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Current programme (monthly meetings):

  • “Carl Zuckmayer und die Tradition des preußischen Militarismus”

Sun. 19th May 2019 in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale at 7.30 for 8pm.

WGC member Peter Lodge will tell us (in German with English summaries) about this 20th century German author and playwright, who dealt frankly and critically with painful aspects of German history (including the rise of National Socialism and the 2nd World War) without ever losing his zest for life and sense of humour.

  • “Living in Leipzig and travels through Germany”

Sun. 16th June 2019 in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale at 7.30 for 8pm.

Lee Wiltamuth, a young choral director, will tell us in German with English summaries, about his time in Leipzig, where he studied at the Volkshochschule, and also about his travels through Germany during is four and a half years there.

  • “Living in and leaving the GDR”

Sun. 14th July 2019 in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale at 7.30 for 8pm.

Tina Davies and Janet Smaje, members of the Doncaster-Herten club, will tell us, mainly in English, about Tina's life in, and escape from, the German Democratic Republic in the 1970s.


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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! Many of our events are done in Association with FLAC, the Foreign-Language Assistants' Committee at Leeds University.

Wed 1 May: (in association with FLAC) a walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal between Crossflatts and Saltaire, taking in the famous 5-rise and 3-rise "staircase" locks on this stretch of the canal.

Sun 12 May: a hike in the Yorkshire dales, based around Grassington.

Sat 18 May: Bye-bye Barbecue, by invitation only.

If you would like to take part in any of these events, please contact us.

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 German, in an informal setting. It's usually on the first Monday of the month between 10am and 12noon (except public holiday, when it is delayed by one week) and is a chance to speak German and/or listen to the spoken word. Just turn up!

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