Join our Weekly Meet Ups in Falmouth
Connect with likeminded quieteers at Fairwinds, every Wednesday from 6pm until 8pm.
This weekly group is designed to help you make meaningful connections with likeminded people in a calm and gentle way that feels authentic to your true quiet self.
Whether you’re chatting and sharing stories with your fellow quieteers, enjoying a craft or wellbeing activity, or simply relaxing with a good book in the company of others, this is a safe space where your quiet voice matters - and where you can feel part of a community that truly gets you.
We can’t wait to welcome you.
Your Falmouth Meet Ups leaders
We're here to greet you, guide the event and lead the optional activities, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have.
Click our photos below to see our stories.
What to Expect
What Quieteers are Saying
“The first time I joined a Meet Up left me with so many positive feelings. I was nervous before attending since it’s quite hard for me to meet new people, but the anxiety faded when I was in that lovely space with other quieteers, and knowing there’s no pressure to talk or do anything at all. I could enjoy everything at my own pace so I felt completely comfortable. I was just sitting there and watching everyone talking at first. I found the colouring very helpful so I had something to do with my hands while listening to others’ sharing. I’m really looking forward to other Meet Ups!”
“I’ve been a regular at the weekly Falmouth Meet Up for a while and I’ve even become a co-host! It's nice to meet people who are similarly quiet like me and I really enjoy this role. I feel comfortable with everyone at these Meet Ups, there’s no pressure nor any rush to do anything or behave in extravert ways. One unique thing I love about our Meet Ups is that it is made explicitly clear that you can join in and engage on your own terms. You don’t need to talk a lot or even stay the whole time. I really enjoy Meet Ups, even after a draining day at work, I come away feeling re-energised.”
Alistair Millar, Falmouth
Where to Find Us
Fairwinds (previously Huddle Cafe)
33 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DX
- By car: The nearest car parks are Custom House Quay (0.1 miles away), Well Lane Car Park (0.1 miles away) and Maritime Museum Car Park (0.3 miles away).
- By train: Falmouth Town Station is an 8 minute walk away (0.4 miles).
- By bus: Regular buses run to Falmouth from most local towns. There’s a circular route around Falmouth (366 & 367 services) run by OTS.
If you would like any more detailed information about getting to our Falmouth Meet Ups we’d be very happy to send this to you in an email. Just contact us on email@example.com.
How to Join a Falmouth Meet Up
You don’t have to register to come along - it’s okay to simply turn up on the day. However, on the first time that you’re joining us, if you know in advance that you’re going to come along it would be really helpful if you could sign up using our booking form below. This means we can say hello and answer any of your questions before you come along, we can easily contact you if there are any changes to the schedule, and we can get feedback from you now and again to help us improve. It’s your choice though. Either way, we are very much looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the group.
Frequently Asked Questions
The whole cafe is our space in the evening, so it's only us quieteers in the room.
The Falmouth Meet Ups are led by Hayley (see her photo above), Alistair (a tall, bearded guy) and Julia (joining us once a month), who’ll greet you when you arrive.
No, all of our Meet Ups are free to attend. We’re a Community Interest Company so funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund. All refreshments including water, teas, coffees, hot chocolate and biscuits are provided free of charge too - although you’re very welcome to bring along your own drink if you prefer, or additional treats to share with the group.
You don’t have to book - it’s ok to just turn up on the day. However, on the first time that you’re joining us, if you know in advance that you’re going to come along it would be really helpful if you could sign up using our booking form below. This means we can say hi and answer any of your questions before you come along, we can easily contact you if there are any changes to the schedule, and we can get feedback from you now and again to help us improve.
On average, our Falmouth Meet Up typically has around 6 or 7 people in attendance each week.
Fairwinds is a cosy and welcoming space, where we aim to create an ambience that feels both calm and re-energising. We’ll often have uplifting or relaxing music playing quietly in the background. Our facilitators focus on nurturing conversations and participation that has a collective positive upwards spiral e.g. gratitude, small comfort zone stretch wins, things that bring us joy, what we’re learning etc. And there is usually a gentle mix of chatter and quieter moments.
The room we use is on the ground floor. There’s just a couple of steps at main entrance, but there’s also an accessible entrance right next door. Please let us know if you’ll need to use this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there *really* no expectation or pressure to join in and participate? Can I *really* go at my own pace?
We really do remove the pressure - because we’ve been there too. As quiet facilitators, we like to think that we’ve found a good balance between being attentive to the group and giving you your own space. If we sense you’re in any difficulty, we will gently make sure that you’re okay. But otherwise we will allow you to join in as much or as little as you like.
Yes. We’ll always encourage you to give yourself what you need. If at any point you feel you need to step away, you are welcome to go and make yourself a cuppa or leave for a break before rejoining the group. Our facilitators will be mindful to offer that space and a check-in chat, if needed.
All sorts! We bring along materials for optional casual activities that’ll spark creativity, start conversations and boost your wellbeing. This might be colouring, painting, crocheting, journaling and more.
Absolutely. We recognise this might be helpful as you’re settling in and getting to know the other group members.
Yes, we’d be happy to help with that. Just send us a message at email@example.com and we’ll arrange this for you.
You’re welcome to try Meet Ups in multiple locations. There’s no obligation to always go to the same one, but you’re more likely to make friends and genuine connections if you go to the same Meet Up more than once.
Whilst many do choose to attend weekly, we also have valuable members within the community who only attend as and when they can.
It’s two hours in length (every Wednesday from 6pm until 8pm).
We’ve included parking instructions above but feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like some more detailed information on this.
We’ve included travel and public transport information above but please email us on email@example.com if you’d like some more detailed information about how to get here.
We’re always pleased to hear from lovely volunteers in our local community. If you think you might like to help us run a Meet Up or get involved with Quiet Connections in another way, please contact Hayley & Stacie on firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll be in touch.