Conversation Group Programme – August - December 2019
Thursday, 22nd August: Metapolis project
Ryan Zeringue, who studied architecture at the Louisiana State University and obtained a Master’sDegree in urban planning from the Bauhaus University, Weimar and Tongji University in Shanghai and is currently a researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism at the TU Braunschweig, will present parts of the Metapolis project that is creating a new lens to
analyse urban and rural regions of Niedersachsen.
Thursday, 5th September: Painting with Paul Part 1
Paul will show you how to develop a picture which is to be completed in colour at the second sitting. We shall develop a picture using charcoal or soft pencil, using either a given motive or free hand using various perspectives. This is something for beginners who what to try their hand at something else, help will be given to guide you through.
Material will be made available (A3 canvas pencils t squares fixatives etc. Please register if you want to take part in this adventure maximum 15 people. First come first served
Thursday, 19th September: Nursery rhymes
A nursery rhyme is a traditional poem or song for children in Britain and many other English speaking countries. Famous nursery characters are often linked with real people and events and some children’s songs are supposed to be a peculiar form of historical narrative or covert protest. Gudrun Schweimler will give a talk on the hidden meanings and origins of some famous nursery rhymes.
This talk is not suited for children!!
Thursday, 26th September: Time: 3.30 pm (15.30)
Guided tour through Brunswick Cathedral
The foundation and building of Brunswick Cathedral (1172) dates back to Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (1129/30 – 1195). Eva Grimpen is our guide and she puts the emphasis on the fate of the Guelf Dynasty and the Plantagenet Dynasty and the relicts of their close relation. Registration is not necessary. The Dom charges 15 € for a group under 8 persons, beyond they charge 2 € per person
Thursday, 24th October: How to make truffles
Ulla will show you how to make the most delicious truffles. Ulla will bring all the ingredients. The costs will be divided among the participants. If you don’t want to eat them all that evening then bring a tin with greaseproof paper. Please register.
Thursday, 7th November: Painting with Paul Part 2
Completing the master piece you started on the 5th September, I shall bring pigments oils etc.
Registering is necessary maximum 15 people
Thursday, 21st November: Christmas traditions
A general discussions about our family Christmas traditions. Come and tell us your special childhood memories of Christmases gone by and what traditions you still hold onto.
Thursday, 5th December: Christmas party 7.00 pm
Our Christmas party 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, LudwigWinter-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.
13.09.2019 – We are taking part in the Kulturfest Volkshochschule, Heydenstraße 2, from 16:30 hrs. Programme is attached and more details with regard to our participation will follow.
17.08.2019 – Premier of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco in the Arena on the Burgplatz, Braunschweig
Braunschweig Sister Cities links
Sousse / Deutsch Tunesische Gesellschaft: www.deutsch-tunesische-gesellschaft.de
Nimes / Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft e. V. Braunschweig: www.dfg-bs.de
Zhuhai / Deutsch-Chinesische Gesellschaft Braunschweig e. V.: www.dcgbs.de
Bandung / Deutsch-Indonesische Gesellschaft: www.dig-niedersachsen.de
Kiryat Tivon / Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft e.V.: https://braunschweig.deutsch-israelische-gesellschaft.de