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Charleston Music Hall to take lead on Pecha Kucha Charleston

Charleston Music Hall

The Charleston Music Hall has announced that they will be taking over as the producer and facilitator for Pecha Kucha Charleston and intends to produce four events per year - the first of which will be held next month.

Pecha Kucha, Japanese for “chit chat,” is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total), keeping presentation concise, fast-paced, and powerful. Charleston Creative Parliament, made up of unpaid volunteers and community leaders, started Pecha Kucha Charleston on November 12, 2008. Since then, they have produced 26 events with over 150 presenters.

One of the founding members, Steve Warner, said, “We knew from data and observation that Charleston had a strong creative class, but it was mostly invisible. A small group of us launched Pecha Kucha Night as an experiment, as a way to bring the creative community together, to celebrate the depth and breadth and diversity of talent, to expose the hidden talent toiling away all around us – and I continue to be blown away by the response."

The Peach Kucha XXVII will be held on Thursday, October 5th in collaboration with the Charleston Arts Festival. The six presenters will be revealed over the next few weeks. Short Grain has signed on to serve up some delicious food in front of the Music Hall during the event.

To learn more about the Pecha Kucha Global Community, visit www.pechakucha.org

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Charleston resident Christian Senger is the man behind Holy City Sinner, one of the most popular local blogs in Charleston. For the last four years, the residents of the city have voted the website and its Twitter feed as the best in Charleston.

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