Archive for February, 2013

Conversare in the Adelaide Fringe festival now under way

February 24, 2013 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Yes, the inaugural event was held last Friday 22 February 2013. (The next two are 1 and 8 March). See also page 73 of the printed Fringe program. What is the primary measure of success of any enterprise?  That it happened! And well it did, indeed, according to host Tim Walsh who reported: “There was an odd number present which made perfect sets of 2s as I was able to be a participant. There was a little hesitancy at the start as to which couples of strangers would pair up over the meal. Once that was settled 'the audience being the show’ was off...

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Conversare kicking off soon in the Adelaide Fringe

February 19, 2013 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

As readers may be aware this new kind of social process - in which people meet in a public place such as a pub or a cafe and have a wholesome encounter with someone they don't know – is looming up as an integral component of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. At which there will be a different host for each of the three events: . 22 Feb    Tim Walsh . 1 March  Alan Stewart . 8 March  Ruth French Below is a synopsis of what intrepid spirits may experience from participating in one of these. Which, as you may appreciate, has the potential of being...

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Conversare in a Festival of the Arts

February 8, 2013 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

The forthcoming Conversare events in the Adelaide Fringe raise ‘interesting’ challenges for the sponsors (Australian Civic Trust and Sarah’s Sisters Sustainable Café), the hosts and potential participants! See:  And on page 73 of the printed Fringe program. Both give details of dates (22 Feb, 1 and 8 March) times, cost, address of venue and how to make bookings. For these events offer a novel experience in that ‘the audience is the show.’ Unusual too in that this happens through everyone present being invited to engage over a meal with someone they don’t know. There is a skilled host (a different one for...

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