This is the February 2020 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

Our February meeting opened with Jane Lindsley reading an extract from “The Robin, a Biography” written by Philip Moss.  We listened to a delightful account of a robin’s courtship and the finding of his mate.  Jane then supplemented her reading by showing us a beautiful picture of a robin painted into her autograph book by her Grandfather which later inspired her to stitch tapestries each Christmas and include a robin.

A speech entitled Bring on the Flood was somewhat prophetic because days later parts of the country were deluged with water and I am certain the speaker didn’t intend for this to happen.  The main thrust of the speech was how technology has enabled us to learn so much about our past and how we are almost saturated (forgive the pun) with historical fact(s).

Now for the fun element of our evening.  Written on slips of paper handed to individuals was a subject.  The object of the exercise was to encourage proper gestures by miming the subject and once this had been discovered, the mummer had to tell a story.  Arms and hands were waving in all directions to the accompaniment giggling and laughter from the audience.  One story concerned a bottle of wine which ended being dropped before the contents were consumed.

We meet at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month in the Drop in Centre, Blaby.  An ideal opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking and learn effective debating skills.  All ages are welcome. For more information ring Sylvia Bosworth on 0116 2775133.