Talkaoke is a pop up talk show that is has been gaining popularity in festivals, clubs, galleries, theatres, conferences and on the street. it consists of an illuminated round table with a host sitting in the middle on a swivel chair. Participants sit around the outside and are passed the microphone whenever they want to […]
Who Wants to Be…? is the ask-the audience game show, where the audience asks the questions, comes up with the answers, and sets the rules! Using two visualisation systems, some gameshow glitz and a visual voting system, a large audience can brainstorm, feedback, and generate the most incredible ideas together. In its simplest form each […]
One Night Grandstand: stadium for a night! One Night Grandstand infuses a normal kick-about with the excitement of a football stadium. Games have a live, amplified commentary, floodlighting and stadium style screens above the pitch, complete with sound effects, live motion graphics and action replays. Watch the One Night Grandstand promo video to see […]
Documentation is an always an overt and integral part of our events. We also have a long history of filming, photographing and editing performances, talks, exhibitions and workshops, from vox pops on the streets of Hornchurch to filming a 24 hour performance marathon at The Serpentine Gallery. Through our work on facilitation and Talkaoke, we […]
“Basically, it’s a film-making-conveyer-belt that squeezes the imagination out of anybody who comes along, mixes it with everybody else’s and puts it on video.” Segue – a developing experimental format from The People Speak. It has emerged from workshops we have done for our own creative growth and for others. We discovered a strong desire […]
Unlecture takes the standard lecture format and turns it inside out. Instead of an expert talking to an audience with a couple of questions at the end, Unlecture empowers the audience to actively participate and exchange their own expertise. It encourages open discussion and debate between people on specific subjects. Our facilitators employ different techniques […]
We are sad to report that we finally have to leave our Cremer Street premises, in Hoxton, in early March. The People Speak have been here for over 10 years, and Talkaoke for 15. We’ve had some fantastic times here but are now looking forward to a new chapter in our development. When our new space is confirmed we’ll post the details here. Stay tuned for info the opening event.
In January 2015 we began a conversational walk through the Medway towns, from Strood to Chatham, we talked to people on the street about things. Every subject is connected to every other. No one is an island. Whatever somebody said we used as a question for the next person. We edited the responses into a conversation that flows from one subject to the next and gives an insight into the collective imagination. We started with a dream.
This was part of Dreamlands Radio Commission with Radio Arts of Canterbury, in conjunction with ResonanceFM. Music mix by Gonzo.
We created a video to visually explain how our most recent project ‘Segue’ works. Filmed over two days at a family weekend event in Tate Britain, October 2014, we worked with over 150 visitors and created the film ‘The Key of Chaos‘. Below you can watch the making of video.
To find out more about the project please visit our Segue page
Over the weekend of 25th and 26th October 2014, The People Speak were commissioned by Tate Britain to deliver Segue – an instant film-making project which invites participants to devise narrative and characters, storyboard scenes, make props, work with a costume designer and make-up artists to complete the look of their character, shoot their scene with a professional film director, before recording sound effects for their scene. Each scene is then joined together to create a narrative film.
We engage over 150 visitors over the 2 days and, using artworks in Tate Britain’s collection as inspiration, they were guided by The People Speak to use their own ideas and imagination to create and star in their own film. One such piece was Harold Gilman’s Mrs Mounter at the Breakfast Table (1917). The final result was The Key of Chaos.