Pecha Kucha night returns to Bedford with new home at the Place Theatre

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Pecha Kucha Bedford
One of the talks is entitled "End of England', exploring the English coast in the age of Brexit
Pecha Kucha is coming back to Bedford, and if you’ve never experienced it before, we guarantee you don’t know what you’re missing…

The Japanese word for ‘chit chat’, Pecha Kucha is the art of telling a story through a series of just 20 images, each displayed for just 20 seconds. Talks take place in hundreds of cities around the world and are then available for anyone to view via their website.

Pecha Kucha first came to Bedford in 2013. It’s a platform for people to share hilarious, heartwarming and sometimes tear-jerking stories about something they’re passionate about.

The Place Bedford is the new home of Pecha Kucha for the forthcoming year and the launch event is this Wednesday (27 November).

Speakers include Peter Thompson, Pritti Saggi, Samantha Price, Sarah Davies, Tom Barwood, Hazera Forth, Jean-Francois Jacques, Mara Fuertes, Benjamin Tysoe and Alex Levene.

Peter Thompson will be sharing his inspirational record-breaking story in just 400 seconds

“Expect to hear some fantastic stories from interesting Bedford residents,” said the Place Theatre’s Alex Levene.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn more about their private passions and secret hobbies, or just find out about the creative work that people in the area get up to. We’ll have 10 speakers, entry is only £3 and the bar will be open before, during and after the event if you want to stay and talk to presenters and each other.”

This Wednesday’s topics range from playfulness to languages via art, giving, exploration and discovery.