Spring 2014 newsletter
The theatre event on Wednesday (!), March 19th is behind the mainline station. The talks are at ‘die Brücke’ as usual. After most meetings we have tables reserved at a nearby restaurant.
All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then (at 18:00h
in the Vortragssaal):
Some typical British sketches, songs and monologues by Terry Swainbank and friends.
… at the (South African) restaurant CapeTown
If you plan to come to this restaurant, please tell us by Thursday, 16 January 2014.
The CapeTown is at Brunnenstraße 43 in Düsseldorf-Bilk and can be reached by tram (701, 706, 707, 713 to Karolingerplatz).
CapeTown, S.African restaurant,
Brunnenstraße 43, 40223 Düsseldorf
Joyce Fuhrmann and her family lived in Belo Horizonte in Brazil during the late 70's. Her talk will be about life in the capital city of Minas Gerais and holidays spent seeing more of the country.
Pastor Hans-Jürgen Scherpel talks about a remarkable German Lutheran theologian whose stand against Hitler cost him his life 23 days before the Nazis' surrender. His view of Christianity's role in the secular world has become very influential up to this day.
Performed by the European Arts Company of Maidstone, Kent
Five of Chekhov’s early one-act comedies with a hint of darkness: plays set in a provincial culture rooted in land ownership.
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
Most English humour is characterised by irony, satire, often even sarcasm. Prof. Glaap shows that the quick verbal gag, the one-liner, the elaborate punning and wordplay often deal with what people have in common, rather than with the differences between them. (With handouts.)
Peter Lancashire will introduce Edward Thomas, who wrote some of the finest poetry about the English countryside. We will explore his life, his poems and the countryside he loved. The poems are not difficult, even for those learning English. Come prepared to read aloud and discuss.
An amazing journey by bicycle around the remote Western Fjords of Iceland. Bikepacker Andy Ganner gives a talk and slideshow about this fascinating, least explored and westernmost part of Europe.
An evening of discussions at our round tables.