The next event will be on the 13th January 2018. It will be an initiation into Boules de Fort by the Cercle de Boule de Fort de Saumur, which has opened its doors to us and has arranged instructors to give us an introduction to this unusual game. Traditional to the Loire Valley and designated a "Loire heritage game" by the Ministry of Culture it is the only game in the world to be played in carpet slippers! It will be followed by a fish and chip lunch - details and application form.
Anyone not wishing to take part in the boules is welcome to join us just for the lunch afterwards and/or vice versa. Please note that the deadline for receipt of Attendance Slips is Monday 8th January 2018, but please return these and cheques to Julie Dufour as soon as possible.
The subsequent events will be:
17th February - the Annual Quiz together with the photographic competition.
ESU centenary concert - accompanied by the superb Benenden Symphony Orchestra, world famous violinist and ESU Music Scholar, Tamsin Little, will be giving a special one-off performance at Drapers' Hall on Monday, 22nd January 2018 in honour of the ESU Centenary. This will be a unique orchestral concert to showcase one of the ESU’s most distinguished alumni as well as the commitment of both organisations to giving opportunities to young people.
17th March - meal with speaker, details still being finalised.
24th March - finals of the public speaking competition in Angers.
21st April - AGM followed by lunch at Le Buisson, Trélazé.
The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.15pm. The concert will begin at 7pm and finish at 8.15pm. Guests will also have an option to meet and dine with Tasmin after the concert at 8.30pm. Please note that after concert dinner tickets will be limited.
Concert only - £38.50
Concert and Dinner - £95.00
Book your ticket online now.
In addition, there will be celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of ESU France on the 8th, 9th and 10th February in Paris, and the celebrations to mark the centenary of the ESU in London, 14th – 16th May 2018. The latter event has been planned at the same time as the International Council Meeting and the International Public Speaking Competition.