Sunday 14 May 2023

Speakers Clubs in Yorkshire & NE England - Tips, Confidence, Fun & Practice in Public Speaking - Meeting Times

Frightened of speaking in public?

You are not alone. So are 80 percent of the British public.

But join a friendly supportive Speakers Club
    and gain confidence, encouragement and skilled feedback.

The  Association of Speakers Clubs is divided into six regions. We are in the Eastern Region. The Eastern Region is divided into two Areas:

1. West Yorkshire (formerly referred to as the Dales Area)  with four clubs:-

 Craven (at Skipton), Bradford (online by Zoom),
Halifax-and-Huddersfield,  and 
 Shipley (NB this one is not registered as an ASC club, but it functions as one)

2. Yorkshire and North East with four clubs:-

Newcastle, York, Wetherby, Sheffield 

For meeting times and locations,  
keep scrolling down

Why you should Join a Speakers Club:

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

Our clubs are good value, good fun, and a great deal 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 wish, you are very welcome just to sit and listen. No need to speak
All clubs welcome new members.
For those who relish a challenge the clubs offer:-
... occasional interclub competitions
... the chance to help others in their journey
... the chance to analyse and experiment with one's own speeches.

West Yorkshire Area:

Skipton: Craven Speakers Club
Autumn 2023 programme:- All meetings now
Live at The Soroptimists, 28 Otley St, Skipton BD23 1EW:

11 September

25 September
9 October
23 October
6 November
20 November
4 December
11 December

Mondays: 7.15pm - 9.30pm
 Fortnightly Monday evening
Normal Venue:- The Soroptimists,
28 Otley Street, Skipton, BD23 1EW

(currently by zoom - May 2023)
Bradford Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 7.30pm
(It used to meet at Baildon Old Hall Club, Hallfield Drive, BD17 6NH and met the second and fourth Wednesday each month)

Baildon and Shipley:
Second Tuesday of the month all year
Bradford New Church, Ashfield Avenue, Frizinghall, Bradford, BD18 3AL  Contact

Halifax and Huddersfield
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from September to June 2023 (inclusive) at
Waterhouse Homes Community Lounge
Harrison Road

Contact number: 07800 808569


Yorkshire and the North East Area 

Wetherby 1st,3rd,5th Thursday Linton Memorial Hall, Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL
Meetings commence at 7.45 for 8.00 pm and finish at approximately 10.00 pmContact

York Speakers Club:

York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, Holgate, York, YO24 4HX
Phone: 01904 270300

York Speakers Club  are now meeting in person (their website needs updating) March 2023

Sheffield Speakers:
Sheffield Speakers Club is about to launch a brand new website.. Come back in a few days/weeks 
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.
The old Sheffield Speakers Club website is here:
2nd Tuesday 19:45 "St Timothy's Community Hall 
136 Slinn St, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1NZ"  Contact

Newcastle Mett monthly on Wednesdays 19:30 by Zoom


Competition winners and runners up and judges at the Eastern Region Contest in March 2023

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