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By popular request, and subject to the weather, we may sit in the garden with its view of the Zurich Lake, eat scones with strawberries and cream, and drink lots of good English tea. This is an opportunity to link up with old and new friends as we are inviting the Glarus English Club and the ladies from Zug to join us. We are inviting Maryann Herr, a past President of the Zurich International Women’s Association to share her experiences of managing hotels in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other challenging areas. Transport: There is limited parking in nearby streets, opposite the Gemeindehaus or at the Sanatorium Park House. Take bus No. 161 from Burkliplatz, descend at the bus stop Sanatorium; Or the trains S8 and S24 from the main station to Kilchberg, followed by a short steep walk up the hill and then follow the signposts for Sanatorium Place: Joanna Koch’s home Cost: CHF 8 Reservations: To facilitate catering, please reserve with Joanna by Saturday, 11 August
Last year over 1,200 British cars came together in the Canton of Glarus, at one of the most important British car meetings in Switzerland. If you own and drive a British made car then come along to Mollis and be part of this unique motorised get-together. Enjoy the diverse stands, refreshments, displays and children’s activities and meet up with other British car owners. This will give us an opportunity to join the Glarus English Club on their territory, a very beautiful and spectacular valley between high peaks right and left. Non British cars are welcome but must be parked outside the main area in another car park which is a few minutes walk away. We are grateful to BRA Member Philip Bellamy for informing us about this event. Some Members attended last year and were absolutely thrilled. So if you are interested, contact Joanna Koch and she will put you in touch with others who plan to go. Special Guest this year – The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club For further information contact Joanna Koch. Cost: You pay for what you buy and consume.
Douglas Bostock, the English principal conductor of the Argovia Philharmonic for 18 years is retiring in 2019. In his honour, the orchestra will be performing a series of 5 concerts of music (September, November, January, March (2)) associated with the United Kingdom. These will be followed by a Last Night of the Proms concert in June 2019. Details including dates of the 5 concerts in the ABO-Konzert programme (in German) are on the link: https://www.argoviaphil.ch/konzerte-und-angebote/abo-konzerte/ Details of the Last Night of the Proms are at link: https://www.argoviaphil.ch/konzerte-und-angebote/sonderkonzerte/last-night/ Cost: See ticket prices on www.argoviaphil.ch The orchestra is offering BRA members a group discount of 15% off ticket prices and the opportunity to meet with experts in British music. When booking tickets ensure that you say that you are from the British Residents’ Association. Reservations: Directly with Orchestra on www.argoviaphil.ch Contact: Iris Karahusić on email@example.com
Who is aware that the Reformation in Zurich affected the world in a major way and the ultimate success depended upon one woman’s action? Ulrich Zwingli is probably the most influential Swiss who ever lived, but for the past 500 years he has not been given the credit he deserves. The Rev. Catherine McMillan will be with us to give us the background. She is the Ambassador for the Reformation in Zurich – born in Edinburgh, raised in the US, educated in Montpelier, Strasbourg, Heidelberg and Tübingen, ordained to the ministry of the Reformed Church near Zurich and a regular speaker on Swiss Television. Due to her international background she was given the task of wakening interest. Hence her title of “Ambassador” We are delighted and honoured that Catherine McMillan will lead us through an afternoon illuminating little known facts about Zwingli. After lunch, we will be at the “Helferei” just near the Grossmünster for her talk. She will then take us to the Grossmünster and look at the first printed German Bible, the beautiful Kloister Garden and finish up with tea back at the Helferei. Reservations: Contact Joanna Koch for other fascinating details about Zwingli and she will be happy to send […]