The 20th edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda is scheduled for this Thursday, August 24th, with food available and doors opening at 7:00 PM, and presentations beginning at 8:00 PM outdoors on the dock at Blue Water Anglers Club on East Broadway in Hamilton. An eclectic line up of eight presenters have been organised to present a broad spectrum of unique topics. The format of PechaKucha is called “20×20” where 20 images are projected on a screen, each for 20 seconds, while a presenter talks along with the images.
The presentation is automated, so slides transition regardless of the presenter completing the slide or not. The format ensures that presentations are concise and people often describes them as TED talks on speed.
Presenters will include James Cooper, with "Bananas in Art," a shortened version of a show that he presented at the National Gallery of Jamaica. It's 'about' bananas, but also about the grey area between online art and art shown in real physical space. He intends to discuss the importance of art and artists exploring the irrational and the illogical in our reasoned corporate age. 
For the first time, 14 year old Yassine Chentouf will present at PechaKucha on Thursday. He will discuss the ancient mythologies of Greek and Egyptian culture and their lasting effect on our Modern World.
Sara Westhead, a blogger, librarian, teacher, mother and a woman of many trades and experience, will be sharing her experience dealing with High Functioning Autism and what she has learned from it.  
Cushi Ming will present what he has learned from his relationships, while Christian Chin-Gurret will speak about Reality vs Expectations of University,  and Nikki Fagan will present on "The Mother of Invention."
Christopher Faria will highlight his experience with the Grow Biointensive method of farming and gardening in Bermuda, and Crystal Clay will talk about building strength based communities.
PechaKucha Night Bermuda in Bermuda was started in 2012 by Nicky Gurret and Aideen Ratteray Pryse, and is now organised by volunteers Alba Fernandez, Kimberley Moore, Tiffany Paynter, Najib Chentouf, Stratton Hatfield and Hannah Collins.
PechaKucha Nights involve a variety of people presenting their out-of-the-box creative ideas on any topic of their choice for everyone to enjoy, think about, laugh at and, maybe, be inspired by. The event is free and open to the public while donations are accepted to give back to the hosting club and buy drinks for the presenters. There will be food for sale in addition to drinks from the bar. Attendees are asked to bring their own reusable cups to help reduce plastic waste.
Come one, come all, and be inspired by people thinking and doing different things in Bermuda. PechaKucha is hosted four times a year, every three months and if you are interested in presenting at the next event, please contact Alba Fernandez at
Topics and presenters for the 20th Edition are:
Christopher Faria - Grow Biointensive Bermuda
Yassine Chentouf - Mythology and its Impact on our Modern World
Christian Chin-Gurret - Reality vs Expectations of University
Sara Westhead - What I've Learned About High Functioning Autism
Nikki Fagan - The Mother of Invention
Cushi Ming - Eighteen Meditations
Crystal Clay - Building Strength Based Communities
James Cooper - Bananas in Art
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Pechakucha Bermuda was was launched in 2012 by Nicky Gurret and Aideen Ratteray Pryse, and for 6 years they have dedicated their time as volunteers, later joined by Tiago Garcia, Najib Chentouf and Hannah Collins to organise four PechaKucha events each year where there are eight speakers at each event.

PechaKucha Nights have taken place at a variety of venues all over the island such as Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society (BMDS), Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery (BSOA), Blue Water Anglers Club, Devonshire Rec, Sandys Boat Club, St. George's Cricket Club, Somerset Cricket Club, and other clubs, with over a total of 120 different presenters talking about topics that are dear and near to their hearts.

At a time when email, Facebook and Twitter seemingly reduce the need for face-to-face encounters, a PechaKucha nights forces us out of the house or office and into a social space for stimulation and interaction.

The new group of Pechakucha lovers that will now facilitate on a volunteer basis are Alba Fernandez, Kimberley Moore, Tiffany Paynter, Najib Chentouf, Stratton Hatfield and Hannah Collins.

PechaKucha events involve a variety of people presenting their out-of-the-box creative ideas on any topic of their choice for everyone to enjoy, think about, laugh at and, maybe, be inspired by.

Stay tuned for our next event, being planned for late August 2017!


PechaKucha Bermuda founders Nicky Gurret and Aideen Ratteray Pryse with Lamone Woods of Crimson Multimedia at St. George's Cricket Club


New PechaKucha Bermuda organizers Alba, Kim, Tiffany, and Stratton with Warwick Workman's Club staff. Not pictured: Najib Chentouf, Hannah Collins.

PechaKucha Bermuda
 is hosting its 8th Edition on Thursday, August 21st starting at 6pm at the Devonshire Recreation Club, with speakers set to include Nathan Kowalski, Alan Gordon, Larry Burchall, Dr. Bente Lundh, Ayo Johnson, Elisha Huttick, Jason Rhind, Najib Chantouf, and David Kendell.

PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and are a simple, effective and entertaining way of telling your story or idea. Each speaker shows 20 images to accompany their presentation, each image the speaker can only speak for 20 seconds. Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time.

Following each presentation is a 3 minute 20 second question and answer session where the audience has the opportunity to ask the presenter questions. This edition will feature 8 presenters on topics ranging from medical marijuana to kite surfing. Past PechaKucha Bermuda venues have been BMDS, Vasco Da Gamma Club, Blue Waters Angler Club, Chewstick, Sandy’s Boat Club and BSOA. This is the first time the event will be held at Devonshire Recreational Club.

Devonshire Recreational Club will have dinner and refreshments available for purchase for the event. There is no cover charge but donations will be accepted to support the Devonshire Recreational Club facilities. For further details please see the PechaKucha Bermuda Facebook page.

The 8th edition of PechaKucha Bermuda is going to be very interesting. It is advised that the public arrive early as there are no reservations and it is first come first served.


PechaKucha Bermuda Vol. 7

Join us for more fun filled and inventive chats about an ever widening range of topics. Pallet wood art, an artist's journey, sugar highs (and lows), ocean beautiful and more! On Thursday, 15 May 2014 at the Chewstick Lounge, Hamilton, Bermuda. Doors open at 6.00pm and the show starts at 6.30pm.

PechaKucha Bermuda Vol 6

 Join us on 20 February 2014. Ten presenters. Ten great ideas! Doors open at 6.00pm and the fish fry is on offer.

PechaKucha Night Bermuda Vol. 2 was a great success! Held on 7 February 2013 at the Chewstick Lounge, we had a standing room only crowd who cheered and applauded presentations by Tiago Garcia (social entrepeneur), Colleen Sinclair (interior designer), Larry Mills (building enthusiast), John Gardner/Jonathan Castro (architect), Alex Potts (lawyer), Robert Zuill (filmmaker), Manuel Palacio (artist), Erica Smith (Urban Planner) and Tiffany Paynter (poet). Thanks to Krys Assan, who arranged to film the event, and the great folks at Chewstick - Deidra-Lee and Gavin - who offered up a welcoming venue.

See you at the next PKN Bermuda on Thursday, 2 May 2013!

As this piece in The Royal Gazette reveals, this week mark's the start of a brand new PKN series in Bermuda!

Six minutes — the time it takes to fill the gas in your car or get through a bowl of cereal — doesn’t seem like much time to get your best ideas across.

But a variety of visual artists and creative thinkers will be doing just that at Bermuda’s second PechaKucha Night tomorrow at the Chewstick Lounge on Court Street.