Welcome

The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg was founded in 1920. Our objective is to promote transnational heritage, good relations and understanding between Great Britain and Sweden through support for business and cultural exchange.

For more information write to info@angloswedish.se   We can also be found on facebook: AngloSwedish Gothenburg

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Membership fee 150:- per year – Please email membership@angloswedish.se with your name, email and postal address and details of your payment to the – Anglo-Swedish Society – , plusgiro 242700-3 Bank Account: Danske Bank 1235-01-06314 Anglo Swedish Society

 

 

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Brexit Town-hall meeting

Please note there are plans for a Brexit townhall meeting in Gothenburg with the new Ambassador – Judith Gough. Once the date and venue have been confirmed, you will be able to register for the event on the British Embassy Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Britishembassystockholm/

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EVENTS Coming up

We have several opportunities to meet up in the near future. You are welcome to contact me if you need more information about these events.

Fri 15 Nov:The Pirates of Gothenburg  (17:30 – 21:30)
Haga församlingshem
Book now for the Anglo-Swedish Society annual dinner and entertainment, this year with a pirates theme. Several British Club members will be performing in a light-hearted dramatised reading by the Not-Quite-a-Ceilidh ensemble.
British Club members get the discount rate of 200 kr. (Please book through events@angloswedish.se.)

Sun 24 Nov:St Andrew’s Day lunch   (13:00)
Haga församlingshem
No, not haggis! This is a buffet meal with delicious food from around the world. Cost: 100 kr, including wine.

BREXIT A Townhall meeting with Judith Gough, the new British Ambassador

Please note there are plans for a Brexit townhall meeting in Gothenburg with the new Ambassador – Judith Gough. Once the date and venue have been confirmed, you will be able to register for the event on the British Embassy Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Britishembassystockholm/

Oct 31st. Update from the British Embassy: A message to UK nationals living in Sweden. The EU has agreed to the UK Parliament’s request of an extension of our membership which means the UK did not leave the EU on 31 October 2019. The terms of the extension mean that the new exit day will be 31 January 2020, although withdrawal could take place earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified by both sides. Subject to the Bill completing its passage shortly, a general election will be held on 12 December. UK nationals who have been here less than 15 years can register as an overseas voter (further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/voting-when-abroad). We understand that many UK nationals in Sweden will have concerns regarding what this all means for them.As UK nationals living in Sweden your rights remain the same during this extension.It is as important as ever that UK nationals living in Sweden have taken action ahead of Brexit. The extension period is a good opportunity to make sure you, your friends and family are fully prepared. Make sure you are registered, including for residency, healthcare and exchange your driving licence.As always, we will do our best to keep you up to date with reliable information and advice as the situation develops in the coming weeks. Make sure you are signed up for the Living in Guide on gov.uk. Please also encourage your British friends and contacts in Sweden to do the same. https://www.facebook.com/notes/british-embassy-stockholm/update-from-the-british-embassy-a-message-to-uk-nationals-living-in-sweden/2638492039552979/

Judith Gough (“our woman in Stockholm”) was interviewed 5th Oct 2019 on BBC radio at this link – the interview starts 26.4 mins. into the programme and is about 9 minutes long.

The Anglo-Swedish Elk Protection Agency is very pleased to be able to assist in this event 😉

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The Pirates of Gothenburg

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It is that time once again when we gather and celebrate an Anglo-Swedish Anniversary.

This year the Annual Dinner (aka NQAC) – will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Golden Age of Gothenburg as the hub of a Pirate empire. In 1719 the Swedish and British Governments started to work together to solve the pirate problem and end the great Northern War. Also in 1719 Robinson Crusoe was published. Crusoe is an Anglo-Swedish character who is not sufficiently celebrated here in Sweden. Other characters in the play will be Daniel DeFoe, Lord Carteret (the first British Ambassador) and of course it would not be a pirate story without Long John Silver himself (although we have a Gothenburg version), women pirates like the cutthroat Mary Read and our own Yorkshire born Gothenburg pirate captain Thomas Chapman who will compete for who can talk most like a pirate.

This Strange Story of how the British Ambassador met the Pyrates of Gothenburg and defeated the Danes’ will be performed for one night only on 15th Nov.

The cost is 200:- for members, 300:- for guests (pieces of silver will be acceptable)

Tickets are going fast so if you want to be in on the grog and the booty put your x on a parchment and send it by bottle (that is to say write an email) to events@angloswedish.se

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Remembrance Day

BRITISH REMEMBRANCE DAY / DEUTSCHER VOLKSTRAUERTAG
We shall continue the tradition of laying wreaths jointly at the German War Grave and British and Commonwealth Sections at Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg.
The ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 November 2019 at 12.45 hrs.
The memorial services will be held at 11.00 a.m. at the German Christinae Church,
Norra Hamngatan 16, Gothenburg, and at St Andrew’s Church, Hvitfeldtsplatsen 2.
Following the services, the ceremonies at Kviberg will commence at the German
War Graves at 12.45 p.m. continuing immediately afterwards at British and
Commonwealth War Graves.
The Honorary Consuls in Gothenburg of the Federal Republic of Germany and the
United Kingdom together with the German Congregation and the Deutsche Stiftung
invite you to attend these ceremonies. Your attendance at the preceding church services will be warmly welcomed.

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Deeds not Words

Come and talk to Helen Pankhurst

Come and meet the author of Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now. It was 116 years ago that her grandmother – Sylvia Pankhurst – gave a lecture in Gothenburg. This free talk is hosted by the Anglo-Swedish Society and Gothenburg University.

Where: Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 19

When: Mon 30 Sept (16:30 – 18:30)

Here is an interview with Helen: https://www.britishcouncil.se/programmes/arts/helen-pankhurst

Viewing the transcript of the 1913 Police transcript of Sylvia Pankhurst in Gothenburg. (int eh picutre Karin Åström Iko (generaldirektör riksarkivarie), Karl-Magnus Johansson (Landsarkivet i Göteborg who discovered the transcript), Helen Pankhurst (granddaughter to Sylvia)

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Shakespeare Afton

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM The Swedish Shakespeare Society is proud to present an introduction to Shakespeare at Kullavik Library, Kyviksvägen 1.

  Hosts also include: Kullaviks Bibliotek ,  To Be or Not To Be Shakespeare and the AngloSwedish Society of Gothenburg

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Anniversary Dinner

SAVE THE DATE 10th October 2020

The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in 2020.

The Duke of Edinburgh marks 60 years as patron for Anglo-Swedish Society in London2014.

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