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Chatham House Prize Ceremony 2015

The London Toastmaster at the Chatham House Prize 2015

I was privileged to be Toastmaster at the 2015 Chatham House Prize ceremony, presented by HRH The Princess Royal to Dr Joanne Liu, President of Médecins Sans Frontières.

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The photographs show:

  1. I remember our conversation was friendly but the picture suggests otherwise..
  2. Acting as Master of Ceremonies
  3. Dr Joanne Liu made a beautiful acceptance speech which honoured those of her colleagues who were killed and injured at the hospital in Kunduz and those who lost their lives during the Ebola crisis.
  4. This is why we Toastmasters wear red, I am reminded by my colleague Geoff Harris.

Are You Organising a Prize Giving Event?

Are You Looking To Hire a MC or Toastmaster?

If you are arranging a corporate dinner or event and are looking to hire a Toastmaster, Master of Ceremonies or MC, contact Richard Birtchnell today on 020 7730 3725 or email him.

The London Toastmaster

Richard Birtchnell
45 Chelsea Gate
93 Ebury Bridge Road
London
SW1W 8RB
UK

Tel: 020 7730 3725

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Interview at Radio Chelsea and Westminster

Radio Chelsea and Westminster

I was at Chelsea and Westminster hospital Radio being interviewed by good friend Anna Pangbourne and congratulate her on running a lively and interesting show. Somewhat ironic that I am here again just twelve hours after admitting myself to A&E having fallen off a stage the previous night in uniform in front of hundreds with a gash in my arm needing stitches. But hey, couldn't be in a better place or in safer hands. Lucky me. Amazing NHS and caring staff.

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Are You Looking To Hire a Toastmaster or MC?

If you are arranging a corporate dinner or event and are looking to hire a Toastmaster, Master of Ceremonies or MC, contact Richard Birtchnell today on 020 7730 3725 or email him.

The London Toastmaster

Richard Birtchnell
45 Chelsea Gate
93 Ebury Bridge Road
London
SW1W 8RB
UK

Tel: 020 7730 3725

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Birtchnell-The-London-Toastmaster/440663422633047

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ldntoastmaster

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ToastmastersLondon

Google+: https://plus.google.com/110772715449422218146/about

Asian Hindu Wedding held at Marriot Grosvenor Square London

Asian Toastmaster at Hindu held at Wedding Marriot Grosvenor Square London

Richard Birtchnell is The Asian Wedding Toastmaster

Privileged as always to participate in a Hindu wedding celebration. At the Marriott Grosvenor Square. Working alongside Veer Events, Mahraj Vaisnava, DJ Krash at Devine Music, harpist Melissa Parmar, photographer Dino Jeram,and videographer Chris Jolly.

Photos include:

  • The happy couple, Amish and Hatal
  • Family group photos after the ceremony
  • If you didn't know it, the swastika was originally an Indian religious icon and still today a sacred symbol in Hinduism. Even the word 'swastika' is Sanskrit for 'prosperity and well being'.
  • Creative arrangement of reception cocktails
  • The game of 'Koda Kodi' played by the couple whereby they search for a ring in opaque coloured liquid and whoever finds it first is deemed to be the 'ruler' of the household. The priest will adjudicate and organise the best of three or five attempts until the bride comes out on top. But of course!
  • The 'Ace of Spades' Champagne may be as expensive as the cake! Pure indulgence. Sheer luxury.
  • The Best Man organises a flash mob to entertain couple
  • Strictly the first dance. Unrepeatable. Then it's a non-stop party to the end after a day of celebration which had begun at 8am

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Are You Looking To Hire a Wedding Toastmaster?

If you are arranging an Asian wedding (Hindu, Sikh or Muslim wedding) and are looking to hire a wedding Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies, contact Richard Birtchnell today on 020 7730 3725 or email him.

The London Toastmaster

Richard Birtchnell
45 Chelsea Gate
93 Ebury Bridge Road
London
SW1W 8RB
UK

Tel: 020 7730 3725

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Birtchnell-The-London-Toastmaster/440663422633047

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British Aviation Group Annual Dinner 2017

I was honored to invited to act as Toastmaster and MC at the British Aviation Group annual dinner at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane.

Attending the dinner was Mike Miller-Smith MBE, CEO of Aerobility, the charity which teaches disabled individuals to learn to fly, no matter how severe their condition, with absolutely stunning results. The charity is a regular beneficiary of the British Aviation Group dinner from generous guest donations.

Mike is the inspiration and founder. As he says: "If a disabled person can fly, what else can can they do?"

Check website: www.aerobility.com

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Are You Looking To Hire a Toastmaster and MC?

If you are arranging a annual dinner or corporate event and are looking to hire a Toastmaster, Master of Ceremonies or MC, contact Richard Birtchnell today on 020 7730 3725 or email him.

The London Toastmaster

Richard Birtchnell
45 Chelsea Gate
93 Ebury Bridge Road
London
SW1W 8RB
UK

Tel: 020 7730 3725

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Birtchnell-The-London-Toastmaster/440663422633047

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ldntoastmaster

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ToastmastersLondon

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Spanish Chamber of Commerce AMG Dinner 2017

London Toastmaster Spanish Chamber of Commerce AMG Dinner 2017

Earlier in June, I acted as Toastmaster for the Spanish Chamber of Commerce at their AGM dinner held at Merchant Taylors' Hall.

Do You Require the Services of a Master of Ceremonies?

If you are arranging a corporate reception or event and are looking to hire a Master of Ceremonies, contact Richard Birtchnell today on 020 7730 3725 or email him.

The London Toastmaster

Richard Birtchnell
45 Chelsea Gate
93 Ebury Bridge Road
London
SW1W 8RB
UK

Tel: 020 7730 3725

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Birtchnell-The-London-Toastmaster/440663422633047

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ldntoastmaster

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ToastmastersLondon

Google+: https://plus.google.com/110772715449422218146/about