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June 2019

ESU Performing Shakespeare Grand Final 2019

June 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Free

Description Join us on Friday, 21st June 2019 to see young people aged 11-14 from across England and Wales give a performance of their chosen speech from one of Shakespeare's plays. The Performing Shakespeare Competition is designed to allow Key Stage 3 pupils the opportunity to experience Shakespeare's plays as they were intended – on the stage. Using theatre and performance skills to engage with the texts, our performers bring to life some of the world's most famous speeches in…

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A Midsummer Evening of Music and Entertainment

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Beauchamp Community, The Beauchamp Community
Newlands, Malvern WR13 5AX
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Worcestershire branch are holding A Midsummer Evening of Music and Entertainment Friday 29 June, 6.30pm For further details please contact Mrs Elizabeth Farrer on 01905 774212

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July 2019

Lincolnshire branch AGM

July 3 @ 6:00 pm BST
Lincolnshire Branch, Mansions of the Future, 15-16 St Mary’s Street
Lincoln, Lincolnshire N5 7EQ. United Kingdom
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Branch members are encouraged to join us for our AGM. Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Time: 6pm Location: Mansions of the Future, 15-16 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln N5 7EQ.

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The English-Speaking Union’s Summer Reception

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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£20.00

The Rt. Hon. the Lord Boateng, Chairman, the English-Speaking Union and the Board of Governors request the pleasure of your company for drinks to celebrate the end of our centenary year and to launch the next 100 years. The early evening reception will be hosted at The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED.

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Afternoon Tea at the House of Lords

July 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
House of Lords, Parliament Square
London, SW1A 0PW United Kingdom
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£65.00

The Chairman of the English-Speaking Union, The Rt Hon. the Lord Boateng, invites ESU members and their guests to afternoon tea at the House of Lords. There will be a classic menu of sandwiches, tea and cakes served in the Cholmondeley Room and the House of Lords Terrace on Friday 12 July 2019 from 3.30 until 5pm. After purchasing your ticket, you will be sent a personalised official invitation in the post.* To gain entry to the House of Lords,…

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Bristol branch: Summer party

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Bristol Branch, 29 Mariners Drive
Bristol, BS9 1QG United Kingdom
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Join us and enjoy some summertime drinks in the sunshine. Time: 6-8pm Cost:  £5 at the door Venue: 29 Mariners Drive, BS9 1QG

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September 2019

George Blake – the Ideological Spy

September 12 @ 12:00 pm BST
The Beauchamp Community, The Beauchamp Community
Newlands, Malvern WR13 5AX
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This talk describes the life of George Blake, possibly the Soviet Union’s most dangerous spy. Blake went from being a religious zealot to Communist adherent in a few years, affected, he said, by the American influence and bombings in Korea, and his disappointment in the church. He revealed a great deal of secret information including the UK/US tunnel under Berlin. After capture and an horrendous 42 year sentence, he escaped from prison and now lives in Moscow.

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October 2019

Suffragettes and the Hughenden Vote – Buckinghamshire Branch event

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Church House Hughenden Manor, Church House Hughenden Manor
High Wycombe, HP14 4LA United Kingdom
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The ESU Buckinghamshire Branch invites you join them for a fascinating talk by Edward Thonne on the Suffragettes and the Hughenden Vote. 7.00pm Wednesday 2nd October Church House Hughenden Manor Event is Free with contribution for refreshments. For Bookings - contact Simon Kearey simonkearey@gmail.com 07956 183262

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