Highland German Society
Programme for 2021/22
As of 9th August 2021, the Government has lifted most restrictions relating to Covid 19. This means that we can now meet together without restrictions on numbers and so the 2021/22 season of the Highland German Society is free to begin on Wednesday 6th October 2021. Here is the programme for the year.
6th October 2021: An introduction to the South Tyrol. Richard Baxter will give a talk about this German-speaking region of Northern Italy, famous for its beautiful landscape which includes the Dolomites World Heritage Site.
3rd November 2021 sees the return of cellist Ian Sharpe, accompanied on keyboards by Gordon Tocher, who will present a programme of music by German, Swiss and Austrian composers. This session is free to members. Non-members are welcome to attend but there will be a charge of £5.00.
8th December 2021: the annual Weihnachtsfeier, our celebration of Christmas with food, drink, poems and carols in English and German. Please note that this is a different date from that originally proposed.
5th January 2022: a round-table session about our reminiscences of childhood. Bring your stories and some photos!
2nd February 2022: Rosa and Peter Chisholm will talk about one of their favourite German cities, Köln.
2nd March 2022: Recent member Michelle Gowans hails from Canada but has Scottish ancestry and has now returned to her roots in the Highlands. She has ancestors from the Mennonite community, a religious group who emigrated from Europe in the hope of finding religious freedom in the New World. Michelle will tell us their story.
6th April 2022: The Annual General Meeting
All meetings will start at 1400, with the exception of the Weihnachtsfeier and the March meeting which will both start at 1900. Michelle works during the day and so can only give her talk in the evening.
Please note also that the Society will be holding its meetings at a new venue from October 2021. This will be the clubhouse of the Inverness Highland Bowling Club on Auldcastle Road, Inverness, IV2 3PZ. The facilities there are excellent and we look forward to making this our new home.
Any enquiries in the meantime, please contact the Secretary.
Richard Baxter (secretary)
T: 01463 571372