Christmas Competition: Make a Speech in Praise of Cake

30 November 2018
  • Start: 1500
  • End: 1730
  • Venue: St Matthew's Conference Centre
  • Address: 20 Great Peter Street, Westminster, SW1P 2BU
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Speechwriters – an excuse to eat cake, drink tea and make speeches!.

The UK Speechwriters’ Guild is making their Christmas get-together a tea party – with speeches.

We’ll have a selection of exotic cakes, religeuses, Black Forest g√Ęteau, millefeuilles, tarte tatin, Battenburg, Victoria sponge, pastel de nata, or you can bring your own.

It’ll be up to our members to research a cake and make a 3-minute speech in praise of it.

It can be a cake that has provided a meaningful moment if your life, a cake you like baking or a cake that has some historical or national significance.

You just need to be eloquent about cake. The winner will get a prize.

This is all inspired by the greatest fictional speechwriter Cyrano de Bergerac – a creation of French playwright, Edmund de Rostand, whose death was 100 years ago.

Please drop us an email if you’d like to make a speech – a bit of background on the cake of your choice would be good. Then we can create a programme.

Those who don’t take part as speakers will be able to listen and consume cake with limitless supplies of tea and coffee for two-and-a-half hours.

You’ll also be able to meet speechwriter colleagues with many different backgrounds.

We’ll be in the dining and drawing room of St Matthew’s House in the heart of Westminster. Everyone welcome.

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