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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'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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            Next Kansas City Tea & Literature Club Quarterly Meeting:                    April 10, 2017

Mark your calendar for the next meeting of the Kansas City Tea & Literature Club on Monday, April 10, 2017. The book is The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. The tea tradition we will be partaking of is English and as such we will have a light supper of assorted tea sandwiches and scones. We will be reading aloud from The Importance of Being Earnest! 

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, April 10, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM


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       Fine Arts Education Day Returns               To Missouri State Capitol

The ESU Kansas City Branch will again be represented at the Fine Arts Education Day at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The purpose of Fine Arts Education Day is to highlight the importance of fine arts education in Missouri schools. This program is sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education which is a consortium of arts education associations that represent dance, theatre, music and visual art. By joining together, these organizations in Missouri speak with a powerful and unified voice about the importance of the arts in Missouri schools.


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