PechaKucha Night at Goethe-Institut

BY: John Owoo
Akosua Afriyie Osei-Appaw
Akosua Afriyie Osei-Appaw

The first-ever PechaKucha Night in Ghana will take place at the Goethe-Institut in Accra on Friday, May 19.

Among the speakers at the 6.30pm programme are Tsatsu Tchorly, leader of PechaKucha Ghana; Ato Annan, co-director of the Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana; Cakut Amenga, a writer / media practitioner and Akosua Afriyie Osei-Appaw, a regional development planner/photographer.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts and holiday snaps among others in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. 

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Following the first PechaKucha Night, which was held in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha Nights are now taking place in over 900 cities around the world. 

PechaKucha Nights are mostly held in fun spaces. To date, PechaKucha Nights have been held in bars, restaurants, clubs, beer gardens, homes, studios, universities, churches, beaches, swimming pools and a quarry.

The key to a great presentation is to talk about something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Nights to present their latest creative projects or work.

 Some people share their passion and show their prized collection of music while others share photos of their latest visit to a construction site or their recent holiday snaps.

Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected, such as talent and ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or trip. 

Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different and they turn each PechaKucha Night into an unforgettable one.

The programme is being presented by PechaKucha Ghana in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Ghana.