It's baacck - the night before Halloween, but not at all spooky. Locals never cease to amaze us and there are some great presenters lined up, including two very brave teenagers with incredible stories to tell
We love to share venues that you might not have visited before and this time Pecha Kucha night will be held at the Poverty Bay GOLF CLUB, upstairs, with a stunning view of Te Kuri o Paoa: Young Nick's Head and the golf link

Our dear friends at the Gisborne Herald have made the event their lead online gig for the week - check it out here: 

and why would we try and explain the phenomem of Pecha Kucha when Kristine Walsh has such a great way with words that sums it all up right here:

See you at the golf course right next to Midway Beach - just another fantastic night in paradise





Hope on a wave and surf your way over to the next PechaKucha Night in Gisborne, the city's Vol. 23 -- visit the event page for more details, and to see the full poster. You'll find more PKN flyers/posters over at our Tumblr.

Gisborne is taking part in the PechaKucha Global Night on September 20, with its Vol. 12 at the PAULNACHE gallery. For more details, please visit the official event page.

PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2 Presentations In their presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), Boris Kanka and Vendula Urbanova talk about the annual architecture student project competition at TU Liberec called "Jested F Kleci." And in this presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2), we learn about the potential for creative utilisation of low rental properties in Detroit. PKN Gisborne Vol. 10 Posters We end the week with no new additions to the Tumblr blog, so instead we highlight the poster you see above, for the upcoming PKN Gisborne Vol. 10, which is set for September 21. PKN Amsterdam Photo and video Above, an Instagram photo from last night's special PKN in Amsterdam, taken by Luis Mendo. Below, a teaser video for Malaga's upcoming PKN, which is set for September 20. httpv:// Calendar Here's a look at what you can expect to find this weekend, starting with tonight (Friday, September 14): PKN Brighton Vol. 16, PKN Kuching Vol. 1, PKN San Jose Vol. 8, PKN Cadiz Vol. 1, PKN Denver Vol. 14, and PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 22. Then on Sunday, we have PKN Norwich Vol. 5 and PKN Florence Vol. 11.

PKN Brisbane Vol. 27 Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Brisbane Vol. 27), illustrator and designer Jo Fallon talks about how her English and Japanese backgrounds have influenced her work, by sharing some of her illustrations and experiences. She also explains why it's important to choose your business card designs carefully. Matěj Al-Ali and Tomáš Moravec have together formed a creative studio in Prague called MeetFactory, and as you'll learn from their presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1), it has become a platform for opinions, workshops, and a place for ordinary meetings as well. PKN Donostia Vol. 10 Posters We end the week with three new posters on the Tumblr blog that are all for Vol. 10s, from the cities of Donostia (or San Sebastian, pictured above), St. Louis, and GisborneTeder 2012 Powered by PechaKucha A special "Powered by PechaKucha" event is happening tonight (Friday, September 7, from 20:20) here in Tokyo at La Paz Loft (2-22-2 Jingumae, Fiction Bldg. 2F), produced by PKN Tel Aviv. The event is part of the month-long TEDER TEL AVIV-TOKYO 2012, for which PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran is currently in town. The event will feature presentations by a mix of Tel Aviv and Tokyo creators, as well as a presentation by PK co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Calendar Here's what to expect over the weekend on the PKN front: PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 4 and PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 6 tonight (September 7), PKN Taichung Vol. 1 on Saturday, with PKN Heraklion Vol. 3 and PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 7 on Sunday. 

PKN Salzburg Vol. 12 Presentations Konstantin Ronikier is the organizer of PKN Innsbruck and in this presentation (in German, from PKN Salzburg Vol. 12) he talks about a new cultural center in the center of Innsbruck. Konstantin was in charge of renovating the previous building into a space where people could meet, discuss, and produce events. Richard Wilshusen is an archeologist, and in this presentation (from PKN Longmont Vol. 6) he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. PKN Gisborne Vol. 9 Posters and flyers Today's new poster addition to the Tumblr blog comes our way from Gisborne, with the city's Vol. 9 happening this coming Friday (June 22) -- the event will take place at the Dome Cinema. Flyer for PKN Tokyo Here's a peek at the new flyer series that we're launching here in Tokyo for our PKN series -- with our next event, Vol. 93, happening on June 27. The photography is by Michael Holmes, the design by Luis Mendo, and we plan on producing more flyers that follow the same "jump" motif. Calendar There's one PKN happening tonight (June 18), and it's a Vol. 1, in the city of Launceston. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 and PKN San Diego Vol. 15. 

Poster for PKN Gisborne Vol. 8 Gisborne will have its PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 this Friday (February 10) at the Gisborne Hotel. Here is more on the event, from organizer Pene Walsh:

Always on the lookout for new venues and presenters, this summer we are hitting the DB in outer Kaiti. A popular venue in the 1970s we reckon, the bathing beauty on the poster would have been a regular at the DB. Plush carpets, swanky bars, lounge and the pool – this was the place to be. They still have a presidential/honeymoon suite that is pretty top notch. This summer is an important PechaKucha Night for our organising team as we will never be the same again – the date for the event is all timed around the impending birth of Sarah’s (and the lovely Matt) first child. Although she has cleaned out the linen cupboard already we reckon she will make it through this last PechaKucha Night in one (not 2) piece. It may not have been much of a summer as far as sunshine hours go this year, there has been heaps of entertainment and it isn’t finishing yet – this time around we have local MP Moana Mackay presenting – who knew she is a scientist? Last PechaKucha Night audiences were surprised when Shauna Ratapu announced she was resigning from her job and was going to follow her dreams – I think her boss in the audience got a bit of a shock. She is back and is going to let you know just how far she has taken the dream – it is a beauty of a story. Other presenters include an artist with an unusual story of nuns to tell, a sports fanatic who will surprise, a clever cushion maker, a DJ, a mad obsessed bamboo bicycle maker and a couple of extra bonus presenters.

Flyer for PKN Gisborne Vol. 6

Flyers for PKN Gisborne Vol. 6 PechaKucha Night in Gisborne returns this coming Friday (July 29) for its 6th edition, with the event happening at the Poverty Bay Club building's Dome Room -- $5 at the door, kicks off at 17:30.

PKN Gisborne in the News It wasn't enough that the recent PechaKucha Night in Gisborne Vol. 5 got a lot of great press prior to the event, now organizer Pene Walsh sends in this great full-page follow-up report that was published in The Gisborne Herald -- click here to see a readable version of the scan.

PKN Gisborne Vol. 5 As promised, here are a few photos from this past Friday's PechaKucha Night in Gisborne Vol. 5 -- there's more to see in the PKN Gisborne Flickr photostream.