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.

National Talking Shop

29 April 2021

An opportunity for both Full and Associate Members to meet and discuss current issues affecting the sector. This session will focus on Brexit and international trading, with a chance to exchange knowledge, experience and advice.

Talking Venues

20 April 2021

A discussion about re-opening and how to plan events with confidence whilst managing levels of uncertainty. We will also look at navigating and communicating frequently-changing government policies and guidance.

Talking eCommerce

22 April 2021

This session will look at how to drive more traffic to your site. There will be an opportunity to talk in smaller breakout sessions with groups made up of those new to ecommerce and those with established business.

Regional Talking Shops


8 June 2021

19 October 2021

London & South East

10 June 2021

14 October 2021

Midlands & East

15 June 2021

8 September 2021

North West

16 September 2021


21 April 2021
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21 September 2021

South West

17 June 2021

9 September 2021


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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