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Autumn 2017 newsletter

The theatre event on Friday, November 10th 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:
  • Summer outing to Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld

    Saturday, 29 July 2017, 14:30h

    English guided tour (90 minutes), with focus on the Mies van der Rohe architecture, for 25 people maximum, starting at 14:30. In Haus Lange we will also see briefly the Elmgreen & Dragset exhibition which has a British connection! Group entry to museum: 5.60€ each.

    From Düsseldorf, train RE10 (Düsseldorf Hbf dep. 13:09) to Krefeld Hbf (arr. 13:34), then bus 054 (Bstg. 5, 14:03) to Haus Lange (arr. 14:15). Check if times are still correct.

    Haus Lange & Haus Esters,
    Wilhelmshofallee 91-97, 47800 Krefeld

  • A storyteller with a nomadic soul

    Saturday, 09 September 2017, 17:30h

    Fiona Leonard became, in turn, an Australian diplomat, foreign and trade policy consultant, freelance writer, theatre producer, blogger, home schooler, author and playwright. Fiona will speak about how her travels through 26 different countries, across five continents, ultimately ended in Düsseldorf, and why she considers writing plays to be one of the most important things she has ever done.

  • Me and my Englishes

    Saturday, 23 September 2017, 17:30h

    Drawing on her experience as a language learner, teacher and researcher, Barbara Jansing invites you to ponder the connections between language and identity in the face of the ever-increasing internationalization of the English language.

  • 100 years of Trans-Siberian Railway

    Saturday, 14 October 2017, 17:30h

    A talk by Michael Thomas followed by illustrations taken between Vladivostok and Moscow.

  • ‘Relatively Speaking’ by Alan Ayckbourn

    Friday, 10 November 2017, 19:00h

    Performed by White Horse Theatre.

    Premiered in Scarborough in 1965, this became Ayckbourn's first London West End hit. It is a timeless, light-hearted and well-constructed farce of mistaken identities. Ginny goes to visit and break things off with her older, married lover. Her current boyfriend follows her, thinking she is visiting her parents …

    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

  • India: A country of contrasts

    Saturday, 18 November 2017, 17:30h

    Kirti Seetharam takes you on a short journey through the Indian subcontinent, where language and literature, religion and social diversity, tradition and technology account for a vibrant and dynamic culture.

  • Annual General Meeting and Advent Tea

    Saturday, 09 December 2017, 17:30h

    All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then (at 18:00h in the Vortragssaal):
    A programme of short sketches and Christmas readings by The Rose Theatre Group of the Lutherkirche Youth Club and English Theatre Düsseldorf.