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Please note change of venue to
Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf (Bilk)
Room 208 or 209, 2nd floor

This red brick building, formerly used by Barmer, is near the bus stop “Feuerbachstraße” on the bus routes 780, 782 and 785, which go from Heinrich-Heine-Allee towards Erkrath, Solingen or Langenfeld. It is 350 metres’ walk (5 minutes) along Fruchtstraße from the metro and tram stop “Karolingerplatz”. From the mainline station, take tram 704 to Karolingerplatz.
Limited parking might be possible along Feuerbachstraße.

Meetings start at 16:30. The building closes at 18:30 on Saturday evenings. Therefore our meetings start one hour earlier than previously.

Spring 2024 newsletter

At club meetings, pick up a drink at our drinks table from 16:15 and stop for a chat before the talk.

These are our next events:
  • Restaurant meal at the Schwan Derendorf

    Saturday, 24 February 2024, 18:00h

    Directions: Buses 721 and 722 stop at Frankenplatz, right outside the restaurant; or
    from Tannenstraße (tram 707), go south a few metres along Ulmenstraße, then west along Frankenstraße, about 7 minutes.
    From Dreieck, about 14 minutes’ walk.

    Please book via 0211-3179322 by
    Wednesday, 21st February, at latest!

    Schwan Derendorf,
    Frankenstraße 1, 40476 Düsseldorf

  • On being a Kiwi

    Saturday, 09 March 2024, 16:30h

    An illustrated talk by ex-pat New Zealander Suzette Mitchell, touching
    on her early life, career and venturing out into the world.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Belfast Girls

    Friday, 15 March 2024, 14:30h

    A historical drama by Jaki McCarrick

    Premiered in London in 2011, the play is set in 1850 when five young women seek to escape the famine in Ireland aboard a ship bound for Australia. As they sail toward the promise of new lives in Sydney, they struggle to leave their pasts behind.

    Please note: This is a Matinée performance specially for the ESC with prices below the normal public price. It is also NOT a VHS cooperation event, and is NOT in Saal 1 of the VHS venue (WBZ).

    Transport: 5 minutes’ walk from the metro station, Ronsdorfer Straße, which is 3 stops (4 minutes) beyond the main station on the U75 line.
    Cross the road to the left and walk 100 metres along Ronsdorfer Straße.

    Ronsdorfer Straße 77a, 40233 Düsseldorf

  • The fabulous palace and forest of Fontainebleau

    Saturday, 13 April 2024, 16:30h

    To walk through Fontainebleau Palace is to walk through the history of France. Residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. Hunting ground of the kings, the forest later became an arcadia for the people. Jadwiga Bobrowska will talk about the history of the palace and the forest and give you practical tips about how to get there and what to see.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Britain through the poetry of Roger McGough

    Saturday, 11 May 2024, 16:30h

    The Liverpool poet Roger McGough wrote about ordinary things: milk bottles, bus conductors and a new cathedral. Peter Lancashire reads and interprets some poems and a silly song. Participation is expected.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Discussion evening – or Scrabble

    Saturday, 15 June 2024, 16:30h

    Choose between playing English Scrabble and discussing the talks
    and/or theatre performance we had during the spring.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf