Thursday, October 20, 2011

Huddled for Warmth

What: PechaKucha Night, Vol. 8 in Winnipeg
When: Thursday November 10 - doors open at 7:30 pm (first speaker hits the stage at 8:20 pm)
Where: Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
How Much: $5 (suggested donation, at the door)

Post-Hallowe'en sugar crash? Pre-Grey Cup jitters? Snow shoveling anxiety? No worries, mates! GDC Manitoba promises the cure for what ails you: a big medicinal swig of PechaKucha.

Join GDC Manitoba and a roomful of 10-day-old Movember mustaches as we present our eighth PechaKucha Night event in Winnipeg (and final event of the 2011 calendar).

Once more we've assembled a dazzling and diverse display of speakers for an evening of inspiration and creativity. From fine arts to upstarts, masters of the pens, lens, drums, stage and all that jazz, PechaKucha Night in Winnipeg, Vol. 8, guarantees good times - guaranteed.

So without further adieu, we present the stars of our show:

Celes Devar, travel outfitter
Ariel Gordon, poet, and Julia Michaud, designer
Sarah Hodges, writer/photographer
Ivan Hughes, videographer
ML Kenneth, artist
Joe Kerr, photographer/gallery owner
Nick Kolisnyk, drummer
Paul Nolin, executive director, Winnipeg Jazz Festival
David Pensato, interactive brand strategist
Alix Sobler, writer/performer
Albertine Watson, RRC Creative Communications student
Shel Zolkewich, food/travel writer

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for designers to meet, network and to show their work in public. The concept has since turned into a global movement, with events happening in cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), it rests on a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds - keeping presentations concise and moving at a rapid and entertaining pace.

Eager to know more? Check out everything PechaKucha here, or scroll through this PechaKucha backgrounder.

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After many months ogling the line-ups for Pecha Kucha events, I finally get to go to one. And I'm in the line-up!

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