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STOP PRESS . . . 24 Feb 2021 . . . . congratulations to Wilmslow U3A for attracting over 100 members to their very first Zoom Meeting
Their Guest Speaker ? The Plague Doctor of course.
"We all thought that your refreshingly entertaining talk transferred seamlessly to Zoom. Congratulations"
"More than 50 of our club members 'tuned in' on their laptops and IPads at home"
North Notts Friends of the National Trust
David Bell is a popular & hugely entertaining guest speaker; recommended by hundreds of Clubs and Societies across the UK. He is different, and will not only surprise you but will also make you think . . . . and certainly make you smile.
When David retired to the delightful little Peak District village of Eyam he was confident that its famous plague heritage would be nothing other than a passing distraction. He could not have been more wrong. Tens of thousands of tourists flock to Eyam every year to see for themselves where a brave disease driven lockdown was played out with such tragic consequences.
The odds were stacked against most people when it came to surviving the plague. There was no 'science', 'flattening the curve' or lowering the 'R number'. It was a case of 'que sera sera' and getting on with the grind of coping with the mundane, irritating ailments of the day such as . . . . bladder-stones, itching haemorrhoids and acute constipation ! . . . . So, brace yourself, clench your buttocks and see how a 17th century doctor coped in lockdown !
"After four decades as a straight-laced civil servant I never imagined," said David, "that I would now be 'hamming it up' with a life-sized inflatable dummy as my side-kick."
"Looking back at early healthcare, it's hardly surprising that patients then were as likely to die from the prescribed cure than their actual illness." added David.
A mid-week full house says it all
Buttock clenchingly brilliant.!!
We didn't expect that!
An hour of sheer joy
It was great to see our member's happy faces as they left the hall.
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
Horwich Probus, Gtr Manchester.
Thought provoking, so amusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friends of the National Trust Leicestershire
Very funny and original . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World Heritage Centre, Cromford Mill, Derbyshire
Standard talk fee from £75.00 + return mileage supplement @ 45p per mile
ZOOM talks now available from only £50.00
Enquire now for remaining dates in 2021 . . . . . . booking to 2022/23
telephone : 01433 639392 email : email@example.com
Click below for short excerpt from a recent show :