Schools’ exchanges: A group of 30 Judd pupils will visit Heusenstamm in May (13th-15th) and the exchange visit to Tonbridge will be in July (1st-10th). A link has been established between the Slade School and the Matthias-Claudius-Schule in Rembrücken.
On 9 June, members of the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society choir and orchestra will be travelling to Heusenstamm for a long weekend, to stay with hosts from the Kantorei for the repeat performance of Messiah in Maria Himmelskron Kirche on Sunday 12th June, under the baton of Dorothea Baumann. The triennial exchanges between the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society and the Kantorei began in 1989. Over the years members of both societies have become good friends. Notable concerts include Bach’s Mass in B minor and the Tonbridge Te Deum, composed by Dr Jürgen Blume for TPS and performed jointly 50 years after the end of World War II. Dr. Blume and the then Music Director, Wolfgang Weyrich, were made Vice Presidents of the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society.
22 Fire Brigade cadets (Jugendfeuerwehr) will spend a camping holiday near Seal in July (18 -29).
Further dates for your diary:
21 August 2016 - The World Championships of ‘Bat and Trap’ will take place at Capel Village Hall. Teams of four take part, and we hope to put a team together to represent us! More details later, but we hope many people will want to be there to support the teams and have a lot of fun in the process.
17 September 2016 - The Annual English Picnic in Heusenstamm will be on this Sunday in September and members are always welcome to attend. If you are interested in spending a weekend in Heusenstamm, please let David know on 01892-823884 and he will help you to arrange it.
26 November 2016 - This Saturday we will have our Nikolausabend in St John’s Church Hall, Hildenborough, from 7.30pm. More details will follow nearer the time.
3-4 December 2016 - the Nikolausmarkt will be held in Heusenstamm over this weekend. This is a wonderful time to be in Heusenstamm and we hope there will be a large group from Tonbridge this year. Please consider going, and talk to David about it.
8th to 12th June 2017 - Joint holiday with Freundschaftskreis in Germany. We will as usual spend one night with hosts in Heusenstamm before making our way, with members of the German Circle, to Trier and its surroundings in the Moselle region, spending 3 nights in a hotel. Those who have been on these combined trips before will tell you how enjoyable they always are.They take place every three years – alternately in England and Germany – and in 2014 we went to East Anglia for a very interesting long weekend.
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