40 year twinning anniversary logo Reception shot  -May 4 2019 LAST UPDATED: May 11, 2019
Recent Association Events Another reception shot - May 4 2019  

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GTA at the Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden & Arts Festival 2019

Members' Private View Reception - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Where: Birtley Estate, Bramley GU5 0LB

Radio interviews: Earlier on the same day, as part of BBC Surrey's "Surrey Day" broadcast, James Cannon interviewed Barbara Ford, GTA chair, two other committe members and two Freiburg artists.

Click here for recordings of the interviews.

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Members' German Dinner - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Where: Weybourne House, St Catherine’s, Hitherbury Close, Guildford GU2 4DR

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Mini German Christmas Market - Sunday December 2, 2018

Where: Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA

Sale oftraditional wooden toys, gifts, cards, candles, German bakery, secondhand German books, CDs and DVDs;  tasting of fine German wines; Tombola; with refreshments - Glühwein, coffee and cake

 

The Market was open to the public, with free admission.

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Autumn Lecture - "German Art - a personal view from the bridge" - Monday November 26, 2018, 7.15pm

Speaker: Ian Charnock, Retired Head of History of Art, Guildford High School & St George’s, Ascot

Where: Council Chamber,  Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Mr Charnock talked to us about German art, including the German tradition of wood sculpture. 

Open to the public: free admission.

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16+ seminar: “Introduction to European film” Wednesday October 3, 2018

Speaker: Professor Phil Powrie, Professor of Cinema Studies, University of Surrey

Where: Guildford High School, London Road, Guildford

An enrichment seminar for local sixth-formers.

Admission restricted to 6th-form students at Guildford schools and their teachers: free of charge.

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Members' summer lunch party Sunday August 19, 2018

Where: Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3PE

Members and their guests only.

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Picnic in the Castle Grounds Saturday June 2, 2018

Where: Guildford Castle grounds

At this event organised by Guildford Borough Council, the Association ran a stall in the grounds of Guildford Castle to promote the twinning, with fun activities for children.

Open to the public: free admission.

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Film & Conversation with Telemach Wiesinger - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Speaker: Telemach Wiesinger 

WhereThe Guildhall, High Street, Guildford  GU1 3AA

Telemach Wiesinger, a German photographer and film-maker with a poetic sensibility, presented and discussed (in English) a selection from his works. Presentation followed by Q & A.

Referencing early film aesthetics, Telemach's short film poems in black and white, largely composed of sequences of single camera set-ups and continuous takes, create a strange tension between movement and stasis, permanence and transience. He often works in collaboration with composer and multi-instrumentalist Tobias Schwab.

Open to the public. Tickets: £7.00 standard, £6.00 Association members.

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Annual General Meeting - Thursday 24 May, 2018 (7:30 pm)

Where: Council Chamber, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Members only.

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Spring Lecture: "What is German about German music?" - Monday 16 April, 2018

Speaker: Professor Erik Levi, Visiting Professor of Music, Royal Holloway College, University of London

Where: Council Chamber, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Professor Levi explored for us the features of German music that make it distinctive from other musical traditions. You can see his slide presentation, which includes audio files of the musical examples, here .

(4 files are available, all in Microsoft "Powerpoint" format. File 1 is the text presentation; and each of files 2, 3 and 4 contains one of the audio-enabled musical example sets with which Professor Levi illustrated his talk. To launch the audio components in those 3 files, when viewing the presentation, just click on the loudspeaker icons: .)

Open to the public: free admission.

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Members' German Dinner - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Where: Weybourne House, St Catherines, Hitherbury Close, Guildford GU2 4DR

Members and their friends only.

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Mini German Christmas market – Sunday 3 December, 2017

Where: Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA

Sale of traditional wooden toys, gifts, cards, bakery from Germany, mostly from Freiburg, with refreshments - Glühwein, coffee and cake.

Open to the public: free admission.

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Autumn Lecture: "German democracy: how is it different?" - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Speaker: Dr Emanuele Massetti, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Surrey

Where: Council Chamber, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Dr Massetti explained to us the current constitutional set-up of Germany, with a look at its historical background and some insights into its workings in practice, plus a comparison with the British and other systems.

You can see his slide presentation here.

Open to the public: free admission.