About twice a month we meet to speak German and chat
informally about work,
holidays, family, the news, etc. There’s no set topic
and we are all at different levels
but it works very well in a relaxed and
friendly way. I send a reminder by email but
do check the site or your emails
in case of cancellation or you can ring me on
Unfortunately, the Boston Tea Party Café where we have been
meeting for some
time is going to be closing at 8 pm from now on. Anyway,
thanks to the staff there
who have been most helpful and friendly.
We had our first session at the
Bank House on 12th October and the general consensus was that it was
purpose. There is no music, we can reserve a space, the staff are
friendly and the drinks are reasonable. The
only drawback is that it is
upstairs and there is no lift. Anyway, we shall meet there until further
notice. Thanks to
Elinor Kollmann who suggested the Bank House.
To find the area they call the
Library, go upstairs and turn right where you’ll find the bar. Right at the end
smallish area separate from the rest. Hopefully we shall be there but if
you can’t find us for some reason, ask
the bar staff or ring my mobile 07944154419.
The Bank House (Wetherspoons),
15–21 Clarence Street
March 8th and 29th
April 12th and 26th
There is also a daytime German conversation group organised by Hazel Hanson which meets from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon on the first Thursday of the month. The meetings are held in the Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, GL50 1HQ, usually upstairs. Drinks can be ordered at the bar downstairs and these will be brought up to us.
The dates for 2018:
Liebe Freunde, Liebe Freundinnen,
Wenn Sie einen schönen neuen leeren Terminkalender für 2018 gekauft haben, wollten Sie vielleicht die Daten unserer Treffen für nächstes Jahr darin schreiben!
Mit den besten Wünschen für ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und ein glückliches neues Jahr
Hazel's phone number is 01242 254105 and she is happy to answer any questions about
Hazel's email address is:
"Teutonic Tuesdays" 2018
Claire Spanner writes:
Our charity Global Footsteps at 16 Portland Street, Cheltenham, Tel: 01242 577893 will also be hosting German conversation café on Tuesdays from 11.00 - 12.30 a.m. Term time only.
The aim is for German-lovers to chat in the language and share coffee & cake. The cost is £5.00 per person. I appreciate there are other groups going on - but this might be a time and place to suit some of the members.
Teutonic Tuesday will re-start on the 9th January at 11 a.m. Bring an article in German to share, have coffee and cake together, then chat about the reading or generally. Lots of fun and only £5 per person. Term-time only. Profits go to help the charity.
Global Footsteps is an
educational charity which links grassroots communities around the world
to build resilience and resourcefulness.
They do this by building and maintaining local and global partnerships,
fostering cooperation and understanding across cultures,
and bringing people together to volunteer and learn.
Do come along.
Claire's mobile number is 07875 550070.
Deutsche Stadtrundgänge für alle, die Bristol, Bath, Wells und
Mit Blue Badge-Fremdenführerin und Deutschlehrerin Christel
Bristol, Bath, Wells & Cheltenham
Zweistündige deutsche Stadtrundgänge für nur £9,00, drei für £22!
Christel Stoecker- Danby
Blue Badge Tourist Guide and German Tutor
mobile: + 44 (0)7443 621642
Donnerstag, 5. April 2018, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Bristol- Hafen und Handel
2. Freitag, 20. April 2018, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Bristol's German Link 1
3. Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2018, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Bath 1- Von Mönchen & Bürgern
4. Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2018, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Clifton-Kurstadt und Villenvorort
5. Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2018, 17.00-19.00Uhr
Bath- Das 'Las Vegas' der Georgianer
6. Samstag, 7. Juli,2018 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Cheltenham- Kurort& Bildungsmetropole**
7. Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Bemerkenswerte Frauen Bristols
8. Montag, 23. Juli 2018, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Bristols Kirchen, Klöster und Kapellen 2
9. Montag, 13. August 2017, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Wells- Stadt contra Klerus
10. Donnerstag, 30. August 2018, 17.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Bemerkenswerte Frauen Baths
11. Donnerstag, 6. September, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
Bristol's German Link 2
For more info : http://bristolzufuss.weebly.com/
**Neu !!!!! 6. Samstag 7. July
2018, 14.00 Uhr -16:00 Uhr
Cheltenham- Regency Kurort: Gesundheit,
Vergnügen & mehr
Cheltenham - Regency Spa: Leisure & Pleasure & more
Georg III. machte Cheltenham populär, wo sich außer dem Kur- auch der Kulturbetrieb und die Vergnügungsindustrie etablierten, die auch noch heute eine Vielzahl von Festivals organisieren, unter anderem Pferderennen. Die hier gegründeten Privatschulen für Jungen und Mädchen, Cheltenham College und Cheltenham Ladie's College, zählen auch heute noch zu den angesehensten des Landes.
Treffpunkt: Vor dem "Wilson", Kunst- und Stadtmuseum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT
FUN AND FRIENDLY GERMAN 2018
Joan's classes restart on 3rd Jan. 2018 and new members are always welcome.
The group currently meets at my house in Churchdown, each Wed. evening from 7ish until 9.30ish on Wed. evenings for conversation, listening and reading German of a level suitable for group members, who all have some knowledge of German. We are all very friendly and supportive of each other’s needs, and aim to make this also a bit of a social occasion, with time for informal chat and a break for refreshments.
Charge for the evening is £10, to include refreshments and photocopying of most learning materials. Payment is only made on attendance. Class numbers fluctuate, but there are currently 3 or 4 regular attendees, who improve their language skills through stimulating discussions, practical language exercises and activities.
Please come along and see if this group meets your needs!
Email : [email protected] or Text 07711 371503 for more information.
Film club and the German
at Stoke Lodge.
Stöcker-Danby has let me know about
courses and talks at Stoke Lodge.
Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre
Bristol, BS9 1BN
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 903 8844
ANGLO-GERMAN WALKS 2018
If you like both walking and speaking German, as well as meeting German speaking people, you could think about going on one of Neil McDonald's Anglo-German walks.
Between 6 and 16 native English and German speakers will walk and speak in each other's languages.
The holidays take place in 2018 in Merano, Rügen, the Harz Mountains and Schwaben Alb as well as four centres in the UK: Hadrian's Wall, Trossachs, Whitby and Haworth. Each holiday lasts 6 days, 7 nights B&B and evening meal and consists of an 8-13 mile walk on 5 of the days.
I have more details about the 2018 programme and a brochure. (Greg)
34 West End Rise
Tel: 0113 2581543
Email: [email protected]
See also Rosemary Campbell's report of a previous year's holiday on Rügen on the News and Reports page.
BRITISH GERMAN ASSOCIATION
We are affiliated to the BGA. Most of their events are in London. Their working language tends to be English but if you are in London, they are often very interesting.
For BGA Events - see website www.britishgermanassociation.org
Please see the BGA website for full details.
Kirsten Brak, Assistant
BGA Executive Office
BGA Executive Office
A message from the BGA
Our friends who run the Eaton Square Concerts at St. Peter's Church, close to Belgrave Square, have invited BGA Members and Friends to attend their concerts at a special price. We are delighted therefore to give you the following information. Using the code ESCGERMAN tickets for BGA members are £10 instead of the normal £18. This code can be used directly when booking tickets on the Eaton Square Concerts website at www.eatonsquareconcerts.org.uk or should be given to the ticket agent when purchasing a ticket over the telephone using their dedicated telephone line 0207288 6511. The discount also applies to cash purchases at the ticket desk on the night of a performance upon mentioning the code.
BGA Executive Office
KUNST IN LEICESTER
German Expressionism at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.
"We are proud to host the largest collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK, and with support from Arts Council England have re-displayed the collection.
Our new gallery uses cutting edge museum design to uncover the remarkable story behind our collection. Exploring how and why German and other Expressionist artists revealed their innermost emotions through art, dance, music and drama."
Over 100 paintings, sculptures and lithographs are on show by artists including Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Franz Marc (Red Woman, 1912), Max Beckmann and Ernst Neuschul (Messias, 1918).
See a report on a recent trip there on the Archiv page.
The popular German comedian is touring Britain this year. His Cheltenham event in March is sold out but there may be returns or other cities you are interested in.
All details on the tour website: