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.
22.10.2015 – 28.02.2016, Lower Belvedere, Vienna
The Women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka. Works by these most outstanding painters of Viennese Modernism are shown at the Lower Belvedere Palace. The exhibition presents an in-depth exploration and insight into the relationship of the sexes in the early 20th Century
31.12.2015, Hofburg, Vienna
The Hofburg New Year’s Eve Ball in the state rooms of the Imperial Palace
25.9. – 18.10.2015 Steirischer Herbst, Graz
Probably one of the most avant-garde festivals in Austria, offering international theatre performances, poetry readings, films and lively parties
Vienna, Friday 16th October 2015 6.30 p.m
Anglo-Austrian celebration in the magnificent Haydn Saal of the University of Music. A concert performed by students of the Royal Northern College of Music and The Adamas Quartet.
11.June – 7.November 2015 Dornbirn “tanz ist” International dance Festival www.austria.info
Festivals for all senses in Austria
Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture
Spanish Riding School for dates of performances contact: www.srs.at
Autumn Edition Newsletter
For additional copies please contact the Secretariat
Austrian Ball 2015
organised by the Austria Club London is held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Saturday, 21st November. For further details and booking contact www.austriaclublondon.com
16.10. – 31.10.2015, The Oxford Lieder Festival, Oxford
Words and music, poets, composers and songs. For further information contact: www.oxfordlieder.co.uk
2016 Year of the English Garden
To mark the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown and in celebration of England’s many fabulous gardens,landscapes and events, VisitEngland is promoting ‘Year of the English Garden’. For further details www.visitengland.com and www.capabilitybrown.org
Friends of Robert Stolz Saturday, 10.October 2015, 2 pm
Come and listen to some Robert Stolz music at Central Hall, Westminster, Emanuel Room. For further details and booking please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress of Vienna, 4. September 2015 10.45 am, Austrian Cultural Forum.
THE THIRD MAN
A re-release of this classic film, memorably shot in Vienna, has been restored in celebration of the centenary of Orson Wells this year. It is shown in Cinemas from now and released on DVD/BD from 20th July.
The Institute of Modern Languages Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1
Calendar of Events for 2015.
Austrian Cultural Forum
The Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF)promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the field of music, performing arts, literature and much more.
For further details of events contact www.acflondon.org
Richard Tauber Prize
The Richard Tauber Prize now forms part of the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation and the next competition will be held in September 2015. Further details from: Anglo-Austrian Music Society www.aams.org.uk
Please refer to events calendar for Stammtisch dates in London and the regions.