DEG Newsletter No. 1 - 2018
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Thursday, 11th January: Bingo Evening

Paul Kavanagh will be our host for this fun evening. Come along and try your luck and maybe you might also win a prize.


Thursday, 25th January: Where is the most beautiful beach in China? 

China has a lot of beautiful beaches for holidays. Due to the continuously improving infrastructure, facilities and services, more and more beaches are not only attractive for domestic tourists, but also for international travelers. In this talk, Bianying Song will introduce us to some featured beaches.


Thursday, 8th February: The Churchill Women

Eva Grimpen will profile the Churchill women and their special relationship to Winston Churchill as son, husband and father.


Thursday, 22nd February: The Annual General Meeting.

See the separate invitation attached.


Thursday, 8th March: Ottmer Bauer will read from his book ・The Leaping Lizard・.

Poems in iPhone format alongside postmodern ballads and veritable mock epics rhymed of unrhymed. The themes: breakfast scenes, backyard idylls, winter moments, deceptively intermingled with confrontations of art, religion, war, old age, death and inevitable love. A narrative approach - lacking pathos, lacking enigma and certainly lacking any claim to scientific reliability or truth.


Saturday, 7th April: Excursion to the Deutsches Auswandererhaus Museum in Bremerhaven. We will travel with Niedersachsen tickets. Please register

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Thursday, 19th April: New Zealand

Dagmar and Michael Theeß will tell us interesting facts about their stopover in Singapore on their way to New Zealand. They will also tell us about places they visited partly alone and partly with their NZ friends. They will show pictures from Maungatautari, a natural reservation on the North Island, following some pictures of Wellington. Further they will show pictures from their tour around parts of the South Island. Finally they will speak about the contract of Waitangi and the North Cape, the holy place of the Maori.


Thursday, 3rd May: Me and the Royal Family

With the upcoming Royal wedding of Prince Harry later this month, Kate Grigat will talk to us about the Royal Family and her special connection to Her Majesty, the Queen.


Thursday, 17th May: Biography of my life in Wales

Sigrid Edwards married a Welsh man and lived in Wales for 7 years. She will recount her life and how she adjusted to her new environment.


Saturday, 16th June: 5.00 pm (17.00) - Garden Party

This year our party will be held in the garden of the Kulturpunkt West. A contribution to the buffet is appreciated.


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.


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.


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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Pay Day Reminder: The membership fee for 2018 is due in March.Please also make sure that you paid your membership fee for 2017. If not, please do so as soon as possible.

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Additional events:

After two musicals in a row, this year the Bizet Opera, Carmen premieres in the Burgplatz Arena on 18.08.2018. If you would like to attend as a group and take advantage of early booking savings please contact


The new Churchill film "The Darkest Hour", a 2017 British biographical war drama, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas, opens 18.01.2018 in the C1 Cinema. More details later when it will be shown in the original version.


Braunschweig International will take place on the Kohlmarkt on Saturday, 02.06.2018.