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              Trevon Wainwright Wins                Third Place in 34th ESU        National Shakespeare Competition

Trevon Wainwright, a senior at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, won third place in the 34th Annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. Trevon impressed the judges and captivated the audience with his performance of King Henry from Henry V and his recitation of Sonnet 130.

The first place winner was Ogechi Egonu from San Francisco, CA. and second place was awarded to Brandon Burk from the ESU Kentucky Branch.

The Competition took place on May 1, 2017, on the Mitzi Newhouse Theater stage at Lincoln Center in New York City with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Trevon previously won the ESU Kansas City Branch competition.

 

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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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            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.

You can live that dream this summer with our week-long program, studying "The Story and Future 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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