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Autumn 2016 newsletter

The theatre event on Wednesday (!), November 2nd 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:
  • Votes and rights for women

    Saturday, 10 September 2016, 17:30h

    In the wake of the recent film “Suffragette”, Britta Zangen talks about the broader history of women's movements in Britain. From Victorian times, education, voting, employment for single women, and the legal position of married women were all being hotly disputed.

  • “All the world's a stage” – Celebrating William Shakespeare

    Saturday, 24 September 2016, 17:30h

    In an illustrated talk, Dr Sabine Prüfer presents the world's greatest and most frequently performed dramatist and the BBC's Man of the Millennium. Find out more about his life and works and discover why he continues to fascinate audiences around the world 400 years after he died!

  • New Zealand by bicycle

    Saturday, 08 October 2016, 17:30h

    Explore New Zealand's least known corners: the isolated places never seen on TV or in the brochures, places you can only explore on a bicycle. There's a road to a farm 180km long which takes three days to cycle, a Wild West town in the mountains where you can shoot original cowboy guns … Andy Ganner has cycled over 100 countries in the last 30 years.

  • ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë

    Wednesday, 02 November 2016, 19:00h

    Performed (this time) by White Horse Theatre

    A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer, Mr Rochester, soon discovers that he is hiding a terrible secret. A new production of this dramatised classic novel returns to ESC after 6½ years.

    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

  • Inspiration from children's classics

    Saturday, 19 November 2016, 17:30h

    How a series of children's books (the first, “Swallows and Amazons”) moulded a large part of John Mason's real and extended childhood. Arthur Ransome's classics are all about sailing, camping and other outdoor activities, mostly in the Lake District and on the Norfolk Broads.

  • Annual General Meeting and Advent Tea

    Saturday, 10 December 2016, 17:30h

    All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then (at 18:00h in the Vortragssaal):
    A programme of gospel singing by the Spiritual Voices group from Ötzenrath.