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Talkaoke & Southwark Council

We’ve recently ran a couple of Talkaoke’s around Southwark, together with Southwark Council, to find out what residents think about the changes in the borough for better and for worse, and what people would like to see in the future. We visited both Elephant & Castle and Surrey Quays shopping centre to find out what […]


Talkaoke: Summer Nights Light 2017

Talkaoke returned to Swan Mead Park, in Basildon, for another exciting evening of Summer Night Lights 2017. Click here to view all the photos    


Talkaoke: The Mayor’s Newham Show 2017

Talkaoke: The Mayor's Newham Show 2017

Talkaoke returned to Central Park, East Ham, for The Mayor’s Newham Show 2017. As with last year, we had a great chat with people over the two days on a whole range of different subjects, showing the wonderful diversity and different cultures that the borough of Newham has to offer. Click here to view the […]


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 […]