7th March 2021

 

 

The British-Luxembourg Society
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
HELD ON-LINE ON

7TH OF MARCH 2021

 

BLS AGM 2021 - David Clark

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held on-line on 7th March in a break from the traditional social gathering.

Our former President, David Clark, stepped down from the Council but was shortly after the AGM appointed as the first Honorary Member of the Society. David’s passion has been integral to all the advances which the Society has  made in recent times and leaves the Society in a strong position at a crucial moment in history. The Council will invite David to a private thank you party when the sanitary crisis allows.

Dr Claudine Als also stepped down after several years of service to the Society. Claudine’s wisdom and advice and cultural knowledge will be sincerely missed by the Council but we will remain in close contact.

Patrick Santer also leaves our Council and takes up a new role as Patron of the Society. We are grateful and honoured to have Patrick in his new role.

The new Council members can be seen on our ABOUT US page.

 

HE the Ambassador kindly spoke to the Members of the Society for the last time before his upcoming departure. The Society is ever grateful for his support.


 

11th November - 19th December 2020

BLS Poetry Competition

 

The British-Luxembourg Society
Poetry Competition

Some years ago, the British Luxembourg Society held popular quizzes and we decided to revive this competitive spirit in the form of a Poetry Competition.

The poems were a outstanding response to this idea and your video recordings were very special.
As judge Marilyn Clark expressed it, they ……. "come from the heart".

A special thank you to the five children who took part in the Junior Category - their talented contributions speak for themselves.

The poems were read and viewed by two judges, Marilyn Clark, BLS member, and Chris Atkinson, a Vice President of BLS (Education).

We decided that the entries were so good that they all deserved prizes and diplomas, with five "main" prizes in the following categories: Native Speaker, non-Native Speaker, special Presentation Prize and Junior (13 and under).

The texts of the poems are available here - I'm sure that you will agree with the judges.

 

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28th September 2020

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The British-Luxembourg Society
together with the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg, the Cambridge Society of Luxembourg and the LSE Alumni Society of Luxembourg invite you to watch the recording of the lecture by

Prof. Dr Catherine Léglu
Vice-Rector for academic affairs, of the University of Luxembourg

On the subject of
The University of Luxembourg and its future plans

Live streamed from the Residence of the British Ambassador on 28th September 2020


 

28.09.2020

On Monday September 28, while other BLS members were attending the lecture by Mme Léglu 'The University of Luxembourg and its future plans', eight courageous members of the BLS English Literature class attended an excellent but very rainy performance of TNT theatre Britain’s production of Othello at Beaufort Castle.

Hz CT 2020 Othello Beaufort 270x300Directed by Paul Stebbings
Musical score by Thomas Johnson
Producer Grantly Marshall

OTHELLO is Shakespeare’s most perfect play, a masterpiece of dramatic construction. OTHELLO is a thriller, a love story, a tragedy and an exploration of race, prejudice, power, war and human folly. OTHELLO was written by Shakespeare at the height of his powers, its poetry is finer than HAMLET, its psychology deeper than MACBETH, its love story more compelling than ROMEO AND JULIET, its heartbreaking tragedy more moving than KING LEAR. OTHELLO might be the finest play ever written. 

 

The organisers generously gave us cups of delicious sausage soup which helped enormously

 

At the end, the actors applauded the audience for staying on in spite of the rain!

 

Photos by Bo Madecka and Montse Alvarez
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