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Autumn 2019 newsletter

The theatre event on Friday, November 29th 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 Museum Lehmbruck in Duisburg

    Saturday, 20 July 2019, 14:00h

    A 90-minute general English guided tour of sculptures by Wilhelm Lehmbruck (died 1919) and other sculptors and also 19th and 20th century art.

    From Düsseldorf to Duisburg Hbf (e.g. 13:03 RE5, arrive 13:20, or 13:22 RE1, arrive 13:39), then 10 minutes' walk straight up Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße (or take any bus one stop up this street) and left across Kant Park.

    We meet at the museum; admission is 5€.

    Museum Lehmbruck,
    Düsseldorfer Str. 51, 47051 Duisburg

  • Spiritual places to visit in London

    Saturday, 14 September 2019, 17:30h

    Why is it that London has five cathedrals – or maybe more? One can still go on a pilgrimage to Canterbury – but can one go on a pilgrimage to London? Why is the Neasden Temple worth a trip to Neasden on the Jubilee Line? In his talk with documentation, Oberstudienrat Rolf Pentzlin will try and answer these (and other) questions.

  • Typically German – so what?

    Saturday, 28 September 2019, 17:30h

    After 40 years in Germany, Neil Deane from Liverpool has written a book about his perspective on Germanness and attempts at integration, as well as on the changes of the past 40 years. Do we agree with him?

  • Financial enlightenment from a total amateur

    Saturday, 12 October 2019, 17:30h

    Like a lot of us, Pam McMahon didn't think too deeply about how she earned and spent money – until a redundancy forced a re-think. Since then, she has learned a lot about the stuff that makes the world go round. She is happy to share her personal revelations in her talk.

  • Look Mum, I'm on the telly!

    Saturday, 09 November 2019, 17:30h

    Trish Osmond has gone from British Army amateur dramatics to Hollywood in just four years, and would love to share her secrets and enthusiasm with you. Join her on the red carpet.

  • North-South Divide

    Friday, 29 November 2019, 19:00h

    written and performed by guest artists of English Theatre Düsseldorf, Mike McAlpine (who played Frank in “Educating Rita” and Felix in “The Odd Couple”) and his colleague, actor / musician Aydin Isik.

    This fast-paced, cabaret-style play, first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, explores the differences in the performers' “home” cultures.

    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, 07 December 2019, 17:30h

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

    Shanties and sea-songs by Shanty Choir Rheingold of Hilden.