A supper club powered by stories and meaningful connection.
Once a month, an underground dining room tucked away on the corner of a quiet London street, opens its doors to a group of curious people ready to take part in a storytelling experience like no other.
Candles flicker against the walls as newly-acquainted guests take their seats around the dinner table. Food is shared family-style, glasses are slowly emptied and the sounds of meaningful conversation fills the room.
This is a place full of warmth and connection where personal stories are told script-free and from the heart, just as they have been around campfires all over the world for hundreds of years.
This little secret dining room is a place for those who want to make real connections, away from screens, by sharing real stories with real people, over dinner. A place where people who are completely new to sharing their stories can feel as welcome and comfortable as those who have shared theirs time and time again. It’s a place of purpose created for one reason and one reason only, to help us connect with each other and our whole selves by telling stories about the parts of our lives we’re too often tempted to hide.
By connecting in this way we help each other to embrace our whole selves and break down the stigma around everyday experiences. We help each other to feel more comfortable talking about the uncomfortable, so we no longer feel like we have to go through life hiding in plain sight.
Each dinner is themed around an ‘elephant in the room’ – an issue or experience many of us share but avoid talking about out loud. One by one, during the evening each guest shares a true story linked to the theme that is in some way personal to them and the group shares each other’s reflections in the conversation that follows
We are Eating with Elephants. Come, eat, share, listen and join us on our mission to help the world share more, hide less and break the silence of social stigma, one storytelling dinner at a time.
Join the herd and share your story.
Feeling like you need some more connection in your life? Take some time to share some dinner and conversation with a table full of people feeling just like you.
It’s easy to feel isolated during lockdown, so it’s never been more important to share your story. It won’t just help you to feel more connected, but it’ll give other people permission to share their stories, too.
We’re bringing the best parts of Eating With Elephants dinners right to you at home. Spend an evening with community, campfire chats and connection. This is no ordinary Zoom meeting or Whatsapp video call, this is an experience with all the magical warmth and closeness of what it feels like to be around our table in person. an Elephants dinner that you can . Curious to know what that’s like? Come along to an online dinner.
Escape from lockdown and take a step into a world of real togetherness. Just because you’re social distancing doesn’t mean you have to feel alone. There are some great ways to be together while we’re apart. This is ours and it’s pretty powerful. Come and see for yourself.