A group of young people sit at a roundtable with a host in the middle holding a microphone on his hand A group of young people sit at a roundtable with a host in the middle holding a microphone on his hand

Talkaoke | ‘What’s Up Peckham?’



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Peckham Square, 89 Peckham High St, London SE15 5RS

Saturday 17 June 2023

1pm - 5pm

Talkaoke ‘What’s Up Peckham?’ is coming over to Peckham Square on Saturday, 17 June, from 1 to 5 pm. This is a free event, where everyone is truly welcome to join in a dynamic and creative afternoon. Targeted to all age groups within the local communities, Talkaoke is a pop-up talk show consisting of an illuminated round table with a host sitting in the middle. You, the participant, sit around the outside and speak about anything you like. You can come and go as you please. The flow of the conversation is a journey from one unexpected subject to another. It can be topical, funny, deep, out-there, or all of the above. The participants must come up with the topics and it’s up to the host to keep everyone engaged. 

If you want to get a glimpse of previous editions, the Talkaoke Promo video shows how the table comes together. Or if you are willing to dive deeper, you can see it in action at “This is Talkaoke“. 

This event is taking place in partnership with The People Speak and made possible with funding from Southwark Creative Health & Wellbeing Partnership (SCHWeP).

Do you still have some questions popping into your mind right now? Say no more. 

Who’re The People Speak?

The People Speak is a group of international artists, cultural producers, science communicators and activists based in East London. Therefore, with over 25 years of expertise, the organisation helps people to understand each other and collectively process the complexity of the world. The organisation’s creative practice has roots in familiar, televisual culture of talk shows, game shows, sports-media spectacles and TV drama. Their event’s flagship format Talkaoke is the one being presented at Peckham Square in partnership with ourselves at Peckham Platform.

To whom is this event?

London’s Southwark communities and residents from all age groups. Ethnic minority groups, particularly Black African and Black Caribbean groups. Younger people across all ethnic groups who’ll benefit from the social interactions created from this afternoon spent with Talkaoke.

Why is this event relevant to residents in Southwark?

This activity is supported by Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing partnerships (SHWep) to improve their understand go impact of Covid-19 and barriers for Southwark residents, particularly those from communities in Peckham, particularly Black African and Black Caribbean groups and younger people across all ethnic groups.

What’s the SCHWeP’s mission?

The Southwark Creative Health & Wellbeing Partnership is an informal cross-sector network of over 150 members. The organisation addresses inequalities in health and well-being through culture. Proudly commissioned by Southwark Council’s Public Health team to support the development of a local programme of arts and culture.

Image Credits: The People Speak

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