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News And Events

Annual Christmas Tea

DECEMBER 10, 2017
At the home of Pamela Georges Dongieux
1413 Philip Street
2-5pm

 

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Murder on The Orient Express - Viewing Party


NOVEMBER 26, 2017

The Theaters at Canal Place

ESU New Orleans Private Viewing Party
Black-Tie

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Annual Conference

OCTOBER 28-30, 2017
ESUUS  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Brown Hotel

The English-Speaking Union welcomes all members for a weekend in Louisville, Kentucky October 28-30 for the 2017 Annual Conference. This year's conference will further develop and define English in Action as the banner under which the ESU employs English as a medium for peace and understanding in a shrinking, turbulent world. It will include presentations, speakers, social events, camaraderie and updates on our efforts nationwide to fulfill our programs supporting teachers, students and recent immigrants. The cost of the conference is $370 with an optional day of events for $100.

The venue for the conference will be the legendary Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. A centerpiece of Louisville since its construction in 1923, The Brown will provide an elegant and historic foreground to the weekend's proceedings.  Register here. 

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Churchill on The Riviera


OCTOBER 12, 2017

Nancy Smith - Churchill on The Riviera: Winston Churchill, Wendy Reves and the Villa La Pausa Built by Coco Chanel

6330 St. Charles Avenue
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Round Table Club Members – No Charge
ESU Members $30 and Non-Members/Guests $40

Books available at program for $35 each, cash or check preferred. Author available to sign
Purchase tickets online here!

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Patron Members' Party

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
2017-2018 PATRON MEMBERS' PARTY

At the beautiful home of
Dr. Quinn Peeper and Mr. Michael Harold
1121 Delachaise Street

By invitation only


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Queen's Birthday Brunch 2017


The English-Speaking Union
New Orleans Branch

Cordially invites you to
 Talley Ho!  A Day at Royal Ascot"

In Celebration of the Official Birthday of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

The New Orleans Country Club

Enjoy the Art & Designs of Celebrated Artist
Amanda Talley

Music by The Icemen

Patrons receive a commemorative Birthday Porcelain Coffee Mug from the Royal Collection, 
Buckingham Palace.

Ladies' Annual Hat Contest,
Gentlemen - Suits,
Commonwealth Dress or Uniform

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How a Volunteer Committee Landed me on Broadway


The English-Speaking Union
New Orleans Branch

Julia Hansen: "How a Volunteer Committee Landed me on Broadway."

MAY 18, 2017
6:30 P.M.
New Orleans Country Club, Founders Room
5024 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70118 

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NEW ORLEANS TEEN COMPETES IN 34th ANNUAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITON IN NEW YORK CITY

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Rohan Padmakumar  from New Orleans, LA, a student of Beau Bratcher at Lusher Charter High School in New Orleans, placed as a semi-finalist in the 34th  annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Rohan previously won the ESU New Orleans Branch competition.

The winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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National Shakespeare Competition - South Louisiana Auditions

March 5, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

McWilliams Hall at Tulane University

Attending Members and Guests Reception
following competition

(nearby location TBA at Auditions)


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New Orleans Branch Shakespeare Competition

If you couldn't join us - you missed a great Shakespeare Competition!   We had 8 contestants from all over southeast Louisiana compete, followed by a wonderful reception at Branch Patron, Katherine de Montluzin's beautiful home.  

Congratulations to our winner, senior, Rohan Padmakumar, from Lusher Charter High School here in New Orleans!  As our ESU Branch winner, he receives an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the National Shakespeare Competition on May 1st.  See more pictures here!

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