WHILST WE ARE UNABLE TO HOST OUR USUAL MONTHLY MEETINGS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ARRANGE FOR ON LINE PRESENTATIONS FROM A VARIETY OF INTERESTING SPEAKERS. THESE ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS ON ZOOM. SEE MONTHLY MEETINGS PAGE FOR DETAILS.

 

To attend any of these presentations all you need to do is follow the link which will be emailed to all members approximately a week before.

January 2021:

Steve Roberts

‘The Cockney Detective’

Steve Roberts is a former Scotland Yard detective who was brought up in London’s East End and despite requests from senior officers for him to refine his accent by attending elocution lessons, he kept his cockney tones. This resulted in him keeping the essence of who he is, a very natural guy who now enjoys entertaining audiences with his cockney wit and charm.

In his talks he shares many personal experiences, highlighting the highs and lows of police work, from the pain suffered when bitten on the backside by a police dog to the jubilation felt when rescuing a hostage in a kidnap investigation. All this certainly lived up to the Metropolitan Police’s recruiting slogan, ‘Dull it isn’t’ and on retiring Steve can confirm that ‘Dull it certainly wasn’t’.

February 2021:

Chris Hare

His talk is called ‘40 Years Without A Proper Job’.

The title was chosen because being in the entertainment business the public often tends to dismiss the fact you are really working.

Covering many roles, including stage management, Greenwich entertainment centres, toastmaster and writing a column for a theatre magazine enabled Mr Hare to convey a wide knowledge of a vast variety of artists.

He also has some amusing tales to tell.

March 2021:

David G. Allen

“The Weird and Wonderful World of the Law”

Hugely entertaining, David Allen is a talented speaker and storyteller with a fascination for classic films and all things Victorian and is ideally suited for any group, corporate or after dinner event.

His knowledgeable presenting style is fun, energetic and inventive, always with a great deal of humour and improvisation.

His talks are always meticulously researched yet at the same time creative, fun and spontaneous.

A prize-winning short story writer, his collection of short stories ‘Be Sure Your Sins’ has recently been published by NotsoNoble books.

April 2021:

Lucy Allen

“From Titanic to Skyfall: The Highs & Lows of a Stuntwoman’s Life”.

Lucy Allen is a Stunt Woman and Public Speaker, who has been giving talks about her life as a Stuntwoman since 2010.