WTF is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha Townsville Vol. 15 will take over Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts on Thursday, 15 June. IMAGE: Supplied

I’m going to be honest, I zone out of most presentations with any more than five slides. But when you are part of a PechaKucha Night, where each presenter has 20 slides to get through in 400 seconds, there’s no time for boredom.

With just 20 seconds to spend on each image, PechaKucha is a style of presenting that has a clear appeal, with each talk lasting less than seven minutes and based on any topic of the presenter’s choosing.

Townsville’s 15th PechaKucha Night will be held at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts this June, and already promises to be packed with diverse talks: presenters that are already confirmed include local multimedia artist Katya Venter and landscape architect Hywel Jones.

PechaKucha Townsville was founded in 2013, and invites anyone to present at their events: the only criterion is that you must be passionate about what you’re talking about.  The best way to know what’s involved is to see a PechaKucha Night for yourself before you present your own – and when there’s beer and dumplings on offer, there’s no excuse for not being there.

Experience PechaKucha Townsville Vol. 15 at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts on Thursday, 15 June from 6:30pm. $5 entry, with beer and dumplings available on the night.

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