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April 2020

Literary event: In conversation with author Ingrid Persaud ONLINE EVENT

April 7, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The English-Speaking Union welcomes you to an evening in conversation with Ingrid Persaud, who will be talking about her new novel Love after Love. Born in Trinidad, Ingrid Persaud won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017 and the BBC Short Story Award in 2018. She read law at the LSE and was a legal academic before taking degrees in fine art at Goldsmiths College and Central Saint Martins. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Prospect and Pree magazines. Ingrid…

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West Sussex Branch: ‘Iran, Evil Empire or Overlooked Holiday Destination’- A talk by Edward Mynors- CANCELLED

April 21, 1:30 pm

We regret that this event has been cancelled. Iran, Evil Empire or Overlooked Holiday Destination' is a talk by Edward Mynors on 21 April 2020 at the Barley Mow in Walderton. Address- The Barley Mow, Walderton PO18 9ED

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English Speaking Union Competition Entry

April 22, 7:00 pm - October 1, 10:00 pm
Free

This is the place to register for all ESU secondary school competitions Register here to take part in: Schools' Mace Debating (years 7-13)ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition (years 9-11)Performing Shakespeare (years 7-9)Public Speaking competition: Challenges students to engage with wide-ranging cross-curricular topics, while helping to meet National Curriculum speaking and listening targetsRegular hints, tips and resources which you can use to improve oracy skills in your classroomYears 9-11£45 per team (up to two teams per school) Heats from November to February,…

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (South West) Area Final

April 23, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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60th ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition Grand Final

April 25
Churchill College Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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Picture of a Public Speaking Competition Team

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition 60th Grand Final

April 25, 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Storey's Way
Cambridge, England CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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Free

Come and see our work in action as one of the oldest continuously running public speaking competitions in the UK reaches its final stage. The Grand Final is the culmination of five months of Public Speaking competitions throughout England and Wales. The young speakers have got through over 80 local branch heats and finals, and eight regional finals to make it to the Grand Final. The competition involves two teams of three (speaker, chair and questioner) competing against each other…

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Performing Shakespeare Competition West Area Final

April 27, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (North West) Area Final

April 28, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (South East) Area Final

April 28, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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London Branch: Book Club

April 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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Performing Shakespeare Competition West Midlands Area Final

April 29, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition East Midlands Area Final A

April 30, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition Thames Area Final

April 30, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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May 2020

Performing Shakespeare Competition East Midlands Area Final B

May 4, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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ESU Music: Drinks reception and violin recital with Juliette Roos

May 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Join us at Dartmouth House, home of the English-Speaking Union for a drinks reception followed by a violin recital by Juliette Roos. Programme: Telemann Fantasy no.1 in A major Ysaye Solo Sonata no.5 op.27 Sibelius 5 pieces for violin and piano op.81 Syncopation by Kreisler   Drinks reception from 6.30, recital begins at 7pm sharp Tickets are £28 for members and £35 for guests. All proceeds from this performance will support the English-Speaking Union's Educational Programmes, helping young people to…

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Performing Shakespeare Competition East Area Final A

May 5, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition East Area Final B

May 6, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition North West Area Final B

May 7, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition London (North East) Area Final

May 7, 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Performing Shakespeare Competition South East Area Final

May 11, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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Literary event: Hugo Vickers talk on ‘The Life of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough’

May 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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The English-Speaking Union invites you to a reception at Dartmouth House followed by a talk by Hugo Vickers who will discuss his book The Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon – Duchess of Marlborough About the book: One of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, Gladys Deacon dazzled and puzzled the glittering social circles in which she moved. Born in Paris to American parents in 1881, Gladys emerged from a traumatic childhood - her father having shot…

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London Branch: Book Club

May 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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June 2020

Grand Final of the ESU Performing Shakespeare at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon

June 21
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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We regret that this event has been postponed until further notice. For more information please call 020 7529 1550 or email competitions@esu.org.

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London Branch: Book Club

June 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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July 2020

London Branch: Book Club

July 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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August 2020

London Branch: Book Club

August 26, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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September 2020

London Branch: talk by author Andrew Lownie on his book ‘THE MOUNTBATTENS: Their Lives and Loves’

September 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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£20.00

The English-Speaking Union invites you to an evening at Dartmouth House with Historian Andrew Lownie who will deliver a fascinating talk on his joint biography of the lives of Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife Edwina.  Wine & nibbles from 6.30pm the talk will start 7.00pm sharp Discover more about the charismatic character of the Earl of Mountbatten with lives touching the history of the 20th century, it is a rich story whose characters include: all the key figures of…

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London Branch: Book Club

September 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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October 2020

London Branch: Book Club

October 28, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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November 2020

London Branch: Book Club

November 25, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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December 2020

London Branch: Book Club

December 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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January 2021

London Branch: Book Club

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sunday, 31st January 2021

The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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ESU London Branch Members' monthly book club at Dartmouth House, please contact Kathleen Earley for details this month's book and to reserve a space: earley.kathleen@gmail.com  

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