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PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha speakers wanted

We’re hosting a special PechaKucha Night in Huddersfield on Friday 16th February 2018 – and we’re looking for some speakers.

A PechaKucha Night is a fast-paced evening full of exciting speakers and topics. As usual, ours will have a distinctly democratic flavour. It’s a fringe event of Notwestminster 2018, a two day event bringing together people who have something positive to say about local democracy and who are up for the challenge of making it work better.  

Ben Proctor, photo by Anthony MckeownSo if you’ve got something to say about local democracy, if you’ve a story to tell, or if you’ve got an idea to share, you might like to be one of our speakers on the night.

Each speaker will talk for 6 minutes 40 seconds on a theme of their choosing, following a “20 slides for 20 seconds” format. The slides advance automatically, so everyone gets exactly the same amount of time to speak – and you should be prepared to keep going!

Some of our previous talks have included: a conversation between dad and daughter about democracy, votes for women, the ‘joy’ of being a councillor, how Sheffield’s tech community responded to the refugee crisis, regional democracy compared to the Galactic Empire, and “The total and utter history of local government” (which turned out to be quite ambitious in less than 7 minutes). 

We welcome talks on any aspect of local democracy, community life and other stuff you’re interested in.

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Want to be a speaker?

Please contact us now if you’re interested in taking part. We’d love to hear your ideas. 


Contact us if you’d like to be a speaker 

Notwestminster PechaKucha Night 2016Want to listen to the talks?

The event will be in Cafe Ollo at the Media Centre on Northumberland Street, from 7pm on Friday 16th February. Please come along to learn something new and be entertained. It’s a fun way to find out what inspires some of our local democracy advocates and to hear about people’s passions and interests. There are always a few surprises.

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The Notwestminster PechaKucha Night is organised by the Media Centre in Huddersfield and the Notwestminster network.


PechaKucha Night

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PechaKucha night in Huddersfield

Join us for PechaKucha Night at The Media Centre to hear about people’s passions and interests – or share your own.

Each speaker will talk for 6 minutes 40 seconds each, following a “20 slides for 20 seconds” format.

Please contact us if you’re interested in being one of the speakers.

PechaKucha Night is fast-paced and full of exciting speakers and topics. It’s like a more democratic version of a TED talk. Think of it as our hustings and come along to learn something new and be entertained – but please promise not to heckle.

This is a free, public event organised by The Media Centre, in collaboration with Local Democracy for Everyone.

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Free admission. Everyone welcome.