Happy Hour: The Remarkable Tommy Lascelles with Terry Mulchahey

Livestream , United States

Alan Frederick “Tommy” Lascelles had a remarkable career serving four sovereigns of Great Britain from George V to Queen Elizabeth II in the role of Private Secretary or Assistant Private Secretary. From the death of a monarch, through the abdication of another, World War II, the death of a second monarch and the ascension of a young woman to the throne, Tommy was there closely observing everything. Was he the malevolent martinet as portrayed by Pip Torrens in the Netflix series “The Crown” or was he merely wholly dedicated to preserving the Monarchy by guiding the Monarch?

Happy Hour: Winston Churchill and the United States of America with Timothy Riley

Livestream , United States

On April 9, 1963, President Kennedy signed a House Resolution proclaiming Sir Winston Churchill an Honorary Citizen of the United States. This program will examine and explore Churchill's life-long admiration for America and his belief that a "special relationship" between Britain and the United States would benefit both countries and the greater world. We invite ESU members and guests around the world to celebrate National Winston Churchill Day on April 9th with our guest speaker, Timothy Riley, Director and Chief Curator of America’s National Churchill Museum. This ESU Happy Hour is sponsored by the ESU Kansas City Branch. ESU Happy Hour programs are online, free, and open to all members and the public.

National Shakespeare Competition Finals

Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center 150 W 65th St, New York, New York, United States

The ESU is proud to announce that the 2024 National Shakespeare Competition Finals will be held in New York City on Monday, April 15 at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. Our exciting weekend of events in New York City will begin Saturday, April 13 and will include a welcome reception, acting workshops for contestants, an NYC bus tour, a Broadway show and more!

ESU 2024 Patron Trip: A Private View of Italy

Founded by art historian Count Stefano Aluffi-Pentini in 1996, A Private View of Italy encourages guests to appreciate the life of historic palaces and villas, and allows them to discover the inaccessible treasures that are hidden behind closed doors. Through the centuries the Italian aristocracy has preserved their residences, which were designed by architects such as Raphael, Palladio, and Bernini.