This is the November 2017 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

Our Topics Section this month drew out (pun not intended) the hidden artistic talents of our speakers. This part of our programme was devised by Wyn Glen, who had placed a number of picture cards on a table and members were invited to select a card.

The speaker was given licence to imagine they were the producer of the depicted picture and talk about the inspiration or the commission for their piece of art.  There being no boundaries, the results were magnificent. Technique and use of medium was discussed leaving the listener with no doubt they were being addressed by true artisans. One speaker believed he was a student of Vincent Van Gogh, another speaker collaborated with the Embroiderers Guild and had her art exhibited at the Royal Academy. The stories behind the pieces of art were wonderful. One picture of a steam train brought back memories of a chance meeting of an ex-partner from years earlier at St Pancras Stataion.  A pen and ink picture of Leicester Cathedral caused Passion for Richard III to be demonstrated.  Pictures of flowers and modern art were also amongst the subjects. It was an extremely interesting and thought provoking topics session.

Leicestershire Speakers welcome anyone who would like to learn the art of speaking in public. 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 www.leicspeakers.co.uk. We can also provide entertainment and talks to other societies and groups.