Reclaiming face-to-face conversation
Conversation Salons are relaxed informal café-style gatherings that bring together all different kinds of people to have potentially uplifting and enriching conversations about a whole range of various topics.
They are friendly, welcoming events where you meet new people and get to hear different opinions and ideas.
Conversation Salon founder, Heather Bourke, noted: “The human need to connect, be heard, tell our stories and share our experiences is very strong. Modern life seems to have eroded many of the spaces or places or environments where such conversations took place.”
To counteract this, Heather has established Conversation Salons. She has been running these for the last few years in Dublin and said she’s excited to be starting them in Cork.
She explains: “Conversation Salons are about creating new opportunities for lifeenhancing encounters and exchanges. Over tea and coffee in small groups choose from an enticing conversation menu of thought-provoking questions ... and let the conversation begin.”
Heather added: “I think amazing, exciting, life-affirming things happen when people have meaningful conversations. They join the dots, have lightbulb moments, feel more alive and become wildly enthusiastic about many things! We get to know each other in a much more real way, short-circuiting the usually edited superficialities.”
The Cork Conversation Salons will take place at Tiramisu Café at 17 Proby’s Quay tomorrow, May 9 and on Wednesday, May 23 — both from 7pm-10pm. Admission is €5.
See conversationsalons.ie and facebook.com/ConversationSalons
Conversation Salons launch tomorrow at Tiramisu Café, 17 Proby’s Quay.