Project Description

400 Speeches

400 Speeches poster

‘400 Speeches’ was a day of readings, conversations and performances by local artists and activists at the Heygate Estate in June 2013. Spoken word, singing and movement

The programme included the first public screening of the documentary ‘Up the Elephant’, 2002, by Julie Speechley, which critically investigates the early regeneration plans of the Heygate Estate and includes interviews with residents of the estate and Southwark Council’s head of regeneration Fred Manson.