LAGC

     LEEDS ANGLO GERMAN CLUB

       
     

->THE CLUB

We are a multinational, non-profit-making group dedicated to sharing personal experiences and knowledge of the people, culture, traditions and language of Germany and German-speaking countries. We welcome anyone with an interest in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the German language. We hold monthly meetings between September and June.

We feature high quality guest speakers covering a wide range of subjects with a German connection. Occasionally our own members are happy to speak. We also have a quiz night, meals out, a visit to the Leeds German Christmas Market, a Christmas Party, and a Summer Barbecue! Both German and English are spoken at all events, so no-one is left out.

We have close ties with other German groups in the Yorkshire region, including Wharfedale German Circle, Huddersfield German Circle and Bradford Circle for Foreign Languages, German Section.
We also have links with Neil McDonald, who organises Anglo-German walks: www.anglo-german-walks.com.
For details of the Calderdale (Halifax) and York German circles please contact the secretary.

Our meetings usually take place in Headingley, at St Columba's United Reformed Church Hall. Other venues are St Luke's Church House and, for the quiz, The Original Oak. Meetings start at 7:30 PM, with a standard admission charge of £3.00, which usually includes refreshments, and gives instant membership. The cost of meals out, the quiz, the Christmas Party, plus trips and vists etc. and the Barbecue will be announced nearer the times of these events.

We have a very successful Language Cafe, held at the Lawnswood Arms from 10 till 12 noon on the first Monday of the month, except for bank holidays. All standards of spoken German are accepted, from complete beginner onwards. (Click here for full details.)

The club is affiliated to The British German Association: www.britishgermanassociation.org. We are also affiliated to The Anglo-Austrian Society. We are linked to the Yorkshire German Network.

ER & GE (UK) have again agreed to be an official sponsor of the club. We remain grateful for their continued support.  www.erge.co.uk

->HISTORY

The Club was formed in Autumn 1996. Trudi Kaiser had been running her own group at Swarthmore. When Trudi retired, Dorrit Pinder was invited to take over. She stepped in and organised meetings at Swarthmore on Saturday afternoons, where she was joined by about seven others. Some of them are still members! Games and conversation evenings (sometimes hard work!) were organised and various venues/pubs etc. were tried. Weekday evenings soon replaced Saturdays. When, some eighteen months later, it was felt that different activities were needed, Dorrit began to invite speakers, St. Luke's Church House in Headingley became the regular venue, and events like the Christmas party and the summer meal (then held at The Berghof in Todmorden) were established.

The club's membership (and also the committee!) grew as time went on and, by the 2001/2002 season, larger premises were needed, resulting in a gradual move to St. Columba's and the Leeds Anglo German Club as it is today.

->OUR INVITATION

(Germany) (Austria) (Switzerland)

We cordially invite anyone with an interest in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the German language to our events. We welcome students and ex-students of German who would like the opportunity to listen to and speak the language in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Members of other German groups are always welcome.

->PROGRAMME 2015-2016 (this programme began on 14.9.15)    (Click here to view)


->PROGRAMME 2016-2017 (this programme began on 12.9.16)    (Click here to view)






Tuesday September 19th 2017

DEUTSCHE OPERETTEN IN LONDON UND NEW YORK 1907 - 1938

Professor Derek Scott, Leeds University Music Department

An entertaining look at the massive enthusiasm for English versions of German operettas: how the music business went global.

Illustrated talk with music (PP) in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday October 18th 2017

SCHÖNE BÜCHER VON INKUNABELN ÜBER GUTENBERG BIS ZUR NEUZEIT

Karl Hesse, Member, Wharfedale German Circle

The history of books, illuminated manuscripts, the development of book printing and binding, how trends in art are reflected in book covers and illustrations. (Incunabula: the earliest printed books after Gutenberg.)

Illustrated talk in German and English, with samples.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Tuesday November 7th 2017

QUIZABEND

Mike Spencer, Committee Member

We return to The Original Oak for our popular German and general knowledge quiz. Questions in German and English, plus Kartoffelsalat, Würstchen and prizes. Enjoy a drink or two. Come in teams of 3 or 4 people or just come on your own and join in!

Students most welcome!

Please contact the secretary by November 4th if you would like to come.

The Original Oak, Headingley

7:30 - 10:00

Tuesday November 21st 2017

MECKLENBURG - VORPOMMERN: GESCHICHTE UND KULTUR

Gillian Roche, Club Member

Gillian will talk about this lesser known region of Germany with reference to her recent visit to some of its many palaces and manor houses (Herrenhäuser).

Illustrated (PP) talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Saturday December 2nd 2017

WEIHNACHTSFEIER

A German Christmas Party, with good company, good food, Glühwein and entertainment. There will be a warm welcome for everyone! A lovely festive occasion.

Please let the secretary know by November 29th if you would like to come.

The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel, LS16 8DW

7:30 till late

Monday January 15th 2018

DIE DEUTSCHEN IN BRADFORD

Marilyn Heron, Chair, Wharfedale German Circle

A talk about Germans who came to Bradford in the nineteenth century, their influence on the city, and some of their descendants.

Illustrated talk (PP) in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday January 31st 2018

Mark Green, Honorary German Consul

Topic to be announced later

Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Tuesday February 20th 2018

MÜNCHEN - MEINE ZWEITE HEIMAT

Carolyn Moffatt, Volunteer Esol Teacher

Carolyn will give us an insight into life in Munich, Bavarian society and culture, having lived and worked there for over 20 years.

Illustrated talk (PP) in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday March 7th 2018

AGM AND REFRESHMENTS

Please join us. Your ideas and suggestions will be welcomed! Pizza and wine with a chance to socialise will follow a short business meeting.

St Luke's Church House

7:30 - 10:00

Wednesday March 21st 2018

ASPEKTE DER SCHWEIZ

Mike Spencer, Committee Member

A look at some cultural and linguistic aspects of Switzerland, accompanied by a tour of the historic and cosmopolitan city of Basel.

Illustrated talk (PP) in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday April 11th 2018

52nd YORKSHIRE GERMAN CIRCLES' ANNUAL DINNER

Healds Hall is the venue for this enjoyable annual event, hosted this time by the Halifax/Calderdale German Circle. An opportunity to join our friends from the Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wharfedale and York German Circles for a very pleasant evening.

Healds Hall Hotel, Leeds Rd, Liversedge, WF15 6JA

7 pm for 7.30 pm

Monday April 23rd 2018

LUSTIGE DEUTSCHE ORTSNAMEN UND IHR URSPRUNG

Sorgenlos lachen in Kummer und Elend!

Christel Richter, Former Journalist

Christel will explain the origin of some amusing and unusual place names in Germany.

Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Tuesday May 1st 2018

SCHINKEN, WURST UND SCHWEINEFLEISCH –

Wege zum Erfolg für deutsche Metzger

Karl-Heinz Wüstner, Author and Local Historian

Karl-Heinz will speak about one of his main research interests: the special migration movement of pork butchers who emigrated from Hohenlohe in Baden Württemberg to Great Britain in the 19th century.

Illustrated talk (PP) in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday June 13th 2018

DAS BAUHAUS - DIE VORGESCHICHTE

Roy Watson, Committee Member

2019 sees the centenary of the Bauhaus. On this occasion Roy will discuss the cultural and artistic movements which foreshadowed it.

Illustrated Talk in German and English

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Saturday June 30th 2018

SOMMERFEST

A special event. Details later!

July/August 2018

GRILLFEST bei Max und Sheana

Date and details later.

->FURTHER INFORMATION


Language Cafe/Sprachcafe

The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd, LS16 7PH
10am till 12 noon

Monday 4th September 2017   Monday 5th March 2018            
Monday 2nd October 2017   Monday 9th April 2018            
Monday 6th November 2017   Monday 14th May 2018             
Monday 4th December 2017   Monday 4th June 2018             
Monday 8th January 2018   Monday 2nd July 2018             
Monday 5th February 2018   Monday 6th August 2018             



->VENUES

(St Columba's)
St Columba's URC
70 Headingley Lane
Leeds
LS6 2DH
(St Luke's)
St Luke's Church House
9 Alma Road
Otley Road
Headingley
Leeds
LS6 2AH
 
 
 

->CONTACT

For further information, and/or to request the full programme of events, please contact:

Jane Millward (Secretary)
phone: 0113 2687697
email: janemill2@yahoo.co.uk
Max Dudley (Chairman)
phone: 0113 2370389
email: yeldud34@gmail.com

Or write to the following address: 27 Turnberry Avenue, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7TJ.

Last updated 31st August 2017

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