ESU New Orleans Branch

Welcome to the New Orleans Branch of the ESU

Welcome to the webpage of The English-Speaking Union New Orleans Branch! We've been an active Branch for more than 30 years, and have over 100 current memberships of both singles and couples. We have a full calendar of interesting events during each year.

 In early March of this year, the Branch sponsored its annual, high school Shakespeare competition at Tulane and our regional winner, Rohan Padmakumar, went on to compete in New York in the Nationals and finish as a Finalist!

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News And Events

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

OCTOBER 22 AT 5:30 P.M. : ROYAL OAK FOUNDATION, Longue Vue Playhouse; Lord Shaftesbury, St. Giles House Reborn!

Here's a link to the programs landing page and here's the New Orleans page. ESU New Orleans members to get the discounted price, promo code is 18FESUNO. 

For more information, please see the full post or download the .pdf here. 


Nicholas Ashley-Cooper in the Handel Room at St Giles House in 2010, before the restoration work begins © Dan Annett

 

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Gin Tasting!!


Belladonna - 2900 Magazine Street
October 16, 2018
6-8pm
Refreshments included
"The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace" by Tristan Stephenson will be available for purchase
$40/members        $45/guests & non-members

John Magill - history of gin remarks
4-5 Gins available to taste

 

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Branch Patron Members' Party
by Invitation Only

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
6-8 p.m.

at the lovely home of
Shelly Pecot
44 Audubon Boulevard

Click here to see more picture

 

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Rach and Bach - Save the Date!

For more information, please click HERE. 

 And for blogs updated by the performers, please visit:
https://www.rachandbach.com

 

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New Orleans teen performs at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition

April 23 may have been a normal Monday for most high school students, but for Rohan Padmakumar from Lusher Charter School it will be a day to remember forever. Rohan, child of Ambika Prasad and student of Beau Bratcher, placed as a finalist at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition on William Shakespeare's birthday while competing against 55 students from around the US on stage at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center as the culmination of a year-long competition hosted by the English-Speaking Union (ESU).

Prior to arriving in New York City for the competition, Rohan wrote

Shakespeare is, simply put, a genius. He is responsible for coining phrases that we use every day and writing works that made tremendous strides in the field of literature and the art form of theater. In NYC, I look forward to presenting his work to the best of my ability while at the same time interacting with like minded people my age.

To qualify for the National Shakespeare Competition finals, Rohan won the regional ESU New Orleans Branch Shakespeare Competition on March 4, 2018.

To read more, click here. 

 

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