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Pecha Kucha Night #1

Thursday 30th June 2011 Barnsley Digital Media Centre

"Looking Back at 20 Years of the Cupola Gallery"

Karen Sherwood

Karen is owner of the Cupola Gallery in Hillsborough, Sheffield which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. She is also Chief Executive of ROAR – Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance - which has established an arts and design hub in Rotherham Town Centre.

"How I Finally Stopped Worrying and Learned Just to Take Pictures"

Chris Gittner

Chris is a local photographer, recently moved back to Yorkshire from London. He’s interested in street photography and portraits and is looking to pursue photography professionally.

"The Merits, or Otherwise, of Wikipedia and Other Internet Wisdom"

Craig Burgess

Craig Burgess is a director of Genius Division - a Barnsley-based digital agency. He is also a founding member of #meetfriday an open group of techy, designer types who meet up on Fridays, as the name suggests, to discuss work, design and everything.

"Morris Dancing—with Bells On"

Ruth Stoker

Former Yorkshire Post journalist Ruth has been teaching journalism to students for more than 17 years. She is currently a senior lecturer and course leader at the University of Huddersfield, based at the Barnsley Campus. Ruth is also a dancer and musician with Wakefield Morris Dancers.

"African American Novelists and Poets"

Julie Roberts

Julie is an American ex-pat who traded sunny Orlando, Florida for the delights of Barnsley about 10 years ago. She'll tell anybody who will listen that it has been the best decision of her life. Since having her two children, Julie has made the leap from marketing into media. She now works part-time as a professional voice over artist and producer for the community IPTV channel, s36.tv.

"Why Journalism Gives you an Edge in a Digital Age"

Geoff Fox

Geoff worked for fifteen years as a journalist and news editor in the regional press and was most recently the Yorkshire Evening Post’s ‘Digital Editor’. He now runs his own PR Company ‘Deadline Digital’ which specialises in video press releases.