I’ve been in Canberra for a few months now and I feeling pretty socially frustrated. I’ve lived in many other cities, but this has been the hardest place to meet people and make friends so far, I think because my work and study are rather solitary affairs. I’m not exactly the sort of person that would go to a bar on my own or anything like that… especially from what I have seen of the bars in Civic so far? Hmm. Not my scene.
Anyway, I’m determined to fix this situation, so I wanted to ask RiotACTers if they could recommend any social groups or activities where I’m likely to meet other people in their mid/late20s or early 30s. The catch is, unlike Canberra’s lycra lovers and guernsey gangs, I’m not really into sports.
However I like artsy stuff, like theatre and dance and performance and music and literature and photography, political stuff, cooking and volunteer work. I’ve googled around, but it’s hard to tell from group sites whether you are going to end up at a retirement group activity club or something where you might actually meet people your own age. So any tips would really be appreciated.