ESU Richmond Branch

Welcome!

The Richmond branch of the English-Speaking Union is proud to be an active member of the ESU nationally and internationally, offering stimulating programs to its members and educational scholarships and support to the community through the TLab-UK program and sponsorship of Richmond Shakespeare's Annual "Bardathon" for local high school students.

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News And Events

Winter and Spring 2018 Events

Sunday, February 25
Virginia Native Americans and the British
Chiefs of Three Virginia Native American Nations Panel
3:00 pm
Virginia House
Tea to follow

Sunday, March 18
TLab Presentations
3:00 pm
Westhampton Living Room
University of Richmond

Thursday, April 12
Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life
Sally Bedell Smith
Lecture and book signing followed by optional VIP dinner
6:30 pm
Commonwealth Club

Thursday, May 17
AGM and Dinner
Location and Time to be determined

 

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Blackfriars Playhouse 9/14/2013

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Blackfriars September 2013

A FALL EXCURSION TO BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE*
"ROMEO AND JULIET"
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
STAUNTON, VIRGINIA

Twenty one ESU members and guests traveled to Staunton for a performance of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The internationally acclaimed American Shakespeare Center performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions at the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse, "a unique, historically accurate performance space ... a stunning re-creation of the first indoor theater in the English-speaking world." After a luncheon at Emilio's restaurant we attended the terrific performance.

 

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Branch Members entertained at Blackfriars' Merchant of Venice

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Richmond ESU at Blackfriars Theater, Staunton, Virginia September 15, 2012

On a lovely September afternoon, former BUSS recipient and Board Member Linda Freeman arranged for 15 members of the Richmond branch to go to Staunton, Virginia for lunch and a matinee performance of The Merchant of Venice by the American Shakespeare Center. To everyone's delight, member John Harris had the winning raffle ticket for a poster autographed by the company. (See photo gallery.)

 

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The English-Speaking Union

Richmond Branch

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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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