Thursday 10th January 2019 - Games Abend
We’ll keep the festive spirit going at our next meeting on Thursday January 10th with party games and activities in German/English.
Besides old favourites such as Suchen Sie jemanden, den.. / Find someone, who…: Tabu/Taboo and StadtLandGenuss/Words of a letter, we’ve got new language games Alibi/Fishy Stories and Finde den Bluff/Call my bluff kindly provided by Irmgard.
We’ll round things off with a showing of the Freddie Frinton comedy sketch “Dinner for One” (This fixture of German New Year’s Eve TV since 1972 is finally getting its first UK TV screening this Christmas Eve.)
Thursday 7th February 2019 - Reflections on Hamburg - Irmgard Ralf
Thursday 7th March 2019 -
KARNEVAL IN KÖLN UND DIE MAINZER FASTNACHT
(Carnival traditions in Cologne and Mainz)
WALTER UND CLIVE
Helau und Alaaf! It’s carnival time and at our next meeting, Walter and Clive will be explaining to us (from personal experience) how it’s celebrated in Germany’s carnival capitals of Cologne and Mainz.
In this crazy season, aka die fünfte Jahreszeit, is it really true that women can snip off men's ties and it's OK to kiss a policeman? Was a bank robbery once really carried out by a robber dressed up as a carnival fool?
Come along on Thursday, March 7th, and find out! (And please bring a raffle prize, too.),
Following Irmgard's moving presentation last month about her home city of Hamburg comes a film, THE AFTERMATH, set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. In cinemas from March 1st.
Thursday 4th April 2019 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 2nd May 2019 - HOW TO MAKE A RUMTOPF
Lesley started off her Rumtopf with strawberries, sugar and special 54% rum.
Over the summer, she'll be layering different fruit, sugar and topping up with rum
in time for us to sample at our Adventabend in December.
Thursday 6th June 2019 - VISIT OF STOKE & GERMAN FOOTBALLERS
Thursday 4th July 2019 - MUSICAL & GRILLABEND
No meeting in August - Enjoy a break!
Thursday 12th September 2019 - ALL ABOUT PILATES
In the first half, we’ll do a bilingual exploration of his remarkable life, spent, among other places, in Liverpool and the Isle of Man.
In the second half, the much sought-after Pilates tutor Avis Hopkins from Gnosall near Stafford will give us a very gentle introduction to some of the exercises.
Thursday 3rd October 2019 - LIVING IN THE GDR
Christine and Insa will relate their experiences
Thursday 7th November 2019 - DIE BERLINER MAUER
On the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bryan will talk about the origins, structure and demise of the wall, recounting a business visit to Berlin in 1985 and a revisit in 2018.
Thursday 5th December 2019 - ADVENTABEND
Brush up your craft skills and experience the preparations for Weihnachten
Thursday 4th January 2018 - Games Abend - Party games - may include games such as Anagrams in English & German. Find out how to play SKAT and revise knowledge of Canasta. Also the "Konfessionen", a party game inspired by entries made by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Thursday 1st February 2018 - Erlangen themed Evening Club members with Erlangen connections (Irmgard. Lesley, Marian and Clive) to co-ordinate contributions on Stoke's twin city
Thursday 1st March 2018 WEINPROBE - CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
RE-ARRANGED FOR 7TH JUNE 2018
Thursday 5th April 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MIT KAFFEE UND KUCHEN!!
Thursday 3rd May 2018 - Kaefer themed evening Based on the word-play '(Mai)Kaefer and Beetle, the evening will include a VW Beetle drive devised by Bryan & Christine. Bryan will also contribute a short VW related piece
Thursday 7th June 2018 RE-ARRANGED WEINPROBE EVENING
Thursday 5th JuLY 2018 BBQ with music by /Grillabend mit Musik
Full details on the Grillabend Web page
August 2018 NO MEETING
Irmgard has a suggestion for an outing to Manchester to have lunch at a German-style restaurant. It's called 'Albert's Schloss' in Peter Street, near Deansgate, central Manchester.
They have Bierkeller-type benches on one side and a dining area on the other. Irmgard has been there herself and enjoyed some of its vegetarian starters (alpine chevre and beet hummus) and understands that the various types of Hauswurst (made locally) are excellent too.
As there's no meeting in August, we thought it would be nice to have the outing then. Irmgard has suggested Saturday, 4th or Saturdy, 11th August for an early lunch.
Thursday 6th September 2018 A GERMAN GIRL IN A BRITISH WORLD
Short talk + quiz.
Thursday 4th October 2018 BIER UND WURST ABEND
Walter Bridge discusses the history of German Beer
Insa Winkelbrandt explains the different types of Wurst
Thursday 1st November 2018 War and Peace
German and British 20th century history as experienced by my family, my acquaintances and a German artist.
Thursday 6th December 2018 Christmas Themes with Rev Terry Bloor
and crafting with Jane Mosby
2017 MEETING CALENDAR
Thursday 5th January 2017 - Mystery Parcel Event
Thursday 2nd February 2017 - LATE CHANGE - Quiz Abend!
Thursday 2nd March 2017 - Weinproebe
Thursday 6th April 2017 - Annual General Meeting followed a talk by Walter Bridge on his German Ancestry
Thursday 4th May 2017 - Spargel Abend
Thursday 1st June 2017 - Cafe Culture
Thursday 6th July 2017 - Grillabend mit Musik
Thursday 3rd August 2017 - No Meeting - Urlaubs!!
Thursday 7th September 2017- German Bundestag Elections - Simon Johl
Thursday 5th October 2017 - 500 years after the German Reformation – in the steps of Martin Luther
Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Christine will run a bi-lingual activity about the Bauhau ceramicist Grete Marks, a Nazi refugee who briefly worked in Stoke-on-Trent. This will be followed by an art workshop led by local artist Debbie Windsor
Thursday 7th December 2017 - Adventabend: The usual format with paper folding and Weihnachtslieder by Jacqui & Jane, Advent reflections by Irmgard Ralf, Gospel reading by Walter Bridge & Insa Winkelbrandt will demonstrate making a Feuerzangenbowle
These were also some additional events outside of the meetings during 2017
April - Pensioners from Erlangen are visiting the area
Saturday 17th June - Marion will lead an Orienteering Experience on Cannock Chase
Saturday 22nd July - An escorted walking tour around Manchester
Sunday 24th September- Visit to the Tate Gallery, Liverpool: Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919 - 1933
See information on the Home page of this website
Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Sunday 1200 on Cannock Chase - German Military Cemetery
Thursday 7th January 2016 - Mystery Parcel Event
Thursday 4th February 2016 - The German Social Work Model
Thursday 3rd March 2016 - Weinproebe
Thursday 7th April 2016 - Annual General Meeting
Thursday 5th May 2016 - Bilingual Language Games
Thursday 2nd June 2016 - Sing-Song Evening
Thursday 7th July 2016 - Grill Abend with German Food
Thursday 4th August 2016 - No Meeting - Urlaubszeit!!!
Thursday 1st September 2016 - German Learning Workshop
Thursday 6th October 2016 - Presentation by DoE candidates on their experience and history of DoE
Thursday 3rd November 2016 - Revisiting Learning Language techniques with Slow German
Thursday 1st December 2016 - Adventabend
Thursday 8th January 2015 - Germany Quiz
Thursday 5th February 2015 - The Great German Bake-off
Thursday 5th March 2015 - Weinproebe
Thursday 2nd April 2015 - AGM
Thursday 7st May 2015
Thursday 4th June 2015
Thursday 2nd July 2015
Thursday 6th August 2015
Thursday 3rd September 2015
Thursday 1st October 2015 - Quiz Evening
Thursday 5th November 2015 - The History of Rolls-Royce
Thursday 3rd December 2015 - Adventabend
Occasionally, we share some German food together.
Please let us know the Monday before the next meeting, if you would like to join us for the meal.