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Wed, 15 May


Team Domenica Cafe

Talks at Dinner: Community

Eat great food and join the conversation.

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Talks at Dinner: Community
Talks at Dinner: Community

Time & Location

15 May 2024, 18:00 – 20:30

Team Domenica Cafe, 5 - 7 Preston Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4QE, UK


About the event


Wednesday 15th May 2024  6:00pm - 8:30pm


Team Domenica Cafe, 5 - 7 Preston Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4QE, UK


Talks at Dinner is a thought provoking evening of short talks and food, designed to bring together members and non-members of Co-Women for networking and connection. It's a night that invites Sussex women professionals to enjoy great food, get inspired and meet new friends, clients and collaborators.

Each event has theme, on this occasion the theme is "Community" There are three guest speakers to inspire you with personal experience stories on what Community means to them.

Please arrive at 6pm prompt for a food and drink reception. The dinner is a buffet style and available from 6pm.

This event is in partnership with Brighton charity Team Domenica. Head here to find out more and/or make a donation.


6pm - doors open for food and networking.

6:30pm - introduction

6:40pm - guest speaker one and Q&A

7pm - guest speaker two and Q&A

7::20pm - ten minute break

7:30pm - guest speaker three and Q&A

7:50pm - networking

8:30pm - event concludes

Our Speakers:

Alice Dewar-Mills - founder of Looking Glass Solutions.

The Bad News Fairy Finds Her Tribe

Alice is the founder of Looking Glass Solutions, a company providing fractional Commercial Directors to support SMEs through the tricky commercial bits of business - which basically means they help companies with their commercial issues and provide a clear strategy, whether that's for finances, negotiations or disputes. However she's not going to talk about that, she's going to tell you about a story about the bad news fairy, how she realised that that wasn't everything that defined her and how finding her tribe helped her find her vibe.

Bibi Aya - artist and founder of Doodle Cafe

The 'Giving' Identity - Community, boundaries & wellbeing

Bibi is the founder of Doodle Cafe, a workshop space for practising presence and self-care, through mindful, intuitive doodling. She is currently researching deep questions around what motivates people to be in service to others. She doesn't want to know about your ideal client persona, she wants to know about your persona. She begins by asking 'Who am I when I hold space for others, and who am I if I don't?' From her lived experience story of being a carer to a parent, to her full artistic expression as a free spirit, she will plant seeds for your own self-reflection and permission to heal what could drive you to burnout. Can you be a community hero and still be well?

Harriet Dean-Orange - founder and managing director of Harriet's of Hove

The Sustainable Living Hub - building communities

I want to tell you about the different and unexpected communities that have emerged from starting a business and how important it is that these remain growing.  I believed that creating a shop for people to buy plastic-free would be very transactional. However, I've learned that running a mission based small business, would develop to be far more multi-layered and far more inspirational than I could have imagined.

Example Menu (subject to variations on the day. The vast majority of the menu is vegan and/or gluten free)


Cheese and Chutney Sandwiches (v, gfo)

Allergens: Cereals containing gluten-wheat, milk, sulphites, mustard

Red Onion, Tomato and Mushroom Quiche (v)

Allergens: Cereals containing gluten-wheat, eggs, milk

Roasted Vegetable Tart Slices (vg, gf)

Vegan Sausage Rolls (vg)

Allergens: Cereals containing gluten-wheat, mustard, celery

Falafel Bites with Beetroot Hummus (vg, gf)

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad (vg)

Allergens: Cereals containing gluten, mustard, celery

White Bean, Pesto and Cherry Tomato Salad (vg)

Allergens: Nut-cashew, mustard


Vegan Brownies (vg)

Allergens: Cereals containing gluten-wheat, soya

Lemon Drizzle Poppyseed Slices (v, gf)

Allergens: Milk, eggs

Date, Nut and Dark Choc Energy Balls (vg, gf)

Allergens: Nuts – peanuts and walnuts

A welcome drink is included. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic available.


Team Domenica Cafe is in a busy area of Brighton that is served well by public transport. Buses run regularly within minutes of the venue, or Brighton train station is a 15 minute walk away. If travelling by car, on street parking is available or the nearest car park is London Road.


As a Co-Women member you will access more events, as well as a host of amazing business benefits. Join us today and start growing your business and enjoying great times with us meeting more friends, clients and collaborators.


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