Serving Northern England, Cumbria, the Lake District and Scotland

Landline: 01539 740857

    Mobile: 07970 216186

 
     

Something to Shout About?

If you've got something to shout about - if you want people to know about the opening of your new shop or business,  or you have an important announcement or declaration to make, I can add colour, style and gravitas to the occasion.

I can also undertake ceremonial co-ordination and organisation of your event if you wish.

So if you would like to make your event more newsworthy - and add that certain something no-one else can give, then just give me a call.
 

     

   

Official and Civic Duties

As the  official Town Crier for the historic market town of Kendal in the English Lake District, I am called upon to make Civic Announcements and Proclamations on behalf of the Council in traditional 18th century dress.

I am also able to lend my support to civic events such as the Christmas Lights switch-on ceremony, and charity fund raising events like Red Nose Day.

Kendal's Town Crier maing a proclamation

My Wider Role.

But I have a wider role too.  I attend the openings of new or re-launched shops and businesses to add colour to their event and increase interest by local media.

I don't only work in Kendal though. My Bell and I are happy to travel. To date we have proclaimed from Cornwall to Glasgow, and I'm used to working with publicity agencies and public relations companies.

I attend fairs,  celebrations and exhibitions too, and can undertake anything from straightforward announcements and proclamations, to organising and co-ordinating the event on your behalf.

Summit Pass proclamationMy experiences as a professional Toastmaster and event co-ordinator, together with a background of senior management in the hotel and catering industry means you can confidently leave all the arrangements to me if you want a hassle free  experience.

It pays to remember that nothing goes right by accident!

To help with pre-planning, I can ...

  • assist with event planning, timings and programming
  • offer guidance on speeches, etiquette and protocol (this will be especially relevant if you have royalty or civic dignitaries attending).
  • advise on the needs of caterers, florists and other event service providers
  • help with table planning if you have a food service.

On the day of your event I can...

  • co-ordinate with the caterers and venue staff
  • welcome and direct your guests as appropriate
  • assist with photographers. media, gathering groups etc
  • make announcements and introductions for you

Time to talk

I also give illustrated talks to groups and clubs.  Dressed in my full livery as the Town Crier of Kendal my talk is entitled  " It's a Crying Game!".   Starting with the history of Town Criers, I answer the questions that I am most frequently asked, Why? How? When? To date my talk has been well received, I like to think it is both informative and entertaining..


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For more information, please contact me

Member of the
Member of the Ancient and Honourable Order of Town Criers
Ancient and Honourable
Guild of Town Criers

Member of the
Member of the Loyal Company of Town Criers
Loyal Company
of Town Criers

email: rmŽrichardmathewstoastmaster.co.uk

 

Tel:  Landline: 01539 740857     Mob: 07970 216186
29 Underwood,  Kendal,  Cumbria   LA9 5EB

 


 

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