New Orleans Branch Christmas Tea
You're cordially invited to attend our Annual Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 11, 2016 (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Location: Home of Ricky Lemann
1819 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Complimentary Valet Parking
ADRIAN TINNISWOOD, OBE
Distinguished British historian and author
The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939
Drawing on thousands of memoirs, unpublished letters and diaries, and the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, historian Adrian Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door onto a world half-remembered, glamorous, shameful at times, and forever wrapped in myth.
Save the Date
September 12, 2016, 7-9 p.m., Patron Members' Party, Home of Miss Courtney-Anne Sarpy
October 10, 2016 - Oliver Everett – Windsor Castle, Its History and Occupants; 6 -8 p.m. , Ralph's On The Park
November 10, 2016 - The Royal Oak Foundation: Anne Sebba- Les Parisiennes: Women in Wartime Paris; 6:15 p.m. Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4521 St. Charles Ave.
ESU members $30; Non-members $40. Register at www.royal-oak.org/lectures
November 17, 2016 - Adrian Tinniswood, OBE – The Long Weekend: Life In The English Country House 1918-1939;
6:30-8:30 p.m., 6330 St. Charles Avenue
"Round Table Club Members – No Charge;
ESU Members $30 and Non-Members/Guests $40
Books available at program for $30 each, cash or check preferred. Author available to sign
December 11, 2017 - Annual Christmas Tea at the home of Ricky Lemann 2-5pm
March 5, 2017 - Annual Shakespeare Competition -
2-4pm - McWilliams Hall at Tulane University -
Attending members reception following, TBA
June 11, 2017 - Queen's Birthday Brunch, High Noon to
2:00 pm at New Orleans Country Club
July 21-22, 2017 - Folger Teacher Workshop at
presented by Curt DiCamillo, FRSA, Boston, MA.
Address: 6330 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118
Time: 6:30 PM.
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Cost: $35 member, $45. non-members.
Champagne Reception to follow.
Save the Date
April 8, 2015 Rene McEldowney, PhD – Love, War and the Creation of the British National Health Service
May 15, 2015 Curt DiCamillo – Greed, Lust and Murder: Henry VIII and the Tudor Court and How it Changed England Forever
August 16, 2014
Museum Fine Arts Houston Day Trip – Houghton Hall Exhibit & Bayou Bend Collection
September 30, 2014
Evelyn Wrench Speaker Series Admiral John Lippiett – The Mary Rose; Round Table Club
October 17-19, 2014
ESUUS Annual Conference, Newport RI
October 18, 2014
Royal Oak Foundation co-sponsor : Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden; Longue Vue House and Gardens
November 7, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Nov 9 to 12 p.m.
Natchez Revisited weekend; Monmouth Historic Inn with tours by Jeff Mansell, Nat'l Park Service of Melrose, downtown, The Elms, Elgin Plantation, Dunleith and Stanton Hall
December 14, 2014
January 8, 2015
Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial; Creole Queen dinner and cruise and program: Dr. Sam Cavell – "The Real Battle of New Orleans: the egos, the mistakes and the dumb luck that made an American victory" 7-10 p.m.
Co-sponsor ESU Jackson, MS
March 1, 2015
National Shakespeare Competition 1-4 p.m. at Celebration of Shakespeare at Tulane University
Winner,Camille Albarez of Covington High School, teacher Gary Mendoza; Runner Up, Cortlun Melton of Breaux Bridge High School, teacher Jan Corzo; 3rd Place Winner, Kristen Swanson of Hammond High Magnet School, teacher Deidra Disher
May 15, 2015
Curt DiCamillo – Greed, Lust and Murder: Henry VIII and the Tudor Court and How it Changed England Forever
Queen's Birthday Brunch, New Orleans Country Club
Theme - "The Queen's Garden Party"
The New Orleans Branch of the ESU is proud to sponsor a Shakespeare Set Free Institute in New Orleans this July. These are two-day interactive, intensive, non-residential institutes for middle and high school teachers in partnership with the world renown Folger Shakespeare Library.
For more information about the Institute or to Register,
Josiah Price, a student at Early College Academy in Lafayette, placed first in the state Shakespeare competition. He received an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the nationals at Lincoln Center on April 22. If he wins in New York, Josiah will then win an all-expenses-paid trip to study acting in England. The annual competition is sponsored by the English Speaking Union (ESU). This is Josiah's first attempt at the competition, performing a monologue from OTHELLO and one of Shakespeare's sonnets.