The second silent date is the latest attempt by Londoners to reinvent the city's intoxicating world of nightclubs, bars and fleeting liaisons. It is the brainchild of Adam Taffler, actor and cultural entrepreneur, who got the idea during a visit to Australia. People don't make as much eye contact as they used to," added Taffler, sporting a dark jacket, white shirt, black beard and handlebar moustache. He believes it is time to move beyond the world of words, which can often be used to conceal true personalities. But quite often we're not saying what we really are," he explained. The "Shhh dating" event takes place in the basement of Farr's School of Dancing, a vintage bar in the hip district of Dalston.
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Everyone knows that dating apps aren't for everyone. From misleading profiles to the one way exchange of 'interesting' photos or chat up lines, finding love in the digital world can completely turn you off it. Luckily for single Londoners, these nights are far from cringe-worthy speed dating events. Instead, they are fun and time-effective ways to meet like-minded singles. Avoid one liners and awkward conversation with a silent speed dating session.
The Great Stink was an event in central London in July and August during which the hot weather exacerbated the smell of untreated human waste and industrial effluent that was present on the banks of the River Thames. The problem had been mounting for some years, with an ageing and inadequate sewer system that emptied directly into the Thames. The miasma from the effluent was thought to transmit contagious diseases, and three outbreaks of cholera before the Great Stink were blamed on the ongoing problems with the river. The smell, and fears of its possible effects, prompted action from the local and national administrators who had been considering possible solutions for the problem.
Enjoy exhibitions, talks, science demos, food and drinks by night on the last Friday of the month. The event is free and offers you the chance to chat to our scientists and uncover cutting-edge research. Explore the amazing diversity of life on Earth with an after-dark behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection. The six-metre suspended artwork in the Jerwood Gallery sure packs the wow-factor. Your Instragram feed will look out of this world.