Lead by Yvonne Murphy of Omidaze Productions, The Talking Shop was a month-long research and development project held in an empty shop in the centre of Cardiff. It was a space for everyone and anyone to come in, have a cup of tea, and chat about anything and everything. On the walls were prompts about politics, culture and the arts, and information ranging from an explanation of how the Welsh Assembly works, to posters about local up-coming events. It was a safe space, an inclusive space, and one which fostered some incredible discussions.
I created a short video documenting some of the goings on over the month, including an interview with Yvonne who explains what her aims were with The Talking Shop, what was achieved and where it might go next.