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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.

These are our next events:
  • Start the year with English conversation

    Saturday, 14 January 2017, 18:00h

    … at the restaurant ‘Alex Brasserie’, Kasernenstraße 44 / Graf-Adolf-Straße 15

    If you plan to come to this restaurant, please tell us by Thursday, 12 January 2017.

    Alex Brasserie,
    Kasernenstr. 44/Graf-Adolf-Str, 40213 Düsseldorf

  • Sacred sites and a fragile peace

    Saturday, 18 February 2017, 17:30h

    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.

  • Coconut and Ubuntu (a novel and a play)

    Saturday, 18 March 2017, 17:30h

    Undergoing changes and reaching out in post-apartheid South Africa. A talk by Professor Dr Albert-Reiner Glaap.

  • ‘100 Mothers’ – a new play by Fiona Leonard

    Friday, 31 March 2017, 19:00h

    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 life in the pit and on the fiddle

    Saturday, 08 April 2017, 17:30h

    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.

  • Ireland & experiences of summers over 40 years

    Saturday, 29 April 2017, 17:30h

    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.

  • The Het Loo Palace – splendour and rulership

    Saturday, 20 May 2017, 17:30h

    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.

  • Summer Quiz

    Saturday, 10 June 2017, 17:30h

    Terry Swainbank has devised a general knowledge quiz to round off the season.