Monday, 30 August 2021

Speakers Clubs in the Yorks Dales, Yorkshire and North East of England - Tips, Confidence, Practice, Experiment and Fun in Public Speaking - Meeting Times

Do you need confidence building, a little bit of advice, encouragement and skilled feedback? 

Five clubs meet in the Dales area:
 Skipton, Bradford, Shipley,
Halifax, & Otley

Three clubs meet in the Vale of York area: 

 Wetherby & York & Sheffield
                         once a fortnight or once a month. 

Two Clubs meet in the North East of England:
Newcastle & Tyneside

The Clubs have been meeting by Zoom, due to Covid19,
but now (Aug 2021) most clubs are reassembling planning to meet live sooner of later...  Keep scrolling down to find the meeting times and locations.

Why you should Join a Speakers Club:

  • Tongue-tied and frightened to speak? 
  • Experienced, but want to get better?
  • A wedding, a new job, a school presentation demands a speech?
    We can help!

Our clubs are good value and greatly cheaper than attending a commercial speakers' course which could easily cost 
£800  or more.

We offer what you need:
practice, motivation, feedback, encouragement, fun & practice, the chance to experiment.. and did I say, practice?
Enquiries AND MORE FUN And Friendship!
If you are shy, you are very welcome just to sit and listen.
All clubs welcome new members.
And for those who relish a challenge
... occasional interclub competitions
... the chance to help others in their journey
... the chance to analyse and experiment with one's own speeches.

Dales Area:

Skipton: Craven Speakers Club
 Autumn 2021 programme:-
Mon Sept: 6  by Zoom - contact 
Then Live at The Soroptimists, Skipton:
Oct: 4
Nov: 1, & 29 Dec: 14

Mondays: 7.30pm - 9pm
Four weekly Monday evening 7.30pm:
Normal Venue:- The Soroptimists,
28 Otley Street, Skipton, BD23 1EW

Other clubs - Please visit their websites to see the arrangements for Autumn 2021

Bradford Club meets at Baildon Old Hall Club, Hallfield Drive, BD17 6NH and meets the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 7.30pm (currently by zoom - Aug 2021)

Baildon and Shipley:
Second Tuesday of the month all year
Tue 14 Sept 2021 - 
Bradford New Church, Ashfield Avenue, Frizinghall, Bradford, BD18 3AL  Contact
Sep 2021: Now Live meetings - The audience members wear a facemask 

Halifax and Huddersfield
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from September to June (inclusive) at 7.45pm at Halifax Town Hall, Committee Room A. Crossley Street, Halifax
, HX1 1UJ  Contact
Wharfedale Speakers Club: 

Wharfedale - Otley  1st & 3rd Wednesday 20:00 Grove Hill Club, Ilkley Rd, Otley LS21 3JR Contact or 
Try phoning    0113 2685289 (B.P)  

Wetherby 1st,3rd,5th Thursday 20:00 Linton Memorial Hall, Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL


Vale of York Area of the Eastern Area

York Speakers Club:

York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, Holgate, York, YO24 4HX
Phone: 01904 270300
York Speakers Club is currently meeting by Zoom according to their website Aug 2021


1st,3rd,5th Thursday 20:00 Linton Memorial Hall, Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL Wetherby Speakers Club meets on the first and third (and fifth) Thursdays from September until May at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL.
Meetings commence at 7.45 for 8.00 pm and finish at approximately 10.00 pm. Contact
This club is meeting and has an up to date website!! (Sept 2021)

Sheffield Speakers:
second Tuesday of each month. Come along and have 3 free session. After that if you wish to join the membership fee is £3.50 a month payable by direct debit.

2nd Tuesday 19:45 "St Timothy's Community Hall 
136 Slinn St, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1NZ"  Contact
Sept 2021: Sheffield Speakers Club is currently meeting by Zoom

North East:  (The Yorkshire Speakers Clubs and Speakers from Durham and Northumberland work together as "The Eastern Region of the Association of Speakers Clubs")

Newcastle Variable frequency Tuesday 19:30 by Zoom

Tyneside -  Variable date and frequency - Comrades Club, 14 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1PS.


Association of Speakers Clubs.

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