Next Meetup

30 to 49 - Speed friending! No pressure way to make friends! Hosted/ £5 to £15
Please come and join us as we help you make new friendships with both ladies and gentlemen without any of the pressure, shyness and nervousness normally associated with meeting new people. This is for ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 30 to 49. (It is fine if you are a few years either side of these parameters) Speed friending is like an icebreaker but with a very different approach. Instead of having a large group icebreaker we arrange for our members to interact with each other one-on-one. This gives you an easy and convenient way to meet new people in a way that completely dissolves awkward social barriers. This is NOT speed dating and so you will be meeting both ladies and gentlemen in mixed groups. The intent is to create friendships. One of the greatest benefits is that it tears down the walls of shyness. Many people have deep-seated anxiety when it comes to talking to people they don’t know. They may even be intimidated by certain group members. But when you push outside your comfort zones, this speedy connection opens up the door to allow you to easily communicate and work together with other members of the group. Speed friending allows you to identify other people with common interests. The conversations that take place don’t have to be deep, profound or even scripted; simply discussing likes and dislikes may lead to future friendships. Often, people want to make new friends, but they aren’t quite sure how to go about it. With speed friending, you can start pursuing that goal without appearing socially awkward or desperate. Even if no lasting friendships result from the activity, at least you have learned more about each other and become more comfortable with each other. In fact, you might be surprised at how much people are willing to socialize when they are encouraged with a game. Speed friending is the easiest and most effective way to build relationships in a short amount of time. Here’s how it will be set-up: 1) Half of the group (mixed gender) will be seated, and the other half of the group (mixed gender) rotates. Every 5 minutes or so, the rotating group will move to another seated person. During these intervals, each pair of people will get the opportunity to talk, develop a connection and possibly even spark a friendship. The time limits aren’t set in stone but it will be about 3-5 minutes. 2)Joanna will be hosting the evening and they will organize the speed friending. They will be blowing the whistle to indicate that you should move to the next person. 3) We will meet from 6.30pm onwards. You should get yourself a drink and also any food from the bar downstairs before you get upstairs. (Or you will have to walk back down later) 4) The Speed friending part will start exactly at 7:30 pm onwards and continue till about 9:30 pm with a couple of comfort breaks. (If you are late then you can join the speed networking but you may not be able to meet as many people as you may have otherwise). 5) You can contact Joanna on[masked] on the day if you have any problem finding our room. (Booked for Joanna / Meetup) 6) Please be aware that over 75% of attendees are attending for the first time and over 95% of attendees come alone. You will not be alone. Joanna will welcome you and help you get comfortable. -------------------- EVENT COST: Tickets in advance: (Please click the Eventbrite link below) First 10 tickets - £ 5 each (plus charges) Next 30 tickets - £10 each (plus charges) CASH at the door on the day-£ 15 each -------------------------- This meetup is organized with Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups.

Jewel Piccadilly

4-6 Glasshouse Street London W1B 5DQ · London

What we're about

This is a group for people who would like to explore art & music, theatre & museums and attend talks and lectures in the city of London. There are a huge number of these in this city at any given time and we ought to make it out to see, hear and experience them. It is particularly nice to do all these things in a large group so that we could identify other like minded people while also being able to discuss our experiences after our meetups.

We will visit these venues every week and after the visits meet at a cafe or bar for some refreshments or a meal where we can chat and discuss.

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