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 and gloom from this compellng speaker.

David's tongue-in-cheek take on 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 1600s the odds were stacked against most people when it came to surviving a pandemicThere was no 'science', 'flattening the curve' or lowering the 'R number'. It was a case of 'que sera sera' and getting on with life . . . . getting on with the mundane, irritating ailments of the day such as water infections,  bladder-stones, itching haemorrhoids and acute constipation. So, brace yourself - clench your buttocks - and see how a 17th century doctor coped ! 

“Despite all we are going through 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 is thoroughly engaging with an uncanny knack of being able to draw you in with his wonderful storytelling. Whenever he is in your area just go and see him for yourself; he really does spin  a fabulous tale - with a surprising ending - and you will feel all the better for it 

 

                     

                                                                                                    STOP PRESS . . .  21 October  2021                                                                                                                                                                                        Brackley U3A  Northants

                           "Well done to our committee for securing the services of this fabulously entertaining speaker 

                                                      . . . . and weren't we treated to something quite special !"

                                                                David Bell is a brilliant breath of fresh air."

                                          

                                                                                                    STOP PRESS . . .  14 October  2021 

                                                                       "What a hidden gem David Bell is. A fabulous guest speaker"                                                                                                                                                                                   Mawdesley U3A  Lancashire

  

                                                                                                        STOP PRESS . . .  26 Aug 2021 

                                                          "Our first open meeting since the end of lockdown. Great choice of speaker;

                                                           probably the best we have had since we first began almost 10 years ago."

                                                                                               Teesdale U3A   Barnard Castle  Co Durham

                                           

                                           "Thank you so much for your fantastic talk last night.  For a moment I wondered if we might be

                                        in trouble when your blow-up doll appeared ! But goodness me - rave reviews are still coming in !!!"

                                                                                                        City of Plymouth WI       

 

                                        "We all thought that your refreshingly entertaining talk transferred seamlessly to Zoom. Congratulations"

                                                          "More than 150 of our club members 'tuned in' on their laptops and IPads at home" 

                                                                                              North Notts Friends of the National Trust

 

 

                                         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 only £50.00 

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

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