Welcome

The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg was founded in 1920. Our objective is to promote 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

Proposed Activities for 2019-20

  • Annual Dinner and Performance – aka: ‘Not Quite A Ceilidh’ (NQAQ) continuing the exploration of the historical links (real and imagined) between Sweden and the UK. The theme for 2019 will be – The Yorkshire pirate Thomas Chapman and his role in the rescue of the Admiral’s daughter and the 1719 defence of Gothenburg. A previously untold story from the deep archives of the Anglo-Swedish Society.
  • English language book club – ELB(A) – will meet on the third Tuesday of the month. See below and Meetup site for details
  • Theatre visits – ETN(A) – we will arrange visits to English language and English themed theatre in Gothenburg see the events section for planned events and our Meetup site.
  • A Mingle in the Park. A social event for the whole family – Slottskogen 6th July 12:00 Including an English style treasure hunt with prizes.
  • Talks – Annual Chalmers lecture & BREXIT Town Hall meetings
  • Commemorative days will be supported in association with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – ANZAC Day / Remembrance day
  • Christmas dinner with carol singing evening following the final Carols service at St Andrew’s English church a week before Christmas. (there will be mince pies!)
  • Planning for the centenary Ball – 100th Anniversary of the Society will be in 2020
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    Shakespeare at the English School

    Shakespeare at the English School

    Mini Shakespeare.
    Members are warmly invited to see ESG Year 3 students perform 15 minute versions of The Tempest and Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Directed by their Year 6, 7 and 8 peers)
    You are welcome to any of the three occasions below:
    Monday 29th April 08.45. Penultimate dress rehearsal.  
    Tuesday 30th April 08.45 Final dress rehearsal.  
    Thursday 2nd May 18.30 Performance to parents.  

    It is very important we have an idea of numbers so please let us know at info@theenglishschool.se
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    Events calendar – write to events@angloswedish.se

    • 13th April – Shakespearesällskapets årsrmöte, Stadsbibliotek vid caféet 12:45
    • 15th April – All About Eve – theatre visit to NTLive at Bio Roy FB event
    • 25th April – ANZAC day Remembrance service at St Andrews and at Kviberg cemetery.
    • 27th April – Akademiska Körens och Vier Brillens vårkonsert, 17:00
    • 2nd May – Mini Shakespeare at the English School, Gothenburg 18:30
    • 20th May – All My Sons – theatre visit to NTLive at Bio Roy FB event
    • 6th July – Get-together-in-the-park 12.00 Slottsskogen + Treasure Hunt in English style.
    • Sept. – Meet the Author at the Gothenburg Book Fair. British authors attending are: Max Porter (Grief is the Thing with Feathers) / Raoul Martinez (Empathy)/ Tessa Hadley (short stories)/ Maggie O’Farrell (The Hand That First Held Mine)/ Peter Robinson (Inspector Alan Banks) / Caitlin Moran(columnist) / Kate Davies  (Knitting) /  Helen Pankhurst CBE (Gender development & identity)
    • 15th Nov Annual Dinner (NQAC) – celebrating 300 year anniversary of the end of the Golden Age of Pirates and the British Baltic Fleet commanded by Admiral Sir John Norris.

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    ELB(A) English Language Book club

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    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 usally about 8 to 10 people at any one meeting. We discuss the book for about one hour and then ‘fika’.

    ELB(A): MEETING DATES   2019

    Apr 16     A History of the World in 10½ chapters  (Julian Barnes, 1989)

    May 21   Candide  (Voltaire, 1759)  

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    ETN(A) English theatre / culture

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    The Anglo-Swedish Society organizes group visits to English language theatre including the National Theatre Live events at Bio Roy. Discounted seats are available for members.  Please contact John at events@angloswedish.se

    See our Meetup site for current details https://www.meetup.com/National-Theatre-Live-in-Gothenburg/

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    If you want some Great British food we recommend the following in Gothenburg.

    Robert’s Taste of Britain

    Roberts taste of Britain

    Serving Fish and Chips, Burgers and Chicken Curry.

    Robert gets about – have Food Truck will travel – best to visit his facebook page to find out where he is at them moment: https://www.facebook.com/robertsbrittishfood/

    Robert also beings a taste of Britain to the Gothenburg British Club.

    You can get a real British banger from Brian and Niclas at Slakthuset, Olskrokens torg.

    Brian & Niclas Slaktarehuset

    Korv United

    Talk to Mats and Simon at Magasinsgatan 17 , Gothenburg about genuine Taylors & Jones British style sausages cooked for you!  (T&J can also be found in selected CoOp stores)

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    If you are looking for fish and chips in Kungstorget – you have to wait until the Spring. The Food Truck will be back but under new management. simons fish n chips_sm

     

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