No such thing
Next: 18 May 2017, Kabana, Back Turner Street, Manchester, UK, 12-2.30pm
No such thing is a regular event. Once a month, we occupy a couple of tables in Kabana curry cafe, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The offer is simple: we buy you a curry, in exchange for half an hour of conversation.
For each event, we create a menu of conversation topics that you can choose from. We talk about stuff we’re thinking about, things that are on our mind, what’s happening in the world. We hope that you will too. There’s always a ‘Today’s special’ – something current and topical. Then we have a chat. That’s it. So far, we’ve had over 400 curries with 400 strangers!
To be part of the conversation (either current or future dates) and to eat one of Manchester’s finest lunchtime curries (in our humble but extensively researched opinion), send us a mail at email@example.com…
We’ll mail you back with the slots we have available, which are one-on-one slots, lasting half an hour, between 12 and 2:30pm. First come, first served…
Thursday 18 May | 12pm – 2.3pm
Images from No such thing courtesy of Dhahau Naseem and Kate Daley.
The first No such thing was in June 2012, and was part of SEVEN SITES, a curatorial project developed by Laura Mansfield and Swen Steinhauser.
We advertised that we'd buy people lunch at Kabana café in Manchester in exchange for a conversation.We had lots of takers, lots of curry - and some inspiring chance encounters.
For one lunch date only, No such thing moved location to Gulpd Cafe, Triskel Arts Centre, as part of Home: a micro festival which took place in Cork from the 25th - 30th April 2013 curated and produced by Ruairi Donovan. Email us to find out more..