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Bristol & Somerset

Welcome to the Bristol Branch

Locally, we organise two heats for the Public Speaking Competition, for Bristol pupils in Years 9 -11, and later a final, with the winning team taking part in the South West Regional Final. We fund Discover Your Voice workshops for local schools, which is a flagship programme organised by Dartmouth House, and host the Performing Shakespeare Competition for pupils in Years 7-9 in the region, with two local performers qualifying for the final in London.

We hold regular meetings in the Apostle Room of Clifton Catholic Cathedral with highly qualified speakers on subjects as diverse as ‘Women and Leadership’ and ‘Samuel Johnson – a life in writing’. We have at least two social functions during our season (which runs from September to July) – including a New Year’s party and a summer party – usually in a member’s home or garden.

Take a look at our upcoming events below.

Nigel Currie

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