Autumn 2014 newsletter
The theatre event on Wednesday (!), November 26th is behind the mainline station. The talks are at ‘die Brücke’ as usual. After most meetings we have tables reserved at a nearby restaurant.
In August 1854 George Eliot (then Marian Evans) arrived with her partner for a 3-month stay in Weimar, associated with Goethe, Schiller and Liszt. The visit created a scandal in literary London, but had consequences for European culture. With slides, Bob Muscutt will recreate experiences, sights and personalities that reflect the significance of this visit.
An illustrated talk by Ingrid Kidder BVK highlighting the amazing craftsmanship, building design and astronomy of the Celtic culture.
An amazing journey by bicycle around the remote Western Fiords of Iceland. Bikepacker Andy Ganner gives a talk and slideshow about this fascinating, least explored and westernmost part of Europe.
Strongly influenced towards socialism by the works of Ruskin and Charles Kingsley, Morris started ‘The Firm’, with contemporaries Rossetti, Maddox-Brown and Burn-Jones, to develop the decorative arts and bring beauty to the working man. Lesley Osborne-Dancilla will take a look at some of the works of this leader of the Art & Crafts Movement.
As told by ‘wilde shamrock touring theatre’
In Shakespeare's 450th birth year, the WS company looks at the golden Elizabethan age and the influences that helped to shape the bard's remarkable artistic output – with the entertaining flair of Irish storytellers!
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
All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then (at 18:00h in the Vortragssaal):
‘BergischVoices’ from Wuppertal entertain us with a seasonal programme.