Countdown to British Flair & Country Fair 2017 on 8th September

A “must” for all lovers of country lifestyle and the “British Way of Life”:

British Flair with Country Fair Krefeld 2017: The Lifestyle Event

Experience from 8th – 10th September 2017  the “ British Way of Life“ within the spectacular grounds of Burg Linn in Krefeld

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

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!

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

Linda Shepherd


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International School Düsseldorf e.V.

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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.

British Women's Club Activities











Bridge Club


Book Club


Coffee Mornings


Zeit für Deutsch


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Event Calendar

This month’s events

outings, excursions, museum and art gallery visits, organised walks, guided tours, luncheons and others.  all details to be found in the newsletter.

september 2017

29sep18:00- 20:00TGIF Meet Up
30sep10:15- 13:15Taste of Persia Cookery class

october 2017

10oct9:30Annual Charity Breakfast at Christchurch

december 2017

12dec11:30- 15:00Christmas Lunch
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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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Christmas Cards


Pack of six cards with envelopes ONLY € 5.—
(Size: 21 x 10 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:

FISH: Friends in Sickness and Health in Great Britain.

StaR e.V, Sport für Behinderte and Das Beratungszentrum Monheim in Germany.

British Women's Club nominated charities 2017

Whilst we are predominantly a social and a community club, we also undertake charity work.  Below are our four nominated charities for 2017.

  • StaR e.V.

    StaR - Stammzellspende Rheinland e.V. supports the "Centre for Bone Marrow Donors" and the research in stem cell transplantation of the University of Düsseldorf. Its focus is the organisation and financing of the expensive typing procedure of potential bone marrow donors. StaR is a small but very efficient regional initiative and has been running for eight years. It is 100% non-profit and has almost no own costs. It offers a database of donors who have each been 'typed' for their own suitability. Each typing costs approximately €50. StaR has conducted 30 typing initiatives and acquired 15.000 potential donors since 2008 and has, through this, saved many lives already.
    For more information see:

  • 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.
    For more information see:

  • FISH - Friends in Sickness and Health

    The FISH Volunteer Centre is a charity providing a range of support services and community transport for senior residents requiring lifts to medical and dental appointments. A bespoke minibus is used for shopping and leisure trips. Around 110 volunteers also arrange home visits for the lonely or housebound, collect prescriptions, organise supermarket trips, day trips to local places of interest and once a month hold a tea party in the village hall with some entertainment.
    For more information see:

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.