Penny Wheat

Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
About me...

I taught silversmithing/jewellery at Stafford College in Staffordshire for 36 years and have recently retired. I have given talks to WI; TWG; Rotary, Probus and other such groups.

About my talks...

I’m a stand alone speaker – so you don’t have to worry about a screen and power points when I’m speaking! I bring LOTS of actual items, be it jewellery and silver items, or drawings and craft items made by prisoners, or a huge treasure chest containing lots of comic visual aids to illustrate my talk ‘The Perils of a Public Speaker’. I can promise you thay all of my talks are lavishly illustrated, very lively and (so I’m told) amusing.

My talks are now available by virtual/remote  delivery (zoom).


£55 plus travel.

My Contact Details:

01785 615085

The Craft of the Silversmith

Penny lectured in silversmithing and jewellery for 36 years at Stafford College and brings a wealth of items to show audiences.
The talk is very amusing and wide-ranging, covering all aspects of the craft, from coming up with ideas, to transferring them to metal, producing the object and completing the process by having them hallmarked.

From Behind Bars

Based on Penny’s book ‘And You Visited Me’, available on Amazon, she describes how she became involved in prison penfriendships in 1984, which subsequently led to 16 trips to USA, to meet face-to-face men on Death Row.
Penny is also on a team which goes into Stafford Prison.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs and exquisite artwork, writings and framework by prisoners, this talk is lovely and something different from the norm.

The Perils of a Public Speaker

However unlikely and bizarre these experiences covering 20 years of speaking all around the West Midlands seem to be, they are all true.
Lively and amusing and illustrated with many visual aids from out of Penny’s mysterious! treasure chest.

What People Say About My Talks

Well I Never!

You’ll never believe all these weird facts, collected over several years and you will be amazed, amused and enlightened by all the things you will discover.
Topping it all off is a quiz with a difference, where all the clues are whistled, and you have to hear it to believe it!

Dig It

A gardening talk with a difference. No hints as to how to prune your roses or take root cuttings here. An amusing challenge to discover how much you really know about everyday favourites found in most gardens.

Thank you very much for your extremely entertaining talk following our lunch today.  Once again we all had a very enjoyable time listening to you.  The humorous sayings, epitaphs, poems etc. were very interesting but the piece de resistance was the quiz – in particular your superb whistling –  which was great fun and kept everyone on their toes.

It was lovely to have a speaker presenting something a little bit different and I wish you every success with your new talk at your forthcoming engagements.
Thank you for your company at lunch and I hope you enjoyed your meal and your visit as much as we did.
1965 Ladies’ Conservative Luncheon  Club, Lichfield.

Penny Wheat Contact Details:

01785 615085

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