Dear Members and Friends,

This is to remind you that our next meeting takes place on this coming Thursday, 17th May ,

at the Kulturpunkt West, Ludwig-Winter-Straße 4, 38120 Braunschweig beginning with tea and talk at 7.30 pm (19.30) and then with the main topic at 8.00 pm.

Our member, Sigrid Edwards, will reminisce the 7 years she spent in Wales as a young bride married to a Welsh man. She recounts her life and how she adjusted to her new environment.

Hoping many of you will be able to join us for this nostalgic evening.

Also we close our  programme for the first half of 2018 with our garden party on Saturday, 16th

June (invitation is attached). Please note the new venue.


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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:

Das Staatstheater informiert:

Wir zeigen dieses Jahr beim Festival Theaterformen wieder eine Reihe von Stücken in englischer Sprache, zu denen ich Sie und die Mitglieder der Deutsch-Englischen Gesellschaft herzlich einladen möchte. Viele davon kommen aus Ländern des Commonwealth, und eine Installation kommt aus Großbritannien: Race Cards von Selina Thompson (UK), Collisions von Lynette Wallworth (Australien), The Chemical Valley Project von Wong/Howman (Kanada), Theka von Macuácua/Chichava und Solo für Maria von Panaibra Canda aus Mosambik, Samedi Détente von Dorothée Munyaneza aus Ruanda, Because I Always Feel Like Running und Fractured Memories von Ogutu Muraya aus Kenia, Jungfrau von Jade Bowers aus Südafrika, und drei Kurzstücke unter dem Titel 3x30 aus Nigeria, Mosambik und Südafrika.


Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn Sie in der DEG und in Ihrem Bekanntenkreis auf die Aufführungen aufmerksam machen könnten. Für den Fall, dass Sie sie in eine Aussendung aufnehmen können, schicke ich Ihnen im Anhang Informationen zu den Stücken. Bilder können Sie hier herunterladen (ein bisschen runterscrollen und auf den Stücktitel klicken).


Bitte sagen Sie mir Bescheid, wenn ich irgend etwas für Sie tun kann! Wenn sich eine Gruppe Zuschauer_innen auf Ihre Initiative zusammen tut, begrüße ich sie gerne beim Festival. Wenn es Ihnen recht ist, schicke ich Ihnen per Post ein paar Programmhefte des Festivals, dann können Sie sehen, was sonst noch bei uns läuft. Wir können uns auch gerne einmal auf ein Gespräch treffen.


Mit herzlichen Grüßen,


Künstlerische Leiterin . Artistic Director

Festival Theaterformen

Staatstheater Braunschweig

Am Theater . 38100 Braunschweig

 +49 . 531 . 12 34 482

Fax +49 . 531 . 12 34 491




Dear Members and Friends, 

Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year 2018.

Attached is our new Newsletter and an Invitation to our Annual General Meeting. 

We start our 2018 Programme on Thursday, 11th January with a fun evening of Bingo. Hope you will be able to join us. 

We also look forward in welcoming you at all the other planned meetings for the first half of 2018. 

Kind regards,

Carmela Folgosa


DEG Newsletter No. 1 - 2018
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Einladung zur Jahreshauptversammlung 201
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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:



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:


Dear Members and Friends,

Please note that we meet for brunch now at Café Zeit, Sack 24, 38100 Braunschweig, every Thursday between 11.00 h and 13.30 h (instead of Steinecke Bakery).

Conversation in English

All nationalities welcome

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




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“.



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.




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







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!




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

Paul's comment on the situation after the Brexit published in the newspaper
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Dear Members and Friends,


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

Braunschweig has become even more colourful and more attractive. There is a new shop called "Simply British" in Braunschweig, Schützenstraße 3-4. You can buy original British food (such as tea, Marmite etc.) and other specialities here. Visit the beautiful shop and the homepage:          

                                                                                                                      It is worth it!


A warm welcome to Vicki Messam from Devizes.

Vicki is a member of the Bath-Braunschweig Twinning Association and will stay in Braunschweig until end of August. 

If you want to find out more about the places she visits and the things she does, please take a look at her most interesting blog or Facebook:

It was very nice to meet you at the Garden Party, Vicki.

Enjoy your time in Braunschweig and have lots of fun.




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.


Dear Members and Friends, 


We are pleased to announce the election of our new Board and Committee members. 

President                           Paul Kavanagh


Vice-President                 Barbara Heck


Treasurer                           Gudrun Schweimler-Löffler


Secretary                            Eva Grimpen 

Committee Members:       Jane Henke 

                                               Carmela Folgosa 

                                               Katrin Landsmann 

                                               Sabine Thomas 

                                               Amadeo Miller 

                                               Jutta Martens


Deutsche-Englische Gesellschaft 

Anglo-German Association 

Braunschweig e.V.





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


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

at the back of the TuRa-clubhouse 

Bienroder Weg 51 


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



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

Griegstr. 50 


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



There is a new project between the libraries of Braunschweig and Bath. Four books are swapped annually. At the moment the books "Crown of Acorns" by Catherine Fisher and "Elizabeth is missing" by Emma Healey can be borrowed in the Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig (unless they are on loan).

The library of Braunschweig sent "Altes Land" by Dörte Hansen and "Eine Macke kommt selten allein" by Birgit Schlieker to Bath in return.

May the project become successful and find many interested readers.

Enjoy reading! 

Dear Members and Friends,


Thank you for your support at this difficult time.





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

Miranda Davies, being very interested in history and arts, has now written a blog about the history of Braunschweig in English:



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.

Trip to the Photomuseum and Café Britannia in Braunschweig

On Saturday, 19th September 2015, some members and friends of the DEG visited the photo exhibition "October - Zwischen Steubenparade und Alpine Village. Auf den Spuren deutscher Einwanderer in den USA" by Birte Hennig. Although the photos were interesting we were a little disappointed. We missed some explanations and details below the photos. But it was nice to spend the afternoon together.

The delicious Cream Tea we enjoyed afterwards in the Café Britannia, Steinweg 30, was fantastic. We had some nice chats in a relaxed atmosphere and it was really good to meet so many of you.

Some interesting pages recommended by Amadeo Miller:

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.

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.


Dear members and friends,


I would like to let you know that recently a new café called Café Britannia has opened in Braunschweig in Steinweg 30. It is a fantastic place to eat and relax enjoying British atmosphere: traditional English breakfast, Fish & Chips for lunch and in the afternoon delicious Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea are offered.

Highly recommended. 

Further information:


Enjoy it,

Yours Katrin Landsmann    




The DEG met in the Kinomuseum in Vollbüttel on Saturday, 25th April 2015. We were given a tour of the display of old cinematic equipment, cameras etc., then had coffee, tea and cake in the Kino-Café and then sat in historic cinema seats to look at some vintage Mr. Bean, to celebrate the 60th birthday this year of Rowan Atkinson.

A very enjoyable and entertaining afternoon!

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".



This photo shows the Mayor of Bath Cherry Beath, her husband Richard and Braunschweig's Lord Mayor Ulrich Markurth. Cherry Beath signed the Golden Book of Braunschweig. Bryan Chalker and the councillor Gerry Curran also belonged to the delegation of Bath that had been invited for an official civic visit to commemorate 70 years of the bombing of Braunschweig on 14th October. There was a friendly and warm reception at the old town hall, a delicious dinner and a speech by Dr. Henning Steinführer on the importance of remembrance. The commemoration act ended with a very special ceremony at the cathedral at 10 p.m. when the regional bishop Dr. Christoph Meyns reminded people of the dead and the destruction. In his speech he stood up for peace and international understanding. The actor Hans Jürgen Heinze read from the childhood memories of the author Eckhard Schimpf who remembered the events that had happened in October 1944 when he was a six-year-old child. It was a very emotional evening which moved all of the visitors deeply. We all felt how important forgiveness and friendship are.


This photo was taken during a meeting of the committee of the Anglo-German Association with our friends from Bath (by name: the Mayor from Bath Cherry Beath, her husband Richard, councillor Gerry Curran and Bryan Chalker) in the restaurant of the Stadthotel Magnitor in Braunschweig's picturesque part of the town called Magniviertel. It was a nice and entertaining evening. New friendships were built and the existing ones were even more strengthened. 

On Sunday, 27th July 2014 the DEG presented itself during the "Tag der Braunschweigischen Landschaft" in Vechelde in the International Village. Tea, homemade scones, muffins and cake were offered. Informative conversations were held about the aims and the events of the DEG as well as on the twinning activities with our beautiful twin city Bath in England. It was very hot that day. Thanks to all the people who helped to make that day such a successful and nice one.

Further information:




We would like to draw your attention to the following project:



Wie würde die Welt aussehen, wenn es den Ersten Weltkrieg nicht gegeben hätte?

Die Projektinitiatoren Rebecca und Michael Bilkau (stehend) sowie Domprediger Joachim Hempel und Annette Boldt-Stülzebach vom Kulturinstitut als Kooperationspartner. Foto: T.A.­
Die Projektinitiatoren Rebecca und Michael Bilkau (stehend) sowie Domprediger Joachim Hempel und Annette Boldt-Stülzebach vom Kulturinstitut als Kooperationspartner. Foto: T.A.

Dieser Frage geht ein Projekt nach: Junge Menschen sollen ein Buch der Pläne, Hoffnungen und Träume schreiben.

















Further information: 




BS Newpaper acticle - translated by Judy
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1914-2014 Book of Plans, Hopes & Dreams.
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