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    Feast of Strangers 2019

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    What if you had the opportunity to have a meaningful exchange with a stranger and spark a new friendship, disruptive idea, or a fresh outlook on life?

    Join the Sydney Global Shapers Community on the first evening of the 2019 Spark Festival to celebrate diversity, innovation and community. The Feast of Strangers is based on an original idea by Oxford scholar Theodore Zeldin, pairing two strangers together over dinner for sincere, rewarding exchanges that probe beyond small talk. Every pair is given a β€˜Menu of Conversation’ but instead of dish descriptions, each heading contains discussion topics.Β 

    The 2019 edition of the Feast follows on the success of our 2017 and 2018 events, while incorporating a unique,Β 'Spark'-y twist; it begins with a pitch round by some of Australia's most promising migrapreneurs. The pitches are meant to inspire and set the scene for the Feast component, which will cover topics about innovation and social impact alongside the more traditional questions.

    Your ticket proceeds will benefit two highly impactful organisations

    Half of ticket sales will go towards a scholarship fund for migrant and refugee start-up founders participating in Catalysr,Β an award-winning Sydney-based pre-accelerator program. The rest will cover a beautiful dinner catered by the Pure Collective, a hospitality social enterprise which donates all its profits to charities. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the evening.

    Tickets with special dietary requirements can be accommodated as long as we are notified by the 2nd of October.

    Take a look at some of our most popular FAQs,Β here:Β 

    Curious about the origins of the Feast of Strangers concept? LookΒ here:Β 

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    This event is part ofΒ Spark FestivalΒ and upholds theΒ Spark Code of Conduct.


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