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Wick Speaks! Online Tour Launch

October 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What should people know about Hackney Wick? You decide! 


We have been reviewing the situation regarding safety and the Government Guidelines about Covid-19 and live events.

We decided that Wick Speaks! Tour will take place online only, but it will have the feel of a live event. Please register for this event and we will email you the link to join online.

Really looking forward to having you at the Wick Speaks! online Tour.


Dates: Sat 17 Oct, 2PM-5PM

Location: Online. Register at Eventbrite to receive Zoom link

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About the event:

Join us for an interactive Tour of Hackney Wick co-created and led by the local residents and Hackney Tours.

In September we brought Talkaoke – our live talk show – to the streets of Hackney Wick. During this free flowing conversation and a series of follow up interviews, participants worked with The People Speak and Hackney Tours to create this personal Tour of the area. Whether you know E9 well or will be coming here for the first time, join the journey.

This coming Saturday from 2-4 pm we’ll hear stories from locals around the importance of community, tree-planting, arts spaces, football clubs, as well as an intergenerational history of partying and many more vital, Wick-focussed topics in situ.

Then from 4-5pm we’ll have an open discussion about creativity and the future of your Wick, in this time and beyond. So come along and get involved, because we want to hear what you imagine is the next step for your home.

We will begin at Felstead Street / Prince Edward Road by the shops.

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 and ever-changing place.


Hackney Tours is an ongoing experiment in sustainable socially-minded travel & tourism. Founder Simon Cole shares plane-free wonder on our doorstep with hyper-local ‘slow travel’ walks. They connect the area’s radical campaigning history to its contemporary arts and activist culture, asking what future East London we want https://hackneytours.com

The People Speak is a collective of international arts practitioners based in East London, founded 23 years ago. We use performance art, multi-media and technology to stimulate discussion, generate ideas, and inform decision making in the public and cultural sphere through fun, interactive format in the UK and globally. Talkaoke is a live, television-style talk show popping out at festivals, clubs, galleries, conferences, on the street and online http://thepeoplespeak.org.uk

Wick Speaks! is funded by Wick Together – the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zone, and will enable us to employ and upskill some E9 freelancers who had been hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wick Together funded through the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zone programme and managed jointly by Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation – will upskill the local creative community to deliver training and courses that improve social cohesion, support local businesses and help residents develop creative skills http://www.hwfi.zone/wick-together

Read about other projects awarded the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zone funding here


October 17, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Felstead Street / Prince Edward Road by the shops