ANGLO-SWEDISH SOCIETY: Annual Report for 2004
The Committee of the Anglo Swedish Society Göteborg herewith present their report on the activities during 2004. The Committee has consisted of the following members of the Society: Marlies von Borcke, Birger Ekengren, Tore Fjällbrant, Colin Hayward, Per Hellroth, Ted Homgren, and Alan White During the year members were invited to the following events: 20 January Contemporary English Literature. Lecture by Bryan Errington at the English Book Corner followed by buffet meal and wine. Annual General Meeting 2004, held at Haga församlingshem. Followed by refreshments. Grand Auction of Talents (organised by St Andrews Church at Haga Församlingshem) Theatre Evening at Folkteatern (An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley performed by American Drama Group). Followed by cheese and wine party with the actors. Seminar by Professor Sir Richard Friend at Handelshögskolan (part of the program during the International Science Festival / Vetenskapsfestivalen) Excursion to Lyckorna to learn more about the McFie Family and have lunch. (postponed as interest was not enough to fill a bus) Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet performed by American Drama Group at Carlstens Fästning in Marstrand. City Walk with dinner. We were expertly guided by Kerstin Nordh to see some of all the buildings in Gothenburg with British connections and then enjoyed a vegetarian dinner at Restaurant Solrosen in Haga.
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23-26 September Members were invited free of charge to visit the Gothenburg Book Fair and to listen to seminars by British Authors. 6 October 3 November Dinner with H.M Ambassador to Sweden Mr Anthony Cary at Restaurant Palace. Mediterranean Buffet Dinner at Club Avancez (Chalmers) Before the dinner Gun Schönbäck gave us an interesting lecture about architect Viktor von Gegerfelt and his houses in Göteborg Traditional Poppy Day Tea at Dicksonska Villan . Theatre Evening. Gothenburg Drama Group performed Busybody by Jack Popplewell, followed by cheese and wine with the actors and production team. Christmas Carols at St Andrews followed by a Glögg-walk to Språkkafét where we were entertained by more carols by St George Singer and enjoyed a buffet with coffee and mince pies.
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Other items of interest: • • • • • 8 Newsletters were sent out during 2004. The Financial report shows a profit of 4302 kronor for 2004. The Committee has met 5 times since the last Annual General Meeting. The Society laid wreaths at Kviberg Cemetery to commemorate Anzac Day and Remembrance Day DFDS Seaways and Globetrotter offered travel benefits to members during 2004.
Gothenburg 27 February 2005 Birger Ekengren / Hon. Chairman