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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


WWTB at Engergize Festival

‘Who Wants to be…?’ at Energize Festival will be streaming live on 15th Nov 2013. To watch the live stream please click on the link below. Show starts at 8pm til 10pm CET (7pm UK time). Video Link: thepeoplestreamenergize


Talkaoke at CultureTECH 2013, Derry-Londonderry

Talkaoke at CultureTECH 2013, Derry-Londonderry

Talkaoke made it’s long awaited debut in Northern Ireland at this years CultureTECH festival, we travelled across the city popping up at different public spaces. CultureTECH a week-long celebration of digital technology, media and music taking place in Derry-Londonderry from September 9-15. It’s big, it’s messy, it’s huge fun and it’s open to everyone – […]


Talkaoke’s Summer of Chat on South Bank

Talkaoke's Summer of Chat on South Bank

Talkaoke has been whipping up a storm on the South Bank this summer as part of the National Theatre‘s Watch This Space programme. We’ve moved from inside The Shed to the Queen’s Walk promenade on the South Bank, just by the National Theatre’s buzzing ‘Propstore’ Bar. Every Friday and Saturday we’ve been catching the thoughts […]


‘Bullet Catch’ with Talkaoke at The Shed

Short highlights of participants talking in depth around the Talkaoke table about the recent play ‘Bullet Catch’ at The Shed, National Theatre. Also here are a few clips of what people thought about the previous play ‘Table’ and thoughts on National Theatre  


Carol McGrath has written a great blog about her day out at London’s National Theatre and her experience on the Talkaoke table. Click here to read the blog We are on every Friday and Saturday night at The Shed, National Theatre. Click here for dates and performances we are covering Chatting on the Talkaoke table […]


There’s Something in the (wood) Shed

There's Something in the (wood) Shed

From Friday 19 April 2013, we kick off our Talkaoke residency at The Shed – a striking new pop-up performance space on the Southbank, created by the National Theatre. Aptly enough, the Shed’s inaugural production is called ‘Table,’ and we will be bringing our own table of chat to the Shed’s cafe-bar every Friday and […]