Conversare – an answer to many peoples’ queries, wants and needs

June 29, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

For those not familiar with the nature of these new kind of social events have a look at Conversare – what is is. Here are comments and queries which have recently come to my attention: . Lately I'm noticing that people are absolutely starved for genuine connection with other humans. Or, so it seems... . The author James Salter, who died recently, wrote a book with his wife Kay entitled ‘Life and Meals’. In this they emphasised that the enjoyment of a meal comes from not just the food, but the company, the ambience and the conversation. . Are there social gatherings in...

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Conversare – some underpinning principles and values

May 31, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Conversare is for people who wish to open up their lives. People who recognise that these novel events are an exciting and intriguing way of doing this, whatever their stage of life. These are adventurous spirits who recognise that this new way of socialising could be a step into the unknown, being different from how they usually relate to the world around them - and with the potential to have unexpected outcomes. Conversare events are designed to provide invigorating and enjoyable experiencing for all participants. While it might at first sight they could seem to be a little risky, you would no...

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Conversare: face to face interaction in contexts which may be regarded as ‘unusual’ – initially

April 30, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

“Those seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” I wonder if you may come see how this idea relates to the contexts outlined below? For Conversare events in which the core activity is to have a meal with a stranger is seemingly counter to our usual ways of socialising - which are mainly with people we already know such as family and friends. And it is quite different from what is now commonplace, communicating largely virtually. The very idea of taking time out to engage with someone you don’t know purely for the experience of...

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Conversare – “Get off your bum and connect with people face to face”

March 31, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  ** Breaking news of a remarkable new venue for Conversare gatherings in Adelaide. See below. Curious about participating in social gathering in which the core activity is having a meal with one person, a stranger? These have often been reported as “very enjoyable and enlightening.” Which is not surprising, as for starters, they are not really different from any other social event if you go along with an open mind, a sense of keen anticipation and – most essential – a conscious intention of wishing to ‘give’ rather than ‘get.’ Knowing that the expression of such an intention is being curious about the process...

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Conversare – be prepared to be surprised, in experience and place

February 28, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

In the past few weeks I have mentioned to a number of people that there is a new venue in the offing for this kind of socialising in which the essence is to share a meal with a stranger in a public place. The invariable response is “How fascinating! Please let me know when this happens.” And when I ask what appeals about this prospect responses include: “I love the idea of meeting new people in a context in which it is quite safe to do so.” “This way of meeting people could be so interesting.” “I am new to Adelaide and this sounds...

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