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.
Music in the Giant 5. May – 11. May at Swarowski Chrystal Worlds Wattens-Innsbruck. A music festival with local composers. www.kristallwelten.com/music
Jazzfest Vienna 27. June – 8. July various venues in Vienna
Spanish Riding School for dates of performances contact: www.srs.at
Austria Mountain Bike World Cup 12. – 15. June 2014 at Saalfelden/Leogang Land Salzburg
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
Spring season for the Lippizaner horses. Daily visits are possible. www.piber.com
Culture and Catastrophe, Vienna on the Eve of the First World War, 24.June 2014 at 6 pm at the Goethe Institute, London
Professor Edward Timms, the Internationally acclaimed expert on Karl Kraus (1874-1936), will give a talk about the great Austrian-Czech writer, which the Goethe Institute has kindly offered to host. The ACF London will present a variety of events to mark this centenary.
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 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.