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Folklore: Folk Tales and Funny Folk

Event Description

In this witty and very humorous talk, Geoff takes a sideways look at some of the laws, old sayings, tales, and people that make our country the often madly wonderful place it is today. Just what end of a boiled egg was it illegal to break in the reign of Edward VI? What do you use a cow, a pair of breeches, and a stout cudgel for on a Friday? How did Chesterfield church get its crooked spire? The answers to these and many other vital questions are answered in this fast-paced, engaging talk. Your life will be changed!

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Geoff Harris

Meet the Host, Geoff

Geoff Harris started working as a teacher and taught in a variety of secondary schools all over the UK for ten years before giving it all up and becoming a clown. Really, that is what he did. The clowning led onto other performance areas and he has been seen on a variety of stages and screens ever since. Ten plus years ago he started to train as a Toastmaster and is now a Fellow of the National Association of Toastmasters, working in some of the grandest hotels and houses in the country.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!


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    July 2021

    Geoff Harris, as before, made his presentation interesting and humorous and brought the subject to life. I look forward to further talks by Geoff.

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    July 2021

    A very good speaker. ONE OF THE best I have heard with Mirthy He obviously enjoyed the subject and put lots of expression into what he said and got that over to the audience very well. Lots of little bits of info, not mind bending , but often amusing. A good talk. Does he have any others? I will look out for a further subject ROSEMARY.

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    July 2021

    Geoff Harris is clearly a very experienced speaker for this type of subject. His background as an entertainer was clear to see throughout the talk. That proved to be advantageous, adding a fresh dimension to a subject which could have become less interesting if presented by a less accomplished speaker. In summary, it was an enjoyable and lightly informative hour. Thank you.