 3.30pm – 5pm Friday 13th June
These are free events open to all academic and administrative staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. The sessions will be delivered by external organisations as well as internal staff, and will also provide plenty of opportunities for networking, as well as lunch and refreshments.
Please register for each of the events you wish to attend – you are welcome to attend one or all, or even pop in for part of the session if you can’t stay for the full duration – as we need to be sure of numbers for catering and planning any group activities appropriately.
TO BOOK: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know which session(s) you would like to attend as well as if you intend to stay for lunch, this helps us with catering.
More information at – http://thinkpe.net/delivering-research-impact/