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Pecha Kucha chit-chat Saturday in Bloomfield

Following a successful first PechaKucha Night held in Prince Edward County last September, a second evening of “chit chat” is set for Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall.
“It was such a great, fun and interesting community event,” said Candace Wilkins, who attended the inaugural PKN. “I am really looking forward to this next one!”
PechaKucha, Japanese for ‘chit-chat’, is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total) to keep a multi-speaker experience fast-paced and interesting.

Initiated in 2003 by architects at Klein-Dytham Architecture in Tokyo, the concept caught like wildfire with modest beginnings in a few cities in Europe to its current happening in more than 700 cities worldwide.

“PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where people share their ideas, interests, travels, work – just about anything, really – in the PechaKucha 20×20 format,” says one of the PK organizers, Paul Andrews.

Andrews was inspired to bring the event to the County  to raise awareness of how many interesting people and activities can be found here. He explains that the goal is “to discover that the person you may not know next door is actually up to some pretty nifty stuff, and hopefully some folks will reach out and make connections as a result.”

Presenters for the Jan. 17th evening include J. Douglas Thompson, Andrea Piller, Marc Keelan-Bishop, Pam Patterson, Edward Klein, Susanne Larner, Tess Girard, and Glen Wallis.
Each will speak on a topic of their choice, and the audience can expect a wide range of  subjects for a fast-paced and engaging evening.

Plans are for PechaKucha Nights to happen four times a year in the County, providing a unique platform for people in the community to share passions.

This is a free of charge event. Hot beverages and various sweets will be for sale from the Food Not Bombs collective, with money going to both Food Not Bombs for its free community meals and activities, and future Pecha Kucha events.

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  1. Smilee says:

    Sounds like fun. Would love to attend the next one. 🙂

  2. Fran Renoy says:

    I most definitely echo your positive comments Marc.

  3. Marc says:

    What a great night it was. The amazing people of Food Not Bombs PEC do so much for our community.

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