Each month a small group of us we will choose a short artistic piece (spoken word, poetry, painting, to view on-line and consider before our picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens, weather permitting, or the gardens cafe. 

This is not purely an intellectual exercise but a gateway into sharing of each others' interests, passions and world views. It is a spin-off from the AllInTheMind meetup group where we tried a similar idea based on works from Ken Nordine and Brian Eno.

Rather than assigning roles for the food (eg you bring bread, she brings cheese, he salad etc) everyone is encouraged to bring a meal for themselves with the option of sharing. Some people may bring unsharable items like sandwiches because of very specific dietary requirements and that is fine too: we will be happy for them to just share their company and thoughts. As we get to know each other over the months we may start co-ordinating the food a little more.

Because the group sizes will deliberately be kept to an intimate size of about a dozen, please honour your RSVP so that others do not miss out unnecessarily.

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Recent Meetups

  • May 23 · 1:00 PM

    Nick Cave

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    Run jointly with All In The Mind. Because of the uncertain weather we will meet indoors but still attempt to do it picnic style (see directions section below) - I think... Learn more
  • April 12 · 2:00 PM


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    Run jointly with All In The Mind. Joffre recommended the following songs. You might like to watch the accompanying videos below if you get a chance. We will also read... Learn more
  • February 7 · 2:00 PM

    RUMI - Persian Sufi Poet

    9 PPPPeople

    Run jointly with All In The Mind. You might like to watch the videos below if you get a chance. Those who have watched and enjoyed  the poetry will get a chance to read... Learn more
  • February 3 · 7:00 PM

    Poetry Night @WordInHand

    16 PPPPeople

    ...OK not a picnic for once (though there is food available from the bistro). There are a couple of performers followed by an open slam poetry session in Sydney's most... Learn more
  • December 20, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    DEVO - In The Beginning Was the End; The truth about De-evolution

    4 PPPPeople

    Run jointly with All in the Mind and Immersants  meetup groups. Note the different-from-usual meeting place. Actually it is the same spot we used last December with a... Learn more
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