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In small groups of 6-10 people we discuss a topic drawn at random, in a safe and structured environment that gives everyone an opportunity to speak, but coerces nobody. By sharing openly from the heart we get to know better ourselves and each other. The mood may vary from light hearted jesting, to humour, through to deep insightfulness, depending on the topic and interactions within the group. We converse for 2 hours, with a break to refresh glasses after 1 the first hour. During this time we usually cover about 4-6 topics, varying from light hearted cultural and personal issues, through to deep issues about our fundamental values. The operating process of the group is based on the model, which you can follow up on the WWW.. You are welcome to submit questions / topics for discussion to me. Suitable topics will go into the "hat" and may be selected out at subsequent meetings.

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  • May 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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    March 13, 2014
    "looking to make new friends along a new journey of my life."
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    Kathryn C. Kathryn C. joined
    December 6, 2013
    Kathryn C.
    "Hi, Im Kathryn, I live in the Witterings with my 3 children and husband. I run a special needs youth theatre at CFT, and Hazardous Youth theatre in Bracklesham. I am a special needs teacher. At the moment its all work and no play!"
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    Diane S. Diane S. joined
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    Diane S.
    "I have recently returned to Chichester after twelve years absence during which time I much missed the variety and richness of experience that is available in this area."
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    Peter B Peter B started Future meetings
    November 20, 2013
    Peter B

    "I regret that I need to take a break from organising this meet-up...."

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    Peter B

    "Conversation Cafe, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. Regret, There are insufficient people intending to come to make this meetup viable...."

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    Emma T. Emma T. joined
    November 6, 2013
    Emma T.
    "Hello. I am male, in my fifties and a psychotherapist­. I am married with two young boys who together with my wife are the centre of my world. I feel a need to stretch myself a little, and the Conversation Cafe sounds perfect."
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    A former member A former member commented on Conversation cafe
    October 17, 2013
    A former member

    "An interesting­ and enjoyable first meeting for me. I'll go again"

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    Jackie M. Jackie M. commented on Conversation cafe
    October 16, 2013
    Jackie M.

    "Am so sorry but a problem has arisen this morning so now unable to make it tonight. Was really looking forward to it ....catch up another time. Enjoy!"

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    Margret C. Margret C. RSVPed Yes for Conversatio­n cafe
    October 15, 2013
    Margret C.
    Conversatio­n cafe
    Wednesday 7:00 PM at The Fountain
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