Unless we’ve had a pint or something’s on fire, we Londoners tend not to be too chatty with strangers. It’s nothing personal, of course – we’re sure everyone else in the tube carriage is absolutely lovely, but then again that floor isn’t going to stare at itself. It’s a shame though, because this city is full of awesome people, with awesome things to say.
Thankfully, for one day only, the good folk at Talk to Me London are on hand to help you break the silence and revel in the art of spontaneous conversation. After a successful Kickstarter campaign (reported on the blog back in March), Talk to Me Day is finally happening, and it’s this Saturday August 30.
The day comprises a variety of events taking place in central, north and east London, all themed around conversation, community and storytelling. Among other things, there’ll be a massive picnic in Green Park, a screening of the documentary ‘1000 Londoners’ and a panel debate all about talking to strangers.
It may not turn your daily commute into a flurry of laughs and mad bants, but get involved and you should at least finally understand why all those chattier cities think we’re a bit weird.
Find full details of everything going on during Talk to Me Day right here.