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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!


It may be the middle of a chilly winter for many of us, but for this week’s City Focus we go to tropical Ginowan, Japan on the lovely island of Okinawa. Ginowan is famous for growing taro, which is used in a variety of delicious Okinawan dishes, as well as it’s stunning beach. But more importantly, the city hosts many amazing festivals like the Sea Carnival, or the Ryukyu Sea Flame Festival in April. Pechakucha Night Ginowan Volume. 25  will be hosted on February 16th. Let’s have a great Night!


The “Capital des Flandres”, also known as Lille in beautiful Northern France is this week's City Focus. The city hosts the UNESCO world heritage site of the Belfry of the Hotel de Ville for its town hall. It is also the third biggest student city in France, giving it a retro atmosphere in a historic city. Lilies will be hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 24  on February 7. Hope to see everyone there!

This week's City Focus goes to Jihlava located in the beautiful Czech Republic. Jihlava has a very storied past, from being a mining town to once being the the center of the distinct culture reflecting centuries of local customs for the region. The towns German name Iglau, derives from the word hedgehog which is included on its flag and coat of arms. Such a culturally rich town is sure to make great PechaKucha nights, like on January 11. Good luck Jihlava and have a great year!


This week's City Focus brings us to Ellensburg located in central Washington. Ellensburg was founded in the late 19th century, and many of the buildings, such as the Historic Davidson Building, from that time still make for a rustic scene downtown. Given such charming flare Ellensburg has even developed its own language, in order to properly describe the various personalities of Ellensburg. Words such as adventuriest, to provide never-ending adventure. Let’s start off one the best Pechakucha-iest year in Ellensburg with the event on January 28. See everyone there!

This week's City Focus spotlight lands on the lovely Californian city of Fresno. Located smack dab in the middle of California, this gem of a city is best known for its alluring natural scenery and sprawling cityscapes. Celebrating their 10th year as an official PKN city in 2018, the PKN Fresno team has shown their undying PechaKucha Passion and love for creativity and community. Let's all show them support by wishing them the best of luck at PechaKucha Night Fresno Vol. 35. Happy New year to all from PechaKucha HQ!

PechaKucha Night veteran city, San Antonio, Texas is under this week's City Focus spotlight. Home of the Alamo and the lovely PechaKucha Night San Antonio organization team, San Antonio is also the second most populous city in Texas, making it jam-packed with creatives and intellectuals from all walks of life. Let's start off the holiday season off right with a dose of creativity and holiday cheer at PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 32

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