Second PechaKucha Night will head outdoors

The City of Kelowna will host a second PechaKucha Night on Aug. 13 as part of the Downtown Kelowna Fusion Festival.

PechaKucha will begin at 8:20 p.m. in Stuart Park.

“We are excited to take PechaKucha outdoors this month, allowing a larger audience the opportunity to experience this unique presentation,” said cultural services coordinator Stephanie Moore.

“The Fusion Festival and Stuart Park provide a perfect setting for the celebration of creative minds.”

PechaKucha Nights are now held in more than 432 cities around the world after originating in Tokyo in 2003.

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat,” it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps the night moving at a rapid pace.

“PechaKucha Night is a fun opportunity for individuals to come together to share their ideas and showcase their work in a unique way. PechaKucha Night Kelowna, Volume 2 will continue to build Kelowna’s social network that centres around creativity,” said Moore.

The City held its inaugural PechaKucha Night on April 9 as part of the 2011 Arts and Culture Summit, and is planning a third night for Sept. 30 as part of National Culture Days.


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