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Audlem WI's report on public speaking and busking

16th October 2007 – by Audlem Webteam
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Irene Cunliffe and Suzanne Poole write: "Audlem WI's September and October meetings had something of the vibrancy for which the village is reputed. In September the speaker, Gill Williams asked "can you hear me at the back" and then went on to give a valuable lesson in public speaking. After some amusing anecdotes she had the audience on their feet learning to breathe correctly in order to project their voices an ended by playing some hilarious word games which everyone enjoyed.

"October had feet tapping and fingers snapping when Eric Newton regaled us with his clarinet. His talk was entitled "the life and times of a busker". This was a blow – by – blow account of his life so far, interjected with the odd tune on his instrument which was highly entertaining. His story was light hearted, although in parts a little sad since his past has not been a bed of roses.

"He has run 38 marathons in various countries playing his clarinet and one race was alongside Terry Waite. One amusing tale was whilst he was busking in Melbourne, Australia, a lady came up to him saying he had a double playing in Nantwich Square so he pretended to have a twin brother.

"Seventeen guests from the Malbank group joined us and nominations were invited for the new committee to be elected at the next meeting, which is 1st November, when new members and visitors will be most welcome."

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