Pecha Kucha Birmingham, volume 11

took place on 8th December, 2015 at Birmingham Open Media (BOM)

Louise Latter talked about Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)


Antonio Roberts spoke about the one-way appropriation of memes and online culture by corporations.

Kate Andrews told us how she practices mindfulness through her pottery.

Our experimental presentation saw Alan Fair comparing photos he took in New York City in 1983 with those taken in the same places by another artist (James Lawrence Slattery) in 2013. The slides were shown on two analogue projectors manually moved on every 20 seconds.

Ian Francis talked about the photographer Janet Mendelsohn who documented the Birmingham inner-city district of Balsall Heath in the post-war years.

Linda Spurdle explained how working at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery forced her to confront her visceral hatred of the Pre-Raphelite painters and learn to love them, in her own way.

Laura talked about making crazy clothes for clubbers in the late 90s, early 2000s, running a women’s co-operative in Nottingham.

Daniel Alcorn talked about where his inspiration comes from, how it might have affected his career, and what he can do to inspire his son.

Francis Clarke, chair of the Birmingham Open Rights Group, told us about Digital Rights and why they matter.

The next Pecha Kucha in Birmingham is on April 20th

We're running this in association with the Flatpack Film Festival and we're looking for speakers!

Tickets are now on sale on the Flatpack website.