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Autumn 2018 newsletter

The theatre event on Friday, November 23rd 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:
  • The Military Industrial Complex

    Saturday, 15 September 2018, 17:30h

    John Ramirez de Arellano enlarges on how the U.S. emerged from World War II in a position of unprecedented power, but despite having a major strategic advantage, state planners still needed a source of endless public funding to structure and control the world economy. This became “defense spending”.

  • No Coin for Shirin

    Saturday, 29 September 2018, 17:30h

    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 remains hidden yet was brought to life again from over eight decades ago.

  • Corsica – France's secret island

    Saturday, 13 October 2018, 17:30h

    Whilst the Italian island of Sardinia is flooded with tourists, its northern neighbour remains virtually unknown. Andrew Ganner took his bicycle and circled Corsica, first taking in the wild west coast, then going through remote parts of the centre over snowy passes and through empty villages. This informative slide show will take you on a cultural and culinary journey through what must be one of the most interesting Mediterranean islands.

  • An evening of scary and not-so-scary stories

    Saturday, 10 November 2018, 17:30h

    for a winter evening, told by Mair Edmunds-Harrington.

  • Mr Charles Dickens presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

    Friday, 23 November 2018, 19:00h

    performed by John O'Connor of the European Arts Theatre

    John slips deftly between the characters of Dickens' best-loved ghost story, aided by some smartly used sound effects. A wonderfully evocative evening, an acting ‘tour de force’ and a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future …

    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, 08 December 2018, 17:30h

    All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then (at 18:00h in the Vortragssaal):

    Entertainment by Miss Harmony𝄞, the Erkrath-based, female, 4-part a-cappella singing group.