Newsletter August - December 2018
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Programme – August - December 2018


Thursday, 16th August: Reading

Astrid Wagner will read „Mrs Moonlight", taken from the section „The Fullness of Life" from the book „The Seasons of Women: An Anthology" written by Helen Norris. This section is about how women are redefining the way they think of themselves and the possibilities for the last one third of their life.


Thursday, 30th August: The women who shaped Winston Churchill - Part II

This time Eva Grimpen will focus on the adult life of the politician and the women who stood near him.


Thursday, 13th September: Early Teaching Remember, remember!

For six years, Barbara Howe taught German children aged 4 – 6 years first steps into the English language and tonight she will give an impression on how those lessons went.


Thursday, 27th September: Tanzania

Our member Pia Landsmann has just returned from Tanzania where she spent a gap year taken to do an internship at the Goethe Institute in Dar es Salaam. She is going to talk about her life in this beautiful country, the challenges she was facing, her work and her numerous trips to fascinating places such as Zanzibar, South Africa, Kenya, the Usambara Mountains, National Parks with impressive wildlife and landscapes etc.


Saturday, 13th October: Exhibition: Städtisches Museum - „Zerrissene Zeiten – Krieg. Revolution. Und dann? Braunschweig 1916–1923" -

the significance of the November Revolution forBraunschweig and the whole nation. Please register


Thursday, 25th October: Canada - Ontario and Quebec

Karin Cohrs will give her impressions of Canada’s East from her tour starting and ending in Toronto.The trip took place in October 2017 to enjoy the beautiful colours of the Indian Summer. She and her husband travelled along the Saint Lawrence River up to Quebec with stops here and there and on her way back she visited a very secluded lake, a quite touristic place, the Algonquin NP, and the Canadian Niagara Falls.


Thursday, 8th November: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

Centenary year of his birth, Carmela Folgosa will trace the life of this iconic leader from protester, prisoner and peacemaker.


Thursday, 22nd November: Cornwall

Paul and Ulla Kavanagh will present the noble houses of Cornwall with their impressive landscape gardens.


Thursday, 6th December: 7.00 pm (19.00) Christmas Party this year will be at the Familiensportverien Braunschweig, Parnitzweg 5, 38108 Braunschweig. Same procedure as every year. Please bring a contribution to the buffet and a wrapped gift for the raffle.


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.


To support the DEG and its activities, please consider joining us by becoming a member, if you have not already done so. You can ask any of our Committee members for a Membership Form or download it here, print it out, fill it in and then hand it in. We appreciate your support.

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The DEG Committee works very hard to come up with interesting topics for you, however we would also like to hear from you and would welcome your suggestions and preferences and if anyone would like to give a presentation please inform Paul Kavanagh or any of our committee members.


Pay Day Reminder: The membership fee for 2018 was due in March.

Please also make sure that you paid your membership fee for 2017.

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


Additional events: Carmen premieres in the Burgplatz Arena on 18.08.2018.