Our numbers are often fewer on 5th Wednesday meetings but this lends the evening a very convivial atmosphere. The evening is usually a little out of the ordinary and last night’s was extraordinary. First, Jim gave us a marvellous and magical vision of The Isle of Sky in a speech entitled The Land of Fairies and Giants and this was followed by an advanced speech from Mary entitled The Professional Speaker where she covered many aspects of public speaking including the mechanics of the lungs and larynx, examples of poetry reading and explosive consonants.
The next round of speech and evaluation contest is on 22nd April in Oxted and the District 91 Spring Conference is in Southampton on the 5th, 6th and 7th May.
Pat will be giving us a briefing on the conference at the next meeting on the 12th April.