What are we organising next?

LAST UPDATED: April 12, 2018


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

When:     Monday 16 April, 2018, at 7:15 pm

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 is a musicologist, performer, critic and broadcaster whose special area of interest is music during the Third Reich. He is the author of numerous books including Mozart and the Nazis, The Impact of Nazism upon Twentieth-Century Music and Music under German Occupation,1938-1945 (to be published in 2019).

He will explore for us - as Richard Wagner attempted in the nineteenth century - the features of German music that make it distinctive from other musical traditions. His lecture will be supported by recorded musical examples.



Open to the public: admission free. To ensure a place, email: guildford.freiburg@gmail.com.


2.   Film and conversation with Telemach Wiesinger – Wednesday 30 May, 2018

When:     Wednesday 30 May, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Where:   Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA


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


Telemach documents the outside world with a sensitivity to details that ordinarily pass us by. Referencing early film aesthetics, his short film poems in black and white are largely composed of sequences of single camera set-ups and continuous takes, creating a strange tension between movement and stasis, permanence and transience. Often working in collaboration with composer and multi-instrumentalist Tobias Schwab, he fuses playful humour and formal precision. The works are meditations on the everyday, often banal - urban spaces, ports, railways, where human life is either absent or transitory.


Works include: "Die Ankunft Eines Zuges" (2011); "Europa" (2012); "Passage" (2008); and "Doppelgänger" (2017).


Open to the public. Tickets: £7.00 standard, £6.00 Association members (proof of membership for every discounted ticket will be required at the door).

                               Booking through Guildford Tourist Information Centre, Guildford High Street: either online by clicking here, or by phone on 01483 444 334 - or go there in person.

                               Note that the Box Office applies a 5% booking fee, capped at £5.00 per transaction.


3.    Picnic in the Castle grounds Saturday 2 June, 2018

When:       Saturday 2 June 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Where:      Guildford Castle grounds

The Association will be running a stall promoting the twinning, with fun activities for children, at this event organised by Guildford Borough Council.

Bring a picnic and your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces … suitable for adults too.

Open to the public: admission free.


4.   AGMMay or June, 2018

When:       Date to be confirmed

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

Members only.


5.    Members’ summer lunch party Sunday 19 August, 2018

 When:       Sunday 19 August from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Once again, our lunch party will be held in the college’s beautiful and historic wood-panelled room opening on to a lovely garden.

Further details to be confirmed.

 Members and guests only.





(Note: you may also like to click here to be taken to a web page of the British German Association, with details of some of their forthcoming events).