Talkaoke at SuperNormal Festival 2016

The People Speak made an appearance at this years small and eclectic SuperNormal festival.
We talked about anything and everything. Please note there are some sensitive topics covered in some of these discussions such as the nature of consent and individual’s experiences involving the lack of it.

Talkaoke at Citadel Festival London 2016

This year at the amazing Citadel Festival in London’s Victoria Park we ran a Talkaoke session outside an area called The Sunday Papers. At The Sunday Papers people could hear talks but various interesting speakers and engage them in Q&As. We scooped up the audience as they walked by and brought them to the flying saucer of chat. Watch these clips to find out what we talked about at a very exciting edition of Talkaoke!

Talkaoke at Festival of Genomics – Boston

The Festival of Genomics brings together pioneers, innovators, researchers, stakeholders, policy makers and members of the public who all have a shared interest in the field of Genomics.
Here you can see video archive of some of the Talkaoke talk shows I hosted with Mikey from The People Speak.

Filming at the British Psychological Society

Filming at the British Psychological Society

I’ve spent the last couple of days filming a small conference and set of seminars at the British Psychological Society in London.

This proved truly fascinating and the chair Professor Paul Grantham really brought this subject, solution focused brief therapy, to life. I briefly studied some neuroscience as part of my undergraduate degree in cybernetics and AI, but this is the first time I’ve really been engaged with academics in the field of psychology.

What was really special about this filming work though was that it was part of a live webcast. The platform used, Oli Gaffikin’s Global Podium, is a great piece of kit! It’s not just a very robust video streaming service, but it really places remote participants in the heart of the seminar environment by means of a parallel stream for additional material, slides, videos etc… Remote participants can interact with their in-situ peers through a specialised messaging service.

Filming and photography at Field Day 2016

Filming and photography at Field Day 2016

I was extremely privileged to have worked on the main stage of Field Day 2016 in London this year.
Myself and Mikey from The People Speak shot video and photographs of main stage performers The Mysterys with Doug Hream Blunt.

It was quite an experience being amongst 25 stage performers whilst thousands of people clapped and cheered. We’ll have some exciting photos and a documentary to share with you shortly.

Origamisaur at London craft fairs this summer

Origamisaur at London craft fairs this summer

After the initial success at the London Fields Jumble and Craft Fair in May 2016, Origamisaur will be making more appearances all over London.

First up we have Urban Bazaar EC1 on Sunday 5th June at St Luke’s Community Centre – 90 Central Street, Old Street EC1 V8AJ

And thirdly is the ME Craft Market on Sunday 19th July at Christ the King Church Hall, Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon SW19 8AJ

Batch 1 (minus those sold from it already) will be available at the Urban Bazaar, and my first creations from Batch 2 will make their first appearance at the ME Craft Market. I look forward to seeing you all there!

You can see all the beasts from Batch 1 here

Talkaoke at Imperial Science Festival 2016

We had some glorious weather at this years Imperial College Science Festival. I hosted some outdoor Talkaoke shows and as always the vibrant conversation went everywhere! We talked about what people had seen and done at the festival, about EU politics, religion, the pros and cons of various scientific fields and more.

Documentary filming for You Me Bum Bum Train

Although details on this are top secret I can say I’ve had an incredible opportunity to film a production known as You Me Bum Bum Train. This immersive theatre piece catapults audience members one at a time through an incredible journey.

I went through this experience filming  the journey of a ‘passenger’ and also shot some short interviews with some of the amazing volunteers who worked on this ground-breaking production.

The producers are putting together a documentary using my footage but I can’t say yet whether this will become available to the public so watch this space.

Learn more about You Me Bum Bum Train.