Our Next Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – June 12th

This meeting will be the Club’s Annual General Meeting, with no set speeches.

It will be chaired by our current President – Frani – with a topics session run by Suzanne. This will be evaluated by Lorraine.

If you want to find out more about public speaking, join us from 7:45pm at the Early Bird in Grove Green. E-mail our Membership Secretary for more information.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – June 26th

Join us at the Granary, Larkfield for an evening of public speaking. Our Hopper Cup speaking team will be running through their entry for the forthcoming competition.

Our impromptu speaking session, topics, will be chaired by Ann Etridge and evaluated by Neil Lakeland. The General Evaluator for the evening is Eddie Barnes.

If you want to join us, why not email our Membership Secretary

Advanced Diary Dates

Keep these dates in mind for WKSC, Area & National events happening in the coming months.

12th June: West Kent Speakers’ Club AGM
10th July: The Hopper Cup, The Early Bird, Grove Green
14th August: Use of Voice workshop

Past Meetings

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – May 22nd

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this evening was chaired by Suzanne and featured two set speeches. The first - Shiver me Timbers - was an A5 assignment by Claire.  This was successfully evaluated by Terry Nunn, with Claire invited to proceed to the next assignment. The second speech was a prescription speech, with the broad objective "to inform", delivered by Neil. Providing some advice on … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – May 8th

Our first meeting in May took place at the Early Bird in Grove Green.  This was a slightly different evening to usual, with an opportunity for members to bring a piece of poetry or prose to read. As such, we were treated to a range of different topics, including one poem written by a current member! Eddie Barnes also delivered an A9 "Audience Rapport" assignment on trains, boats, planes and … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – April 24th

Taking place at the Granary, Larkfield, this meeting was chaired by Jackie.  It featured one set speech from Denis, an A6 assignment entitled "Under The Mendips". This was evaluated by Neil, and Denis was judged to have met the criteria and asked to proceed to the next assignment. Ann Etridge was our Topics Chair for the evening and everyone got an opportunity to speak, including our guest. We … [Read More...]

More Past Meetings

Public Speaking News

Congratulations Steve!

Congratulations to Steve Poile, who received his Interim Certificate, following his successful completion of the A5 speaking assignment.   … [Read More...]

South-East District Final Results

Well done to all contestants at the South-East District finals. Our thanks go to Chaucer Speakers' Club for organising and a huge congratulations to Bernie of Thanet Speakers' Club for winning all three - evaluation, topics and speech! Well done to our own Sue for coming second in the evaluation competition and Anne P for a second place in the speech competition … [Read More...]

West Kent Speakers’ Competition Results

Over the last few weeks, we have held our annual competitions and the winners are: Evaluation Competition - Susan Shaw, Topics Competition - Frani Hoskins and Speech Competition - Ann Peters. Big congratulations to you all. Look forward to seeing you all at the Area Competition in February. … [Read More...]