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Most of you will probably know the wonderful Lühmanns Teestube in Blankenese - just about the only place in Hamburg where you can get a good scone! 

I will be reading there on Friday, April 20, 19.30. Please call to reserve tickets:  Tel. 040 863441,

There will be cheese and wine, tea and scones - and me reading from my novel, 'Ein Einziges Jahr'...

We will drinking…


Added by Louise Brown on April 15, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Foreign insult: London invaded

Have you also noticed that many successful Baroque composers who made their careers in England were actually foreigners? With its unique free-market concert landscape, 18th century London was the city of endless possibilities for musicians of continental Europe’s more restrictive courts.

The ‘English’ works by French, Italian and German composers in this Saturday's…


Added by Jo Dawes on April 11, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Your chance to sing Stainer's Crucifixion

Yotin Tiewtrakul, choir master at St Thomas Becket, welcomes experienced choral singers to join in a performance of John Stainer's oratorio, "The Crucifixion", at 5pm on 31 March - see events. If the excesses of Victorian romanticism make you swoon, then this date is a must for you. Rehearsals take place on 24 and 25 March and there will be a general rehearsal on the evening before the…


Added by Jo Dawes on March 13, 2012 at 17:58 — No Comments

Going to register your car

Just been there and forgot EC card, more important than anything else.

So Take it or waste of journey


Added by robert berridge on March 7, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Hear The Messiah in English

February 25 promises to be a real feast for the senses to brighten up the greyest winter day. The Michel, one of the finest Baroque churches in northern Germany, will be the venue for a performance of Handel's great oratorio, The Messiah, composed in 1741. Sung in the original English by the Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg, it's an event not to be missed. If you're planning to take part in the Scratch Messiah on 2 December as part of the…


Added by Jo Dawes on January 28, 2012 at 16:37 — No Comments

Don't miss Schirokkos Seereisen

This Saturday, 28 January, is the first concert in the series to celebrate 400 years of the Anglican Church in Hamburg. Given by Ensemble Schirokko, it promises to be a feast of Baroque music from around the time the Merchant Adventurers, who founded the church, were flourishing in Hamburg.

The young ensemble's CD, Schirokkos Seereisen, was selected ‘CD der Woche’ by NDR and captures the listener with its 'extraordinary sense of sound, imaginative playing and great precision'. This is…


Added by Jo Dawes on January 26, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Poppy Appeal

Poppies are available from now until Remembrance Sunday (13 November)


-  the British Consulate (Fehlandtstr. 6), British Shopping (Hegestrasse, Eppendorf), Kemp's English Pub (Mittelweg),    St Thomas Becket Church (Zeughausmarkt) and The Hamburg Players at Marschnerstr…


Added by British Honorary Consulate on November 2, 2011 at 11:19 — No Comments

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Performances at Theater an der Marschnerstraße

U-Bahn Hamburger Straße

2 – 5 and 9 – 12 November 2011,

Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7.30 pm,

plus a matinee on Saturday 5 November at 3.30 pm



Simon Gould

Mr. Doolittle

Roger Graves Col.…

Added by The Hamburg Players on September 20, 2011 at 18:18 — No Comments

The Story Boat - Charlatans or Magic Weavers?

Wandering through the Karo-Viertel - on route, no doubt, to a Royal Wedding shindig at the Rota Flora -

it will have been impossible  for you to have missed the rapturous blue sailing ship posters, adorning

the outside of the delightful Centrosociale - The Story Boat's new venue - in the Sternschanze.


While the fine art work's quite worthy of the eschelons of Bridfas, the stories are what count - and they're a scream.

Hear tales of trouser-chasing,…


Added by The Story Boat - Henry Holland on May 17, 2011 at 16:09 — No Comments

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring (directed by Martin Leafe)

Theatre critic Mortimer Brewster plans to get engaged to his sweetheart Elaine. But he discovers his two

charming elderly aunts have taken up a gruesome hobby: they “charitably” murder lonely old men by giving

them elderberry wine laced with arsenic! Meanwhile, his dotty brother Teddy, who thinks he is Theodore

Roosevelt, is digging the Panama Canal in the basement – a handy place to bury the bodies. Matters are

made worse by the unwelcome return of his serial-killer brother… Continue

Added by The Hamburg Players on March 30, 2011 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

PC/Mac Repairs and Upgrades

I offer a computer repair/upgrade service for computers and Mac systems. I can upgrade the Operating System, Order & Install new hardware, Fix computer problems, troubleshoot hardware errors, clean/service.

You can either drop the computer off at my home or I can be called to your workplace and home. I have experience in all of the three major operating systems (Mac, Windows and Linux) and if I can't find a solution the only cost will be my bus/train fare (Max,… Continue

Added by Ashley Johnson on March 22, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Aus British Day wird British Flair

– Veranstaltung am 6./7. August im Hamburger Polo Club –

Hamburg, 14. März 2011 – Mit einem neuen Namen und einem neuen Eigentümer sieht der sehr beliebte British Day der Zukunft entgegen. British Flair heißt das von Home & Garden event GmbH veranstaltete „Lifestyle Event“, das am 6./7. August 2011 auf dem Gelände des Hamburger Polo Clubs…


Added by Heiner Schäfer on March 19, 2011 at 17:22 — No Comments

It's easy: Just vote! – Information for EU citizens about the new electoral law is now available in English

“Just vote” is the motto of a flyer published by the Hamburg Parliament to explain how the new electoral law works. Now available in English, it can be downloaded on Only German citizens can vote in the elections to Hamburg’s Parliament, the Bürgerschaft. But in the elections to the District Assemblies (Bezirksversammlungen) German citizens and citizens of EU Member States are eligible to vote as long as they are at…


Added by British Honorary Consulate on February 10, 2011 at 10:55 — No Comments

Sad but TRUE

Geee, where to start.  After all the illness I am HAPPY to be feeling like my old self again.  Unfortunately, things are not going well at the store.  I can see the cultural differences a lot clearer.  I have been open since March 13th, 2010.  It was one of the happiest days in my life when I greeted and served my very first customer.  I felt like I had found my purpose and had a renewed sense of pride.  To be able to say this is my store and with the help of my Partner and family none of it…


Added by Janis McClure on January 26, 2011 at 10:31 — No Comments

Start of a New Year

Wow!  The holidays are over and I cant say that I´m not happy about it.  Oh, don´t get me wrong I love the holiday season, but this year was more stressful than usual.  It was fraught with illnesses and severe bouts of homesickness and lots of family time.  The store was closed to give me time to recover from my surgery the the first week of December. After being home from the hospital for 2 days, I was hit with a lung infection and Pneumonia...geesh.  I got over that after about a week and…


Added by Janis McClure on January 11, 2011 at 15:24 — No Comments

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I survived the surgery and just when I got home from the hospital I got laid low with a really bad lung infection and Pneumonia.  Of course I was not able to come back to the store when I had planned.  Today is my first day back and I´m feeling better, not quite 100% yet but getting there....cough cough cough.  Its just amazing to me how much sickness I´ve had this year, not to mention the last few months.  Every germ in Hamburg has decided to come live with me. …


Added by Janis McClure on December 20, 2010 at 13:15 — No Comments

Malibu Update

I cant believe that Christmas is almost here! Jingles bells and all. Just want to let you guys know that the store will be closed from December 8 through December 15th. Last December I had an operation on my Lumbar spine and there are screws and brackets attached to both sides. They did a bone graph to replace the discs that were removed. It takes a year for the bone graph to fully heal. Now it´s time to have the screws and brackets removed...yay! So, I will be in the hospital for 2 or 3 days… Continue

Added by Janis McClure on December 6, 2010 at 13:15 — No Comments

Victorian Christmas Market

Wow....I did it and it was amazing! The prep work was hard and a little trying at times (try making all these gift baskets with a 3 year old running around pulling stuff out and playing with the ribbons..LOL). I met some really nice people and everyone was so friendly and supportive. This is the type of connection I have been missing since moving here almost 2 1/2 years ago. There was nothing but positive energy flowing and it really put me in the spirit of Christmas. But you know what was… Continue

Added by Janis McClure on November 29, 2010 at 11:14 — No Comments

Victorian Christmas Market

I have been presented with a wonderful opportunity to increase the exposure of my store and to meet new and interesting people. This year I will be participating in the Victorian Christmas Market which is being held November 27th & 28th (follow the link below for location and time). I just can´t express how excited I am about this. So much so, that I called my son and my Mom back in the U.S. and told them all about it. I´ve also spread the word to my friends here in Hamburg. So, I am hard… Continue

Added by Janis McClure on November 11, 2010 at 12:26 — No Comments

RBL Remembrance Poppies

Poppies are now available at the Consulate and soon at a few other locations in Hamburg as well (eg British Shopping in Hegestrasse, Kemp's in Mittelweg, Anglo-German Club, etc.) Ring the Consulate 040 / 44803236 to check on locations. Please also note that on Sunday, the 14th November, there is a Remembrance Service at St.Thomas a Becket, Zeughausmarkt, followed by a wreath-lying ceremony at the Commonwealth Graves, Ohlsdorf…


Added by British Honorary Consulate on October 28, 2010 at 16:17 — No Comments


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