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Girl Gang Sheffield: Speed Mate-ing #8

February 25 | 18:30


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Ever wished there was a tinder for friends? Feeling a bit lonely in the big city? Not any more you’re not!

IT’S STILL WINTER FOR A WHILE! So come and break the freeze, warm your cockles and spark new friendships with us at our eighth Speed Mate-ing!

Our last event saw 85 people coming together to to connect, and we want YOU to join the friendship revolution! Speed Mate-ing rebels against the pressures of adulthood and our increasingly online lives, to get people in a room together, talking to strangers, being your most authentic selves and creating connections between new friends, quickly and fear free

With conversation starters, challenges and games a go, we invite you to a speed session so silly and inclusive that you’ll step outside of usual comfort zone without even realising!

Speed Mate-ing is open to people of all ages (we are ALL about a cross generational friendship!), genders, sexualities, races, classes, backgrounds, we just love people!

Taking inspiration from dating shows, bad business meetings, teenage sleepovers, art attack and agony aunts, the evening is hosted and facilitated with enough structure to keep you secure and enough freedom for fun.

We can’t wait to meet you all!

Arrive at 6.30 for a 7pm sharp kick off.

Still unsure? Read about some of the press for previous Speed Mate-ing events in Manchester to ease your fears:

BBC: https://www.facebook.com/BBCLifestyleHealth/videos/487786678254159/..

“Everyone was friendly and open-minded, and a excited buzz and positive energy filled the room…. Each person I spoke to said they were glad they had pushed themselves out of their comfort zone and gone along because they’d met some smart, interesting, unique women.”


“It’s a great environment to meet so many different types of people in a setting that doesn’t feel awkward at all. Within minutes of being there I really do feel welcome and by the end I’d found a few possible new friends. In such a big city, we could all do with making an extra mate or two – and this is the perfect way to find them.” Manchester Evening News: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/can-lonely-living-big-city-13064629

“For those all-too familiar with the principles of speed dating, it would be understandable to expect awkwardly mismatched encounters that lead to little more than a forced conversation. But to my relief, speed-mateing offers genuine interactions… The effect is reminiscent of that ‘best mate’ scenario many of us have encountered in the club bathroom, friendship forged over outfit compliments and lipstick-sharing. Except this time, you’re not off your face and you might actually see each other again…. there was nothing but friendliness to be found amidst the waves of open-minded, intelligent women. The atmosphere was buzzing, fuelled by the excitement of trying something new and the energetic Girl Gang team. Positivity and acceptance was at the core of the activities, with a bit of silliness thrown in for good measure….Girl Gang’s speed mate-ing was a success. I connected with smart, funny, like-minded women and had a great night out.” Manchester Confidentials: https://confidentials.com/manchester/speed-mateing-manchesters-answer-to-tinder-for-friends

“From the outside, it might look a bit strange – loads of women playing games, laughing, chatting and generally having a right raucous time – but I’m on board with this. I think we can all benefit from a bit more silliness and sincerity in our lives.” Northern Soul www.northernsoul.me.uk/speed-mating-girl-gang-manchester-friendship-networking/

FSOY Best Single Event award winners 2015 & 2016, Girl Gang Sheffield are an open collective of artists, designers, thinkers, creatives, musicians and more. Our aim is to put on exciting events around the city (and beyond) with the focus of promoting and collaborating with the wealth of talent that exists within our city.Girl Gang Sheffield are available to help support or create events, as well as lead workshops for people of all ages, host talks and seminars, create parties and gigs, and much more.


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The Leadmill
6 Leadmill Rd
Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) S1 4SE United Kingdom
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0114 272 7040

Disabled Access

The Leadmill offers a free companion ticket for disabled customers which must be booked in advance. To apply please email [email protected] with proof of disability once a general admission ticket has been purchased.Examples of accepted proof: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independence Payments (PIPs), Blue Badges & The Access Card. We will review an application without the recommended evidence on a case-by-case basis.