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Bettakultcha at Leeds Town Hall

Bettakultcha at the Town Hall update

You did it! Thank you for buying all the tickets for Bettakultcha at Leeds Town Hall! If you missed out, fear not we already have the next event lined-up. The best way to find out when and where it is, and have the chance to book before everyone else, join the Bettakultcha mailing list.

Thank you Richard and Ivor

Yes you read that right. Myself and Ivor are proud to announce that on January 9th Bettakultcha will be held in the historic Victoria Hall in Leeds Town Hall, yes the one with the massive organ! (couldn’t resist)

Needless to say we’re very excited and are working like idiots to ensure that this will be a very, very special Bettakultcha. One fitting for such an outstanding setting. The Victoria Hall will be set out “Cabaret” style with tables and chairs, so you get the Bettakultcha atmosphere and we have some amazing speakers lined up.

The rules are the same.

As always the rules of Bettakultcha won’t change. 20 slides, each change every 15 seconds, NO SALES PITCHES.

The Price is the same

Earlybird tickets are £5 rising to £7.50 closer to the event. Tickets are available from the Town Hall Booking office online and in person.

The setting is different!

We’ve been on a hell of a journey in the last three years in Leeds: Temple Works, Left Bank, Dock Street Market, Corn Exchange, D-fusion (remember that?), Shine, Brudenell Social Club. All amazing venues in their own right, for different reasons. The Town Hall really is special, just climbing the steps will be giving myself and Ivor goose bumps.

Amazing speakers

We’ve already lined-up some amazing speakers. We’re going to break with tradition and announce that Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds Council, is one of the lucky people to be getting a Bettakultcha badge on the night for presenting. We don’t know what his slides will be about be but he WON’T be talking about the council you can bank on that.

If you’d like to present please email with a short note on the subject you’re passionate about.

Betta be quick!

Tickets will sell fast for this so be quick and bag yourself a little something to brighten the New Year!

Look forward to seeing you in January

Festive Bettakultcha in Bradford

Bettakultcha BradfordWe’re delighted to announce that on TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER Bettakultcha returns to Bradford. And we’re really pleased that the people at Hand Made in Bradford are helping to host us yet again.

As always the rules for the presenters are:

  • 20 slides
  • 15 seconds each slide

We kick off at 7.30 but please arrive by 7.00 so you get a seat!

Do you have a passion?

We’re always looking for presenters, so if you have a passion you want to share email and we’ll add you to the list.

Book early!

Bettakultcha sells out really quickly there are only 50 tickets available, so make sure you book your Bettakultcha Bradford tickets early.

Bettakultcha at the Greenhouse

Bettakultcha at the GreenhouseThe last Bettakultcha in Leeds will be held at the Greenhouse on November 27th.

When I say the last, I mean the last one in 2012 of course, there’s a LOT more to come from Bettakultcha in Leeds in 2013.

The Greenhouse promises to be an amazing event, as always there’ll be outstanding speakers. But we’re also overjoyed to let you know that Bring Your Own Bottle is back! So in a lot of ways it’s back to the roots of Bettakultcha.

There are only 100 tickets and it’s in a totally new place.

Make sure you don’t miss out, get your tickets for Bettakultcha at the Greenhouse now!

International BettaKultcha

We’ve had several requests from people in far flung places asking if they can somehow give a presentation via technology during a live event. We decided against this as we feel a live event should be just that – real people in a room together.

However, the whole ethos of BettaKultcha is to be inclusive and diverse so we decided to develop the International BettaKultcha format using the technology that is available to us, namely Google+.

The idea is that we put on a regular BettaKultcha show and promote it in the same way as a live event but the venue is a Hangout on Google+. Ivor will host the event as usual and introduce the speakers in turn (a maximum of 8 speakers are allowed in the Hangout). Although there can only be a maximum of 9 people in total in the Hangout at any one time, anyone will be able to view the presentations live on YouTube from a link that we will supply.

Each presenter need’s a laptop with a decent wifi connection and a Google+ account.

So if you were one of the presenters in the Hangout, you would wait for your turn and commence your presentation at the prompt. The presentation would follow the rules of BettaKultcha and you would need to use 20 slides each lasting 15 seconds each. As the event would be live you would be unable to go back if you forgot what you were going to say etc.

The live-stream would be recorded and subsequently put out on various web-sites  so that those who were unable to catch the live-stream can view the show at a later date.

What we like about this idea is that we can have a group of presenters from different cities/villages around Britain/Europe (the world?) who could possibly give an insight into different cultures (although the presentation can be about anything so long as they follow the BettaKultcha golden rule: NO SALES PITCHES!). The default language would have to be English at this stage.

We think many BettaKultcha followers would find such a show fascinating and we can envisage the audience becoming very large very quickly for such an event. It is also our ambition to put live events on in places like Berlin, so if we have a couple of Berliners presenting in the Hangout and their friends pick up on it, it shouldn’t be too long before a large enough group of people in Berlin could sustain a real event in the city.

We are currently looking for presenters from anywhere in the world so if you are interested in this project please contact us and we’ll be in touch.

The date for the first ever event is Tuesday November 20th 2012 at 20.00 hrs GMT.

Please spread the word!

Confirmed Hangout presenters (subject to change):

Nick Taylor (@ikostar) New Zealand
Álvaro Andoin (@filmatu) Spain
Jon Beech (@_jonb) England
David Price OBE
(@davidpriceobe) England
Mic Wright (@brokenbottleboy) Ireland


Bettakultcha returns in September

Bettakultcha returns in September in Leeds and BradfordWere having a break over the summer, so other than our appearance at The Magic Loungeabout there’ll be no Bettakultcha, even we need a holiday!

But fear not! Bettakultcha returns in September in Leeds and Bradford.

We’re back at the Brudenell in Leeds on September 11th and Handmade in Bradford on September 26th. Tickets are available now.

If you’d like to present in Leeds or Bradford, or both! Email and we’ll add you to the list of speakers.

Have a great summer!

Bettakultcha at the Magic Loungeabout

Bettakultcha at the Magic LoungeaboutBettakultcha in a tent? How will that work then? To be honest we’re not sure, but as always we’re more than happy to take on the challenge!

On the last weekend of July in a tent in the grounds of, hopefully, sunny Broughton Hall, Bettakultcha will make its first festival appearance.

The Magic Loungeabout festival is in its third year of bringing music, art and literary entertainment to North Yorkshire, specifically Skipton.
Bettakultcha will be appearing in the Food for Thought tent on Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28th. We’re really proud to be bringing our ideas cabaret to the festival and we’re also proud to be sharing the tent with ‘Stars’ such as Stuart Maconie and Jon Ronson.

“How can I get tickets for the Magic Loungeabout?” I hear you cry. Easy just visit the Magic Loungeabout website.

It promises to be a great weekend all in. I’m particularly excited as the headline act on the main stage are one of my favourite bands, The Charlatans. So at least I’m happy eh.

The Bettakultcha line-up

The exact line-up of Bettakultcha speakers is still to be finalised, but we’ve handpicked some the best speakers we’ve had over the years.

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