Monday, 20 January 2020

Speakers Clubs Meeting Times in the Yorkshire Dales - Tips, Confidence, & Experiment in Public Speaking: Beginners welcome

Speakers Clubs in  Yorkshire

Due to the Coronavirus the planned public meetings of Speakers Clubs below have been postponed till autumn. Craven Speakers Club (Skipton) meets by Zoom on Mon 4 May and Mon 18th May. The 18th is the AGM.  Members of other clubs are welcome to attend the  Craven Club's Meetings. Enquiries

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

once a fortnight or once a month.
Three clubs meet in the Vale of York area: 

 Wetherby & York & Sheffield


Tongue-tied and frightened to speak? 

Experienced, but bemused why speeches sometimes still fail?

A wedding, a new job, a school presentation demands a speech?


We can help!

Our clubs are tons cheaper than attending an £800 commercial speakers' course - and we give what you need:

 practice, motivation, feedback, encouragement, fun and practice.

And Friendship!

All clubs welcome new members. 
(See the Baildon and Shipley group's  description of the manual we use )

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
(Currently Meeting by Zoom)
Alternate Monday evening 7.30pm:
Normal Venue:- The Soroptimists,
28 Otley Street, Skipton, BD23 1EW

18 May. then summer Break.
7, 21 Sept,   5. 19 Oct,   2,16,30 Nov  14 Dec 
4,18, Jan, 1,15 Feb,    1,15, 29 March,  19 Aor,  3 (Bank Hol) 17 May 

Bradford Club meets at Baildon Old Hall Club, Hallfield Drive, BD17 6NH and meets  the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 7.30pm

Baildon and Shipley:
Second Tuesday of the month all year
Tuesday 14th Jan  1.30pm - 3.30pm
Bradford New Church, Ashfield Avenue, Frizinghall, Bradford, BD18 3AL

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

Wharfedale Speakers Club: Otley

They meet in Otley on alternate Tuesdays but their venue has changed recently

Try phoning 01274-560461  or  07941 785340


Vale of York Area of the Eastern  Area

York Speakers Club:
York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, Holgate, York, YO24 4HX


Thu. 23 Jan.  7.45pm - Club Meeting
Sun. 02 Feb.  1.00pm - Vale of York Area AGM & Competitions
Thu. 06 Feb.  7.45pm - Club Meeting
Thu.  20 Feb.  7.45pm – Club Meeting with Bradford Speakers Club
Sun. 01 March.  1.00pm - District Conference at Bridge Inn, Walshford
Thu. 12 Mar.  7.45pm - Club Meeting with Wetherby Speakers Club
etc. till Th 30 Apr.


Wetherby Speakers Club meets on the first and third 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.

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.
Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD


Association of Speakers Clubs. The website is currently out of date but a new one is being written for Spring.

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