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COLLEEN SEHY NEWS & SPEAKING EVENTS

Meet me at ILA Reaching Forward 2017

Meet Me at ILA Reaching Forward 2017

When: May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL

Are you attending Reaching Forward 2017, the Illinois Library Association’s professional development conference for library staff on May 5, 2017?  If so, be sure to by my table in the exhibitor’s area to learn more

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Colleen Sehy, Writer and Speaker, learns about royal food

Royal Food and Feasting

When: December 15, 2016 all-day
Where: Naperville, Illinois

I’m proud to announce that I have received a certificate of achievement for completing the course A History of Royal Food and Feasting from the University of Reading’s Department of History and Historic Royal Palaces through

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Anglophile Colleen Sehy

Colleen Speaks on Shakespeare in America

When: November 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532

Do you love Shakespeare?  You don’t have to go all the way to England to enjoy the Bard.  Join me at the Lisle Library in west suburban Chicago on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7

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EVENTS OF INTEREST TO ANGLOPHILES IN AMERICA

Motor City Irish Fest

Head to Michigan in June for the 2017 Motor City Irish Fest

When: June 16, 2017 – June 18, 2017 all-day
Where: Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh, Livonia, Michigan

This year’s Motor City Irish Fest takes place June 16-18, 2017 at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, Michigan. The three-day festival celebrates all things Irish. Entertainment will include more than 20 musical acts, pipe and

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Flag of Wales

13th Annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival

When: June 30, 2017 – July 2, 2017 all-day
Where: Malad, Idaho

Welsh pioneers settled in the Malad Valley in southeast Idaho in the 1860s. Today Malad lays claim to the largest per capita concentration of residents with Welsh ancestry outside of Wales itself. The town celebrates this heritage with an

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Victoria on PBS

Victoria on PBS

When: January 15, 2017 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Where: PBS Masterpiece

Now that Downton Abbey has finished its run, what’s next for Anglophiles and British history buffs?  Victoria on PBS!  On January 15, PBS begins airing the eight-part series Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman.  Coleman is best

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American Shakespeare Center Tour

American Shakespeare Center Tour

When: January 13, 2017 – March 29, 2017 all-day
Where: Various Locations Across the U.S.

The American Shakespeare Center, one of America’s premiere Shakespeare theaters, is taking its Hungry Hearts Tour on the road from mid-January through the end of March.  Its productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen

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Corpus Christie College, Oxford University

500 Years of Treasures from Oxford University

When: February 4, 2017 – April 30, 2017 all-day
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC

The Folger Shakespeare Library’s fabulous First Folio exhibit may be drawing to a close, but it’s followed by an equally fascinating exhibit called 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford.  To celebrate the 500th anniversary the library

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Caroline of Ansbach

Three Hanoverian Princesses

When: February 2, 2017 – April 30, 2017 all-day
Where: Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Historic Royal Palaces and the Yale Center for British Art have collaborated on a new exhibit about three Hanoverian princesses entitled ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World.”  The exhibit provides a glimpse into the life and

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Winston Churchill

New Winston Churchill Exhibit at the National Churchill Museum

When: October 13, 2016 – October 31, 2017 all-day
Where: National Churchill Museum, Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251

The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri recently unveiled “Sinews of Peace: The Power of Prose.” The new exhibit focuses on Winston Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” speech, more widely known as the

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Getty Center British Portraits

Fashionable Likeness, an Exhibit of 18th-Century British Portraits

When: November 1, 2016 – May 7, 2017 all-day
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Getty Center in Los Angles (part of the J. Paul Getty Museum) hosts the exhibit “Fashionable Likeness: Pastel Portraits in 18th-Century Britain” through May 7, 2017.  The exhibit showcases British portraits done using pastels, a

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Classic British Pantomime

Traditional British Pantomime in the U.S.

When: December 2, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD

British pantomime is a much-loved Christmas tradition in the UK, but it’s hard to find a production in the U.S.  Luckily Anglophiles in America can count on The British Players annual pantomime for a dose of family-friendly mayhem

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Shakespeare's First Folios

Largest Exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folios Ever Held

When: November 19, 2016 – January 22, 2017 all-day
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC presents First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour from November 19, 2016 – January 22, 2017.  This exhibit gives Anglophiles in America the unique opportunity to see the largest display of

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Anglophiles Chicago Shakespeare Alert

Creating Shakespeare at Chicago’s Newberry Library

When: September 23, 2016 – December 31, 2016 all-day
Where: Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL

Here’s a Chicago Shakespeare sighting for Anglophiles in America!  Anglophiles who will be in the Chicago area this fall will want to visit Creating Shakespeare at Chicago’s Newberry Library.  The free exhibit, which runs from

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Anglophile Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte at the Morgan Library & Museum

When: September 9, 2016 – January 2, 2017 all-day
Where: Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY

The Morgan Library & Museum in New York is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth with Charlotte Bronte: An Independent Will.  The exhibit, which runs from September 9, 2016 to January 2, 2017,

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