Conversare – having a rethink in the Market, with an offer on hosting and a request for input on promotion

March 31, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Conversare in the Market is in abeyance for the foreseeable future. This arises from there being few bookings of late. While ‘curious’ this is perhaps not surprising give the Christmas and January holiday breaks followed by ‘Mad March’ here given over to the Adelaide Festival of the Arts and the Adelaide Fringe. And so it’s back to the drawing board, in conjunction with the office of the General Manager of the Adelaide Central Market. With the thought that our promotion may need ‘tweaking’. With the thought too that if this experimental project in this venue does not prove to be a ‘goer’...

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Conversare – for an adventure in being transformed through meeting new people

February 26, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

For next Conversare in the Market events in March and April see  here. And for a brief reminder of the purpose of Conversare see here.   To readers all around our little planet, 3rd from the sun (smile) This post is essentially about the practicalities of coming along to participate in, together with associated benefits arising from, a Conversare (pronounced conversari) event. Named from the Latin con versare – to turn or to dance together. There are also what may be called ‘philosophical musings’ which you could also find of value.  For together they may be seen as counter to the language and feelings...

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Conversare – some grounded, some high flying perspectives of a grand experiment

January 29, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  For bookings at events at the Market and in the Fringe at Sarah's Sisters Sustainable Cafe in Semaphore go to Forthcoming Events.   If you are new to the ideas which underpin this way of coming together to have conversations in public places - a new kind of social gathering - have a look at : Conversare – What it is and Feedback from previous participants. And this podcast of a Conversare style dinner on the opening night of a conference  in Manila a few weeks ago. ... for an inkling of something that you could find enriching and enjoyable. <smile>   Grounded What pleasures could be in...

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Conversare – for people who wish to add sparkle to their lives

December 31, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Do you feel that missing in your life is enjoyable conversation and good connecting with the world around you? Would you wish to participate in lively exchanges of stories of what interests and challenges you and others? Are there such opportunities for you to do this? Yes, partly through keeping connected to people you ‘know’ such as family, friends and neigbours. You would likely be aware that you are responsible for how you do this. Maintaining good connecting takes careful thought and action. What if, for whatever reason, your current relating with others does not provide the sparkle you yearn for and...

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Conversare – an opportunity for growth through connecting

November 30, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

“If we don’t take risks we don’t grow.” How do these ideas resonate with you? Do they give you a sense that coming along to have a conversation over a meal with a stranger is ‘risky’ and yet something which may turn out to be a truly worthwhile experience? Given that everybody present is doing something similar and that you are among other lively risk taking spirits! All of whom treat each other with respect and with welcoming smiles. Just what does it mean to ‘grow’? Among possible ‘takes’ on this is that we let go of our fears of connecting with people...

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