Manchester Art Gallery

The Chatty Cafe

From Monday 16 April our gallery cafe will host a Chatter & Natter table to encourage people to start conversations. Whether it is for a five minute natter while you take a brew break from wandering around the galleries or an hour of good conversation, everyone is welcome. The Chatter & Natter table aims to create a space for people to interact and maybe make that little bit of difference to someone’s day. Anyone can join in… if you’re on your own, with a friend, learning english, a carer, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and grandchildren, young people, older people and anyone in between. So if you’re happy to talk to other customers, look out for the Chatter & Natter sign on one of our tables and take a seat. The sign will be out 10 – 12pm and 3 – 5pm on week days. The idea is part of the Chatty Cafe scheme and supported by: Age UK, The Jo Cox Loneliness campaign, Costa community, Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale councils. To find out about how the Chatty Cafe started or if you interested in finding other venues that host a Chatter & Natter table please visit their website:

2 responses to “The Chatty Cafe”

  1. forry says:

    Meet someone new at the Gallery Cafe’s Chatter & Natter table

    *Until 5 November 2017*

    Why send me an item that ceased nearly six months ago!

  2. Brahim says:

    Hi i am a new resident in Manchester and I would like to improuve my English by participing to conversation how can i join your chat table sorry for my bad english

  3. Margaret Taylor says:

    A lovely idea but why shut in school holidays, they can be the loneliest times because so many activities and classes for adults shut down too. Please keep it going over the holidays.

  4. Olivia Pattison says:

    Hi Margaret,

    Thank you for your feedback. We totally understand your point and have reconsidered our decision to offer this during term time only. The chatty cafe signs will now be on the tables every day.

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