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Beechwood Village Craylands Public Art Project 2016

Beechwood Village Craylands Public Art Project 2016

We have been working in Craylands, an estate in Basildon, over a period of nearly 9 years. This is our second public art project here, commissioned by Swan Foundation. Over this time we have got to know many of the residents here and got a feel for the place. We have used the commissions we […]


The People Speak at Aberfeldy Street

The People Speak at Aberfeldy Street

We’ve been at our new studio space in Poplar for 6 months now and are starting to familiarise ourselves with the local area. We’ve met a lot of great people and had 3 fun Talkaoke sessions, 2 of which have outside, and they’ve all been different and insightful in their own way. You can see […]


We’ve Moved Studios

We've Moved Studios

We’ve now moved to a new studio in the Poplar area. Our new address is: 27 Aberfeldy Street, London E14 0NU. So if you’re in the area please feel free to pop in and say hello.   Stay tuned as once we’re settled in we’ll have an opening event.


End of Cremer Street, beginning of something new.

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 […]


Medway Flow

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 […]


The Making of Segue – The Key of Chaos

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 Key of Chaos

The Key of Chaos

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 […]


Change… for a tenner– LIFT –Who Wants to Be…?

Change… for a tenner– LIFT –Who Wants to Be…?

In June 2014 we took part in a fantastic series of events organised by LIFT. The series was called Change… for a tenner. LIFT is an international theatre festival and the people at LIFT were very concerned about the interface between performance and politics, representation, social change. This was a really stimulating series with loads […]


The People Speak & ‘Who Wants to Be…?’ At LIFT Festival 2014

Throughout June ‘The People Speak’ will be at LIFT Festival 2014, running and working on various events. Hosted by the likes of Amy Lamé and other London notables, Mikey and Zsolti will be at each knocking up instant visualisations and harvesting ideas for the concluding Who Wants to Be…? Change for a Tenner session on […]


Interview with Mikey on ‘Creating a culture of participation’

Participation Now researcher Hilde C. Stephansen recently interviewed Mikey for OpenDemocracy about ‘Creating a culture of participation’. As well as looking some of our projects and tools, Mikey also talked our approach and methodology. You can read the full interview here: Creating a culture of participation