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Current programme (monthly meetings):

  • Weihnachtsfeier

Sun. 16th December 2018 in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.

We will be rounding of our 30th anniversary year with our usual Christmas celebration for WGC members. There'll be seasonal food and drinks, games and carols.

  • “Yorkshire to Hamburg. Hamburg nach Yorkshire”

Sun. 13th January 2019 in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.

The owner of the Moin Moin Bäckerei (bakery) in lIkley, Liam Wilton, lived in Hamburg from 2013-17 working for a tobacco company. When he moved there he knew 5 words of German and picked up the language through an intensive one-month course, colleagues, and the sports clubs he joined. He will tell us how he started and developed the bakery and will bring some samples. The talk will be in German and English.

  • “Koffer gepackt und überlebt (the Little Suitcase)”

Sun. 17th February 2019 in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.

Judith Rhodes will tell us about the experiences of her mother, Ursula Michel, who escaped from pre-war Ludwigshafen, Germany, using the Kindertransport. The talk will be in English, but will also include a short German film.


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Current programme (student events):

These events are for foreign-language teaching assistants and other foreign students of ALL nationalities. We will chat in English at these events, so you can practise colloquial expressions!

  • Events in 2019

We are currently planning our student events for 2019, in liaison with the Committee for foreign-language assistants in Yorkshire, which is based at Leeds University. Some will be at the weekend and some on Wednesdays. Check here again early in the new year!

For all of these events, it is important to check this website the evening before, in case we have to cancel them because of bad weather.

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What else is on?

  • Reading Group:

This meets every few weeks, at Fleur's home in Burley in Wharfedale, to read from and discuss books, short stories and other literature. The group welcomes new members.

If you would like to take part in this group, please contact us for further details.

  • Sprachcafe:

Language Café at the Lawnswood Arms, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 7PH. Members of local German clubs meet for a coffee and a natter in an informal setting. It's usually on the first Monday of the month between 10am and 12noon and is a chance to speak German and/or listen to the spoken word. Just turn up!

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