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The theatre event on Friday, April 13th 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:
  • Little Germany, the German immigrants in London in the mid-19th century

    Saturday, 17 March 2018, 17:30h

    Karl Marx and his family were the most prominent members of the London refugee community, but it included many other fascinating men and women. In the bicentenary of the birth of Marx (1818), Bob Muscutt will tell us about how the Marx family and other refugees lived and were treated in the country in which, for various reasons, they sought refuge.

  • ‘Some Girl(s)’ by Neil LaBute

    Friday, 13 April 2018, 19:00h

    Performed by our local company, English Theatre Düsseldorf.

    On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions. Acclaimed and highly discussed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute has established himself firmly as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human nature. His language is terse, rhythmic and highly colloquial. Written in 2005, two years after ‘The Shape of Things’ (at ESC in 2011), this play was adapted and premiered as a film in 2013.

    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

  • Algonquin Provincial Park: Lakes and Wildlife in the Heart of Ontario

    Saturday, 21 April 2018, 17:30h

    Michael Conrad and Monika Rück share with us their impressions of lakes and cliffs, bears and berries, wolf howls and moose jam.

  • “A lady in the Rocky Mountains”

    Saturday, 12 May 2018, 17:30h

    In this illustrated talk, Dr Sabine Prüfer presents some exceptional women who travelled around the world and wrote about it. Meet Mary Wollstonecraft, Isabella Bird, Agatha Christie and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and join them on their fascinating travels – on foot, on horseback, by train, or even by plane.

  • Discussion evening about parks, gardens and historical buildings

    Saturday, 09 June 2018, 17:30h

    At our round tables, we can exchange experiences about local and/or foreign in- and outdoor visits to places which are open to the public.