What we're about

Are you interested in foreign languages and culture, and looking for the opportunity to meet like-minded people, practise your conversation skills in a relaxed atmosphere, and make friends in the process?? Then read on.

Originally set up as a group for all languages, it turned out that there were only enough people speaking French, Italian and Spanish who came regularly enough to run meetups for. Due to the organisers having many other commitments, we began to run multi-language meetups for these 3 Romance languages - which have proved popular, as those who speak more than 1 of them can practise whichever they feel like. If time allows we will arrange single-language meetups from time to time.

We really need 1 or more new Assistant Organisers to help arrange regular meetups - so if this interests you, let me know! We are also happy for members to arrange additional occasional meetups for any languages, including less common ones. We can make you an Event Organiser to do this; just contact an organiser to express an interest, and for tips on how to arrange a successful meetup.

Speakers of all levels - from beginner to native - are welcome to come (even just to listen). We don't charge to join the group or attend events - but a donation of £1 per meetup, to help us cover the costs of running the group (such as Meetup subscription fees), would be much appreciated. You can put this in the little collection tin/pouch that will be visible at officially-organised meetups. We also really appreciate your participation and feedback, to make this a group that everyone can enjoy.

We look forward to speaking with you at future events, and happy chatting!

• Isla (main organiser)

• Lynette (Event organiser)

• Andy & Jackie (previous co-organisers)

Upcoming events (1)

September's mid-week meet-up

The Iron House

Our September mid-week meet-up will be held in The Iron House on St. John Maddermarket. As you enter the restaurant, turn right and go towards the bar, then go up the stairs on your left to The Corner Room (first floor windows in photo) which will be straight in front of you. The St. Andrew's car park is just 200m away (directly across the road from St. John Maddermarket) and charges a flat rate of £2.20 after 6.30pm. There is, as always, the option to pay £1 per person to cover Meet-up admin costs. Thanks. Hope to see you there! Lynette.

Past events (148)

End of August's mid-week meet-up

The Iron House

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