Talkaoke describes itself as "a spontaneous, pop-up talk-show" which “consists of an illuminated round table with a host sitting in the middle on a swivel chair. Participants sit around the outside and are passed the microphone whenever they want to talk, coming and going as they please. The conversation is a journey from one unexpected subject to another".
It was initiated by artists & cultural organisations and encourages people to participate through a special event. Talkaoke is local in orientation and concerned with participation.
It was launched in November 1997 and is ongoing.