This is the April 2017 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

It is quite amazing how things work out! Our speakers have autonomy to choose their subject. It was as though people partaking in our April programme had been directed to their subject. Thus we were treated to a superb evening’s entertainment centred around natural history.

John Baron read an article from a RSPB magazine which told of a week spent in Scotland and the birds and wildlife encountered there. In particular, we were all intrigued by the description of a herd of roe deer gathering together to thwart a golden eagle acquiring his dinner.

Next it was off to the Somerset Levels and the murmuration of the starlings. Penny Wright was able to illustrate this phenomenon describing it as a ballet in the sky and draw the listeners in to almost imagine they were watching with her.

Listening, either proactively or passively was Wyn Glen’s subject. For emphasis different species of birds were featured in during her speech.

Then on to mechanical birds of the sky! We were engrossed by Jane Lindsey’s stories of her eventful journeys to and from Brussels by air, sea and rail.

Thanks to John Baron the topics session this month was like the game of ‘consequences’.  Each speaker describing an instalment of the adventures of a fictitious Brenda and Albert and his pet ferret. This caused great hilarity.

Leicestershire Speakers welcome anyone who would like to learn the art of speaking in public. Our meetings are supportive, informative and entertaining, helping to turn nervous wrecks into confident, speakers. We meet at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Blaby Drop in Centre.  For more information, ring Anne Jones on 0116 2772295 or visit our website  We can also provide entertainment and talks to other societies and groups.