Literary speed dating - Tuesday August 18, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London, London

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Tickets
Age guide
£21
25-40

ABOUT THE EVENT

VERY BUSY EVENT - FEMALE PLACES SOLD OUT! - LAST MALE PLACES REMAINING!

Original Dating Presents - Literary Speed Dating

The beauty of speed dating lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

But perhaps you need someone a little more on your wavelength. Someone a little more literary perhaps. Prepared to defend Buckowski's misogyny while praising the economy of phrase of George Eliot? Or challenging contemporary views of JK Rowling while titillating with Anais Nin?

Then brush off your bookshelf, pull out that barely worn tome you bought thinking you'd absorb its contents through osmosis while it sat, never opened, between Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography and Bridget Jones and get down to the wonderful Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia for a night of literary speed dating.

The method stays the same. Roughly four minutes to chat to each person before moving on to the next but this time let's talk books. There's even a section on your reminder sheet - the piece of paper you mark every one you meet and tick whether they are a 'Match', 'Friend' or 'best not' - where you can mark what books were recommended whether to be read or binned.

You're welcome to discuss whatever book you want. Can you use this literary aid to steer the conversation onto other topics? Will you flounder in your attempt to explain 'War & Peace' in two memorable sentences? Will you find love, laughter or legitimate cause for intellectual angst between the pages of your date?

Whatever happens this promises to be a really fun night of bibliographical brilliance or short story shenanigans (four minutes remember) and you'll be part of a historical movement. One of the first Literary Speed Dating events in the country.

See you there.

Important information

This event takes place in the private back bar.
Doors open 7.00pm
Event starts 7.30pm
(It’s essential that you arrive before 7.25pm in order to take part. We might not be able to allow entry if you are late.)
Speed dating finishes approximately 9.30pm
Venue closes 11.30pm

Nordic is a café style Scandinavian style basement bar located just north of Oxford Street. This hidden gem of bar is known for its outstanding cocktail concoctions and wide range of quality beers. Think laid back Skandi style, splendid cocktails and good times all round. Original Dating have hired their private function room located at the rear of the venue for our speed dating event.

Price: £21

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WHERE

Nordic is a café style Scandinavian style basement bar located just north of Oxford Street. This hidden gem of bar is known for its outstanding cocktail concoctions and wide range of quality beers. Think laid back Skandi style, wicked cocktails and good times all round. Original Dating have hired their private function room located at the rear of the venue for our speed dating event.

Address  Nordic, 25 Newman Street, London W1T 1PN

Nearest station  Oxford Circus

Tel  020 7631 3174 – Please note this is not a booking line

PLEASE NOTE: Advance booking is essential and no tickets will be available to purchase on the door. Online booking is simple and very secure. Our payments are handled by Stripe, one of the world's largest payment processors using the highest grade security currently available.

Introducing Literary Speed Dating

Speed dating is a tried and tested format and but we're always looking for ways to make our events even more sucessful. By bringing together people with a shared passion for literature this event offers unique access to London's well read singletons. It doesn't matter what you like to read providing you do, this event is designed for you.

 

This event will focus on the book you are reading hopefully allowing you to scratch under the surface to find out what makes people tick. This is the only event of its kind in London.

 

How it works

When you arrive at the venue you’ll meet our friendly hosts. We’ll briefly explain the format of the event and you’ll be straight into your first date.

You’ll have 4 minutes to meet and briefly get to know each person. We’ve found that 4 minutes is just long enough to find out if you'd like to see someone again but not too long if you don't.

Girls stay at the same table throughout the evening and guys move around the room.

 

After meeting each person, you need to decide if they are a ‘yes’ a ‘no’ or a ‘friend’ and jot down any notes to help you remember them. You'll find out who you matched with the next day and you can message your matches via our app or website.

We'll have a short break halfway through for you to top up your drinks.

 

After the event

The speed dating is over when you’ve met everybody, but this is often when the fun really starts. Most people stay at the bar for a few drinks and get to know the people they liked a little better.

 

Our events are guaranteed

If you don't meet someone you want to see again at one of our speed dating events your next speed dating event is free.

 

Why not join us for this literary speed dating event? We find most clients get at least one match. When it comes to speed dating nobody does it better.