Virtual Talking Forums

Virtual Talking Forums are a great way to network online with colleagues across the sector, sharing knowledge, experience and best practice. Each meeting covers topics of commercial interest, discussion points and case studies from group members.

As well as our popular Regional Talking Shops, there is now also a regular National Talking Shop and two topic-based groups – Talking Venues and Talking eCommerce for anyone who works in those areas.

All meetings are free but you must book in advance to secure your place. Scroll down to see all upcoming dates.

Talking eCommerce

13 July 2021
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This session will focus mainly on product photography for online retail, and there will also be time for discussion about other aspects of ecommerce you need help with.

Talking Venues

Next session tbc

An opportunity for anyone involved in events and venue hire to exchange knowledge, experience and contacts especially in the new trading landscape.

National Talking Shop

Next session tbc

An opportunity for both Full and Associate Members to meet and discuss current issues affecting the sector, with latest thinking, expertise and case studies.

Regional Talking Shops


19 October 2021

London & South East

14 October 2021
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Midlands & East

7 July 2021
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8 September 2021

North West

16 September 2021


21 September 2021

South West

8 July 2021
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9 September 2021


15 July 2021
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12 October 2021

Yorkshire & North East

14 September 2021

Please note that Regional Talking Shops, Talking Venues and Talking eCommerce are only open to staff at cultural venues, and not to suppliers or consultants. Associate Members are however welcome to attend the National Talking Shop.

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