Happy to Chat areas are a relatively recent phenomenon that is spreading globally. A sign on a bench, picnic table, or an indoor area indicates that those who sit there are happy to chat to those who wish to stop and talk. 

During our Diamond Jubilee, we’re inviting staff and students from across our campuses – whether as individuals or groups – to adopt an item of furniture to decorate for designation as a Happy to Chat area. The spaces may be painted, decorated, or enlivened with soft furnishings. Paint and brushes can be provided, though donations of these items and other decorative materials would be welcome.

Take part

Areas and items to be decorated include:

  • Canterbury campus - a range of wooden outside benches and picnic tables and seating areas inside locations including Verena Holmes and Laud.
  • Medway campus - outdoor picnic benches
  • Salomons campus - outdoor picnic benches and indoor study areas

Email canterburychristchurchcreative@gmail.com to be given access to view photographs of the furniture/areas available for decoration and for guidance on submitting a proposal for the work you would like to do.

Image of wooden benches located on the grass outside the Johnson Building on Canterbury campus
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