We had the first meeting of the Cornwall Social Media Cafe on Thursday and were pleased to see somewhere close to 20 people turn up to share a drink and chat before the start of the long Easter weekend.
Held at Zafiro’s in Truro, guests started arriving just before 7 and continued chatting well into the evening with the last of us leaving just before 10.
There was no formal element to the evening, instead opting for a relaxed informal celebration before the bank holiday. Some guests originally booked in for the event were unable to make the event due to family descending upon them for the Easter break or illness.
Those present at the first event included (if I’ve missed anyone please let me know):
Me (Aren Grimshaw)
Those sending apologies:
We are now looking to establish a date for the next event (May) and I would propose running with the same Thursday (the 2nd of the month) which would give us a date of the 14th of May. This is by no means a decision – I welcome comments and discussion of the best date. Once agreed I will create an EventBrite listing so that we can guage potential numbers.
As well as setting a date for the next event we need to decide on a location and format. There was original discussion about moving around Cornwall i.e different town each month – what do people think? Likewise, I have heard two camps on the format: one looking for a speaker (20mins at the start) and one liking the informal / no speaker format employed at the first event.
Once again it was great to meet everyone. It was a really enjoyable evening and I look forward to many more to come.
All the best, Aren.