PechaKucha Night To Be Held On August 22nd

August 19, 2013

The fourth PechaKucha Night Bermuda will take place on Thursday [Aug 22] at the Bermuda Society of Arts at the Hamilton City Hall. Doors open at 6.00pm and the show begins at 6.30pm.

Organisers Nicky Gurret, Aideen Ratteray Pryse, and Tiago Garcia have invited a variety of visual artists and creative thinkers to present their out-of-the-box ideas on any topic of their choice. The event is open to everyone and admission is free.

Pecha Kucha Bermuda flyer - August 22 2013

A spokesperson said, “At a time when email, Facebook and Twitter seemingly reduce the need for face-to-face encounters, PechaKucha Nights force us out of the house/office and into a social space for stimulation and interaction.

“PechaKucha Nights [PKN] were started by a pair of Tokyo-based architects who tackled this problem: How do you get a bunch of visual visionaries — many of them isolated, introverted, self-employed people who tend to hunch all day behind their computers — out into social spaces, communicating, drinking, networking?

“The solution: Give them a format and a chance to talk about their current interests and listen to others doing the same. The format is a “20×20” where 20 images are projected on a screen, each for 20 seconds, while the presenter talks along with the images.”

“The great thing about PKNs is that it is a great night out on the town and one is entertained while being thought provoked,” said Nicky Gurret. “The presentation is automated, so there is no “Can you go back one or stop?” or “Next slide, please”. And, with just 20 seconds per slide, each presenter has exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds for his or her idea!” Following each presentation is a 3 minute 40 second question and answer period.

For PechaKucha Night Bermuda on Thursday 22nd August, several of the following presenters are confirmed: Gregory Nelmes-Interior Designer, Sara Corday-Genealogist, Jim Goossens-Urban Planner, Earl Jones-Physicist, and Chris Burville-Photographer.

The last Pechakucha Night was held at Vasco da Gama, and was very well attended. “Each venue that PKN has been hosted in thus far has been grateful for an increased number of patrons, even if only for one evening” said Tiago Garcia. “We are thrilled that the Bermuda Society of Arts has allowed us to use their gallery for this edition of PKN, and we encourage the public to join us for a fun night of creative presentations”.

For updates and information follow PKNs in Bermuda on their Facebook page.

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