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Chaotic Social Lounge

Free Foyer Activations

10 March 2024

In the Western Foyers | Sydney Opera House Presents | Talks & Ideas

The Chaotic Social Lounge will have a range of fun social activities based in the Western Foyers throughout the day of the festival.

9.30am - 10.15am Allocation exhausted

Speed Mating

Looking to make a fun new connection to spend the festival with? Look no further than Speed Mating, a delightful and inclusive speed session open to all genders, persuasions, adult ages, and relationship statuses. This unique experience promises a light and frothy morning of cute chats and the opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals. There’ll be some fun questions to help get you started making friends and influencing people. You will have five minute conversations with a range of people and where there’s a match, be put immediately in touch! You'll receive a link to fill out your SpeedMatch profile 72 hours prior to the event. 

10.45am - 12.15pm Allocation exhausted

Book Club

If there's one thing Chaotic Social love, it's a good yarn. A story for the ages, a tale as old as time, a narrative we can lose ourselves in to forget the bin fire that is the world sometimes. Covid did a number on all of our attention spans, so you absolutely do not need to be someone who 'reads a lot' (whatever that means) or even at all normally to come along - and if you don't finish the book, who's going to know? Come alone or with a mate and yell your opinions across the room at people you've just met. We'll be reading Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang!

1.15pm - 4.15pm Free

Stitch and Complain

What's more relaxing than getting together for a good old stitch and complain? Bring your knitting, crochet or needlework along to beaver away with a solid chat. Whether you're experienced or a beginner, you're totally welcome and absolutely at home. It's an open, participatory environment, so come ready to make new friends along the way. 

Not working on a project at the moment? You can pick up one of our collaborative knitting pieces, the results of which will become wall art at Chaotic Social club in Petersham. 

Chaotic Social

Chaotic Social is a place to do stuff and meet people. The small social club in Petersham caters to Sydneysiders wanting to expand and deepen their connections, while also prioritising play, fun and personal growth. Regular events include choirs, book clubs, speed mating, stitch and complain and chaotic sewing circle. It’s a safe and inclusive space to bring your whole self and welcome those of others. ‘Chaotic Socialite’ Chrissy Flanagan, of local Tiktok prominence, is the force behind Chaotic Social and fosters a kind and playful atmosphere for all comers.

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