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.
Wachau Gourmet Festival 27.3. – 10.4.2014 Wachau www.donau.com
Salzburg Easter Festival 12.4. – 21.4.2014 Salzburg
Wiener Festwochen 9.5. – 15.6.2014 Vienna
Narzissenfest 29.5. – 1.6.2014 Ausseerland
Lizst Festival in Raiding 20. March – 26. October 2014
Bregenz Spring International Dance Festival 21. March – 23. May 2014
Salzburg Whitsun Festival 5. – 9. June 2014
Winter at the Stud Farm of Piber
1 Nov – 4 April is the winter season for the Lippizaner horses. Daily visits are possible. www.piber.com
Histrionics (Der Theatermacher) A London-based theatre company is creating a new production of Thomas Berhard’s “Histrionics” (Der Theatermacher). This rarely performed play, directed by Tom van der Klugt, will be an exciting opportunity to explore the work of one of the most significant German-language playwrights of the post-war era.
The performance will take place in March 2014 at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington. Exact dates to be confirmed.
Austrian Cultural Forum Events are held throughout Spring: www.acflondon.org
Please refer to events calendar for Stammtisch dates in London and the regions.