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Monday 20 November 2023

Sussex-Based Speakers Club Invites Guests To Celebrate Its Tenth Anniversary

Lewes Speakers Club is celebrating its tenth anniversary at a new, larger premises which it hopes will accommodate the club's growing membership.

The club is inviting guests from all over Sussex to unveil its new, historic venue at Westgate Chapel and Community Centre on Lewes High Street.

Club founder Jeff Grace will offer an introduction and toast to visitors who will also be able to enjoy prosecco and nibbles to welcome in the new era for the club.

"As the founder of Lewes Speakers Club, I am very excited to be moving our group to a larger venue which we feel will be more suitable for our growing club," said Grace.

"We have endured a turbulent few years as a result of the Covid pandemic. But it's very clear now, as the club celebrates its tenth anniversary, that people are really embracing in person events and training.

"We're loving seeing so many guests and new members joining us and a celebration feels like the right way to show the local community what we have to offer.

"Do drop in to find out more and consider whether this is the club for you."

Lewes Speakers Club, which has 22 members, previously ran its events at the White Hart Hotel.

The celebration will take place at 7pm on November 28th at Westgate Chapel and Community Hub, 92a High St, Lewes BN7 1XH. You can register for free at:

by: Mike Cobley


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