1. Newsletter 2019
Veranstaltungen Januar bis Juni 2019
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 Conversation Group Programme – January - June 2019


Thursday, 10th January:

Paul Kavanagh will show some "Tales of the Unexpected" cult films of the 1970-80s by Roald Dahl and others, as the name indicates something unexpected.


Thursday, 24th January: Myanmar

Dorothea Bahr will be showing pictures and talking about her trip to Myanmar, in February 2017. She went to Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and Yangoon. Some information about the country itself will be included.


Thursday, 7th February: How did we come to Braunschweig and why did we stay?

We welcome a general discussion from anybody who has a story to tell about how they came to Braunschweig (including our friends from the English ladies group).


Thursday, 21st February: How to make scones

If you enjoy eating scones but don’t know how to make them, this evening Ulla Kavanaugh will teach you how. All ingredients will be provided. As we only have one oven, and to make sure that sufficient scones are available, please register:


Thursday, 7th March: Annual General Meeting / Jahreshauptversammlung

Invitation will follow.


Thursday, 21st March: From Russia with love: About Kazan and Togliatti (Twin cities of Braunschweig and Wolfsburg) during the soccer world Cup.

Our member Erwin Klein again visited a Braunschweig twinned city – this time it was Kazan/Russia. This happened during the Football World Cup, and beside crazy football fans from all over the world he met a lot of interesting people and experienced a fascinating and scenic medieval Russian City. There will be stories about the National Ballet Company, the last Evangelic church and the biggest European Mosque, about the river Wolga, the Kazan Kremlin and many more. Of course with lots of photos and a number of videos.


Thursday, 4th April: Short Story

Angela Stevens will read from the book "Pangs of Love’" by the British author Jane Gardam OBE. Jane has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime’s contribution to the enjoyment of literature and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.


Thursday, 25th April: Outing - Archives Braunschweig

Time: 5.00 pm (17.00) scharp

Place: Stadtarchiv Schloßplatz 1,

38100 Braunschweig, (entrance near the big fountain).

There is no need to register and a lift is available.

 In conjunction with our visit to the Archives Braunschweig on 25th April, attached is a letter from Barbara Howe requesting that you let her know beforehand what you would like to see and know about so that she can ask Mr. Opalke to research the details for us before our visit.

 Please write her an email with your requests and suggestions


Thursday, 2nd May: Film "Victoria & Abdul"

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, we will show the 2017 British biographical drama film directed by Stephen Frears. The film is based on the book of the same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. It stars Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as Abdul.


Thursday, 16th May: Kate Grigat - It all started in Hemel Hemstead

Hemel Hempstead was one of the new towns built in the 1950s. Kate’s family moved from London into a new council house in 1952.


Saturday, 15th June: Summer Garden Party

Same procedure as every year (dress up in summer frocks and hats if possible). Please bring a contribution for the buffet. Venue has still not been confirmed and will be announced at a later date.


Meetings take place at, Kulturpunkt West, Ludwig-Winter-Straße 4, 38120 Braunschweig, unless otherwise stated. Doors open at 7.30 pm (19.30) with the main topic at 8.00 pm (20.00). Topic may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.


Additional events:

01.06.2019 - Braunschweig International – We are planning to take part at the Braunschweig International Event at the Kohlmarkt. More details later.

22.06.2019 - Kulturnacht in Braunschweig. The Bath Operatic & Dramatic Society (BODS) and the ukulele band, Uke Can’t be Serious from Bath are participating. You can view the ukulele band on and


Pay Day Reminder: The membership fee for 2019 is due in March – Please note that we have increased our membership fees to 25 € for single and 40 € for couple or family. Please also make sure that you paid your membership fee for 2018.

If not, please do so as soon as possible. Nord LB IBAN DE33250500000000328039