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For this week's City Focus, we're taking you across the Mediterranean to Europe's southernmost capital, Valletta! As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the capital city of the island nation of Malta is home to some of the best gardens, palaces, and churches in the world. With a wonderful mixture of Baroque, Mannerist, Neo-Classical, and Modern architecture, Valletta is the perfect place to hold a wonderful mixture of stories and people. Just like its nickname Superbissima – Italian for "Most Proud" – Valletta is most proud to host Pecha Kuch Night Vol. 11 on May 23rd. 

Ix-xorti t-tajba!

Located on the coast of India, we take you to the star-studded heart of Bollywood, Mumbai, in this week's City Focus. From the dazzling stars in the sky to the stars of Bollywood, Mumbai is loaded to the brim with talent and brilliance that will surely reveal itself at PechaKucha Night Mumbai Vol. 12. After 11 amazing volumes since 2008, we are curious to see what Mumbai will yet again bring to the vivacious PechaKucha Global community. Keep shining, Mumbai!


This week's City Focus lands on the classic American city of Springfield, Ohio. In 2004 it was recognized as an All American City and has had quite a history since it’s founding in 1801. It also holds many amazing hiking trails like The Little Miami Scenic Trail, a 78 mile (125 km) paved walkway stretching across 4 counties in Ohio. It also has majestic gorge’s, river’s, and caverns sure to delight any and all nature lovers. PechaKucha Night Springfield, OH Vol. 23 will be held on April 17th. Best Wishes Springfield!


Extensive cycling culture, gastronomy, fine leather products, beautiful architecture, all of these wonderful things can be found in this week’s City Focus of León, Mexico. This gem of a city hosts one of the most extensive bike networks in Latin America and is also considered one of the most environmentally friendly cities in Mexico. Of course year round there’s plenty to do in this city, but also the Feria de León, or León State Fair is also a big hit here, being one of the most visted fairs in Mexico. Unfortunately it only takes place in January and February, however, the fun hasn't stopped yet, PechaKucha Night León Vol. 12 will take place on April 12th. Buena Surete León!


“As sure as God’s in Gloucester", PechaKucha also has a great presence out there for this week’s City Focus. That saying comes from the numerous amazing cathedrals around the city, some even used in films like Harry Potter. Gloucester is an incredibly storied city and one of the few in England that bears two coat of arms. Not only that the city hosts many amazing festivals like the Three Choirs Festival and the Frightmare Halloween Festival. PechaKucha Night Gloucester Vol. 8 will be hosted on April 8th, happy presenting!


This week’s City Focus on Petaling Jaya, also known as PJ, located in extravagant Indonesia. While it may be a relatively new city next to Kuala Lumpur it offers amazing sights, sounds, shopping and food that caters to people from all walks of life. Whether a vivid Buddhist Temple, bustling shopping malls, or 24 hour food places Petaling Jaya has it all. Hope you had a great PechaKucha Night Petaling Jaya Vol. 8 on March 14th!

Following their ostentatious 10th anniversary event, PechaKucha Night Shenzhen is coming back this month with a BANG - introducing their largest and most anticipated collaborative event to date, PechaKucha Night Shenzhen x Shenzhen Creative Week, in this week's extra special PechaKucha City Focus.

Prepare yourself for a massive storm of creativity at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on March 19th and 20th, where 40 speakers from all walks of life will share their ideas behind their amazing art and design works. All of this will be occurring throughout five individual sessions, each featuring a unique theme, including "Wonderland", "The Beach", "Romance", "Picnic", and "Happy Farm" – enough variety to guarantee you an unforgettable story-telling experience. 

Join in and see what PechaKucha Night Shenzhen x Shenzhen Creative Week can bring to you!



This week’s City Focus tunes in on the ravishing hot spring city of Kirishima. Japanese Mythology holds that the god Ninigi no Motoko descended from the heavens here to establish the Emporer's Lineage. Kirishima is also home to the Uenohara Jomon Archaeological site, one of the oldest dwelling sites in Japan. Perhaps this is where the legendary stories of Japan began. PechaKucha Night Kirishima Vol.8 will be hosted March 8th.

Have a great night out there, and don’t forget to enjoy the hot springs afterwards!

 


Even though it may be the second most isolated city in the world, Perth can’t hide from our City Focus. Snuggled up on the Swan River on the west coast of Australia, Perth is a cultural jewel in the region complete with a myriad of botanical gardens and vineyards. PechaKucha Night Perth Vol. 23 will be hosted on February 26th , best of luck down there Perth!


This week’s City Focus brings us to Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam, which means House of Peace in Arabic. This beautiful city resides on the east coast with plenty of sunny beaches. Currently it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, the perfect place for a multitude of creative minds to collaborate together. PechaKucha Night Dar es Salaam Vol.19 will be held February 21, hope to see everyone there!

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