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Please join us for The Queen's Birthday Tea

Presented by the English-Speaking Union, Kentucky Branch

Don't hang up your derby hats just yet…

Today the English-Speaking Union, Kentucky Branch announced that they will host The Queen's Birthday Tea to be held at the Anchorage Home of Mr. and Mrs. William Wetherton. This annual event celebrates the Kentucky university scholars and teachers chosen to study abroad in England and Scotland. 

Chance to celebrate outstanding Kentucky Scholars

After a rigorous search process, four scholars have been chosen to study at Cambridge University, Oxford University, and University of Edinburgh. Kentucky ESU has sent over 500 scholar students and teachers to experience educational opportunities available in Britain to foster friendship and global understanding.  Come meet this year's scholars at this event! Along with a delightful tea, the day will also feature performances from the student winner of the 2019 ESU Kentucky Shakespeare Competition, scenes presented by the Youth Performing Arts School and the Commonwealth Theatre Company.  All proceeds go to continuing the scholastic outreach and programming of the English-Speaking Union, Kentucky Branch. 

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Event Details

Don't hang up your derby hats just yet… the Kentucky Branch English-Speaking Union Queen's Tea is just around the corner!  Queen Elizabeth is 92 years young and it's time to party!

Who: Any member, scholar, teacher, or anglophile interested in Britain is invited to attend.

When:  June 9, 2019, Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Where: The event will be hosted at a national historic registered Anchorage Victorian mansion by Mr. and Mrs. William Wetherton at 2106 Homewood Drive.  The decorating and attention to historical detail will astound you.  We know you won't want to miss it!

What: Dress in your Derby attire to enjoy a catered formal tea with performances by the 2019 ESU Shakespeare Competition Winner, scenes by students from the Youth Performing Arts School and the Commonwealth Theatre Company, a bagpiper, and strings from the Commonwealth Musicians.  Jane Austen Society members will dress in period costume along with the flags and color guard from the Kentucky Society of Colonial Wars, as well as mounted fox hunters in full livery from the Long Run Woodford Hounds.  Scholarships to four Kentucky university students will be presented.  Enjoy champagne toasts and traditional British foods.

Cost: $75.00 for non-members, $50.00 for members, and $35.00 for teachers.  Proceeds go to support the ongoing chapter activities and scholarship program.

Please make a reservation because space is limited.  Use the PayPal option provided at this website or if you prefer to mail a check make it to the ESU Kentucky Branch and send it to ESU Kentucky Branch at 2016 Bainbridge Row Drive, Louisville, KY 40207.


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