PechaKucha Night will expose secrets of the Fraser River
17 April 2014
Richmond is in for another creative and thought-provoking evening at the upcoming PechaKucha Night Richmond as ten speakers present for about seven minutes each on the theme of Secrets of the Fraser. The evening promises to inspire creativity in an informal, relaxed setting on Friday, May 2 at the Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site, 5180 Westwater Drive, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of chit chat, the PechaKucha Night presentation format is simple; invited speakers present 20 images, with 20 seconds for each image, briefly speaking about each image as they advance.
PechaKucha Night Richmond, Vol 6 will feature creative and professional practitioners in theatre, participatory art, heritage and environmental professionals and enthusiasts. They include:
- Andrew Appleton – Environmental Coordinator, City of Richmond
- Shannon King – Fraser River Discovery Centre
- Phil Eidsvik – Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer
- Christine Tutt – Friends of the Richmond Archives
- Marina Szijarto – Artist and Finn’s Slough resident
- John Horton – Maritime Artist, Steveston Lifeboat Society
- David Bruce – Float homes on the Fraser
- Douglas Ross –PhD Archaeologist, Simon Fraser University
- Melanie Shambach – Artist, participatory arts and social justice
- Marietta Kozak and Peter Hall – Mortal Coil Performance Society
This event is free, and suitable for all-ages. As space is limited and first-come-first-serve, come early for a seat. There is ample free parking, and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/richmond-bc.
PechaKucha Night Richmond, Vol.6 is presented by the City of Richmond's Public Art Program in collaboration with the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society with special support from the Richmond Youth Media Program. For more information about the Richmond Public Art Program, visit www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/program.
The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in 2003. Created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture, it was an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has now evolved into a massive celebration with events happening in over 700 cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide. For more information on PechaKucha Night, visit www.pechakucha.org.