Spring 2017 newsletter
The theatre event on Friday, March 31st is behind the mainline station. The talks are at ‘die Brücke’ as usual. After most meetings we have tables reserved at a nearby restaurant.
After terrorist attacks affecting western tourists the number of visitors to Israel, particularly from Germany, dropped significantly. Is it still safe to travel there? Detlef Lannert, our treasurer, joined a group tour last spring and shows in his illustrated travelogue Israel's beautiful scenery and places of historical interest as well as the ubiquitous military presence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank area and on the Golan heights.
Undergoing changes and reaching out in post-apartheid South Africa. A talk by Professor Dr Albert-Reiner Glaap.
Performed by the new company ‘English Theatre Düsseldorf’
After her mother's death, Alice stands to inherit half a million dollars. But first, she must tell 100 stories … within a week. It starts out well enough. But as things start to get complicated, Alice knows she needs to tell that last story – the one where she makes peace with her mother.
In cooperation with the International Education Centre of the VHS Düsseldorf ‘Die Brücke’
WBZ (Weiterbildungszentrum der VHS), Saal 1,
Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1, 40227 Düsseldorf
A lifetime of playing the second violin … and being paid for it! Maggie Ferrett can look back on a 38-year career with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and gives us a light-hearted, insider view of life as a musician.
Since a young age (just 4 months) Chris Leake has been a regular summer visitor to the west of Ireland and will give an illustrated talk about this beautiful country and his experiences there.
Dr Christina Kallieris will show in her illustrated talk how the Het Loo Palace and its Baroque Gardens reflected the greatness of the former British King and Queen, William III and Mary II.
Terry Swainbank has devised a general knowledge quiz to round off the season.