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.

Two Brisbane actors and former specialists in speech communication and theatre, Patsy McCarthy and Dr Jillian Clare, entertained over 40 guests at our first event of 2021 for a performance of ‘Shakespeare’s Queens’. Jillian and Patsy led us through a fascinating exploration of some of the many faces of love and passion in the works of Shakespeare. Working with a beautifully constructed script created by Jillian, the always polished and professional Patsy and Jillian performed examples of many twists and turns in cameo scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. A wonderful evening!

 

Friday 26 March – Political Language

All members and guests are invited to join us for our next 2021 ESU Queensland social/cultural event at “Miegunyah” 35 Jordon Terrace Bowen Hills. Street parking is available.

You will enjoy canapes and a complimentary drink and experience a fascinating journey through the language of politics and the media with journalist and author Madonna King.

 

Each guest will receive 1 complimentary drink on arrival with a cash bar. Due to Qld Health Covid-19 guidelines it is essential that you immediately be seated at a table post arrival.

During the evening, enjoy a guided tour of the Evening Gown collection of the Queensland Women’s Historical Association.

Reservations are essential for catering purposes.

 

 

Cost: $38 (members)/$45 (non-members)
Payment: Please pay by direct deposit to the English-Speaking Union BSB 034 086 Account number 169442 and use the reference “yourname”. Because the event is catered by private caterers no refunds are possible post Friday 19 March 2021.

Program Details:

6:00pm               Arrive, collect complimentary drink and move to be seated at tables. (no milling due to COVID plan).
                           (Note: A bar will be available for purchase of drinks.)
6:15pm               Guests seated at tables
6:30 – 7:00pm    Welcome by ESU Chair & Small plate Canapes 1 served
7:15 – 7:45pm    Presentation Madonna King
7:45pm               Thank you & Small plate Canapes 2 served
8:30pm               Guests depart

For more details download the event brochure. To book your place please email secretary@esu.org.au.

 

Friday 30 April – How to write a funny play

All members and guests are invited to join us for our third 2021 ESU Queensland social/cultural event at 66 on Ernest, South Brisbane TAFE. Campus parking is available.

You will enjoy an appetising 2 course meal and a complimentary drink and be entertained by Hugh O’Brien as he shares his secrets on creating plays that make audiences laugh.

 

Each guest will receive 1 complimentary drink on arrival with a cash bar available throughout the evening. Due to Qld Health Covid-19 guidelines it is essential that you immediately be seated at a table post arrival.

Parking is available on the TAFE campus Campus – details provided on booking.

Reservations are essential for catering purposes.

 

Cost: $65 (members) / $75 (non-members)
Payment: Please pay by direct deposit to the English-Speaking Union BSB 034 086 Account number 169442 and use the reference “yourname”. Because the event is catered by private caterers no refunds are possible post Friday 16 April 2021.

Program Details

6:00pm                Arrive, COVID sign in, collect 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 Professor Roly Sussex
Main course served
7:15 – 8:00pm    Presentation Hugh O’Brien Some video clips will be shown.
8:00 – 8:30pm    Dessert served

For more details download the event brochure. To book your place please email secretary@esu.org.au.

 

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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