Dear Stammtisch Friends
The nights getting longer and with the first snow forecast, here are some ideas to keep warm:
The Tyneside Cinema will show this week the German film Barbara, which won a Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. If you go tonight – Wednesday, 24 October – the film will be on at 5.45pm and then followed by a La nguage Cafe session that you can join if you want to.
Also if you missed out on the Brandling Villa’s Oktoberfest and fancy some German food, then head down to the Broad Chare at the Quayside. Until the end of the month, they have some German dishes on the menu, such as Bratwurst, Sauerkraut & Kartoffelsalat, Schweinebraten, Kloss & Blaukraut and Jaegerschnitzel. On draft you’ll also get WEST’s Oktoberfestbier.
Another date in the diary is 16 April 2013! That’s when Germany’s Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain – the very funny Henning Wehn, will be at the Stand Comedy Cafe in Newcastle. Tanja, who saw him there earlier this year, got this tip well ahead by the Stand. I’m sure this would be a great night out for our Stammtisch!
Not so far in the distant future is the 60th and also final Weihnachtsbasar at the United Reformed Church in Newcastle. It will take pla ce on 24 November from 11am to 2pm and as usual there will be the cafe, stands and the Christmas carol singing. If you want to get involved, let me know and I’ll forward you the forms.
I can highly recommend to you Spotlight magazines that I’ve been subscribing to for almost three decades. They’re currently running a promotion, where you can download gratis this month’s magazine as an e-paper and get the chance to win an iPad. You’ll get magazines to learn/improve English (Spotlight, Business Spotlight, Spot on), French (Ecoute), Spanish (Ecos), Italian (Adesso) or German (Deutsch perfekt). Visit their Facebook site and enter the free draw.
The Guardian recently ran a series of articles entitled Germany: The Accidental Empire, wh ich you may find interesting.
And last, but not least – Jo Chexal is now not only able to do your biometric passports at the German Honorary Consul’s offices in Newcastle Civic Centre, Registrar’s Entrance, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PS. A photographer can also join you at the appointments to get the right passport sized photographs done then and there. To make an appointment, either email Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 233 6317.
I’ll also let you know soon about our annual Christmas Dinner.