Events and Activities

C J Dennis Festival & Poetry Competition

The C J Dennis Festival & Poetry Competition has a special focus in 2021, commemorating the centenary of C J Dennis’ A Book for Kids (1921).

The organisers have advised us that Victoria's COVID-19 current Health Directions make it impossible to present the Festival as a face-to-face event. Instead, it will be delivered as a FREE video-conference (using Zoom) from 11 am to 4 pm (with a lunch break) on Sunday 21 November.

Date: 
Sunday, 21 November, 2021 - 11:00 to 16:00

Lunch after Lockdown

Melbourne's lockdown prevented us from arranging a Pub Lunch in August, September and October. Although the lockdown has ended, we will NOT be holding the lunch that was planned for Saturday 13 November, because of the restrictions imposed by the government's current Health Directions.

 

Date: 
Saturday, 13 November, 2021 - 12:30 to 15:00

2020 Update

Due to the global pandemic, our planned activities for 2020 have had to be cancelled. We look forward to being able to announce future events via this page when health restrictions permit.  

Date: 
Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 10:00 to Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 10:00

BRITFEST 2019

BRITFEST 2019 - Saturday 4th May 2019

Britfest is happening again on Saturday 4th of May, 2019 from 10am to 4pm at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds.

Entry is FREE.

This event features Morris Dancers, Scottish dancers, food stalls and much more.

You’ll be able to buy cooked British specialty meats and a wide selection of British beers will be available from the bar.

Come and join us to celebrate British Heritage and Culture and to have a great time.

Date: 
Saturday, 4 May, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Battle for Australia Ceremony

Battle for Australia Ceremony – Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, St Kilda Road.

On Wednesday 4th September, Australia officially celebrates the Battle for Australia, a series of victories in the Coral Sea, at Milne Bay and on the Kokoda Track which stemmed the tide of Japanese conquest. Those heroic Australians and our allies who fought in these battles and particularly those who sacrificed their lives in these campaigns to stop a Japanese invasion deserve our eternal gratitude and recognition.

Date: 
Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Governors-General Vision and Values

ESU Victorian Branch members together with members of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Melbourne Shakespeare Society performed excerpts of historic speeches by Australia’s Governors-General from the early 1930s to the 1970s in October 2018. The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted this event at their heritage property, “The Gables” and the theatre restaurant style proved a great success. Due to its popularity, a future performance is planned in 2019 - this time, featuring Governors-General from the 1970s to the end of the twentieth century.

Public Speaking Program

The ESU runs public speaking sessions to build individual confidence and composure with speaking in public. The sessions feature a framework for crafting a speech/talk, delivery techniques and tips for maintaining calm and confidence.

Anyone interested in public speaking can contact us at admin@esuvic.org.au to find out about forthcoming sessions.