No such thing
Wednesday 21 March, 12pm - 2.30pm| Wednesday 18 April, 12pm - 2.30pm| Thursday 17 May, 12pm - 2.30pm| Thursday 14 June, 12pm - 2.30pm|
No such thing happens monthly since June 2012. We occupy a couple of tables in Kabana curry cafe in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Manchester. 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, things we’re working on 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 over 400 curries with 400 strangers.
To be part of the conversation (either current or future dates) and eat one of Manchester’s finest lunchtime curries send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll mail you back with the slots we have available.
The conversations are one-to-one, lasting half an hour, between 12 noon and 2:30pm.
First come, first served…
Wednesday 21 March| 12pm – 2.30pm – at Kabana, 52 Back Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1FP
Wednesday 18 April| 12pm – 2.30pm – at Kabana, 52 Back Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1FP
Thursday 17 May| 12pm – 2.30pm – at Kabana, 52 Back Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1FP
Thursday 14 June| 12pm – 2.30pm – at Kabana, 52 Back Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1FP
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.
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.
No such thingalso moved location to Kabana Curry Cafe, Cheetham Hill Road as part of Cheetham Festival 2017