Connection Jam: June

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Let's get back to being humans together. 

At Connection Jam, we make space for genuine conversation, playful communication, and real appreciation.

Through a series of facilitated interactions designed to foster instant connection and authentic sharing, you will be encouraged to drop in deeper than the usual patterns of small talk and surface level chat to reveal your more-true self - and be welcomed, exactly as you are.

At Connection Jam, we don’t prescribe what sort of relationships you might create. Friends? Lovers? Bandmates? Business partners? A new running / cinema / boardgame / crochet buddy? It’s all possible! The question is: what sort of connection do you want to make?

This is a safe(r) and brave space that is open to all, regardless of gender, sexuality, relationship status, etc etc. Everything is optional, and you will be empowered in your choice to take part!

What to expect

  • Opening and closing circles
  • Actually good icebreakers
  • Authentic relating games
  • A yummy selection of teas
  • …and biscuits (obviously!)

What to bring

  • ID / confirmation of your ticket (no need to print)
  • Bottle of water
  • Mug
  • An open heart


PLEASE NOTE: The space can get quite noisy at times during the evening due to the nature of the games and exercises with everyone talking at the same time and the hall being quite echoey. We empower you to always be in choice throughout the evening, so you can step out of any game at any time. If you know you prefer not to be in noisy spaces or might get overwhelmed by a loud environment, Connection Jam might not be your jam - please do what you need to do to honour your own needs and boundaries!


Your Facilitators

Mags Houston (she/her) 

Mags hosts and curates regular sell-out Speed-Friending events and Members' Socials for the Psychedelic Society, as well as panel discussions and educational events for the UK drug policy charity, Drug Science. She has previous training in Authentic Relating and Internal Family Systems with ART International, and is experienced with heart-centred tantric communication. She is committed to building communities, bringing people together through open, honest expression.

Dan Simpson (he/they) 

A writer, facilitator, and coach who is passionate about the power of words. He runs a fortnightly journaling circle, holds space at ecstatic dance, and mentors people in the creative industries. He has a qualification in counselling and is trained in Authentic Relating, and has participated in tantra and men's work retreats. With a decade of professional facilitation work, he designs imaginative and reflective experiences that encourage participants to express themselves authentically and creatively.

Important! Please arrive on time.

We open doors at 7pm and hold the opening circle at 7.15pm. We require that everyone is in the space at this time as this sets our container for the event. Here, guidelines and confidentiality is shared - and so you will not be admitted after this. Please arrive in good time for the start of the Connection Jam.

Afterwards, a few of us like to go to a nearby pub (The Crescent) to continue getting to know each other.


Usually, photography at the event is not a thing as we want you to be present. However, we may have have a photographer in the space to take photos for promotional purposes. There will be a clear opportunity to opt out of photos!


The entrance to the Community Hall for St Michael's church is on St Michael's Place. See photo below!


Our refund policy

If your circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend an event, then we are happy to transfer your ticket to a future date, providing you let us know at least 48 hours in advance of the event. If the event is sold out, then we can give you a refund providing you give us at least 48 hours notice - this allows us to offer your ticket to our waiting list. Within the 48-hour window, we will do our best to accommodate changes but this cannot be guaranteed.

Any questions at all, please drop us an email at

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Supporter £19
Standard £16
Low income £13
eg. student / unwaged / earning less than £20k p/a
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