2022 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.

You can find further information about our various competitions (including the Public Speaking and Short Story competitions) via the menu link above.

Come and enjoy good fellowship, discussion and an entertaining social evening with ESU members. This page will be updated regularly as further information is published both here and on our Facebook page.

Click HERE for photos and reviews of our most recent events.


Enjoy an evening of fine fare and entertainment as members of the Communication, Speech and Performance Teachers Inc. regale us with a scintillating performance program of Australian poetry. Featuring live performances of selections of poetry from the body of work of three of our finest poets, the late and celebrated, Les Murray, Bruce Dawe and Clive James.

66 on Ernest (66 Ernest St, South Brisbane)

Register via Eventbrite HERE.

Ticket sales close Sunday 1 May.

Friday 22 July 2022 (Time TBC)


“The Final Word – How Queensland governors have quietly used their influence to unite the community”. Presented by David Fagan and Madonna King.

183 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill


Saturday 10 September 2022 (Time TBC)


Enjoy High Tea by the river as the 2022 Public Speaking Winners or place getters inspire with their winning public speeches.

Miegunyah Historic Home, 34 Jordon Tce, Bowen Hills


Friday 7 October 2022 (Time TBC)




Friday 18 November 2022 (Time TBC)

ESU Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party

66 on Ernest (66 Ernest St, South Brisbane)

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