What are we organising next?

LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2018


1. Members' German Dinner - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

When:     Wednesday 28 February, 2018, at 6:15 for 6:45 pm

Where:    Weybourne House, St. Catherines, Hithebury Close, Guildford GU2 4DR (just off the Portsmouth Road);

                 ample car parking, and with disabled access

A German-themed meal with silver service in a comfortable, spacious yet cosy, function room at Weybourne House. Tickets: £23.50 each.

Members and their guests only. To see menu details and book places, click here.


2. 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.


3.   Film and story-telling evening – Wednesday 30 May, 2018

When:     Wednesday 30 May, 2018 - confirmation of timing to follow

Where:   Confirmation of venue to follow

An evening with Freiburg filmmaker and photographer Telemach Wiesinger (in English).

Open to the public: a paying event, with a discount for GFA members.


4.    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.


5.   AGMMay or June, 2018

When:       Date to be confirmed

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

Members only.


6.    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).