The first Stammtisch event of the year will be at the Hilton in Gateshead on Rosenmontag (carnival Monday), 15 February. Our theme will be ‘Heaven & Hell’ (optional of course), with a carnival buffet on the evening at a cost of £15 per person.
We are delighted that the German Consul, Mr Wolfgang Moessinger will also be able to join us and say a few words. The event starts at around 6.30pm and the buffet opens at 7pm. Please let me know if you can make it, so that we have an idea about numbers for catering. It would be great to see you all.
In the forthcoming three months, the Tyneside Cinema will feature German, Spanish and French movies as part of the Language Café initiative. German movies will be shown on the following dates:
Tuesday, 19 January @ 17:45 Das Leben der Anderen
Sunday, 14 February @ 17:35 M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Sunday, 7 March @ tbc Nirgendwo in Afrika
Following each performance, there’s also a free get-together where you can talk about the film in German. Click here for the full Tyneside Cinema programme.
If your New Year’s resolution includes to learn German, visit the BBC’s website for a taster. They have an entertaining German language section, which is also quite good fun for native speakers. In ten short videos, German comedian Henning Wehn explains ‘What’s so funny about German’. Let me know what you think J
Now that the snow fall in the UK has calmed down a bit, ‘Daisy’ has been causing havoc in northern Germany. The Stern magazine has some impressive photographs online.
Last, but not least – the Ruhr area/Essen is this year’s Capital of Culture. With daily flights from Newcastle to Düsseldorf, you might fancy a weekend trip to the celebrations – check out RUHR2010.
See you soon!