No Such Thing has been running since June 2012. Every 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 questions to choose from. We talk about what’s happening in the world, in our lives and stuff that’s playing on our minds. There’s always a ‘Today’s Special’ from that day’s news. Then we have a chat. That’s it. So far, we’ve had almost 500 curries with 500 strangers.
It’s a repeat honour for the Quarantine creative team. At the inaugural Manchester Culture Awards last year, our co-Artistic Director Richard Gregory scooped Best Event for the show he directed for the opening of MIF 2017, What is the City But the People?, which put Mancunians on a bright yellow catwalk above Piccadilly Gardens.
A big thank you to George Whalley, whose generous support makes No Such Thing possible, the team at Kabana and everyone who nominated us for the award.
No Such Thing will next be taking place on Wednesday 13 November – to book a slot, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.