Welcome to PechaKucha. For those not familiar with the term, it is new series of speaking events involving Manchester designers and creatives who talk about their work.
But there is a catch, they can only do it using 20 slides and only have 20 seconds per slide.
The first one is taking place on the 15th September at SpacePortX and includes Jane Bowyer who set up the Women In Print exhibition (currently running at Rudy’s pizza), John Macaulay who set up live competitive painting known as Art Battle, and Emma Gibbs who takes pictures of musicians and wrestlers.
They also have the people who set up Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, Joseph Houston and William Whelton Jess Higham – Head of Communications at OH OK Ltd, part of the Pilcrow Pub project at Sadler’s Yard.
PechaKucha itself was started in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, two architects who wanted to revolutionise the stale presentation format/”death by PowerPoint”. PechaKucha is the art of concise presentations – big visuals, impactful and to the point.
The people behind it aim to run events every three months at various locations across Manchester and are already planning December with a line-up is looking great.
For more details and how to get tickets go to their Eventbrite Page