Julie Peasgood

Julie Peasgood

Well-known TV presenter, a popular actress, and an award-winning author. Julie delivers talks focused primarily on her career and has also had considerable success with her Memory Makeover talk.
Julie Peasgood is a successful and versatile TV presenter and journalist as well as an established actress. She currently presents Cruise Today for The Travel Channel and has received the prestigious Television Personality of the Year award from the Royal Television Society. Julie brought her warmth and humour to The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV1) where she was resident relationships expert for three years. She has also been a guest presenter on Loose Women (ITV1) and The Wright Stuff (C5) and regularly reviewed the papers on The Steve Allen Show on LBC Radio.

Her other presenting credits include This Morning (ITV1) where she won considerable acclaim as guest co-presenter, collectables series Bootsale Challenge (ITV1), gardening series Turf Wars (UKTV), money programme The Ocean Effect (Sky), culinary magazine show Good Food Live (UKTV) and DIY series How To (Discovery). She presented the travel programme Hot Zones and wrote, directed and presented A Buyers Guide to Spain, both for Real Estate TV. Julie is the anchor for The Life Channel, and as an entertaining and informative guest speaker she frequently gives talks and lectures on a diverse range of subjects, as well as hosting corporate events and award ceremonies.

As an actress, Julies career has spanned over 35 years of prestigious theatre and television. She spent five years with The Royal Shakespeare Company and her numerous TV credits include Holby City, Taggart, Doctors, September Song,Luv, Spender, The Billand First Born. But she is probably best remembered for her work in soaps as Barry Grants long-suffering partner Fran in Brookside, Alan Turners motorbike-riding girlfriend Jo in Emmerdale and the effervescent Jacqui in Hollyoaks. She is also one of the countrys leading voice-over artists, with hundreds of TV and radio commercials to her name.

Julie is an award-winning author and has written agony aunt columns for Yours, Now and No.1 magazines. She currently has a column in the The Sunday Mirror Celebs magazine, and writes about travel and lifestyle for leading newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Express, Best, Woman, Bella, Metro and The Mail on Sunday.
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MEMORY MAKEOVER – TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR MAXIMISING YOUR POWERS OF RECALL

This is a lecture on improving your memory skills and age-proofing your memory, with masses of practical techniques for remembering names, numbers, what it was you went into the kitchen for, and where you left your car keys! Julie also looks into smart foods and the best supplements to boost your brain-power, mental aerobic workouts to increase agility and efficiency, as well as simple balancing exercises to sharpen your mind. (The part of the brain concerned with memory is also used for balance, so the more often we put our balance to the test, the more exercise this part of the brain gets). How to get your mind over the muddle!
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CLEVER COLLECTABLES – THE FORTUNES OF THE FUTURE

Takes a closer look at some of the most desirable antiques and bric-a-brac to be found in Fairs and Bootsales. Julie also gives insider knowledge (gleaned from a range of experts in differing fields ) as to whats wise to invest in. Theres not much that isnt collectable nowadays, and some items can prove to be surprisingly valuable. Discover what to save or collect to turn your pennies into pounds the everyday bric-a- brac that might make you a fortune in the future. An illustrated presentation, finishing with a novel mystery item which the audience has to try to identify.
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THE BEAR ESSENTIALS – TEDDY BEARS AS A COLLECTORS ITEM.

This illustrated talk covers the origins of the Teddy Bear, its history, and the astounding prices some of the earliest bears can command. Its a Powerpoint presentation, with a showcase of famous, valuable, unusual or just extremely funny bears from their birth in 1902 until the present day. Also includes tips and advice on what to look out for if you are interested in Arctophilia (collecting teddies) or just want to know a little more about this much loved toy with universal appeal.
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FROM RSC TO BIRDS EYE PEAS – THE PECULIAR BUSINESS OF BEING AN ACTRESS

This is a talk about Julies career. She has been an actress for over thirty years now, successfully combining extensive stage and screen work with TV presenting for the past fifteen of them so she has a few stories to tell! She has had the opportunity to work with a number of famous faces, which is always of interest to an audience. This can be combined with a Q+A session at the end if desired She is very happy to answer any questions. A favourite one is How do actors remember their lines? which sparked the idea for the Memory Makeover lecture!

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