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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