The Dare To Be Yourself - 12th EVER meetup!

This is a past event

56 people went

Price: £5.00

Claremont Project

24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD · London

How to find us

Just a few minutes walk from Angel Tube (5mins from Kings Cross)

Location image of event venue


Yes, we are back for our TWELTH ever official Dare To Be Yourself event.

You know the plan.. Three special guests with different backgrounds sharing their stories. It works a treat!

Learn, connect, be inspired and have your heart warmed.

In previous events these are just some of the speakers we've had:

- A creative funeral planner

- A songwriter who creates songs for autistic children

- Writer and historian sharing about his many past lives

- Psychotherapist specialising in sex addictions

- A full time touring musician

- A style coach

- An Integrative Body Psychotherapist

- A mental health campaigner

- Author of The Love Project (how to project manage your love life)

- An independent filmmaker who spent two weeks with the Dalai Lama

We are very lucky to have secured one of London's cosiest event spaces The Claremont Project.. see below, looks a bit retro right?!

We have three amazing special guests:


Ruth is an inner child Wondershop leader and storyteller. She creates experiences and resources to help creative leaders to reconnect with their inner child and their sense of wonder, play, curiosity and courage. She believes that through connecting with our inner child we can discover our purpose and mission and find we are already equipped to live it!


Rob is committed and driven to recognise his vision of establishing an independent education space in London. He believes the way we live, what we value and how we are educated need to be revised for us to transition into a paradigm of sustainability; meaning our collective and individual focus is on flourishing rather than surviving. Flourishing means that everyone on the planet must be free and able to lead dignified, authentic lives. Learn more about his Why at:

And we also have..


Rock n Roll Photographer, Writer and Creative Cipher who is the founder of 'Black Pen: Black Women Writers', the only Writers group on the UK for African and Caribbean Women Writers. Currently working on Entrepreneurial and Creative Projects, find out more here:


7pm - Guests begin to arrive / networking or scoffing down your post-work Pret sandwiches

7.15pm - We get going

8.50pm - We finish

upto 9.10pm - Talk with your new friends

9.10pm - late (optional hang out!)


Cost: £5 (more on the door!)


You only have to see the feedback of the last eleven 'EVER' events to already know this meetup will be something truly special.

Here's what others have said about our previous Dare To Be Yourself meetups:

‘’ It was an extraordinary gathering last night - I found the openness quite overwhelming. A very positive experience - thank you to everyone who spoke.’’ ~ Robert

''This was my first ever meet up. If they are all as inspiring as this, I will go to many more.'' ~ Simon

‘’ It was a moving and intense night. The speakers were engaging and inspirational. The group atmosphere was welcoming and safe. I really enjoyed the meetup and will definitely be coming back.'' ~ Jesse

''Excellent...great speakers...very informative and very beneficial! Thank you to all the speakers for wealth of knowledge and what you shared!'' ~ David

''Thank you Vernon for organising the meeting last night. It was so nice to see that a lot of people have a life story that they are brave & honest enough to share. Had some really nice heartwarming chats with others.'' ~ Yvonne

Cost: £5 (More on the door)

PS. NEW TO MEETUP? I am aware that many of you are new to meetup and are unsure of what to expect. It is a fabulous way to get out and connect with others. It's been said, 'You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.' You have probably noticed there is such a variety of different meetups. I have attended meetups for business, social, sport, creativity, personal development. I love what meetup has to offer! Some meetups attract a good number of people and have typically taken some years to gather that kind of following. Others target a very small niche and work well even with just a few people attending. My advice to you is to expect to have a positive experience. It can be just one small interaction with another person that can make the biggest difference. The possibility of that connection will never happen if you decide that you are just a bit too tired after work. Nothing changes, until you do. You can get what you want out of meetup, decide to give something a try and go for it.