ESU Kansas City Branch

                         Welcome to                          the Kansas City Branch of the ESU

Dear ESU Members and Friends,

2016 was an exciting and special year for the ESU Kansas City Branch. The commemorations celebrating the 400-year legacy of William Shakespeare were so well received by members, friends of ESU and the general public. Our president in 2016, Deborah McArdle, lead the Kansas City Branch in all of our special Shakespeare 400 events and her enthusiasm set the tone for all of our programs. A well-deserved salute to Deborah for an extraordinary year as our president!

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News And Events

6th Annual British Gala Coming to KC!

Brits International, a Kansas City-based non-profit
organization, is hosting their 6th Annual British Gala KC. All ESU members and Friends of ESU are welcome to attend this one-day festival of all-things-British!

The ESU Kansas City Branch will have an information table at the British Gala so be sure to stop by and say hello to our ESU volunteers!  Bring your family and friends as there is something for all ages!

Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:  Ararat Shrine Temple
                    5100 Ararat Drive
                    Kansas City, Mo.
                    Click here for map

 

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            Taking Tea with Shakespeare

Join ESU Members and Friends

Enjoy a lovely afternoon of British Tea and scenes from Shakespeare presented by the Leawood Stage Company.

The English-Speaking Union cordially invites you and your guests to an afternoon of Taking Tea with Shakespeare This program is brought to you by the Leawood Stage Company, Magna Carta & Royal Arms DBE Chapters and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

There is nothing so quintessentially British as taking afternoon tea while enjoying the literature of Shakespeare.

Tea and a vast array of delectable tea sandwiches, scones and sweets will be served by the Magna Carta & Royal Arms Chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire.

Sunday, April 23, 1:30-4:00pm

Oak Room, Leawood Community Center

(Lower level of Leawood City Hall)

4800 Town Center Drive

Leawood, KS.

 

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                  Don’t Miss Our Next       Kansas City Tea & Literature Club        Quarterly Meeting: July 10, 2017

Mark your calendar for the next meeting of the Kansas City Tea & Literature Club on Monday, July 10, 2017.

We will be reading Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. Join our group as we will be exploring the multi-faceted chai traditions of India and our dinner will be grilled tandoori chicken. If you wish to bring an appropriate Indian side dish, please do!

All ESU members and Friends of ESU are welcome and encouraged to attend our quarterly Tea & Literature Club.

When: Second Monday of every third month. Next Club meeting: Monday, July 10, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: This meeting will be held in the home of Midwest Tea Festival founder Nicole Burriss, about 10 minutes south of the Kansas City Airport.

RSVP: Since this is a private residence, if you plan on attending, you must RSVP by email to get the address. midwestteafest@gmail.com

Admission: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the ESU's educational programs and to cover the cost of the teas. This fee can be paid in cash on the night of the session.

 

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            Have You Ever Dreamed               of Studying at Oxford?

Worchester College, University of Oxford

"The Story and Future of English"


   
July 16 - 22, 2017

          $2, 950         


If you love English, if you love travel, if you love the UK and all things British...it's time for you to have the ultimate English experience. It's time for you to live life as a student at Oxford!

The University of Oxford is one of the greatest institutions of higher learning in the world, and studying at Oxford is a dream for every lover of English.

 

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                 You Are Invited to                       An  ESU  Tea  Party  Fit  for  a  Queen

Save the Dates!

The English-Speaking Union will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's birthday with An ESU Tea Party Fit for a Queen! All ESU Members and Friends of ESU are cordially invited to attend one of our biggest social gatherings of the year. An ESU Tea Party Fit For a Queen will again be held at Anna Marie's Teas in Liberty, MO.

Our ESU annual tea parties are very popular and have sold out for the last five years and we will have two seatings to accommodate all who want to attend.

Save the Dates:
Friday September 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

Check back on our website in the near future for further details on purchasing tickets. 

 

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