Bangor Venue Filled for PechaKucha Night

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 months ago

Friday was PechaKucha night in Bangor.

The oddly-titled event puts speakers on stage, to talk about their creative work and ideas, kind of like a TED-talk.

The Brick Church, along Union Street, was filled to capacity.

Here’s how it works; each of the 8 presenters narrate a sideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds.

The audience heard from a photographer, video game designer, illustrator, school teacher, and firefighter.

Co-organizer, Justin Russell, said, “It brings up some projects in the community that you might not otherwise hear about. So, we hear about art projects, we hear about things people are doing for community and charity that you normally might not hear about in other venues.”

Presenter and children’s book author, Josh Alves, said, “I think my favorite part is being part of it and kind of witnessing other people’s presentations before everybody saw it and kind of hearing all the different things that have been going on.”

PechaKucha night started in Japan in 2003.

Since then, it’s spread to hundreds of cities around the world.

Bangor’s next event is in April.


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