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Spring 2016 newsletter

The theatre event on Friday, April 15th 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:
  • Annual General Meeting and Advent Tea

    Saturday, 12 December 2015, 17:30h

    All are welcome at the brief AGM (voting by members only), then (at 18:00h in the Vortragssaal):
    A programme of unaccompanied arrangements of songs old and new by the Düsseldorf group Jazz-Line.

  • Start the year with English conversation

    Saturday, 16 January 2016, 18:00h

    … at the restaurant ‘Zum Schiffchen’, Hafenstraße 5, near Maxplatz

    If you plan to come to this restaurant, please tell us by Thursday, 14 January 2016.

    Zum Schiffchen,
    Hafenstraße 5, 40213 Düsseldorf

  • Opera, Puccini and Madama Butterfly

    Saturday, 27 February 2016, 17:30h

    Julia Coulmas, a freelance American operatic soprano, gives us a brief look at the art of opera, the composer, Giacomo Puccini, and one of his most famous operas, Madama Butterfly, and treats us to excerpts.

  • Understand yourself better through your dreams

    Saturday, 12 March 2016, 17:30h

    Gitte Drewniak, a former teacher at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH), gives guidelines for interpreting dreams. She explains how important our uniquely personal dreams are to help us identify and solve problems in our lives and to unify the body, mind and spirit.

  • The advent of digital art in public culture

    Saturday, 09 April 2016, 17:30h

    What are the tools, where do you find it and how do social media work with it? Oliver Mandlener, artist and an enthusiast for many forms of art, includes a hands-on demonstration of a workflow and shows some social networks like ‘deviantart’ and ‘twitch’.

  • ‘An Elegant Madness’

    Friday, 15 April 2016, 19:00h

    A comedy based on ‘Beau Brummell’ by Ron Hutchinson, performed by Dual Theatre Company from the UK

    The most stylish man of his day may still be more interested in cuffs and collars, but he now lives in a madhouse in Calais with his valet, determined to relive past glories. George Bryan Brummell, known as Beau, is convinced that once the Prince of Wales, now King George IV, hears of and sees his plight he will be restored to his former glory and position in court. Today the Prince is coming to Calais!

    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

  • The professor of Political Economy who made people laugh

    Saturday, 30 April 2016, 17:30h

    Philip Richard New will read some humorous short stories by the British/Canadian author, Stephen Leacock (1869 – 1944).

  • Oregon – the end of the trail

    Saturday, 28 May 2016, 17:30h

    Wendy Meenenga tells us what the settlers found when they arrived, and shows us what this state has to offer today’s tourist: breath-taking scenery, hidden treasures, fascinating history and lots of interesting and exciting activities.

  • An introduction to line dancing

    Saturday, 11 June 2016, 17:30h

    Join members of the ESC committee for a line dancing session. No partner is required and no previous dance experience is necessary. After a brief background talk we will teach you a few basic steps and then you can join in with the dancing.