The prize-winning Talkin’ Tables initiative has arrived in Maidenhead. Aimed at encouraging new friendships and as the newest initiative in the battle to beat loneliness.
Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club is supporting Chorley’s Marjorie Hayward with her latest Talkin’ Tables venture. On Tuesdays, starting from 23rd January at 10:30am until 11:30am, they will have a specific table in Rio Deli Café at Maidenhead Library, where people will be able to go and know that our host and other customers will be happy to chat to each other.
Club Member and Project Organiser, Grant Oliver, said “We don’t want people waking up and thinking, ‘Oh no, not another day on my own’ - we want them to be able to decide to go and find a Talkin' Table. So our club has taken the lead from Marjorie’s initiative”.
The idea is to bring people together around a table for a coffee, or tea, in the hope of making new friends. Each Talkin' Table is hosted for just an hour. The tables are free for anyone to join, but people need to buy their own coffee and snacks. The host welcomes people to the table and is there as a friendly face. Who knows what can happen from there?
Find us at Rio Deli Café
Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road Maidenhead SL6 1QS
About Talkin' Tables
As the founder of Talkin’ Tables, Marjorie launched her first Talkin’ Table in Chorley, Lancashire in July 2021. After the long isolation periods caused by COVID-19, Marjorie hoped to tempt the residents of Chorley to venture out to have more face-to-face contact. So she invented the simple concept of Talkin’ Tables. The success of the venture surprised even her.
Chorley, where Marjorie started “Talkin” now has over 20 tables, and nationally there are over 70, so the idea is taking off. Some “tables” have become established friends and have organised outings and events and even gone on cruises together. So why not give it a try?
Not in Maidenhead? No problem - check out the full list of Talkin' Tables in the UK on the website here: www.talkintables.co.uk
We Would Love to meet You Soon!
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10.30am at The Devonshire Suite, Magpies football stadium (Maidenhead United), York Road