About us


The Anglo-Austrian Society actively promotes social and cultural exchange, and dialogue between the United Kingdom and Austria.

Our aim is to strengthen Austro-British relations in all aspects of public and cultural life.

We are an independent registered charity formed of people from all backgrounds. The Society enjoys the active support of the governments of both Austria and the United Kingdom.

The Anglo-Austrian Society was originally founded in 1944 in London.

Salzburg with fortress

Few countries have so rich an historical heritage as Austria and it is easy to fall in love with the contemporary scene of this modern state.

There is Vienna, Austria’s capital on the Danube, once the centre of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and thus a political, economic and cultural centre throughout history, with wonderful museums, art galleries, palaces, traditional cafes and splendid restaurants.

Trachtenmusik Fuschl

Austria’s present geographical status bears no relation whatever to its glorious past, but blended in suitable proportions modern Austria has a dynamic economy,  wonderful scenery of Lakes and Mountains, good food and wine, a thriving tourist trade and a cared for environment. Come and see for yourself, the Austrians will welcome you at any time of the year.


News Austria


Events 2019




The Year Of Maximilian

until 31. December 2019

The 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I prompted the province of Tyrol to declare 2019 the Year of Maximilian. It is being celebrated with a varied programme of educational and cultural events. www.maximilian2109.tirol

Mark Rothko Exhibition, 12.March to 30. June 2019
at the Gallery, Belvedere, Vienna

Mark Rothko(1903 - 1970) was among the most remarkable artists of the 20th century. This first ever exhibition in Austria brings together more than forty of his major works.

Narzissenfest Bad Aussee
30. May - 2. June 2019

This festival is in its 60th year and is Austria's largest flower festival. A colourful programme of events allows guest to mingle with the locals and admire the very imaginative figures hand-made from narcissi. www.narzissenfest.at

Festspiele und Festivals in Österreich - austria.info
www.austria.info

New book on Austrian Exile Studies by the ögs (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Exilforschung), Vienna: Evelyn Adunka, Primavera Driessen Gruber, Simon Usaty (eds.) Exilforschung: Österreich. Leistungen, Defizite & Perspektiven More than 40 scholars provide an overview of the current situation of Exile Studies in Austria covering a wide range of disciplines including literature, music, political science or history of science. A particular focus are different, interdisciplinary perspectives. Amongst other topics, the volume looks at immigration and living conditions in countries such as Australia, France, Canada, Palestine, Spain Turkey or Hungary. This anthology is intended as a signpost towards dealing with remaining unanswered questions in the context of the history of Austrian exile. Read more.

Festivals for all senses in Austria Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture

Events are added throughout the season see www.austria.info/uk/events and www.Vienna.Info for further information and exact dates.

Summer Newsletter 2018


News United Kingdom


Events 2109


Oxford Lieder Festival

The Last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna explores the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the very height of Romanticism. Our starting point is Mahler’s complete songs with piano but we also explore the songs and chamber works by his contemporaries and predecessors: Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Strauss. Nestled amongst more than fifty performances are also study days, readings, screenings, and workshops. As well as evening recitals we have lunchtime and rush hour concerts every weekday, two of which are given by exceptional young Austrian singers soprano Christina Gansch and mezzo-soprano Christina Sidak. Our star studded line-up of artists also includes Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and many more. www.oxfordlieder.co.uk

 

Greater London German Network /GLGN
This new website will be of interest to many of our members. It includes calendar listings of many German/Austrian/Swiss culture events alongside business and language subjects, blogs etc. www.glgn.org.uk

The Institute of Modern Languages Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1
www.modernlanguages.sas.as.uk.

Austrian Cultural Forum
For further details of events contact www.acflondon.org

Stammtisch

Stammtisch sign

The Chiltern Group will be going back to the Gate at Bryants Bottom for the 23rd of February Meeting, which is also going to be the Fasching Party. For further information contact Helen Ramsden via the AAS office.

Please refer to individual Stammtisch pages for dates in London and the regions.

Additonal links


http://www.oldvienna.co.uk/

 

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