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What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha (Japanese for chit-chat) is a simple storytelling format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically on a timer and you talk along to the images. There is no option to ‘pause’ or ‘go back’ - you have a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present!

It's fun, fast and above all, informative!

Inspired by their desire to “talk less, show more,” Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) created PechaKucha in February 2003. In 2004, cities in Europe began hosting PK Nights, followed over the years by hundreds of others. As of April 2019, PechaKucha Nights had been held in more than 1,142 cities worldwide with more than 3 million people attending.

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We now bring the format to Colwyn Bay with our PechaKucha Night - A Northern Eye ‘Work In Progress’ Special .

Something new for this year’s festival, we’ve programmed it into the Speakers Weekend to take place between 4.30pm and 6pm on the Saturday (12th October).

We love new photography at Northern Eye it gives us a warm feeling seeing all the wonderful work being created, so we are thrilled to offer the opportunity for up to 8 photographers to present at this special PechaKucha event.

We would like to invite individuals to share personal presentations specifically about photographic work they have in progress. - For this particular event we are not looking for presentations on completed projects but would like to give this chance to show unfinished, new or maybe unseen work.

We can give you the tools to create the presentation (or create the presentation for you) all you need is 20 images and an eagerness to talk about and present your work. If that sounds like you and you’re up for the challenge, hit that apply button before 20th Sept and tell us a little about the work. We will then get in touch if you are chosen to present.

Successful presenters (if they do not already have a ticket) will be given a full weekend pass to the speakers event. There is no cost to either apply or present.

Pride In Our Valley - Preview

In the spirit of championing new work, we are pleased to invite photographer Roger Tiley back to the festival. Some of you will remember Roger as a speaker at Northern Eye 2017.

Roger has temporarily hung up his stills camera, taught himself to work with moving image and embarked on a year long project making a documentary film titled 'Pride In Our Valley'.


The film follows the close knit communities in the Upper Dulais Valley, South Wales, an area known for it's involvement with the Lesbian & Gays, who supported the miners during the 1984/85 miners' strike.

'Pride In Our Valley' will be completed in September 2019 and premiered during 2020 and we are thrilled to be able open our PechaKucha Night with a special short 5min preview of Roger’s film.