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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NT Live theatre – at Home from April 2nd

Now you don’t have to miss out on NTLive if you are practicing social distancing. The National Theatre will put some of their recorded live performances on free of charge through YouTube starting on 2nd April.

Not only that but other theatres are also putting thier recoded performances on-line to help people get a cultural experience without leaving the house.

Last season in NTLive we saw The Habit of Art by Alan Bennet. Now you can see a different production from the Original Theatre Company on-line starting Thursday 26th March. They would like a donation.

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Corona virus A Message from HMA Judith Gough 20200320

Links to information related to the the Corona virus

VISITS TO THE EMBASSY

In view of coronavirus, we are taking extra precautions when you are visiting the Embassy.

Please be aware that visits to the Embassy are by appointment only.

You can book an appointment on our website:  https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-stockholm

Alternatively call us on 0046 (0)8 6713000 if you have any questions or if you need consular assistance (phone lines are open 24/7).

All visitors to the Embassy will be asked to inform us if they

– have been in contact with someone with coronavirus

– have within the past 2 weeks returned from an affected area (check what they are at http://bit.ly/3cLkjvA or ask our guards at the entrance)

– are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever

British Embassy Stockholm | Skarpögatan 6-8, Box 27819, 115 27 Stockholm | Sweden

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The Anglo-Swedish AGM was held on 25th Feb.

Decisions made at the AGM:

# to keep the annual membership fee of 150 Kr for 2021

# to initiate a day-time get-together for members with the British Club.

# to join the Confederation of Scandinavian Societies (CoScan)

# to re-elect the standing committee with room for two new members

Following the AGM there was a very well received travelogue with Simon Englén with photos from his travels in Switzerland. Thank you Simon!

Coming events of interest for members

# Anglo-Swedish Drop-In at Antikhallarna and visit to the British Shop

  • Date: We will put the Drop-In on hold due to CoVid-19 but our ambition is that when things return to normal we will meet every second Tuesday of every month 13.00- 15.00
  • IN THE MEAN TIME
  • The British Shop remains open and would welcome your custom. — They have Easter eggs and Hot Cross Buns!
  • Location: Antikhallarna Cafe, mezzanine floor, Västra Hamngatan 6 (nearest tram stop: Domkyrkan) https://www.antikhallarna.se/

# GEST has had to close due to the CoVid-19 situation

Tuesdays with Morrie will return in the Autumn.

If you have bought tickets GEST will either give you a refund, retain the booking for the Autumn or as this crisis puts an unprecedented pressure on the livelihood of small cultural venues, you might consider donating the cost of the ticket to the survival of the theatre in these difficult times.

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After EU Exit

Information on What the Withdrawal Agreement and Transition Period Means for UK Nationals in Sweden

Please download this pamphlet on the how the Exit from EU will effect you.

The details of the final Exit agreement are expected by 31 December 2020, this pamphlet will help you to be prepared.

There is a Town Hall meeting with the Ambassador in Malmö on Monday 10th Feb. Please register on this EventBrit site http://bit.ly/2OoQFSn

http://bit.ly/2OoQFSn

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Other 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.

17 March 18:30 ELB(A) book club – Fools of Fortune by William Trevor

21 March 12.15 Lunch time concert at St Andrew’s church with Simon Kemptson See: https://www.standrews.nu/whats-on/concerts/

25 April 11.00 ANZAC Day – A Commemorative Service held at the Commonwealth War Graves, Kviberg Cemetery.

25th April Evening with CoScan AGM delegates. (Confederation of Scandinavian Societies)

2 May Swedish Shakespeare Society AGM at Gothenburg City Library. Time TBA

10 Oct. Saturday: Anniversary Dinner at Frimurarehuset, Södra Hamngatan 31 – (close to the original Club room and Library of the Society in 1920)

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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 Gothic Pillar Hall (Pelarsalen) is one of Gothenburg’s most beautiful and exclusive premises. It has been the most important party and ballroom locations for Gothenburg Society.
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ELB(A) English Language Book club

girl with books

Our book club has a MeetUp page MeetUp.com/ELBexA/. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 18:30. There are usually about 8 to 10 people at any one meeting. We discuss the book for about one hour and then ‘fika’.

Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 18:30.

Mar 17
Fools of Fortune
William Trevor (1983)

Apr 21
Gilead
Marilynne Robinson (2004)

May 19
Doppler
Erlend Loe (2004)

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