Get outside your echo chamber!

Last month our doughnut shaped Talkaoke table made its first appearance on the Aberfeldy concrete since the lockdown! Watch the highlights here and save the date for Aberfeldy Live! Talkaoke #4 (Thu 27 Sep).

We had a lot of fun with our new online format Design Your Own Job at East Summer School bringing 12-17 yo East Londoners and our favourite Innovators & Creatives together. We talked about future jobs such as Professional Hugger or Computer Game Therapist and the skills these roles require. We also discussed job shame and family pressure affecting career choices. Check out the highlights including Rick’s visualisations here

What will fundraising look like in the future? In our ongoing collaboration with Institute of Fundraising we came up with a few scenarios featuring Haagen Dazs philanthropy, a fleeting visit from a middle aged Greta Thunberg and… find out for yourselves here.
Watch this space for more Autumn dates.


Our ‘Nerve Centre’ in Aberfeldy Street got a revamp, which caught the attention of the Daily Mail. The brand new sign above our door awakened the curiosity of a number of new visitors. We love people dropping by for a chat !

Rich Mix published a fantastic blog summarising our online collaboration around the theme of the arts and community. Next Sunday (23 Sep) we’ll be speaking to people in Poplar’s Bartlett Park about how their local arts centre Poplar Union can support them through this time. Join us for Poplar Union Live!

It’s not just about people speaking. This autumn we’re teaming up with The Listening Arts Channel from We’re All Bats for a series of online Take Back Control Talkaokes about Patriotism, Identity Politics and Living with Risk. And there’s a chance to get involved so scroll down.

Meanwhile in Lancashire our long standing partner In Situ has been working with Mikey on upskilling in the art of online facilitation and socially distant Vox Pops. They have been busy keeping their community connected despite the local lockdown.
If you’re interested in training in our hybrid formats – drop us a line. 

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