Holiday Party Invitation
Thursday, November 12, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Free and open to the public
Registration is NOT required
David Lough's No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money contributes to the Boston Athenæum's impressive collection of biographies, including several on Winston Churchill. The volume also deepens the Athenæum's collection of books that offer multiple perspectives on United States and European history.
The popular image of Winston Churchill is of a life of champagne and cigars but, behind the scenes, he struggled to prevent his personal financial problems from engulfing his political career. Only fragments of this story have previously emerged, but Lough has now pieced it together with the help of unprecedented access to the private records of Churchill and his associates.
New York City, April 27, 2015 -- With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Sarah Spalding, a student of John Watt at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, won first prize at the 32nd annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition was held on April 27th at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City for 57 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Sarah had previously won the ESU Hawaii Branch regional competition. Her prize for placing first is a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Young Actors Summer School in London, England.
The runner up of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Evelyn Johnson, representing the Philadelphia Branch of the ESU, won a full scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center's Theatre Camp in Staunton, Virginia. Third place winner, Elizabeth Mears, representing the Boston Branch of the ESU, won $500 from The Shakespeare Society.
Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program: Brunel Lecture - Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 PM at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston.
Tour of The Museum of World War II - Saturday, May 9 beginning at 11:00 AM.
ESU Garden Party - Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 PM.
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Congratulations to our finalists, who will be competing this Saturday, February 7th!
The final round will be held on February 7 at the Mount Ida College Campus Center Theater at Mount Ida College. The theater is located at 777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA, 02459.
The finals will commence at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
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