PechaKucha Night Manchester #19 - 'Lessons'


PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19 - 'Lessons'

We're going back to school for PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 19. Inspired by the start of the new academic term, we thought we'd focus on what lessons our speakers can teach us over the course of the evening. So if you've ever fancied learning how to be a calligraphist or wondered about whether we can or should love robots, or had aspirations of being a comedian, then this PechaKucha is for you. All of our speakers will be taking the PechaKucha 20x20 challenge: 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, no stopping.

For Vol. 19 we're going to PLANT, NOMA's latest development following the awesome Pilcrow Pub, now overseen by our friends, and PechaKucha alumni, OH OK Ltd. PLANT offers everyone the chance to learn a new skill through their wonderful array of free and cheap workshops. The only condition: whatever you do has to make Manchester greater.

On the night you'll get to play with ceramics and see PLANT NOMA'S drawing robot in action. Plus, we'll have Emma Reynolds who will draw your portrait in 3 minutes. And finally, our resident photographer Fiona Finchett will be presenting her latest exhibition on the wall space around the venue. So get down early to check out all that's on offer.

The doors open at 19:00 and the talks start at 19:30. We'll have a beer break just after 20:00. The talks should be finished by around 21:00 where you'll have a chance to mingle afterwards before inevitably heading across to The Pilcrow Pub for last orders.


  1. Joyce Lee - Calligraphist
  2. Chris Tavner - Comedian
  3. Dr Scott Midson - Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Lincoln Theological Institute
  4. Matthew Shribman - Science Presenter, Innovation Consultant​,​ Musician and Tutor
  5. Rhys Archer - Researcher PhD student and founder, Women of Science
  6. Duncan Craig - Founder, Survivors Manchester
  7. Matthew Holmes - The Derelict Explorer
  8. Sue Platt and Robert Hamilton - The Society of the Spectacles


Thanks as ever to our paper sponsors, G . F Smith.


PLANT is a neighbourhood design studio. Inside you'll find woodwork, ceramics, and sewing, wood, clay, and cloth.

Through workshops, masterclasses and exhibitions in collaboration with you, the public, we hope to give something back to the city. Something that will make Manchester an even better place to be.

About PechaKucha Night Manchester

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

This is our sixth 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 and Neo. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going!

PechaKuchas will continue take place 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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Thu Sep 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST
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PLANT NOMA, Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, M60 0AE United Kingdom
The entrance is on the corner of Dantzic Street and Mayes Street (see Google Maps)
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