Cheltenham German Club

For everyone interested in German language and culture



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 people are at different levels

but very supportive. We aim for it to be relaxed and friendly. You will get an email

reminder if you’re on our contacts list but check the site here in case there are any

last minute cancellations.

We are usually upstairs but if you can’t find us after a good look around, ask the bar

staff or ring my mobile 07944154419.



The Bank House (Wetherspoons),

15–21 Clarence Street


GL50 3JL

01242 240940

                                                    Stammtisch dates for 2019:

July 25th

                                       DAYTIME CONVERSATION GROUP

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.

Termine für Ihr Tagebuch 2019

Hier sind die Termine der deutschen Gesprächsgruppe für 2019. Die Treffen finden

immer am ersten Donnerstag des Monats von 10.30 bis 12.00 Uhr statt.

Schöne Grüße








Hazel's phone number is 01242 254105 and she is happy to answer any questions


the group.

Hazel's email address is:

[email protected]




Another group:

 "Guten Montag"

Claire Spanner who organises this group writes:


Die 'Guten Montag Gruppe' lädt Euch herzlich ein, um in freundlichen Kreis, Deutsch zu sprechen.  


Neue Botschaft: Die deutsche Gesprächsgruppe bei Global Footsteps Café in Portland Straße wird ab Montag den 7ten Januar anfangen.  Ich habe den Tag gewechselt - und jetzt wird es jeden Montag ab 11 Uhr stattfinden.  Es wird um 11 mit Kaffee und Kuchen los, dann von 11.30 bis 12.30 mit aktuellem  Artikeln, Filmen, Rezepten, Nachrichten usw.  Die Gruppe heißt 'Guten Montag'.  Es kostet £7.00 pro person - am besten wenn möglich die Studenten könnten im voraus bezahlen £42 je halb Semester.


Also, jeden Montag 11 bis 12.30 bei Global Footsteps Café, 16 Portland Street, Cheltenham.


Ruft Claire unter: 07875 550070 an, oder per E-Mail: [email protected].

£8.00 pro Person pro Woche. (£7.00 per session if you pay 6 weeks up front or £8.00 if you pay as you come.)


 Term time only.





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.

                                                SOMMERSPAZIERGANG, AUGUST 2019

As it’s a long time from the May AGM and talk till the September meeting, Sue Moos is organising a German Club walk like we did last year. It will start around 2pm on Saturday, 3th August and all members, families and friends are invited. We will start at the Car Park at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5JD and walk for about an hour and a half, after which we can have a drink and snack at the snack bar by the entrance.

We will contact the Castle so that we can use their facilities.  I would recommend sturdy shoes. Don’t forget, if you don’t wish to walk you can join us there later, say 3:30, for a sociable chat. We shall still walk in showery or drizzly weather but in the event of persistent heavy rain, we shall meet at the White Hart Inn, Winchcombe for a drink and social chat instead. I’ll send timings for that at a later date.

To get to the Car Park, go down Vineyard Street from the Main Street and follow the signs for Sudeley Castle and park in the large free car park at the end of the drive.

If you’re travelling from Cheltenham by bus, the W1 seems to depart at 13:30 from Pitville St (stop  16) getting in at the war memorial at 13:50.

Also the 606:

I can send out a request on email if you would like a lift. Also maybe let me know if you’re coming by bus so that we can wait for you.

Thanks to Sue Moos for organising the walk.

Wir drücken die Daumen für gutes Wetter!



                                 AUSSTELLUNG – Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany, 1919-33

Tate Modern until 24th July

                                           Cheltenham Big Party Visit to Göttingen 2019

The dates for the visit are Thursday 25 July to Friday 2 August 2019. See the Partnerstadt page for full details


                                                                                 2019-Zu Fuß

Deutsche Stadtrundgänge für alle, die Bristol,  Bath, Wells und Cheltenham besser

kennenlernen möchten.

Mit Blue Badge-Fremdenführerin und Deutschlehrerin Christel

Stadtrundgänge in 

Bristol, Bath, Wells & Cheltenham

Zweistündige deutsche Stadtrundgänge für nur £10:00 drei für £25:00



Christel Stoecker- Danby
Blue Badge Tourist Guide and German Tutor
[email protected]
mobile: + 44 (0)7443 621642

 6. Dienstag, 30. Juli,2019, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
        Clifton-Kurstadt und Villenvorort 
 7. Montag, 12. August 2019, 14.00-16.00 Uhr 
         Bristol- Hafen und Handel ​   
8. Mittwoch, 14. August 2019, 14.00-16.00 Uhr 
​          Bristols Kirchen, Klöster und Kapellen 2
 9. Mittwoch , 21. August 2019, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
             Bristol's German Link 1
 10. Dienstag, 27. August 2019, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
​        Wells- Stadt contra Klerus  
11. Donnerstag, 29. August 2019, 14.00-16.00 Uhr
          Bristol's German Link 2


Film club and the German days

at Stoke Lodge.

Christel Stöcker-Danby has let me know about

German Saturday

courses and talks at Stoke Lodge.

Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre

Shirehampton Road

Bristol, BS9 1BN

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0117 903 8844

21 September ? 17 November
Preview: Friday 20 September, 6.30pm
Friedrich Kunath is an enigmatic presence in the work he creates. For his first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery, new paintings and sculptures are presented alongside his recent film You Go Your Way and I?ll Go Crazy (2012).
The exhibition title references Raymond Moody, American psychologist and best-selling author of Life after Life (1975), and British 1960s rock band The Moody Blues. Kunath?s playful discourse between joy and melancholy asserts the triumph of life over death, something he often refers to as ?sad optimism?. 
In paintings that fluctuate between humour and pathos, Kunath combines iconography from Renaissance woodcuts, landscape engravings, still lifes, slapstick cartoons and pop culture of the 1960s and 70s.  
Embodying what Kunath describes as ?radical elegance?, the central protagonist in You Go Your Way and I?ll Go Crazy is an ageing LA artist, who appears to unravel at the seams. Stylish yet forlorn, he sails, swims and plays tennis alone; the affluent trappings belie his evident malaise. Continuing one of the film?s motifs, a tennis court takes centre stage in the Upper Gallery.
A cast of sculptural characters in connected pairs, including sea otters, ghosts and gnomes, sit alongside oversized burnt matches, large brown loafers filled with plastic fruit, and a seal balancing the polyhedron from Dürer?s Melencolia I on its nose.
Friedrich Kunath will be in conversation with cultural critic Michael Bracewell on Saturday 21 September at 1pm. More details and booking information can be found at .   
Bath Christmas Market 2013
Thursday 28th November - Sunday 15th December 2





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 2019 in Weißensee, Nordschwarzwald, Bayerischer Wald and Bad Schandau as well as four centres in the UK: Forest of Dean, Wales, Berwick-on-Tweed and Western Lakes. Each holiday lasts 6 days, 7 nights B&B and evening meal and consists of an 10-13 mile walk on 5 of the days.

I have more details about the 2019 programme and a brochure. (Greg)

Or contact:

Neil MacDonald

Anglo-German Walks

34 West End Rise



LS18 5JL

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.




Most of the BGA's 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



 BGA contacts:


Kirsten Brak, Assistant

BGA Executive Office

British-German Association (BGA)                                    
34 Belgrave Square                                                                                              
London SW1X 8QB      
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British-German Association

Lloyds TSB, Southampton Row, London
Account Number: 00513482
Sort Code: 30-97-81
IBAN: GB59 LOYD 3097 8100 5134 82

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Kirsten Brak, Assistant

BGA Executive Office






    German Expressionism at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.

Permanent exhibition.

"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).

Free entry