Talkaoke Live in Essex – One Colchester Community Hub

Saturday 20th May

We are delighted to welcome to the One Colchester Hub the team from The People Speak

10am – 12pm Talkaoke at One Colchester Hub, 4-6 Long Wyre St, CO1 1LH

10am – 2pm Leaving Your Mark workshop by Textile Collective

1pm – 4pm Talkaoke outdoors at Lion Walk Shopping Centre


Leaving Your Mark art workshop with Kirsta McSkimming from Textile Collective

A drawing/mark-making workshop based around and interpreting the idea of what we leave behind when we die.

By constructing a still life display using personal emotive items found in the home like picture frames, clothing, ornaments, and books we will encourage and support participants to create drawings of the still life display using traditional drawing and mark-making techniques.

Using these type of techniques helps to create lively, fresh and energetic drawings, which is in stark contrast to the weighty, static subject matter they are working with.


How does Talkaoke work?

It’s simple! The Talkaoke host sits in the middle of a round table and you, the participants, sit at small tables close by. Each table has a mic, and you are invited to talk about anything they like. Each discussion is a journey from one unexpected subject to another: it can be topical, funny, deep, surreal, and everything in between. The conversation will be visualised live by a digital illustrator! It’s a drop in – so feel free to stay for as long or as little as you can.

We are collaborating with St Helena Hospice and a number of grassroots organisations in Essex. St Helena provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people facing incurable illness in north east Essex, supporting them, their families, friends and carers.

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