PechaKucha Cape Town Nights are creative evenings where local creatives gather to share 20 images or slides for 20 seconds each.

PechaKucha, which is Japanese for chit-chat, is a presentation format based around the idea of displaying 20 slides or images for 20 seconds each.

What started in Tokyo as a group of designers meeting at an architecture firm has grown to an international movement, with PechaKucha nights held in many major cities. Not to be left out, Cape Town has also been host to these creative evenings – the last of which took place last week, an event we unfortunately missed.

The night involves speakers talking about and showing anything from photography, design, video, dance, or any creative topic, and the beauty is that anyone can apply to present something. As each presentation follows the 20×20 format, the talks are capped at 6 minutes and 40 seconds, which keeps the variety flowing.

If you are interested in attending or speaking at one of these intriguing events, the next one is scheduled for 6 November 2012 at The Assembly in Harrington Street. Entry is free, and there is no need to RSVP. All the information you need is included on the local website, and you can also read more about the movement on the international site. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have attended a PechaKucha Cape Town evening, please share your thoughts or experience in the comments below!

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