Dear Members and Friends,

We will be celebrating our Christmas party on the 6th December at 18.00 at the Familiensportvereins (FSV), Parnitzweg 5, 38108 Braunschweig.

Please bring a contribution for the buffet and a gift for the raffle.

Drinks: beer, soft drinks, wine etc. can be purchased there (canteen prices).

The room will already be decorated and cups, plates, glasses and cutlery are all available.

One very important point:As the parking area next to the canteen is normally locked, please try to come punctually , the gate will beopen from 18:00 until 18:30.

We are not restricted as to how long we are in the canteen. Should you be delayed and the gate is closed, just give me a call 015783557278 and I shall come and let you in.

Could you please let me know if you are coming and with how many? paul.kavanagh.deg@gmail.com

Best wishes

Paul KavanaghDEG


Dear Members and Friends,

 I hope that you all have had a wonderful summer holiday and are still enjoying the glorious hot, hot weather. There was certainly no need to travel far this year for an abundance of sunshine!

 Attached please find our new Newsletter with our programme of the upcoming meetings which I hope you will all enjoy.

We look forward in welcoming you to our meetings and wish you all a wonderful prolonged summer.

 Kind regards,

Carmela Folgosa

DEG

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Dear Members and Friends,

Following our delightful Royal evening last night, I am forwarding Information about a series of events taking place at various locations in Braunschweig to honour the life of the princess on the occasion of her 250th birthday."In the footsteps of Caroline - the British Queen from Braunschweig".

For information on all dates and locations:

http://www.braunschweiger-feldkorps.de/home/250-geburtstag-caroline-von-braunschweig-wolfenb%C3%BCttel/


 Meet us for Brunch at Café Zeit, Sack 24, 38100 Braunschweig

Every Thursday 11.00h - 13.30h

Conversation in English

All nationalities welcome.

For more information contact our member Katherine Küppers under:

Kathy.kueppers@t-online.de

 

Walk-Talk

Join us on our regular walk around the Südsee!

We meet Saturdays at 11.00 o'clock at the Stöckheimer Zoo carpark, Leipziger Str.

For more information contact our member Katherine Küppers under:

Kathy.kueppers@t-online.de

 


 

Dear Members and Friends, 

 

We may from time to time use photos taken at our events and publish them in our Newsletter and on our website which as you are aware can be seen throughout the world. 

 

In order to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act, we would like to obtain your consent that such photographs may be published. We assure you, we will not use any personal details or give full names of any person in a photographic image.

 

Please give us your permission / or objection by return mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

Carmela Folgosa

 

DEG

 


 

BRUNSWICK BRIDGE PLAYERS ON TOUR 

BRIDGE builds a bridge. - From July, 3rd to July, 7th 2016 the below mentioned group of Brunswick Bridge players followed an invitation and visited their Twin City Bath to represent „Bridge & Art Braunschweig“ as well as „Braunschweig 1937“.

 

  BRUNSWICK BRIDGE PLAYERS ON TOUR

 Pictured are from left to right: Amy Wegge, Magdalena Grüner-Troch, Joëlle und Christian Ohlmer, Ulrike Görnemann, Michael Seiffert, Christina Lehne, Martin Wegge, Doris Lücke,
Ria Möreke, Gabriele Gerhardt
 

Everyone was deeply overwhelmed by the natural kindness and great hospitality we received from the people of Bath.

 

 

RECEPTION AT THE MAYOR OF BATH 

July, 5th 2016 at the Guildhall: Philippa Sontheimer, Julian Sontheimer, Amy Wegge,
Michael Seiffert, Paul Crossley (the Mayor of Bath), Magdalena Grüner-Troch
, Bryan Chalker (Chairman of the Twinning Society), Christina Lehne, Christian Ohlmer, Joëlle Ohlmer, Ria Möreke, Doris Lücke, Martin Wegge, Gabriele Gerhardt, Ulrike Görnemann, Judy Spencer, Christine MacFarlane

 

  

 

BRIDGE SCHOOL OF BATH 

BE A GOOD SPORT! BE NICE TO YOUR PARTNER AND TO YOUR OPPONENTS! 

Well, obviously everybody agreed to this unwritten motto. We immediately felt home at 16-18, Queen Square. The warm, familiar, social and friendly atmosphere at the Bridge School of Bath made us friends right from the start! We really loved to play Bridge at this fantastic nice club! Let us call it „The Spirit of Bath“ - be sure, we bottled it and packed it into our suitcases ready to release it at home. 

- We are looking forward to welcome the friendly Bath Bridge Players to Brunswick in May 2017.
See you! 

 TWINING BRIDGE EVENT

 Here are the Brunswick Twinning Bridge Farewell Party team winners. Pictured are: Rita James from Bath, Michael Seiffert, Joëlle and Christian Ohlmer sporting their hard earned bridge medals.

  

By Ulrike Görnemann


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Dear Members and Friends,

 

Please read here the interview with Paul Kavanagh regarding the Brexit:

http://www.news38.de/braunschweig/article207721837/Brexit-Das-sagt-ein-Brite-aus-unserer-Region.html


Braunschweig ist mal wieder um eine Attraktion reicher und bunter geworden. Es gibt einen neuen Laden in Braunschweig, Schützenstraße 3-4, "Simply British", ein kleines Stück Großbritannien im Herzen von Braunschweig. Hier gibt es original britische Lebensmittel (zum Beispiel Tee und Marmite) und besondere Geschenke zu kaufen.  Schaut alle mal vorbei und besucht die Homepage:

http://simplybritish-braunschweig.de/            Es lohnt sich!

 


 

In May 2016 the Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft was invited to participate in a training session at the TuRa petanque terrain. We had a happy time with expert players from TuRa and Magni Boulers. DEG thanks both clubs for their patience and explanations as well as swapping their training days.

 



The members and friends of DEG are invited by two Braunschweig Pétanque clubs to join their training sessions:

 

TuRa
Wednesdays, 19:00 hrs - open end
TuRa-Sportplatz:
Boulodrôme with floodlight
 

at the back of the TuRa-clubhouse 

Bienroder Weg 51 

Braunschweig-Nordstadt 

The way to the piste is cordened-off with a chain, please be careful and bring a torch.

Magni-Boulers

 

Thursdays at about 17:30 hrs
Boulodrôme with floodlight (a torch can be useful, too)
 

Griegstr. 50 

Braunschweig-Südstadt 

Feel free to join the training session at the time that suits you best.

 

Contact: Sabine.Thomas412@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


Dear Members and Friends,

 

Thank you for your support at this difficult time.

 

Committee

DEG

 



Treve Erdmenger 

(1940 – 2015)

Wir trauern um die langjährige 1. Vorsitzende der Deutsch-Englischen Gesellschaft Braunschweig.

Sie war eine Inspiration für uns alle und wird uns sehr fehlen.

Ihr Wirken und ihr Engagement für unseren Verein und die Städtepartnerschaft Braunschweig-Bath werden für uns unvergessen bleiben.

Wir danken für ihre Freundschaft und die vielen schönen gemeinsamen Abende.

Good bye, we shall never forget you, dear friend.

Members and committee of the DEG



Charlotte Davies hat als Hobby-Künstlerin und Geschichtsinteressierte jetzt ein Blog über die Stadtgeschichte Braunschweigs in englischer Sprache ins Leben gerufen, die vielleicht von Interesse sein könnte - hier der Link: http://braunschweigportraits.blogspot.de/2015/09/matilda-duchess-of-saxony-and-bavaria.html?spref=fb

 



Report about trip to Bath in July 2015

The group of 15 that made their way to Bath in July was lucky to have warm, pleasant weather and not more than a light shower of rain. The chief reason for our trip was to take part in the 10thanniversary celebrations of the City of Bath Pétanque Club, but naturally also to visit the famous sights of Bath and places of interest in the vicinity, as well as renewing friendly contacts to members of the Bath-Braunschweig Twinning Association.

The pétanque club, some of whose members we had got to know as friendly and cheerful folk in Braunschweig, had decided to invite teams from their twin towns and from other places in Europe that they had played against in tournaments. As a result, quite an international competition took place with teams from Aix-en-Provence, Kaposvar (Hungary), Vienna, the Black Forest and Jersey as well as our group. We were not experienced club players, but some of us do it for fun and out of interest in French culture. We all practiced for several weeks beforehand, determined to make a decent showing. Well, we did not win a cup, but we had a lot of fun on a warm sunny Saturday at the new pétanque terrain, that was ceremoniously opened that morning.

It was a great day, with people from different parts of Europe and different nationalities playing together in a spirit of competitiveness, but also of friendship and harmony. The cup winners were a strong team from Hungary after hard-fought matches against an excellent team from Aix-en-Provence. All day club ladies provided tea or coffee with cake, the bar sold cool drinks and in the evening we all enjoyed a hot paella outdoors. An unforgettable day for which we thank all the organizers, but especially Don Grimes, and Diane Greenaway, who not only met us at the airport (after a 3-hour bus trip due to a traffic accident), but took us to our "house" at Bath University, where we found a "welcome" cake and breakfast provisions.

Then there was the farewell dinner for everybody, but before that we took in Bath and its famous sights, some nearby attractions, went shopping, swam in the new Thermae Bath Spa and caught up with friends from the twinningassociation. These encounters and activities across borders are what makes twinning worthwhile. We came home with good memories, a sense of what the European Union really means and the wish to see our friends from Bath and other places back here in Braunschweig before too long. We´ll tell you more at our meeting on 5thNovember.



Besuch des Photomuseums und Café Britannia

Am Samstag, den 19. September 2015, trafen sich einige Mitglieder und Freunde der DEG zu einem Besuch der Fotoausstellung "October - Zwischen Steubenparade und Alpine Village. Auf den Spuren deutscher Einwanderer in den USA" by Birte Hennig. Obwohl die Fotos interessant waren, waren wir ein wenig enttäuscht. Wir vermissten Erklärungen und Informationen unter den Fotos. Diese wären nützlich gewesen, um die Fotos richtig einordnen zu können. Trotzdem hat es viel Spaß gemacht, den Nachmittag gemeinsam zu verbringen. 

Anschließend genossen wir einen herrlichen Cream Tea im Café Britannia, Steinweg 30. Hier hatten wir die Gelegenheit, nett und entspannt zu plaudern. Es war wirklich schön, dass so viele dabei waren. 


Wer Lust hat, sich einige interessante Seiten anzuschauen, hier eine Empfehlung:

 During the summer of 2014 German TV correspondent for the ARD (2008 - 2014), Annette Dittert, published a video blog which consists of ten short films all featuring personal sightseeing tips for London approved by Ms. Dittert herself. With London Unplugged Ms. Dittert kind of continues her well known and utterly missed TV series London Calling which you also could find on her website.

http://annettedittert.de/category/london-calling-unplugged/

For your next visit in Bath you might be interested to visit the workshop of Timothy Richards. He is famous for his architectural models
and "[...] remains the only person living to have developed such work." The models are, for example, used for the education of aspiring architecs at universities and are sought after by collectors.
http://www.timothyrichards.co.uk/


Am Samstag, den 25. April 2015, traf sich die DEG im Kinomuseum in Vollbüttel. Zunächst bestaunten wir in der Ausstellung die alten Kinogeräte, Kameras usw. und bekamen umfangreiche Informationen vom Museumsleiter, Herrn Schade-Didschies. Viele von uns erinnerten sich an ihre ersten Kinobesuche und bekamen leuchtende Augen. Nach leckerem Kaffee, Tee und Kuchen im Kinocafé schauten wir uns einige kurze Mr. Bean Filme an und erinnerten so an den 60. Geburtstag von Rowan Atkinson. So gab es also auch noch viel zu lachen.


Copy from the Newsletter of St Gregory's Sixth Form in Bath:

A member of the DEG, Pia Landsmann, is telling about her school exchange:   

We wish farewell to Pia

With the fantastic support of various members of the Bath- Braunschweig Twinning Association I was able to attend St Gregory’s School Sixth Form in Bath for three months, from January to March 2015.

It was an amazing experience. The school and the people were so welcoming and made me feel at home from the start. I learned so much, from haemoglobin to Henry VII and ‘The Catcher in the Rye’.

Thank you so much, Mr Friel, Mrs Boardman, Mrs Parr, and all of my teachers for accepting me at your school, it was incredible.

Learning and living in a different country is always difficult at first, because of the different language and different culture, but you gain so much from it, such as new friends, experience, knowledge about the language and culture, and so much more.

All in all, it was a great experience and everyone was so lovely, understanding and helpful.

Pia Landsmann, Year 12 German student



We enjoyed a nice trip to the Sprengel Museum in Hanover on 21st February 2015 to see the exhibition "We love Britain" showing photographer Martin Parr's impressions of "Britishness".

Martin Parr was born in Epson, Surrey, in 1952 and studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic. He is focused on everyday things. He makes, as he himself says, the ordinary visible by making it seem extraordinary.

His photographs and his collection of photographic books and strange everyday objects are shown in museums and galleries worldwide.

The exhibition also showed a film "Think of England" where Martin Parr travelled through England asking people he met what they considered to be typically English. His travels took him into garden parties, breakfast rooms, suburban front gardens and pubs and along party miles and pleasure beaches. The answers he received were as different as the lifestyles and cultural backgrounds of the people he spoke to. Together they formed a comprehensive picture of what England is about.

Further parts of the exhibition were "Autoportraits", "Common Sense", "The Last Resort", "The Cost of Living", "Liberation", "Bad Weather".

 


Dieses Foto zeigt die Bürgermeisterin von Bath Cherry Beath, ihren Ehemann Richard und Braunschweigs Oberbürgermeister Ulrich Markurth. Cherry Beath trug sich in das Goldene Buch der Stadt ein. Auch Bryan Chalker sowie der Ratsherr Gerry Curran gehörten zur Delegation aus Bath, die aus Anlass des 70. Jahrestags der Bombardierung Braunschweigs am 14. Oktober eingeladen wurde. Zunächst gab es einen freundlichen und warmen Empfang im Altstadtrathaus, ein köstliches Abendessen sowie eine Rede von Dr. Henning Steinführer über die Erinnerung an die Ereignisse vom Oktober 1944 im Wandel der Zeit. Die Gedenkzeremonie endete mit einer ganz besonderen Andacht im Dom um 22.00 Uhr. Der Landesbischof Dr. Christoph Meyns erinnerte in an die Zerstörung und rief zu Frieden und Völkerverständigung auf. Der Schauspieler und Regisseur Hans Jürgen Heinze las aus den Kindheitserinnerungen des Autors und Journalisten Eckhard Schimpf, der sechs Jahre alt war, als die schreckliche Bombennacht in Braunschweig am 14. Oktober 1944 geschah. Es war ein sehr bewegender und emotionaler Abend, der alle Besucher tief berührte. Wir alle fühlten, wie wichtig Vergeben und Freundschaft sind.  

http://www.unser38.de/braunschweig-innenstadt/menschen/andacht-der-bombennacht-d9385.html

Dieses Foto zeigt das Treffen des Vorstands der Deutsch-Englischen Gesellschaft mit unseren Freunden aus Bath (namentlich: die Bürgermeisterin aus Bath Cherry Beath, ihr Ehemann Richard, Ratsherr Gerry Curran und Bryan Chalker) im Restaurant des Stadthotels Magnitor im malerischen Magniviertel Braunschweigs. Es war ein schöner und unterhaltsamer Abend, an dem neue Kontakte geknüpft wurden und die bestehenden ausgebaut wurden.


Die DEG stellte sich interessierten Besuchern am Sonntag, den 27. Juli 2014, im "Internationalen Dorf" im Rahmen des "Tages der Braunschweigischen Landschaft" in Vechelde vor. Tee und selbst gebackene Scones, Muffins und Kuchen wurden angeboten. Zahlreiche interessante Gespräche fanden statt, um die Arbeit und die Ziele der DEG sowie die Städtepartnerschaft mit der wunderschönen Stadt Bath in England zu erläutern. Und das bei brütender Hitze! Vielen Dank an alle Helferinnen und Helfer, die dazu beigetragen haben, dass der Tag so erfolgreich verlief.

Mehr Infos unter: http://www.tag-der-landschaft.de/