Japanese chit-chat comes to Barnsley!

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PECHA Kucha is the latest global craze to come to... Barnsley!

The networking scheme allows creative folk to share ideas with a crowd – in just six minutes and 40 seconds!

Pecha Kucha is Japanese for “chit-chat”. The concept came from Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003, and Pecha Kucha nights are now held in over 400 cities and towns worldwide.

All speakers can show 20 slides – but have no longer than 20 seconds per slide, to keep presentations bright and brief.

Sales pitches are not allowed – the aim is to inspire others with a project, passion or idea.

Barnsley’s first official Pecha Kucha Night takes place at the Digital Media Centre, County Way, on June 30, from 6.30-9.30pm.

Steph Pollard, event organiser for Creative Barnsley, said: “We’ve had quite a bit of interest. We hope it will be a great way to enable individuals to gain from each other’s experiences, spark collaboration and raise their profiles – as well as have a bit of fun”.

You can sign up to the event at http://pechakuchabarnsley.eventbrite.com or just turn up on the night!