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Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill

The Boston Branch of the English Speaking Union invites you to a Spring social featuring Sonia Purnell, author of the much acclaimed biography Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill. The event will be held on Monday, March 21 at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston. The talk will begin at 6 PM with a reception and book signing to follow from 7 to 8 PM.

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33rd Annual Shakespeare Competition

The semi-finals for the 33rd Annual Shakespeare Competition for high school students will be held from 10 to 4 PM, Saturday, February 6 at the Campus Center Theater, Mt. Ida College, 777 Dedham St. Newton, MA. Finals will be held at the same location from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, February 20. There is still time to participate. Please email or call Boston Branch Coordinator, Julia Perlowski (; (561-699-7658) for information materials and to register.


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Holiday Party Invitation

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No More Champagne - Churchill and His Money

Thursday, November 12, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Free and open to the public
Registration is NOT required

David Lough's No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money contributes to the Boston Athenæum's impressive collection of biographies, including several on Winston Churchill. The volume also deepens the Athenæum's collection of books that offer multiple perspectives on United States and European history.

The popular image of Winston Churchill is of a life of champagne and cigars but, behind the scenes, he struggled to prevent his personal financial problems from engulfing his political career. Only fragments of this story have previously emerged, but Lough has now pieced it together with the help of unprecedented access to the private records of Churchill and his associates.


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Boston Branch Winner Places Third in National Shakespeare Competition

(l to r - Third place winner, Elizabeth Mears, winner Sarah Spalding and Second place winner Evelyn Johnson)

New York City, April 27, 2015 -- With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Sarah Spalding, a student of John Watt at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, won first prize at the 32nd annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition was held on April 27th at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City for 57 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Sarah had previously won the ESU Hawaii Branch regional competition. Her prize for placing first is a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Young Actors Summer School in London, England.

The runner up of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Evelyn Johnson, representing the Philadelphia Branch of the ESU, won a full scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center's Theatre Camp in Staunton, Virginia. Third place winner, Elizabeth Mears, representing the Boston Branch of the ESU, won $500 from The Shakespeare Society.


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