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‘Very Old Skateboarders’ is one of six unusual Facebook groups meeting IRL for an exhibition

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‘Very Old Skateboarders’ is one of six unusual Facebook groups meeting IRL for an exhibition
Source: OxoTower.co.uk

Facebook’s ‘Gallery of Groups’: from sausage dogs to older than usual skateboarders, the social network is celebrating some of its quirkier communities from across the UK with its first ever exhibition.

Some unusual Facebook groups enter the IRL realm for the first time in London exhibition

Six of the quirkiest groups from the site (narrowed down from a staggering 29 million!) can be found at this exhibition on London’s Southbank, including a Quidditch community, these older-than-usual skateboarders, and a group of Rock Art fanatics.

Nans Off The Wall: skating seniors are one of the Facebook groups at the exhibition This joyous video is part of the Facebook Gallery of Groups exhibition. Source: Facebook/TimeOutLondon

Shining a light on how people are connecting and building relationships over shared interests

Taking place this week at Coin Street’s gallery@oxo, on London’s Southbank, Facebook’s ‘Gallery of Groups’ is showcasing a collection of real-world communities that have been brought together online, giving people who live all over the UK the opportunity to share their passions and interests with others.

The free exhibition takes visitors on a journey through six unique groups that range from Quidditch players and older-than-usual skateboarders to Rock Art purveyors. Facebook has worked closely with each of the groups to bring their vibrant communities to life and showcase how Facebook groups make it easier for people to find passions and interests that they otherwise would not have been able to enjoy due to location or circumstances.

With 29 million Facebook Groups in the UK, ranging from sausage dog fans to Panini sticker enthusiasts, the exhibition is shining a light on how people are connecting and building relationships with people over their shared interests. The exhibition is also a celebration of the people who lead these groups – the Group Administrator or ‘Admin’ – who help grow and manage these mainstream and niche British passions. 

Visitors can also take some time to explore groups on Facebook that might be of interest or relevant to them.

If you are in London, head down to Facebook’s ‘Gallery of Groups’ exhibition until 11th February 2018 to get inspired by all different types of passions and hobbies and meet some of Britain’s most diverse community groups.

CLICK HERE for more details, opening hours, location, and how to get there.

Source: OxoTower.co.uk

From sausage dogs to older than usual skateboarders, Facebook celebrates communities across the UK with its first ever exhibition. Source: OxoTower.co.uk
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