IMPORTANT: Due to the current virus outbreak all ESC events are suspended until further notice!
Update, July 13:
We hope you are all keeping well and coping with the
unpredictability of Covid-19!
- Summer Outing
Our next scheduled event is the Summer Outing: a visit to
Kempen, with a 90-minute English guided tour at 2pm, followed
by a café visit, on Saturday, 22nd August.
The guide can only accept 9 people, with face masks and social
Public Transport: Düsseldorf Hbf 13:09 platform 5, the RE10
travels to Kempen (once an hour) arriving 13:44.
A 5-minute walk, straight down Thomasstraße and left into
Burgstraße, takes us to the starting point: museum at the
former Franziskanerkloster at Burgstraße 19.
The café is “Café am Ring Amberg” (Vorster Straße 2) which has
an enormous selection of cakes – but currently closes at
The hourly train back is at 17:15 (18:15, etc).
If you would like to come,
please let Susan know by email or phone after 17th
August, and provide your postal address and phone number, as
we have to give these to the guide and to the café, for
- Autumn programme
We hope to issue the autumn programme in the second half
of August, as the level of restrictions at the VHS may be
clearer by then.
If the autumn meetings do go ahead, these are the dates we
are proposing: 12th and 26th September, 31st October, 28th
November, 12th December (AGM), with the theatre on Friday, 13th
The numbers of participants will probably still be restricted, but paid-up
members will be given priority. And we suggest you bring
with you any water you need to meetings this autumn.
- Money matters
If the autumn programme goes ahead, we will propose
at the AGM that this year’s paid-up members, who want to
be members in 2021 too, get a discount next year of 7.50 €.
If the autumn should be disrupted by a second wave, then
we will adapt this plan again.
Some of you are still owed money back for the
cancelled theatre evening, Oliver. It would help if you
could bring your tickets to the next event, otherwise we
will ask you to sign a receipt for our book-keeping.
Keep well and hope to see you soon,
English Speakers’ Circle
The English Speakers' Circle was formed in the early 1960s and has always
been part of ‘die Brücke’, the International Education Centre, which today
includes over 25 international clubs and societies closely linked to the
Volkshochschule for Adult education.
Our main activities are talks in English on topics of general interest,
often by native speakers. We organize occasional English theatre
performances and special events such as a summer outing.
Our normal meetings are on Saturdays at 17:30h every two, three or four weeks
during the VHS terms in the 3rd floor Club Room (room no. 306) at
Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf, near the underground station
Prior registration for the normal club meetings is NOT necessary. A small
fee is charged for non-members.
Our theatre performances are normally at the 'Weiterbildungszentrum', the
VHS building in Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz immediately behind the mainline
station and are on a weekday evening, often Friday. Advanced purchase of
numbered seats is possible for these performances at our meetings (or phone
Membership of the Circle is for a calendar year; this gives free entry to
meetings in the club room and reductions on our arranged theatre
performances and some special events.