They say never judge a book by its cover.

Equally, never judge a guest speaker by the title of his talk ! 

.          . . . affable . . . affordable . . . amusing . . . and so very different . . . 

 

David Bell is a hugely entertaining and refreshingly different guest speaker recommended by hundreds of clubs & societies across the UK. He will not only surprise you but will also make you think; and certainly make you smile.

 

A proud born & bred Geordie, David retired to the delightful little Peak District village of Eyam some years ago. He was confident that the village's famous plague heritage would be nothing other than a passing distraction. David Bell could not have been more wrong. Tens of thousands of tourists flock to Eyam annually to see for themselves where a brave  disease driven lockdown was played out with such tragic consequences. But don't  expect too much doom & gloom from this compellng speaker.

David's tongue-in-cheek take on life in Eyam; staying fit and well and avoiding disease 350 years ago will convince you that, even in these troubled times, we all have a lot to be thankful for.

 

In the mid 1600s the odds were stacked against most people when it came to surviving the latest  pandemicThere was no 'science', 'flattening the curve' or lowering the 'R number' then. It was a case of 'que sera sera' and getting on with your life; getting on with the mundane ailments of the day such as bladder-stones, haemorrhoids and constipationSo brace yourself - clench your buttocks - and see how a 17th century doctor coped.

“Despite all we are going through these days laughter is still the best medicine" commented Janet Staine of The Crosspool Ladies Group in Sheffield.

 

"David Bell came to entertain our members and  immediately won us over. He had us all in fits of giggles throughout his 60 minute session. David  has the uncanny knack of drawing his audience in with his eclectic storytelling. A sure-fire winner for any club or society looking for a speaker 'on top of his game'."

                                      A mid-week full house says it all

                                   Hilton Hotel, Sheffield

                                   Buttock clenchingly brilliant.!!

                                   Luvly Lasses'  of Halifax

                                   We didn't expect that! 

                                   Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.

                                   An hour of sheer joy

                                  Trent Lock  Country Club Notts.

                                  It was great to see our member's

                                  happy faces as they left the hall.

                                  Rutland U3A  Leicestershire

                                  What a great night.

                                  Misson WI  South Yorkshire

                                  A resounding success 

                                  Oundle U3A  Peterborough

                                  A giggle filled hour.

                                  Regent Hotel Doncaster

                                 10 out of 10

                                 Thrapston U3A  Northampton

                                   

                                     Thought provoking, so amusing      . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Friends of the National Trust     Leicestershire

                                   His bedside manners were impeccable !!    . . . . . . . The 'Just Jam' Ladies Society   Stoke on Trent

                                   Wonderfully different          . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Fulford Golf Club   York

                                   Very funny and original . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       World Heritage  Centre, Cromford Mill, Derbyshire  

                                   Outstanding storytelling    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       Friends of The National Trust    Staffordshire

                                   Wonderful tonic     . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . .     Woodhall Spa U3a   Lincolnshire

                                   A raconteur par excellence     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Todmorden U3A  West Yorkhire

                                   Came highly recommended & didn't disappoint . .     Northampton  U3A

                                   The best speaker we have hired     . . . . . . . . . . . .    Poynton Probus   Greater Manchester

                                   Engaging, compelling, superb timing   . . . . . . . . . .   The Salvation Army  Leicester  

                                   Made us smile and made our day    . . . . . . .  . . . .    Masonic Annual Lunch   Nottinghamshire

                                   Laugh a minute   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Abbeydale Ladies Golf Society  Sheffield

                                   A one-man-show rather than a talk. Fantastic   . . .   East Midlands History Group

                                   Brilliant     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Manor Lodge  Sheffield

                                                                                       . . . . . . .    and many more    . . . . . . . 

                                                                                                        

Standard talk fee from £75.00 + return mileage supplement @ 45p per mile

ZOOM talks available from £50.00

telephone : 01433 639392               email : bell.eyam@sky.com

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