Sue Fennell

Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex
About the Speaker...

Clive and Sue are a married couple who speak as a duo, giving the audience a unique experience. Having got fed up with the rat race, the couple sold their house and downsized to live a stress free life at the seaside. One day they were approached to do a talk about their experience of the canals and from this Arun Talks grew. Using personal experiences and some of Clive’s vast collection of photos, the couple create talks that are visually appealing, as well as adding their own twist with anecdotes and some interesting information. Both Sue and Clive have worked in education and so they are happy to consider all ages and abilities.

About the Talks...

Most of our talks are created from Clive’s photos and our own experiences of places, combined with some research where necessary. We deliver the talks using a power-point presentation, using our own multi media projector and screen, ensuring a 21st Century delivery. As a duo we offer a unique experience, as the camaraderie between ourselves, travels through to the audience. Our talks are between 45 – 60 minutes, with time after for questions. We are WI approved speakers. We have our own insurance.

Fee:

Talks are £50.00 within ten miles of where we live in Littlehampton, West Sussex. Further afield, we require modest travel costs according to distance but generally between £5 and £20.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07523486369

Life of a Bargee

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about Life of a Bargee

This talks takes you on a personal trip through barging, from horse boating to the modern day pleasure boating. Having previously owned a canal boat and been involved in volunteering for a local waterways group, this interesting talk gives our personal view of life on the water.
With many anecdotes accompanying the presentation, this is a light hearted look at canal life, from past to present, through our eyes and experiences.

The Not so Idle Women of the Canals

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about The Not so Idle Women of the Canals

Everyone has heard about the Land Girls, but few know of the Idle Women. These girls kept the Grand Union between London and Birmingham going during WWII. Most had previously had no boating experience, so the job was tough, but these girls persevered. Discover some of the jobs they had to learn and how life was for them during the Blitz. The ‘Idle Women’ were far from their name. This talk is in respect of the work these girls did, with little or no credit.

Historic Chatham and Rochester

Public Speaker Sue Fennell from Sussex talks about Historic Chatham and Rochester.

Chatham has over 400 years of history in its Maritime Dockyard, which is now a museum. Learn how rope is made and how the Dockyard has grown over the years. Dickens had links to the Dockyard and made many mentions of Chatham and Rochester in his novels. Did you know Call the Midwife did a lot of filming at Chatham? This talk is a mix of maritime history, military history and literary mentions, ensuring something for everyone to enjoy.

An Idle around Ironbridge

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about  An Idle around Ironbridge

Join us on a tour of the area famous for the start of the Industrial Revolution. The area is now a World Heritage Site, with 11 museums dedicated to the trades and people of the area, from the time the amazing Iron Bridge was created. Learn about how the Iron Bridge came about, plus the many other industries that sprang up in the area, as well as a tour of Blists Hill Living Museum, plus much more.

Beautiful Bristol and Beyond

Public Speaker Sue Fennell from Sussex talks about Beautiful Bristol and Beyond

Bristol is a beautiful city with a mixture of heritage and modern architecture, side by side. Discover some of Bristol’s hidden gems and learn about some of the masterpieces of architecture, like the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Just beyond Bristol are many beautiful houses with links to the slave trade, which we visit on this tour. Learn about the floating harbour, Brunel’s other bridge and many more interesting places both in and outside the city, from past to present.

Our A to Z of Sussex

Our A to Z of Sussex

Discover some of the delights and hidden gems of Sussex, when we take you on an alphabetical tour of some of the places you can discover in Sussex. With a mixture of free and paid attractions, there is something for everyone. This is a beautiful pictorial talk starting off at Arundel Castle and finishing at a Zoo. Learn about parks, historic houses, beautiful gardens and many other amazing places in the County through our eyes and experiences.

Fuerteventura With a Taste of Lanzarote

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about Fuerteventura With a Taste of Lanzarote

This beautiful diverse island known as the ‘windy island’, has an unusual history, before the first Europeans discovered the island. Discover how vibrant the bird life and flowers are and learn about the different areas of the island. Did you know windmills came in male and female versions? This talk gives a real insight into this lesser known Canary Island, before hopping across to Lanzarote for a quick tour of the Volcanic Theme Park, to see how the lava flows have left their imprint on this island. Having visited Fuerteventura for many years now, we love showcasing all this gorgeous island has to offer.

A 21st Century Christmas

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about A 21st Century Christmas.

Looking at the origins of Christmas Customs both past and present to discover how some things have changed and others have not, we bring you through the eras, to what we now see as Christmas in the 21st Century. Learn about tinsel, crackers, Christmas trees and many more of our Christmas essentials which have come through the eras and then some of our Christmas must haves now. This is not a religious talk, but a light hearted look at how Christmas has changed commercially, to exist in the 21st Century.

Sussex Shoreline Safari

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about Sussex Shoreline Safari

Ever wondered what some of the shells along the beach were? Did you know the Slipper Limpet changes sex? Sussex has both a rocky and sandy shoreline with a vast array of bird life and vegetation creating am amazing ecological environment. Join us on our shoreline safari along our beautiful coast to discover some of the amazing things you can see.

The History and Ecology of Mewsbrook Park

Public Speaker  from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about The History and Ecology of Mewsbrook Park

A local talk for those close to Littlehampton, looking at the history and ecology of Mewsbrook Park. Find out about the gothic house that stood in the parkland and discover how the lake has its own ecology.

Life Before Plastic

Public Speaker from Sussex Sue Fennell talks about Life Before Plastic

Life before plastic is a hands on talk featuring a range of Edwardian and Victorian china and glass.
This talk allows the audience to touch and feel bomb blasted glass and discuss how we always reused glass and china before plastic became popular. Learn how long it takes items to rot; you will be very shocked over some. Reminisce over life before plastic. – A hands on talk featuring a range of Edwardian and Victorian china and glass.
This talk allows the audience to touch and feel bomb blasted glass and discuss how we always reused glass and china before plastic became popular. Learn how long it takes items to rot; you will be very shocked over some. Reminisce over life before plastic.

Sue Fennell Contact Details:
Phone:

07523486369