In August 2011, I was contacted by Franco Soldani who lives near Bologna, Italy and he invited me to speak at a conference they were planning in September 2011. Due to existing commitments, I advised him that October would be better. Franco had also invited Dr Wood to speak at the same conference and so, some weeks later, we agreed a date of 22nd October for the conference – which took place in Bologna. Italy.
Following discussions with Dr Wood, it worked out cheaper for her to fly through Heathrow and then onto Bologna rather than fly direct to Italy. I then suggested to her that we could do a few talks/presentations in the UK.
By the end of September, Franco had finalised the order of events for Bologna, so with about 2 weeks to spare, I asked a few people if they would be interested in hosting a talk for Dr Judy Wood, regarding the subject of her book “Where Did The Towers Go?” A number of people then set about organising or re-organising events to host a talk by Dr Wood.
I had already been asked to speak at the Birmingham TruthJuice group on Tues 18th October and as Dr Wood decided to fly over on Oct 17th, I asked Andy at Birmingham if they’d like Dr Wood to do the first half and then I would do the 2nd half. When we arrived, there was already quite a crowd and I was advised that the attendance was about 90 people. In the audience was Carl, who posts on his own “Truth Seekers Guide” blog. He was kind enough to write a full report on the event and post it.
For Wednesday 19th, I had booked a conference room at the Stuart Hotel in Derby, but I had not had as much time as I would have liked to publicise this. However, based on the good attendance at Birmingham, I was hoping that word would have got around via Facebook etc and that might boost attendance a little. As it turned out, the attendance was low, but the atmosphere was then more conducive to open discussion of various topics, following Dr Wood’s presentation. The reception at the event, as at the Birmingham event, was very positive.
On Friday 21st Oct, we travelled out to Bologna for the Saturday presentation and our hosts did a marvellous job of looking after us and entertaining us. They had also arranged for a translator, Sandy, to translate as we spoke, as neither of us speak Italian!
The attendance increased as the day progressed, and again the reception seemed positive. We had time to chat to people and discuss things further when appropriate. There was, again, genuine surprise at some of the information we presented. I hope to be able to post a video of this event in the not-too-distant future, but for now, people can download audio recordings I made, if they wish (i.e. if you know anyone who speaks Italian and not English, they may find the translation useful).
On Monday 24th Oct, we travelled to the New Horizons Group in Lytham St Anne’s where Dr Wood had been invited to give her presentation. The reception was wonderful – a group of over 100 people filled the hall and generated a fantastic atmosphere. I suspect there were more than a few people in the room who saw a number of things they had never seen or considered about the events of 9/11.
Also on Monday 24th, Richard D Hall came down to Derbyshire to record an interview with Dr Wood and this will likely be aired sometime in November or December 2011 in the UK and posted on his website. [Edit: Richard has now posted Part 1 and Part 2 (each with 3 sections).]
Tuesday 25th took us to meet with Theo Chalmers who had requested an interview with Dr Wood on his “One Step Beyond” programme airing on the “resurrected” Edge Media TV. As Theo had already read Dr Wood’s book, it was an excellent opportunity for an exposition of some of the book’s contents, on live TV, with Audience Participation via Text Messaging! Thanks go to Dan for sending me a DVD copy – you can order your own copy from the order page!
The next talk took place on the Isle of Wight, organised by a small group of dedicated folks there and they were glad to arrange a venue for Dr Wood to talk at short notice. Roughly 50 people were given the opportunity to study the evidence for themselves and again the reception was very good.
The final presentation was given to a group of about 30 people in Brighton, thanks to the work of another small group of people who took the trouble to organise and publicise an event at short notice for Dr Wood to speak at.
A few people travelled down from London and Morris Herman filmed a short interview prior to the presentation and he also filmed the presentation itself. (The organisers also filmed the presentation and this will likely be posted in due course).
Immediately following the Brighton presentation, Dr Wood appeared on a blog talk podcast with 2 or 3 other people from Brighton and others who called in. This was a very informal gathering covering many topics ? some with a light-hearted approach – even I joined in! Hour 3 is more of a discussion with Dr Wood, though.
So, overall, I was very pleased with the response and am very thankful for the dedicated support of other individuals and small groups around the UK who took the time and the trouble to help these events happen.
We are also deeply indebted to Franco Soldani and Emanuele Montagna for their invitation to their conference in Italy ? and the other people there who helped set up and publicise all the events.
We also received several significant donations from several people, for which we were deeply grateful as these meant that we covered the expenses incurred for transport and venue hire etc.
Further DVDs/online videos of the presentations will be made available once video editing and authoring has been completed.
St Anne’s (UK) Presentation: