Pecha Kucha a night of success
One of the presenters making his presentation
Pecha Kucha night in Colombo was a great success held last week.
Colombo has been now included in one of the 400+ cities where Pecha
Kucha has taken place successfully. A lot of people who are interested
in art, fashions, designing and music have enjoyed the event really
well. It was a totally different experience and an unforgettable moment
for everyone who participated in it.
Enthusiastic youth listening to the presenters
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of ‘Chit Chat’,
it rests in a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20
images into 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha Colombo was an impressive event for
emerging local talents to meet, network and show their unique talented
work in public. Devised in Tokyo 2003, it has turned into a massive
celebration today. Thousands of creative people are joined in hundreds
of cities from every part of the world.
The atmosphere at the event was urban and chilled out with the
warehouse space filled with relaxing benches and a Kade themed food
stall. The focal point of the event was the large screen where the
presentations were made and what finally brought the evening together
was the exposure of hidden creativity.
There were several presenters at the event such as Dineth who is a
dancer and a curator and has her own Fashion label Flower Power and
Prageeth Manohansa is an artiste who uses scrap metal to make beautiful
sculptures. There were three incredibly creative young people Naveen,
Dinesh, Randula who came up on stage and attracted the whole audience
through their initiative mathawaada. Photographer Harsha Madhuranga took
the stage showcasing his true love - portraits. The second fashion
designer was award winning Lonali who is just out of school and works
hard on her ethical fashion label -House of Lonali.
Next speaker was illustrator Mika Tennekon, a model but now working
on a children’s book. Julian a graphic designer and a puppeteer was the
The Pecha Kucha night was an amazing and a different experience for
the emerging talents and is a flat form for the youth who are obsessive
over creative stuff. The next Pecha Kucha will take place in October