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.
29.May – 10.July
Feasting in the Bregenzerwald www.austria.info
11.June – 7.November 2015 Dornbirn “tanz ist” International dance Festival www.austria.info
Hohenems Schubertiade 1.5. – 6.10.2015
A festival for Franz Schubert in Hohenems, Vorarlberg.
It was founded in 1976 by Hermann Prey, the lyric baritone, best known for his Lieder renditions.
Festivals for all senses in Austria
Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture
Wiener Festwochen 14. May – 21.June 2015
The high point of Vienna’s cultural calendar www.festwochen.at
Spanish Riding School for dates of performances contact: www.srs.at
Summer Edition Newsletter
For additional copies please contact the Secretariat
Vienna Classics in Concert 13. June 2015 Stone House, Lewisham, London
A concert performed by ‘Silverklang’ , featuring a voice, piano, horn and violin ensemble. Read more...
Gustav Mahler Society Study Day:
Sunday 17 May from 11 am - 4 pm, held at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW1.Paul Banks will be giving a talk on Elgar and Mahler, different routes to mastery. Tickets are £ 20.
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.