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.
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.
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.
“Rosl und Ihre Tochter” is the German version of Liesl Müller-Johnson’s autobiographical book “Rosl’s Daughter”, which has been translated recently into German by Monika Mertl. Trish Heffron has reviewed this book for us.
Eva-Maria Mansell reviews Marion Trestler’s book Destination UK - Women immigrants from post-war Austria
Read Tim Pashley's review of Habsburg emperor Joseph II by Derek Beales.
Carinthian Summer Summer Music Festival by Lake Ossiach until 27.08.2014
Harvest Festival Salzburger Land, 23.08. – 26.10.2014 The harvest is celebrated throughout the province of Salzburg and more than 2000 events are dedicated to the traditional farming customs, handicrafts and folk music.
Bruckner Festival, Linz 13.09. – 5.10.2014 The festival features international musicians performing works by Anton Bruckner and his contemporaries
Spanish Riding School for dates of performances contact: www.srs.at
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music 12.8 – 31.8.2014 various venues in Innsbruck www.altemusic.at
Opera Festival St. Margarethen 9.7. – 17.8.2014
An old Roman Quarry is the setting for this exciting summer festival. Verdi’s “AIDA” is the main opera this year.
Salzburger Festspiele, 18.7.- 31.8.2014
First held in 1920 the Salzburg Festival is one of the highlights of the Austrian Summer. The Vienna Philharmonic and musicians and ensembles of the highest calibre fill the beautiful Alpine city with music and drama.
Lech Classic Music Festival 4.8. – 9.8.2014 Neue Kirche, Lech, Arlberg
It takes place amidst the grandiose Alpine peaks. The high quality programme focuses on harmonising Nature and Music in dramatic surroundings.
Bad Ischl Lehár Festival 12.7. – 31.8.2014
This years Operetta Festival includes: The Count of Luxembourg, Gigi and The Empress www.leharfestival.at
Hohenems Schubertiade , Hohenems 1.05. – 23.09.2014
Bregenzer Festspiele, 23.07 – 25.08.2014
Lizst Festival in Raiding 20. March – 26. October 2014
Café Mozart event in the Dungeon of the Curfew Tower, Windsor Castle on Friday 3rd October 2014 at 7.30 pm. Music performed on the recent tour of Cafe Mozart in Lower Saxony, Germany in celebration of the coronation of Elector George of Hanover as King of GB and Ireland in October 1714. Further details can be obtained from www.cafemozart.org
Robert Stolz Concert, 11.10.2014 2 p.m
The Friends of Robert Stolz have arranged this event at the Methodist Central Hall (Emmanuel Room) Westminster, London SW1 Contact: Erika Lang: email@example.com for further information and tickets
Trade Fairs and Events
EBEC 2014 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, 8 – 9. October 2014
Please refer to events calendar for Stammtisch dates in London and the regions.