PechaKucha Night Paisley
PechaKucha is a fun, fast-paced format where presenters speak while showing 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. Each presenter chooses their own topic. It could be their own work, their passions, their hobbies, or some other source of inspiration. The night is a great way for people to connect with other local creatives and hear about interesting activity happening in the area.
PechaKucha, or ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, was developed by Klein Dytham Architecture, in Tokyo back in 2003. PKNs now run all over the world – our last count was over 1,000 cities and growing, you can view a map of all locations on their website here.
PechaKucha Night Paisley Vol 1
Our first ever PechaKucha Night Paisley – Vol 1, took place at Paisley Town Hall on Monday, 26 March 2018. It was a sold out event and we had a great group of presenters showcasing a range of creative disciplines. The night was livestreamed as well and was well received with over 1600 views on Facebook. Volume 1 was a brilliant start to PechaKucha in Paisley.
Part One boldly launched us with talks from:
Jean Cameron – former Project Director for Paisley 2021 and National Co-ordinator for PROCESSIONS 2018; Richard Warden – film producer and owner of Middlefish Films; Stephen Hurrel – Visual artist working across various media, ranging from sculpture to digital media; and Clare McGarry – artist in residence for Paisley Arts Centre and children’s theatre producer.
Part Two offered more inspiring talks from:
Paul Cameron – Digital Participation Officer with Renfrewshire Council and DigiRen contributor; Billy Kinnear – Music, arts, and media producer and educator; Andrew Crummy – large-scale community tapestry designer; Anne M Scriven – writer, teacher, and activist; and Dr Jane Bentley – drummer, facilitator, consultant and trainer.
Stay tuned for more exciting, upcoming PechaKucha Paisley Nights!