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Spring 2019 newsletter

The theatre event on Thursday, April 4th 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, 12 January 2019, 18:00h

    … at the restaurant Maredo, Königsallee 92, 40212 Düsseldorf (nearest stops: Trams: Berliner Allee; U: Graf-Adolf-Platz or Steinstraße/Königsallee)

    If you plan to come, please tell us by Thursday, January 10th.

    Königsallee 92, 40212 Düsseldorf

  • No coin for Shirin

    Saturday, 16 February 2019, 17:30h

    (re-scheduled from 29 September 2018)

    Author of the true story book ‘No Coin for Shirin’, Samira Ghasemi introduces her book and the story behind why she decided to travel to Iran three times in order to put into words the life of a woman whose identity remained hidden yet was brought to life again from over eight decades ago.

  • The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood – did they just like to paint readheads?

    Saturday, 09 March 2019, 17:30h

    Currently all young English female TV presenters have long red hair. The Pre-Raphaelite look is everywhere from tea towels to mouse pads. But the PRB had a strong religious agenda, rather like the Nazarenes but without the sandals. Rosemary Clegg shows us the paintings which don't appear on greetings cards.

  • Armenia and Georgia – early Christian countries

    Saturday, 23 March 2019, 17:30h

    Peter von Kapri shows us the stunning monasteries, churches and cathedrals, amongst the oldest in the world, perched on mountain and hill tops. The scenery of the Caucasus is impressive, from Mount Ararat towering majestically over the skyline of Yerevan, to the gorges of Northern Georgia. Learn more about the wild and intriguing history of these former Soviet states, homelands of Christianity and European culture surrounded by Muslim nations, and now striving to join the EU.

  • ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ by Peter Griffith

    Thursday, 04 April 2019, 19:00h

    based on the famous gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson and performed by White Horse Theatre

    Jekyll, a respectable doctor, Hyde, a vicious murderer – the struggle between good and evil – within one person!

    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

  • Scenes from George Eliot's ‘Scenes’

    Saturday, 13 April 2019, 17:30h

    Dramatic performance and readings by the Orange Planet Theatre, with introductions by Bob Muscutt, from ‘Scenes of Clerical Life’, George Eliot's first published and ground-breaking fiction, to celebrate 200 years since the birth of this great novelist.

    In cooperation with the International Education Centre of the VHS Düsseldorf ‘Die Brücke’ and George Eliot Fellowship

    Vortragssaal (307),
    Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf

  • Queen Victoria, more an era than a monarchy

    Saturday, 18 May 2019, 17:30h

    Six days before the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, Mark Wilkins looks at the dramatic changes that took place during her reign in Britain and beyond.

  • Discussion evening about music

    Saturday, 15 June 2019, 17:30h

    What sort of music do you like? Pop, folk, jazz, classical …? Singers and/or instrumentalists? Solos, small groups, choirs, bands, orchestras? Do you go to concerts? Do or did you ever sing or play yourself? Do you collect CDs of your favourites? Join our round-table groups to chat about this.