Queer Social: Hobbies & Crafts Speed Dating

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Hobbies are for life, love is for the weekend

Hobbies are the best lovers! They keep you mentally healthy, entertained, satisfied and they are always FUN. Explore them in this event designed to uplift your mental health and ignite your passion for lifelong learning!


  • Four hobby areas per session:
    Dive into a variety of captivating hobbies. From watercolour painting and wood carving to pottery, creative writing or gardening! Learn the basics of each craft, engage in hands-on experiences and find your new passion.
  • Mind-Body Connection:
    Immerse yourself in activities proven to boost mental wellbeing. Discover how hobbies can ease stress, anxiety, and enhance your well-being.
  • Lifelong Learning Pathways:
    Explore the joys of continuous learning by delving into new crafts and skills. Scientific research shows that learning new things stave off brain deterioration. It's like a push-up for your brain!
  • Connect with like-minded individuals who share your interests. Build connections that extend beyond the event and continue your new hobbies together.

Why Attend?

This event isn't just about trying hobbies; it's about nurturing your mental health and embracing the joys of lifelong learning. By participating, you'll:

  • Reduce stress and enhance your mood through engaging activities. 
  • Discover new passions that bring excitement to your daily life. 
  • Cultivate a growth mindset by embracing continuous learning. 
  • Harness the power of hobbies to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Images 2 and 4 by Suzanne Phoenix
Image 3 by Theresa Harrison

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Event & ticketing details

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English No Barrier
Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

WHEN 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb | Thu 6pm
DURATION 1hr 30m


FULL $35.00
CONC $30.00
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Victorian Pride Centre - The Forum

79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

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3a, 16, 96 to stop 133 | tram 12 to stop 143

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