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News And Events

Rach and Bach - Save the Date!

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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.

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Peter Rabbit's Garden Party

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New Orleans by the Numbers

Join us for fine fellowship, dining and a fascinating program by John Magill, retired senior curator / historian from The Historic New Orleans Collection. He is also the author and/or contributor to six books including New Orleans: The First 300 Years (Pelican 2017), as well as an ESU Board member:

"NEW ORLEANS BY THE NUMBERS – CRESCENT CITY POPULATIONS 1810-1920"

Magill's lecture will focus on the Crescent City's population growth from 1810-1920, primarily from large European immigrations, and compare that growth with other dynamic cities of the nation. Magill will also compare New Orleans along with other cities in the New World, and in keeping with the English Speaking Union compare it also with newly emerging cities of the British Empire.

Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Ralph's On The Park !
Prices: $65 members, $70 non-members
There will be a cash bar on the balcony!

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Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty, by John Boles
Dinner Program with the Author Lecturing on, "Coming to Terms with Jefferson in the Modern U.S."

New Orleans Country Club 6:30PM


 

Author and lecturer, John Boles with ESU Branch President, Dave Grissett

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National Shakespeare Compeition - South Louisiana Regional Semi-Finals


Sunday, March 4, 2018
National Shakespeare Competition

South Louisiana Regional Semi-Finals
Tulane University
McWilliams Hall, Newcomb Circle
2:00 PM

Attendees, Members, & Guests Cocktail Party Following:
Location Announced at the Event!

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Travel and Learn Abroad!

Study Abroad.  Return Home Inspired!

Teachers, educators, lifelong learners:  Study in the UK and have an unforgettable educational experience!

Our English in Action-TLab programs will transport you to the famed campuses of England and Scotland where you will attend real classes with top professors at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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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

Some of the lead "suspects" from last night's party, and if you weren't there, we missed YOU!  A fabulous evening was enjoyed by all.  To see more, click here.

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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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