Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol. 22!

Venue: Dundee Rep // Date: Tue 6 Nov // Time: 7pm – 10pm // Tickets

This event will be BSL interpreted by Jennifer Ramsay and Linda Duncan. Shoot us an email at if you’d like to be seated in a specific section to see this better. This event will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page and all videos will be posted on our video wall shortly after the event.

Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol. 22 is happening on Tuesday 6 November 2018 on the main stage of Dundee Rep Theatre! Join Creative Dundee for the next Pecha Kucha Night in collaboration with NEoN Digital Arts Festival. Creative Dundee has hosted PKNs in the city since 2011 and they now run in over 1,000 cities around the world!

It’s a simple quick-fire format – speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Each person chooses their own topic – their work, their loves, hates, hobbies or holidays! The night is a great way for people to meet and hear about interesting activities happening locally across the city and beyond.

Always different, entertaining and inspiring; there is something for everyone at this event night which first started in Tokyo in 2003 and has now grown into a global phenomenon. Our regular ‘spread the word’ feature on the night gives anyone the chance to grab the mic and shout out the events and opportunities they have coming up.

Creative Dundee is an organisation which supports creative talent to base, grow and sustain their practice in and around Dundee, by connecting and amplifying the city’s creativity. Be sure to check out the full programme by our partners Dundee Rep and NEoN Digital Arts Festival.

A huge thanks to Chris Hampton, for the incredible PKN artwork. Check out his website for more.


Speakers will be announced shortly!

Amy Parent studies clouds and weather in distant stars for her PhD at Abertay University by day. By night, she puts on roller skates to skate fast, fall hard and (lovingly) hit people with her Dundee Roller Derby teammates. From Paris, she moved to Scotland five years ago for university and fell in love with Dundee. In her spare time, she makes small video games, talks (a lot) about rockets, and dreams about going to space. @amyparent

Vagner Mendonça Whitehead is an artist, wordsmith, educator, and arts administrator. Through traditional and newer media art-making, curatorial projects, and creative writing, his practice displays intersections of personal experiences, histories, geo-locations, languages, and found artefacts. His artworks manifest themselves in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums, as well as film and video festivals, nationally and internationally. His writings unravel similar media/visual encounters in the form of critical and poetic essays.  As professor and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University, Vagner aims to empower traditionally under-represented art students and scholars in higher education. @mariuswatz

Dawn Hartley is Head of Creative Learning at Scottish Dance Theatre. Here at home in Dundee Rep and all over the world, Dawn’s outreach work has showcased and celebrated this rich art form, challenging notions of who can dance. She recently devised activity with Rachel House Children’s Hospice, and supported St John’s RC High School Dance Hub in their performance at the opening of the V&A, choreographed by Shaper/Caper. @SDTdance

Marius Watz (NO) is a digital artist, designer and educator who has been working with computer code as a creative material since the mid-1990’s. He has shown his work in venues like the V&A Museum, Todaysart in The Hague and Kunstquartier Wien. He creates his bold geometric abstractions in a range of outputs, from animations for large public screens to 3D printing and light installations. @vagnerwhitehead

Julie Freeman is an artist. She explores the relationship between science and nature; questioning the use of technology in how we translate our world. Her work transforms complex processes and data from real-time sources into kinetic sculptures, physical objects, images, sound compositions and animations, and has been exhibited widely. She co-leads the Data as Culture art programme at the Open Data Institute. Julie is co-founder and Creative Director of Fine Acts where her focus is on human rights activism and social change through the intersection of art, data and technology. She is a TED Senior Fellow and holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London on Defining Data as an Art Material. @jozfreeman

Kirsty Thomson is Founder and CEO of The Circle and ACK. She is a social entrepreneur with a background in psychology and is fascinated by what makes us all tick. She is determined to raise awareness of the importance of business for good and a #MoreThanProfit approach by educating others about the benefits of this.  She wants to see a world where everyone really is included. @kirsty1thomson

Jen Southern is an artist and director of the mobilities lab at the centre for mobilities research at Lancaster University where she creates opportunities for artists and academics through fellowships, workshops and events. Her work is a hybrid of art practice, mobilities research and speculative software design, and has been exhibited internationally for over 25 years. She collaborates with Rod Dillon, an entomologist/microbiologist/artist and senior lecturer at Lancaster University, specialising in Leishmania-sandfly interactions. 



Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Time: 7 – 10pm (event will kick off at 7.20pm)

Place: Dundee Rep, Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB



Standard: £7

Amps supporters, students, un-waged, over 60s and under 18s: £5

Find out more about our Amps Supporters Network for discount ticket entry, here

For this event, bookings can only be made by credit/debit cards, and refunds will be made only if the order is cancelled up to 24 hrs in advance of the event, not after. If you have any problems booking a ticket, please contact

Thanks to a generous contribution from someone in the Amps community, we will be able to provide free transport for anyone in Dundee whose disability impedes or makes it harder to attend this event. If that’s you, book a ticket and email us at and we’ll organise an accessible taxi to take you to the event and back!

*This event will be live-streamed, filmed, photographed and eventually shared on the Creative Dundee social media platforms. If you do not wish to appear in any of the images that are made public, please let us know at