Wednesday 12th June – 7pm at the Ukrainian Club, Edinburgh (or 5:30 if you want to practise beforehand) – Free but please sign up on EventBrite if you’re planning on coming.
Back by popular demand, and for its third fabulous year, we’re delighted to be running our Pecha Caka event again as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.
For those who haven’t attended, this is a friendly event combining shared food and short (six minutes 40 seconds, to be precise) presentations from anyone who has something to say and 20 images to say it in.
Based on the popular ‘Pecha Kucha‘ presentation format, this will be a relaxed and low-key event with a warm reception given to anyone prepared to stand up and talk – whether they’re a practised speaker or a nervous beginner. Past speakers have ranged from MSPs to women who just like to ride their bikes – with the occasional diversion into sketch and song. We’ve heard about everything from aerodynamics to ‘mental bears’, activism and finding one’s feet – and (virtually) visited Canada, New Zealand, Outer Mongolia and the Outer Hebrides – all in the course of an evening’s entertainment.
For those who need it, there’s a short workshop/practice session beforehand where attendees (whether they’re speaking or not) can learn more about the format, share tips, and practise their presentation skills.
If you want to speak, please let us know (email Sallyhinchcliffe@gmail.com, or if you’re coming along you can sign up here – bring good food to share, preferably home made (it doesn’t have to be cake) or a small donation.