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Talkaoke turns 25!

Talkaoke turns 25!

From a furry to a glowing doughnut – a conversation with Mikey Weinkove It is hard for me to believe that Talkaoke has been going for 25 years. It’s been one long party – says Mikey Weinkove, the initiator of Talkaoke and co-founder of The People Speak art collective. The origins of Talkaoke – the […]


Talkaoke Skills Lab

Talkaoke Skills Lab

Talkaoke Skills Lab is a unique artist development opportunity piloting a new approach to intercultural dialogue, collaboration and skills exchange by bringing together in a virtual and hybrid space artists, creatives, cultural practitioners and change-makers from Uganda and the UK. The programme is provoked by a 1970s ‘social sculpture’ theory by the artist Joseph Beuys, […]


PiCK OF THE WiCK

PiCK OF THE WiCK

PiCK OF THE WiCK is a music video portrait project in Hackney Wick and Fish Island, in a collaboration with local residents and Knowledge Exchange Network, QMUL Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy, Hackney Wick & Fish Island Community Trust and Hackney Wick and Fish Island Creative Enterprise Zone. See the story so far… And […]


The People Speak People! – Zoe

The People Speak People! – Zoe

Welcome to our micro-blog series where we will introduce some of the recent members of The People Speak team. “Living in the present” Zoë is an American theatre maker, facilitator, and educator based in London. She works with creators and communities around the globe to tell stories that prompt conversation and run workshops that create […]


The Inverse Apprentice

The Inverse Apprentice

You’re hired! The Inverse Apprentice in Aberfeldy Street We are thrilled to announce that our project The Inverse Apprentice has been awarded a Small Grant Scheme from the new Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, delivered by Foundation for Future London. The Inverse Apprentice is a creative entrepreneurship programme provoked by the TV show ‘The […]


The People Speak People! – Simon

The People Speak People! – Simon

Welcome to our micro-blog series where we will introduce some of the recent members of The People Speak team. “Ploughing our furrow” It’s not every day that you get to take part in a first, but the highlight of 2020 for me was collaborating with The People Speak in my favourite part of East London: […]


The People Speak People! – Laura

The People Speak People! - Laura

Welcome to our micro-blog series where we will introduce some of the recent members of The People Speak team. “Living in the present”  Laura Kaminska is a 2019 Camberwell College of Arts graduate from BA graphic design. As a visual creator, she works with photography, illustration, moving image and design in any shape or form. […]


The People Speak People! – Katie F

The People Speak People! - Katie F

Welcome to our micro-blog series where we will introduce some of the recent members of The People Speak team. “Growing and socialising” I was born in Lithuania in 1989. Moved to India at the age of 13, where I spent 4 years studying music. I returned to Lithuania in 2007, finished school and got a […]


The People Speak People! – Dele

The People Speak People! - Dele

At The People Speak we have always relied on reflected creativity of others to make Talkaokes and our other formats what they truly are. In 2020 we were fortunate enough to collaborate with new artists and creatives who not only participated in our events but also brought their own perspectives, energy and skills into what […]


Wick Speaks, The Tour!

Wick Speaks, The Tour!

Hackney Wick tells its own story Wick Speaks! is a new project bringing together a range of Hackney Wick residents to create the Tour of the area through their eyes. The People Speak is collaborating with long-time local guide Hackney Tours to celebrate the diversity of the Wick and imagine the future of this unique […]