Announcing TALKING LOUD: a new series of online talks with leading cultural voices

Posted on 26/01/2021

The Towner Eastbourne and the De La Warr Pavilion join forces to deliver TALKING LOUD: a new series of talks with leading creative voices.

We are pleased to announce a series of timely free online business talks from leaders in the creative industries, with speakers including Assemble, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani and Michelle Ogundehin. 

TALKING LOUD will see local, national and international designers, architects, artists, makers and more reflecting on their experiences, ethos, philosophy and ways of working. The sessions, which are part of the South East Creatives programme, aim to support those in the creative, cultural and digital sectors by giving them the opportunity to gain insights and inspiration to help take their own business or practice forward

These talks are aimed at those people currently working in the creative industries in the South East, but free and open all.  

The first three talks are now open for bookings and include the following conversational pairings. Further talks will be announced shortly which will run across the Spring.



TALKING LOUD: Michelle Ogundehin in conversation with Corinne Julius

Thursday 11 February



Internationally-renowned interiors and style writer, author, consultant and TV presenter Michelle Ogundehin will discuss her career and practice, philosophy on the link between our homes and our wellbeing and the impact of the pandemic and how businesses can adapt for the future.  



TALKING LOUD: artists Helen Cammock and Tai Shani 

Thursday 18 February



Helen Cammock and Tai Shani – who jointly won the Turner Prize in 2019 with Oscar Murillo and Laurence Abu Hamdan – will discuss their breadth of experience as visual artists, including developing and maintaining their practice in the current climate and activating collaborations with, and supporting peer networks. 



TALKING LOUD: Giles Smith, Assemble

Thursday 25 February 



Giles Smith, a founding member of Assemble, will discuss the award-winning architecture, design and art collective’s origins, ethos and evolution, their ongoing Sugarhouse Studios project to provide affordable creative workspace which has been involved in the development of Bexhill Creative Workspace and his perspective on the pandemic.



TALKING LOUD has been made possible with funding and support from South East Creatives, (SECCADS), a development and support programme for small and medium-sized businesses in the creative, cultural or digital sectors across East Sussex, Kent and Essex. Towner Eastbourne and the De La Warr Pavilion are local hubs for the programme, promoting and hosting events and activities and showcasing success stories and best practices.

South East Creatives is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Minis­try of Housing, Communities & Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by invest­ing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. 

Talking Loud is also supported by Locate East Sussex