Having retired from full time employment I started to give talks in 2013 to raise awareness of an amateur Ballet company’s work within the local area and found, quite unexpetedly that I really enjoyed giving the presentations. I am an approved WI speaker after successfully auditioning for the Essex Federation in October 2015.
Now also retired from my role as Chairman of the company I continue to share my love of dance and theatre with audiences from Towns’ Women’s Guilds, NWR groups, U3As, Rotary Clubs, Women’s Institutes etc. wherever there is a desire for interesting, educational and light-hearted talks with Ballet as a central theme.
About my talks...
I have given talks to U3As, NWR groups, Rotary Clubs WI etc. My talks are accompanied by Power Point presentations with some truly beautiful pictures and last approximately 40 minutes but can be lengthened or shortened. I bring some tutus and costumes to illustrate the talks. I supply all of the equipment including a screen where necessary. All of my equipment is PAT compliant.
My fee is not for my personal benefit but I ask for a donation depending on the size of the group – a suggested minimum of £50 within ten miles of my home address in Brentwood, Essex and an audience of not more than 50 people. The fee will be donated to the MS Society, although I request reasonable expenses when outside the ‘ten miles from home’ zone.