The next speaker was BBC's Michael Portillo, who entertained us with anecdotes and his own personal story of his life and career in both politics and the BBC.
After Michael Portillo, we had a lunch break, in which we were able to do a little shopping. Each of the WIs were invited to bring a basket which was then sold in a fund-raising effort. My last post showed the basket we took. The baskets there contained everything from craft supplies to toiletries to kitchen utensils to even more!
Another sales table had some lovely handbags and purses, while yet another (in a side room) sold fabric remnants and patterns. Of course, there were also tables with WI-specific items, too. As you can see, all the tables appeared to do very well!
After lunch we were treated to the magnificent baritone voice of Anthony Stuart-Lloyd. He provided a repertoire of many favourite songs, ranging from opera to broadway shows. He encouraged the audience to sing along with some of them, and a few members really got into it, waving scarves and hands and singing.
About 4pm we had listened, laughed, sung, shopped, caught up with friends, learned a few things, and just had a delightful day out! We headed back home on our respective coaches and various other forms of transportation to wait another year for the next ACM!
For more details about the ACM, please see the PDF file HERE.