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Conversare – potential value for diverse organisations and venues

July 31, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

 con versare – to turn or to dance together “Simple and deep, a spiritual adventure.” Firti Rasmiti “For good talk and enlivening connecting, rebuilding community trust and connectivity.” John Hovell How do these sound to you, arising as they have from participants in Conversare events? Which are specifically designed to enable people to experience the deep connectivity inherently longed for in our very nature as human beings, As expressed by British writer George Monbiot: “If there is an irrepressible human trait, it’s the determination, against all odds, to reconnect. Though governments seek to atomise and rule, we will keep finding ways to come together. Our social brains...

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Conversare – for an adventure in delightful connecting

June 30, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Conversare (pronounced Conversari) - from the Latin con versare - to turn or to dance together is the name given to a new kind of social event described below. “In the end, connecting well with others in the present moment of life is all that matters.” Suzanne “ … a combination of feeling relaxed, stimulated, surprised, moved, amused, and disappointed - the latter being as it was over all too soon, as people started to leave, and before we had more of a chance to properly engage with some of the others in the wider group. On leaving and traveling home - contentment...

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Conversare – the host as social artist

May 29, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

(See Forthcoming Events for the next steps in this new kind of socialising in which everybody present participates fully. Also for what Conversare  is and for Feedback from comments of participants in various places).   What do you think of the ‘modern’ idea that the role of the artist is to reveal to society a new outlook on life and the world?  And that this role applies to both graphic and social (aka process) artists?   In our modern, complex, busy and often quite fragmented lives there is little opportunity to connect through satisfying conversations other than with people we already know. Conversare is an...

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Conversare – underpinning principles and values

May 29, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Conversare is for people who wish to open up their lives. People who recognise that these novel events are an enjoyable and intriguing way of doing this, whatever their stage of life. These are adventurous spirits who recognise that this interesting 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 through interacting with people they have not met previously. While it might at first sight this could...

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Conversare – currently in holding position in the Adelaide Central Market while moving along elsewhere

April 30, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

As mentioned recently Conversare in the Market is in abeyance for the moment while alternative promotional  approaches are being considered. For there appears to be two ‘spirit of the times’ at play.  One is the ever present desire to connect deeply with others – including strangers  - as in times before security guards came on the scene. This spirit may be thought of as described here: "The mood [in my local café] among the customers was unusually good humoured. As I stood there, enjoying the pastry smells and the friendliness of the place, I felt that I had stepped into a generous little...

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