20 slides… 15 seconds…

1 hell of a night…

Bettakultcha

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What is Bettakultcha?

Bettakultcha is a night of presentations by passionate people about things they love, hate, find interesting, or just want to vent. There’s no censorship, rehearsals, or reruns. Every speaker must meet our three rules – 20 slides – 15 seconds each slide – NO SALES PITCHES.

We’re totally independent and self funded, we don’t have any grants, sponsorship or investors which means that we’re an open forum for ideas, inventiveness and fun.

Here’s what’s been happening

Tell stories, not data

A close friend of mine is a teaching assistant in a well-respected school. She works mostly with disadvantaged children who have special needs and she is a wizard at motivating them. She told me this tale recently of an incident she was involved with at school and I asked her if I could retell it here because it demonstrates how stories have incredible power and can produce astonishing results (she agreed of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be retelling it). Her main charge at school is a boy called Daniel (not his real name) and he had always struggled with the basics. Simple arithmetic was proving to be a real stumbling block for him. Several teachers had tried to teach him the principle of adding up a column of figures and carrying over the tens into an adjoining column if the added up numbers exceeded nine. No matter how many times they went over the principle, Daniel just couldn’t get his head round the idea – it was too abstract for him. Then my friend (let’s call her Jane) was given the task of helping him. Now, my friend is a genius at intuitively understanding children and their interests so she approached this issue in a novel way. “Look, Daniel” she said “at the bottom of this column of figures is a room. This room can only hold nine people at the most so when all the numbers in this column are added together and they total less than ten, then that number of people can still all fit into the same room together so they can continue to party.... read more

Bettakultcha For Sail

  The next event is due to set sail on January 24th and will be departing from The Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds at 7.30 pm. There will be a crew of new presenters along with a couple of old sea dogs and the showboating will all be videoed again using several cameras. Get your boarding passes (I mean tickets, don’t take this metaphor too literally) here and I look forward to welcoming you on board on January... read more

Where have we been?

We’ve been to a fair few places since the first Bettakultcha at Temple Works in Leeds in 2010. So many in fact we thought we should make a map! If we’ve forgotten any please let us know.

 

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