Dave Calverley

Location: Kirklees. Yorkshire
Public Speaker and Quizzmaster

As a trained ex-lecturer, I am fully at ease in front of any sized audience. I started along the audio-visual trail to promote my outdoor shop by giving talks about outdoor equipment. 25 years later, my repertoire has increased to over 30 presentations. In addition to slides [now digitised and enhanced by myself, skills I am willing to pass on], my presentations now include monologues and broad Yorkshire tales. My audiences have included PROBUS, Rotary, the WI, luncheon clubs, after-dinner groups, etc – no audience is too small nor to large. I am also a frequent guest on local radio.

About Their Talks...

My presentations have grown out of my love photography, my hobbies, and the desire to learn something new. This has resulted in growing number of presentations, some of which are fun, some educational, some with a musical interlude, and all of them interesting [honest!].
Each presentations lasts between 45 and 55 minutes, and can be shortened or lengthened to the audiences requirements. I can provide all the equipment required, though if your organisation has a screen larger than 4 feet square, so much the better!
Another speciality is that of quizmaster. Fed up with the same teams winning each week at my local’s quiz night, I have devised quizzes where many of the answers can be worked out, rather than ‘simply’ remembered.
Combining quizzes and presentations, I now am able to provide ‘parties with a difference’, lasting between 1 and 2 hours, dependent upon your organisation’s needs.


I have travelled all over Yorkshire and parts of Cheshire, Lancashire, and Derbyshire.

Currently I charge £50 for ‘standard’ organisations, plus travelling expenses if outside Kirklees. [Too expensive? Give me a ring, I can only say ’No’!]

When talking to larger groups and businesses I start at £150 plus travelling expenses.

My Contact Details:

07887 878 425

A Week on T'Cut

An imaginary week’s cruise around the inland waterways of Britain calling at various highlights of our National and Industrial Heritage.
Stopping off points include the Barton Swing Bridge, the Anderton Lift, the Waterways Museum, the Huddersfield Canal, plus many more.

Probably our most popular offering.

The Lake District - Cultural

Taking in the scenery and cultural heritage of the Lake District. There are also first-hand reports from the recent past of how life used to be like living in this mountainous region.

Party Specials

Have you considered a ‘Special Event’ for your club or organisation?

We have developed a programme specially for your entertainment and enjoyment which we will tailor to your specific needs whether you require a 1 hour or a 2 hour session.

For example, a 2 hour Christmas special might proceed like this:

A Christmas/winter audio-visual presentation [part 1];
A Christmas Quiz;
A history of Christmas Carols [with a little bit of joining in!];
Quiz answers;
Christmas Monologues;
A Christmas/winter audio-visual presentation [part 2].

Dave Calverley Contact Details:

07887 878 425

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