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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.

From now on, meetings will start at 16:30!

Our new building closes at 18:30 on Saturday evenings. Therefore meetings start one hour earlier.

Spring 2023 newsletter

These are our next events:
  • Charterhouses in England

    Saturday, 25 February 2023, 16:30h

    What fate befell them and their occupants – and who was responsible?? An illustrated talk by Rolf Pentzlin.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Almeria & Melilla: Conversations with the migrants

    Saturday, 11 March 2023, 16:30h

    In 2013 Alan Searle visited Spain and then Morocco to speak to the migrants there. These experiences are almost a decade old now but the problem has not gone away, so the intention is to re-visit this journey to first the agricultural area (greenhouses) near Almeria in Spain and then the hillsides in Morocco beside the Spanish enclave of Melilla where the migrants attempt their crossing into Europe.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Seeing Europe during the Covid years by bicycle

    Saturday, 25 March 2023, 16:30h

    For the year 2020, the plan was to do a bicycle tour and wild camp each month. Then the Covid restrictions came. This surprisingly led to touring a large number of European countries without tourists while carefully keeping distance and finding secluded camp spots. Imagine Prague, Salzburg, Amsterdam, without people! Mission accomplished, Andy Ganner set out to do the same again in 2021. His talk and slide show take you around Europe without tourism and an ingenious way of doing so without flouting the plethora of restrictions that were in place.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Terry Pratchett and Charles Dickens

    Saturday, 22 April 2023, 16:30h

    In his lifetime, comic fantasy writer Terry Pratchett was often hailed as a modern Charles Dickens. To what extent is this true? An examination of the life and works of the two authors by Martina Jones.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • Contemporary topics of the world

    Saturday, 13 May 2023, 16:30h

    Discussion evening in round-table groups.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

  • The Orange Hatchback and the Secret Recollections of George Eliot

    Saturday, 17 June 2023, 16:30h

    Introductions and dramatised readings from Bob Muscutt's latest book by Bob himself and members of the Orange Planet Theatre.

    New VHS facilities,
    Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf