REGISTER ON ZOOM. You can also join on the day on Rich Mix’s Facebook where we will be going live.

The People Speak and Rich Mix are back with a second edition of Talkaoke to continue the discussion on:

How can the arts and cultural sector respond to the needs of their communities?

This is open to everyone. We will start the session with a quick recap of May’s Talkaoke and you can also read the tweets from the day or watch back on Facebook.

With social and cultural hubs closed and our communities in self-isolation – now, more than ever, we need to stay connected.

The pandemic has dramatically altered our perception of the cultural landscape and made us reevaluate our role of arts organisations as connectors within the community. The future presents itself full of unknowns but also full of opportunities to inspire unexpected connections, share resources and insights for creative responses.

Nobody yet has a clear vision of our post lockdown culture. Could the answer be in the collective imagination?

Rich Mix in collaboration with East London art collective The People Speak invites artists, cultural organisations, local service providers, audiences, and people from all corners of the community to join us.

Join us anytime between 12-2PM via Zoom and for a live stream on Rich Mix’s Facebook. We can facilitate participation via Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts or telephone – just let us know in advance on margot@thepeoplespeak.org.uk.

Talkaoke Online is an interactive talk-show, utilising 23 years of experience in articulating the collective imagination. There’s no pre-assigned agenda and it is up to the participants to decide on the subjects with support from the Host. Connecting from The People Speak studio in Poplar, we have set up multiple screens to reflect the 360 degree experience of a real life Talkaoke table. We use instant visualisations to provide a secondary communication channel. The session will be video-documented and the footage made public on The People Speak website under the Creative Commons License.

About The People Speak
We are an East London-based creative collective of international artists, academics and arts practitioners. We use performance art, multi-media and technology to stimulate discussion, ideas, and actions in interactive and fun environments. We toured around the world – from Festival of Genomics (Boston, US) to APACA National Conference (Sydney, AUS). We worked with every Tate gallery, The National Theatre, Royal Opera House, V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Channel 4, most of the London Universities and local authorities. Our formats include The Slice Is Right – a pizza making under various political conditions, Segue – instant film-making factory, Who Wants To Be…? – direct democracy game show, One Night Grandstand – stadium in a suitcase and the flagship pop-up talk show Talkaoke.