The other week, a friend of mine, Jonny, convinced me to stand on a stage at the Pecha Kucha Sheffield event that he runs, and chat about how I’m dealing with cancer. Or not dealing with it, as it might be.
If you’re not familiar with Pecha Kucha, each event has a theme, and all the speakers speak about their version of the theme, and when you’re on the stage, you get 20 slides, that last 20 seconds each, which totals 6minutes 40 seconds, or, 400 seconds.
Doesn’t sound too long right? Until you’re standing at the side of the stage, about to go on, with a packed room full of people in front of you and you realise that you’ve 100% written far too much in your google doc to fit into that time, so you decide to wing it! (I’ve always had a problem with too many words. Every essay I wrote at uni had to be shrunken considerably before being handed in!)
|PK Sheffield host Jonny Douglas!|
It’s almost got me thinking that maybe I could do it again- albeit, without the pressure of the 20/20 slide situation going on behind me!
I was also privileged enough to share the stage with some amazing people, people who are dealing with some incredible and inspirational situations. Each of them so different to the next.
|Vanda from The Suit Works|
|Lara from The Snowdrop Project|
|Sheffield’s Major Magid|
|Neighbourhood voices choir|
|Dodge and Co|