MARCH 08, 2010
Raglan recently hosted its very first PechaKucha Night, and here now is a look at how things went courtesy of a report sent in by organizer Rodger Gallagher.
Last night's first PechaKucha Night at the Old School Arts Centre was a great success with standing room only in the theatre room. The evening started with David Wimmer giving his presentation on the work that he and Frank did in Samoa helping the Samoans rebuild 'upstairs' after the tsunami. Dirk de Ruysscher covered the very interesting bike ride he has developed to the Nikau cave near Port Waikato. The trip includes harbour crossing and two days riding on metal roads with some amazing scenery along the way and of course an unspoilt cave at the overnight stop. Jean Carbon finished the first half with her presentation on traditional textiles along the Silk Road. The 'Beer Break' proved very popular and it was difficult to get the audience back for the second half.