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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.

Autumn 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:
  • 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

  • Summer outing to the Red Dot Design Museum

    Saturday, 24 August 2024, 14:15h

    We have a 1-hour English tour of this museum, starting at 14:30. Please arrive by 14:15, as we must pay 7.00 € each for entry and perhaps put bags in a locker. This museum is in Hall 7, which is to the right, once inside the Zollverein area, about 5 minutes’ walk from the tram stop.

    The tour is restricted to 20 people but there are numerous other exhibitions on the site.

    Travel: Train to Essen (e.g. RE6 at 12:54) then tram 107 (direction Gelsenkirchen) from beyond platforms 11/12, 10 stops to Zollverein (ca. 15 minutes). Or, car park A2 is very close to Hall 7.

    Re-check train times nearer the date.

    Zeche Zollverein,
    Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen

  • “The country of my heart” – D. H. Lawrence and the East Midlands landscape

    Saturday, 14 September 2024, 16:30h

    An illustrated talk by Rolf Pentzlin about the well-known British writer who was so controversial in his lifetime.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • South Africa under Nelson Mandela

    Saturday, 28 September 2024, 16:30h

    A talk by Steve Proctor who lived and worked in South Africa from 1995 to 1999 and experienced the era of the Mandela presidency.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Prohibition in America

    Saturday, 12 October 2024, 16:30h

    John Ramirez de Arellano tells us about prohibition in the United States, its causes, effects, origins, and the lessons we can learn from it.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • The clan Donald

    Saturday, 09 November 2024, 16:30h

    An illustrated talk by Tanja Mary Schütz-Gudd, High Commissioner of Clan Donald Germany (and president of the Clan Donald Society of Germany), about one of Scotland's biggest clans and Lords of the Isles, their brief history, their traditions and their activities today.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • The picture of Dorian Gray

    Friday, 29 November 2024, 19:00h

    A play by Oscar Wilde, performed by Dreampark

    A handsome young man sells his soul to remain young while his painted image grows old, reflecting his wild and dissolute life. The play, which caused outrage when first published, became one of Wilde’s most celebrated works, full of flamboyant wit for which he is justly renowned.

    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

  • Annual General Meeting and Advent Tea

    Saturday, 14 December 2024, 16:30h

    All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then:-

    (at 17:00h) Photographs of Armenia by Ulrike Reeckers-Vasghanian who gave us the talk about Armenia last January as we could not show the photos then.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf