Chat Around Bayside – from 3 May – 9 June

Share in the joy of chatting and come along to a Chat Around Bayside event!

Between 3 May and 9 June, Chatty Café will be on tour – hosting events at some stellar Bayside venues! This is a great opportunity to chat with locals, meet new friends and discover new places to connect.

“Many people in our community are still recovering from the impacts of extended lockdowns – and these events are a relaxed and supported way for us to reconnect,” said Glenys Reid, Managing Director of Chatty Café and Bayside’s Citizen of the Year.

These are free events, but you are welcome to purchase food or drinks to support our local venues. There is no need to book (unless you’re staying for a meal at the restaurants eg La Cabra Mexican in the evening ) – just come along!

Our Chatty volunteers – expert icebreakers, listeners and, of course, chatters, will be facilitating each event, to encourage everyone to get involved and meet new people.

Chat Around Bayside events

Tuesday, 3 May11am-1pmThe Timbuktu Café, 36 Wilson Street Brighton
Wednesday, 4 May10am-middayStation Mingle Café, 73 Station Street, Sandringham (next to Railway Station)
Fridays & Saturdays
6 May, 7 May,
13 May, 14 May, 3 June
9am-11amElle Baché Hampton, 524 Hampton Street, Hampton – including free skin care diagnosis, spf sample and special offers
Friday, 6 May4pm-6pmGin Dispensary, 472a Beach Road, Beaumaris
Sunday, 8 May4pm-7pmChiefs Club Social, 2/305 Bay Street, Brighton (beside Nth Brighton Station walkway heading to City – including live acoustic music by Jimi Hocking (ex Screaming Jets) – in an under cover courtyard. Chatting and music – a great mix! Jimi Hocking URL’s below for Web and FB
Tuesday, 10 May11am-1pmRAW Garden, 325 South Road, Brighton – Multicultural setting in pavilion
Wednesday, 11 May11am-1pmThe Deck, 212 Bay Street, Brighton
Saturday, 14 May9am-middayOur Casa, 8/532 Hampton Street, Hampton – including free biscotti with a drink purchase for Chat Around Bayside patrons
Sunday, 15 May12.30pm-2.30pmMartin Street Café and Providore, 147 Martin Street, Brighton -very community focussed owner and indoor/outdoor setting
Tuesday, 17 May12.30pm-2.30pmTrue South (Argentinian), 298 Beach Road, Black Rock
Wednesday, 18 May6pm-8pmLa Cabra (Mexican), 265 Hampton Street, Hampton – to book a table call 1300-522-2272 and mention Chatty Cafe. Happy hour drink prices for Chat Around Bayside patrons.
Tuesday, 24 May11am-1pmMiddle Brighton Baths, 251 Esplanade, Brighton – indoor/outdoor deck with fabulous Barista
Wednesday, 25 May10am-middayDendy Deli, 26 Church Street, Brighton – a living “Chatty Cafe” – very community focussed – Chatty event at back near entrance to movie theatre
Thursday, 9 June6pm-8pm26 Advantage Gallery, 26 Advantage Road, Highett – including art exhibition IN THE FLOW by trio Bron Smart, Tina Leonard and Tania Chanter – marvellous very eclectic arty warehouse with heaps to experience. Complimentary glass on arrival, and tea and coffee served throughout

Chat Around Bayside is proudly supported by Bayside City Council in collaboration with Chatty Café Scheme Australia and with funding from the Victorian Government’s Inner South East Metropolitan Partnerships.

Each week local cafés, libraries and community centres across Bayside host Chatty Café events, where community members can sit at their “Have a Chat” tables if they are happy to chat with others.

Chatty Café is a global movement to help bring people together, reduce social isolation and build social connections within the local community – something we all need right now! To find a Chatty Café event near you across Victoria , additional to the events listed above, visit chattycafé and search by city, suburb or postcode -print off the table of venues listed if several in the same region

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