2021 Events

 

The English-Speaking Union (Queensland Branch) invites all members, their guests and friends to a number of events throughout the year in pursuit of our organisational objective to promote understanding and communication in and about the English language and culture especially in Australia through education, social events and scholarship.

Come and enjoy good fellowship, discussion and an entertaining social evening. Events listed below should be added to your diaries.

Friday 5 March – Shakespeare’s Women.

All members and guests are invited to join us for the first 2021 ESU Queensland social/cultural event. Join us for a Shakespearean delight when Patsy McCarthy and Jillian Clare, two wonderful Brisbane ladies of the stage, perform some special moments of passion and power. The event will be held at the TAFE restaurant, 66 on Ernest, South Brisbane TAFE.

You will enjoy a 2-course meal (alternate drop) and complimentary drink (includes wine, beer, soft drink) on arrival. Due to Qld Health Covid-19 guidelines it is essential that you immediately be seated at a table post arrival.

Cost: $65 (members) / $75 (non-members)
Payment: Please pay by direct deposit to the English-Speaking Union BSB 034 086 Account number 169442.

Program Details:

6:00pm              Arrive, collect a complimentary drink and move to be seated at tables. (no milling due to COVID plan)
6:15pm              Guests seated at tables
6:30 – 7:15pm   Welcome by ESU Chair
                          Main course
7:15 – 8:00pm   Presentation Patsy McCarthy and Jillian Clare
8:00 -8:30pm     Dessert

For more details and to book your place please email secretary@esu.org.au.

 

Friday 26 March – Political Language

The language of politics. Guest Speaker Madonna King.
All members, their guests and friends are invited to join us at a venue TBA.
More details to follow.

 

Friday 30 April – Playwriting.

Musing from a playwright . Guest Speaker Hugh O’Brien
All members, their guests and friends are invited to join us at the TAFE restaurant, 66 on Ernest, South Brisbane TAFE.
More details to follow

 

Friday 30 July – The Churchill Lecture.

All members, their guests and friends are invited to join us at the TAFE restaurant, 66 on Ernest, South Brisbane TAFE for a presentation on BREXIT. Our guest speaker will provide an insight to the historic event. Guest speaker TBA.

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