April 2019

Our final full evening of the season, before our AGM in May, saw some excellent and very entertaining speeches from some of our newest members.  Heather Moore has climbed Mount Snowdon several times, in different seasons and in various company.  She described the different routes and the wonderful views, but also the dangers of attempting the climb in fickle weather. And an ex-boyfriend was given short shrift for moaning all the way up!

Manuel da Silva, proud father of a 3-year-old daughter, was inspired by the tale of the Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf to look at the story from the wolf’s point of view – as a property inspector.  This was hilarious.  He quite rightly condemned the first two houses made of straw and sticks, and lauded the pig who’d taken the trouble to design a brick dwelling of sound construction and aesthetic appeal. Some great jokes and gestures accompanied his speech.

Manuel then invited us, in a Topics session, to put ourselves in the place of one of the pigs or the wolf. This proved too much of a challenge for some, who diverted instead into their own fields of interest or talked about other fairy tales. But Margaret Baldwin cleverly drew a parallel with how parrot fish make their own homes from different types of coral, to escape the jaws of sharks.

We close for our summer break after mid-May, returning on September 2nd. Further details about the club are available on our website, lutterworthspeakersclub.com.