Highland German Society
Programme for 2023/24
Here is the programme for the year.
4th October 2023: a round-table session about our reminiscences of childhood. Bring your stories and some photos!
1st November: Gisela Cumming will present a talk entitled "The Yalta Conference of 1945 and How it Affected the German Population". As we know, the Conference re-drew the national borders of much of Eastern Europe, displaced a lot of people and a lot of German place-names and history was lost. Gisela will describe what happened with special reference to her own family;
6th December: Weihnachtsfeier, our celebration of Christmas in the German style;
10th January 2024: Hagen Wagner will talk about his interest in comic art from the DDR. There was a lively industry producing comics for children and adults, many produced in people’s homes and so in very limited quantities.
7th February: James Ross (clarinet) and Gordon Tocher (keyboard) will play a selection of pieces with a connection to Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
6th March: "Long-distance Travel by Airship". Neil Campbell will talk to us on this theme, a mode of transport in which Germany was a leading pioneer;
10th April: AGM.
Any enquiries in the meantime, please contact the Secretary.
Richard Baxter (secretary)