Home of the British Women's Club Düsseldorf e.V.

Chairman’s Welcome

We are a friendly club of approximately 140 British and Commonwealth ladies living and working in Düsseldorf.  Our club also includes a small percentage of  other nationalities including German ladies.  We come from all backgrounds and walks of life, but what we do have in common is a sense of community and fun.  We pride ourselves on being an all-inclusive community and we encourage women of all ages to share life together for our mutual benefit and to ensure that the club, founded in 1946, continues to thrive and meet the needs of English-speaking women.

We believe that we are an important link with home for our members now living in Germany and we are also a life-line to adjusting to life here in Düsseldorf for newcomers.  We can provide members with help and practical advice on situations such as finding schools, where to shop, best restaurants and general survival skills (e.g. finding a doctor and form-filling if your German isn’t good enough) and help you to settle in and make friends here in Düsseldorf.

This website gives a comprehensive overview of the club and its activities, but for more information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!  The committee and I look forward to meeting you soon at one of our regular events.

The British Women’s Club Chairman

Patricia Roberts

Our Club

Each month you will receive a comprehensive newsletter informing you of all forthcoming events, regular activities as well as important information including contact details such as the British Consulate General in Düsseldorf, the International Library, English speaking doctors/therapists, religious bodies and education establishments. You will meet women from all walks of life, enjoy diverse activities and excursions as well as visits to museums, theatres and restaurants.

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Do you buy online?  The BWC is now part of the Amazon partner programme in Germany and the UK. Any purchase you make via the BWC website will earn the club a percentage of the sale (up to 5%) which will then go to our charities. Simply click on the Amazon logo which will take you directly to the relevant Amazon website.

Countdown to British Flair & Country Fair 2016 on 9th September

British Flair & Country Fair Krefeld 2016: The Lifestyle Event

A must for all lovers of country lifestyle and the British Way of Life from 9th – 11th September 2016 within the spectacular grounds of Burg Linn in Krefeld

Featuring  “The British Flair OPEN AIR PROMS CONCERT” performed by the Philharmonie Suedwestfalen

Opening times: Friday (12.00 h – 19.00 h), Saturday/Sunday (10.00 h – 18.00 h)

www.britishflair.de

A top event awaits you:

Outdoor shopping with a huge variety of top quality stands selling everything for the home and garden, country clothing, country fare and lots more besides.

Culinary specialities in true British style – fish and chips, British beer, cream tea with scones and clotted cream, cornish pasties, apple pie and fine fudge.

A fun programme of activities running parallel to the Country Fair. From Highland Games performed by international sportsmen, spectacular falconry displays, traditional sheepdog trials, Irish folk & bagpipe music and wacky street theatre from Covent Garden to live performances of Dinner for One, children’s games, Paddington Bear and a Coconut Shy manned by the British Women’s Club Düsseldorf & the British Business Club Düsseldorf.

Try breaking the welly wanging world record before you leave for home.  It looks so easy but it isn’t!

There’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy here!

A cultural classic highlight on Saturday evening. The British Flair OPEN AIR PROMS CONCERT in cooperation with Düsseldorf Airport taking place on the same night as The Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall in London.

Commences 7.30 pm.

Picnic under the stars with top quality classic music performed by the Philharmonie Suedwestfalen conducted by Russell N. Harris from London. The Krefeld promenaders join in as enthusiastically as those in London enjoying such traditional pieces as Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

The atmosphere is fantastic.

British Women's Club Activities

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Sport

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Luncheons

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Bridge Club

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Book Club

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Coffee Mornings

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Zeit für Deutsch

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Event Calendar

Forthcoming Events

Details of a variety of forthcoming events: outings, excursions, museum and art gallery visits, organised walks, guided tours, luncheons and others.

september 2016

28sep14:00An Afternoon at Gut Heimendahl

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Past Events

A selection of written accounts by our members of recent and past outings, excursions and social gathering.

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British Women's Club nominated charities 2016

Whilst we are predominantly a social and a community club, we also undertake charity work. Throughout my Chairmanship, I hope very much to help the club grow and flourish in supporting its members and our four nominated charities for 2016

  • Kinder Augen Krebs Stiftung

    The disease Retinoblastoma is the most common tumor in children with an occurrence of one affected child among 18,000 births. It is a malignant tumor, which emanates from genetically modified immature retinal cells and leads to death if untreated.
    At the same time it is one of the few curable malignant cancer illnesses: more than 95% of the patients survive if the disease is recognised and treated.

  • Integration through Sport

    This charity is an integrative project that creates barrier free sports opportunities for children. Petra and Stephan Adomeitis are members of TV Willich Schiefbahn Turnverein (Sports Club). They started a project ten years ago where six children with disabilities joined in sports with normal, healthy children. The results were so heartening. Today, there are 135 special children, all enjoying sport of one kind or another in mixed groups. Team spirit is fostered; there is no prejudice, discrimination nor awkwardness at all.

  • Beratungszentrum Monheim

    This is an organisation similar to an advice bureau which can be used by people with a range of problems from financial to marital, psychological to abuse. They specialise in couple therapy and depression. Their services are totally free of charge although donations are readily accepted. This organisation receives a very small grant but are in fear of closing down and therefore would be delighted for any donation they might receive.

  • Sobell House Hospice Charity

    Our aim is to offer psychological, social and spiritual care to those facing illness, death and bereavement. In partnership with all those involved, we focus on quality of life, respecting the uniqueness of each person who comes to the Hospice. We seek to contribute to the development of palliative care through education and research.

Christmas Cards

CHARITY CARDS 2016

Pack of six cards with envelopes ONLY € 5.—             (Size: 17,5 x 11 cm)

The original paintings for our Christmas cards are kindly donated for use to the Club by local artist, Frau Edith Hackspiel.  These cards are available with either Christmas greetings or left blank to use for any occasion.

All proceeds go to the British Women’s Club chosen charities:
Sobell House Hospice in Great Britain.
Kinder Augen Krebs Stiftung, Sport für Behinderte and Das Beratungszentrum Monheim in Germany.