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Speed Mate-ing #4 - Girl Gang Leeds

Speed Mate-ing #4 - Girl Gang Leeds
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17 Oct 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Headrow House

19 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU

It can be hard making new friends as an adult, can't it? Speed Mate-ing with Girl Gang Leeds is here to help!

Back by popular demand, Speed Mate-ing is an evening of speed sessions so fun that you'll step outside of your usual comfort zone without even realising. You'll be chatting to new people in no time and maybe even meet your new BFF!

Taking inspiration from dating shows, agony aunts and teenage sleepovers, our host will encourage you to undertake creative challenges and respond to conversational topics, creating authentic connections between new friends.

Buy your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment, many of these events have SOLD OUT and tickets will be selling fast!

Arrive at 6.30 to get settled in, grab a drink or dive straight in with our guided ice breaker.

Thanks to Josephine Dellow Illustration for the beaut poster.

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

"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

Accessibility info:

We happily offer free tickets for personal assistants, please email us at girlgangleeds@gmail.com to arrange this.

Headrow House is a varied venue with a beer hall, restaurant and roof terrace. The main entrance is step free and there is a lift available through the door on the right hand side. This lift can take you up to Redondo Beach where the event will take place. All other floors can be accessed via this lift. There is step free access to the bar in the Redondo Beach but it is a standard height, not lowered, bar. There are some raised platforms within Redondo Beach, these are one step up, these will be optional to use and not compulsory.

There is one accessible toilet within the building, which can be accessed via the lift or stairs. This toilet is located just outside of the event space. This toilet has grab rails and an alarm, in case you may need any assistance. There is also baby changing facilities in the toilet. This toilet is open for use at all times.

We won't be using strobe lighting at this event.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome at this event. Please drop us an email at girlgangleeds@gmail.com if we need to make any arrangements for your assistance dog.

A Girl Gang Leeds team member will greet you as you enter the event space and will be your point of contact through the night if you require anything.

More venue specific info can be found here: https://headrowhouse.com/accessibility/

We expect everyone to be able to have a good time at our events. We won’t tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind, and we work closely with our venues to maintain a safe environment for all.

If you see or experience something that needs to be reported - please talk to us or a member of staff. We’re working hard to create safe, empowering spaces and we value your contribution to our positive community!

GIRL GANG Leeds is a supportive community working to celebrate and uplift people in Leeds by creating fun, safe and empowering spaces for women and people of marginalised genders.

We put on parties, workshops, meet-ups, exhibitions and more and are always seeking new collaborations. Girl Gang Leeds is a sister community with GIRL GANG Sheffield, Girl Gang Manchester and Girl Gang Edinburgh.

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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.


£7 adv // 18+ // Trans and non-binary inclusive // No cis men

Wheelchair Access

Accessibility info:

We happily offer free tickets for personal assistants, please email us at girlgangleeds@gmail.com to arrange this.

Headrow House is a varied venue with a beer hall, restaurant and roof terrace. The main entrance is step free and there is a lift available through the door on the right hand side. This lift can take you up to Redondo Beach where the event will take place. All other floors can be accessed via this lift. There is step free access to the bar in the Redondo Beach but it is a standard height, not lowered, bar. There are some raised platforms within Redondo Beach, these are one step up, these will be optional to use and not compulsory.

There is one accessible toilet within the building, which can be accessed via the lift or stairs. This toilet is located just outside of the event space. This toilet has grab rails and an alarm, in case you may need any assistance. There is also baby changing facilities in the toilet. This toilet is open for use at all times.

We won't be using strobe lighting at this event.

Registered assistance dogs are welcome at this event. Please drop us an email at girlgangleeds@gmail.com if we need to make any arrangements for your assistance dog.

A Girl Gang Leeds team member will greet you as you enter the event space and will be your point of contact through the night if you require anything.

More venue specific info can be found here: https://headrowhouse.com/accessibility/

Girl Gang Leeds
  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Social
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