Speed Dating #FindaNewLove!!!!

speed dating couple


It started out in Belgium, and has spread to be a popular regular activity in US libraries (as reported in the New York Times )…now speed dating with a literary twist has come to Swindon Libraries!

Are you fed up with loud bars/nightclubs where you can’t really have a decent conversation and all those really cheesy chat up lines that go along with the scene? Then why not try something a little different as love and literature come together in our first ever speed dating event at the Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon. Don’t be alone on Valentine’s Day, get to meet some like-minded people in this laid back setting, have a bit of fun, make some new friends and possibly check out more than a book in this relaxed informal atmosphere!

Bring your favourite book, CD, or DVD to discuss (perfect ice breakers!)

Date: February 14th, 2014

Time: 7.15-8.45pm. For adults aged 20+

Most matched couple will win a £50 voucher for a meal for 2 at ’20 at The Kings’ kindly donated by Arkell’s Brewery Ltd.

Pre-register for the event in advance via Eventbrite . Spaces are limited so unfortunately this is not a drop-in event and must be pre-booked. Tickets cost £1.50 for library members and £2.50 for non-members, payable on the evening. If you would like a ticket reduction and you aren’t a library member, simply bring along some ID and we can join you up before the event starts.

Ticket price includes entertainment, nibbles and glass of wine on arrival. Entertainment provided by the very talented Anish, lead singer with local legends The Teddy White Band and Pignose!

There will be time to mingle and have a chat, with ten five minute ‘dates’. At the end of the evening we will collect your “date sheet” and confirm any matches made during the evening. We will not divulge your personal details to anyone without your express permission!

For further queries contact Rhonda Dempsie, Outreach Officer: RDempsie@swindon.gov.uk, tel. 01793 463795