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.
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.
Natural or man-made, real or fictional, they all have an interesting, sad or just plain funny story behind them. Wendy Meenenga shows us the tiny cemetery where Marilyn Monroe was laid to rest, a volcano that blew itself to bits, an ‘authentic’ Danish town, and much more.
An evening of discussions at our round tables.