"We are not hippies, we are happies."

In The Bank of Happiness from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol.24, Married travelling duo, Charlotte and Dan Doherty, shared their philosophy of Worldwide travel. Their mission is to bridge the gap between travellers and communities with art. Forget ubiquitous and talentless tagging, this is street art in the truest sense of the word and at its best - for the people, by the people.

Around the World in 20 Buildings

“I’m showing a different building for each slide - and that’s quite ambitious, actually, because I know we have 20 slides for one building.”

In "Around The World in 20 Buildings", from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24 Nick Lomax takes us on a tour of twenty buildings he has designed all around the world. Facing different challenges, including weather and the surrounding environment. Nick is a phenomenal, prize-winning architect from the United Kingdom.

Shining a spotlight on PechaKucha Brighton who keeps us all together with thi beautiful design for their Vol. 25. We liked it's simplicity and elegance so much, we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Click through to see more amazing poster designs and be inspired to design one for YOUR city's PechaKucha! 

“How simple some ideas can be but you got to make them happen.. cats and famous paintings...”

At Pecha Kucha Night Brighton​ Vol. 23, Will Hudson, the founder of creative agency called "It's nice that", explains why he's passionate about other people's creative skills. He shows off his favourites such as christmas card, sushi cats and many other interesting things!


“They are not just a box or a kiosk, they are a brilliantly designed building.”

In PhoneBox Love from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Philippa Stanton shared with us her love for the world-renowned symbol of Great Britain - telephone boxes. Her love grew to be a fantastic photo project overtime, which we also get a chance to observe in the video.

Philippa is a synaesthetic artist, actress and an Instagram Starlet (she has 500k followers).


Coffee is "the third most traded thing on the planet, and it's nearly all hand-picked."

In Coffee Culture from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Founder and Head Roaster of independent coffee company Small BatchAlan Tomlins takes us on journey around the world tracking how coffee is grown and produced. With stunning photograhs from Africa, Asia and the Americas, this PechaKucha is full of facts that all coffee lovers should know. Alan also gives insight in to how coffee is crucial to different cultures and communities. A champion of ethical production, he shows off the people behind your morning coffee.

PechaKucha Person of the week, Zara Wood, better known as Woody, is a "creative". As an Artist, designer, illustrator, curator and lecturer, she says she enjoys using that word as a noun: “It’s full of activity and seems to encompass everything I do.”  In addition to running her own design studio and product range of high-profile fashion collections to large-scale public art commissions, she’s drawn to supporting and promoting talented creative people, hence her role as PechaKucha City Organizer in Brighton, UK. Going back with PechaKucha all the way to 2003, she says, “I find the format exciting and inspirational - both as a presenter and a viewer. I love how it brings people together.

We peer out on PechaKucha Night Brighton who boardwalks their way into this week's City Focus spotlight for uploading a swell of awesome 20x20 presentations from their recent Vol. 24! Check out their presentations and the nearly 8000 others continually being added to our archive of creativity!

Another exciting mix awaits us next month on the theme of Getting Around.  Expect quickfire talks architecture, coffee, cycling, pavement politics, street art and photography...

We can't wait Brighton!  

Passionate on Thursday 25th

An evening of quickfire talks on passions.  A host of presenters will talk about things close to their hearts.  From design to breaking world records! Our 'Passionate' line up includes:

  • Will Hudson, founder of design blog It's Nice That
  • Holly Budge, a world record-holding adventurer + sustainable jewellery designer
  • Beth Radish, from creative hub Artpothecary
  • Philippa Stanton, contemporary synaesthetic artist and Instagram star
  • Tora Colwill, Undertaker and Founder of The Modern Funeral
  • Chris T-T, musician, radio-DJ and Creative Director of Lo-fi Arts
  • Nina Emett, Director of FotoDocument
  • JJ Waller, Photographer

Let's PechaKucha Brighton!