Pecha Kucha hits the Berkshires

Posted on February 27, 2012 by Stephanie McLaughlin

The Berkshire Museum brings Pecha Kucha, a worldwide sensation, to Pittsfield (just a bit down the road from here) on March 8.

But what IS Pecha Kucha? From the Berkshire Museum website:

PechaKucha“The first Pecha Kucha event in the Berkshires will be held at Berkshire Museum. Part of a world-wide movement started in Japan in 2003, Pecha Kucha is a series of presentations, each one comprising twenty slides shown for twenty seconds." The Berkshires event will focus on celebrating creativity in all its various guises.

From Berkshire On Stage (Thank you Larry).

“Presentations over the years at other Pecha Kucha Nights have included everything from design collaboratives, photography projects, family vacations, favorite foods, music, sports, and fashion; with the youngest presenter at five years old (about her artwork), and the oldest at sixty-nine (about her cake creations).”

And the rest of the web is ripe with sites where you can learn more, see more, hear more…and get inspired, perhaps, to create your own presentation? You can practice them on us here at the Inn! More links:

The official Pecha Kucha site: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/
Some sample presentations: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/presentations/
And why not a little Wikipedia enrichment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha

As of January 29th, 2012, 469 Pecha Kucha nights had been held worldwide. Soon to be 470! The event starts at 7 p.m. and general admission is $5.

So what would your presentation be about? Your creative portfolio? A family vacation? An invention that everyone told you is crazy, but you think might work anyway? A survey of beloved family pets? Your grandmother’s guide to life? A home renovation project? A comedic presentation of embarrassing exes (who live in other cities and won’t be there to defend themselves)?

Let those creative ideas percolate…and stay with us for the environment to inspire them! If you're coming for the event, you can take advantage of our Mid-Week Special.

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