40 year twinning anniversary logo Reception shot  -May 4 2019 LAST UPDATED: September 22, 2019
Recent Association Events Another reception shot - May 4 2019  

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2019
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Lecture: "Localising the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in Freiburg" - Friday September 6, 2019 

 

Speaker: Simone Pflaum, Director of Sustainability Management, City of Freiburg

Where: 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7XH

 

At this event organised by Guildford Borough Council and the University of Surrey, Ms Pflaum explained some of the UN goals and discussed the extent to which Freiburg is grappling with them successully.

 

Free admission for Members

 

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Freiburg City Official Visit to Guildford - September 4-6, 2019

The Oberbürgermeister (Lord Mayor) of Freiburg and 10 other delegates were hosted by Guildford Borough Council, assisted by the GTA.

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Members' summer lunch party Sunday August 18, 2019

 

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

 

Members and their guests only.

 

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Concert: John Sheppard Ensemble, Freiburg - Saturday 11 August, 2019

Where: Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford GU1 3RR

Concert organised by Guildford Chamber Choir, assisted by the GTA.

Open to the public: free admission.

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Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Where: Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA

Concert organised by Guildford Chamber Choir, assisted by the GTA.

Members only.

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Members' trip to Freiburg - June 6 - 9, 2019

16 members met in Freiburg, were welcomed by Freiburg City Council and Freiburg's nglo German Club, and visited the city and the Black Forest.

Members only.

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Picnic in the Castle Grounds Saturday June 1, 2019

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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Freiburg artists and artworks in Guildford: 4 May - 16 June, 2019

"Voices of Freiburg"exhibition of 5 Freiburg artists and their artworks in Guildford: 4 May - 16 June, 2019

Where: Guildford House Gallery, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ

Open to the public: free admission

Afternoon tea reception: Members and guests only

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Freiburg sculptors at Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden & Arts Festival 2019

Where: Birtley Estate, Bramley GU5 0LB

Open to the public

Evening private view: Members and guests only

Radio interviews: As part of BBC Surrey's "Surrey Day" broadcast on Saturday 4th May, James Cannon interviewed Barbara Ford, GTA chair, two other committee 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

Members and their friends only.

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2018
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Mini German Christmas Market - Sunday December 2, 2018

Where: Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA

 

Open to the public: free admission.

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

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

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.

Open to the public

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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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2017
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Mini German Christmas market – Sunday 3 December, 2017

Where: Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA

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.