Drinks evening meetup in Hannover

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I would like to cordially invite any English speakers in the Hannover region to a club I have been running for the past few months.

 

I'm a British teacher of English. I started out just inviting my students of English, but I now have more English speakers coming than Germans - all welcome :)

 

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, at the "Jack the Rippers London Tavern". We drink, we usually play games, we socialise and, just sometimes have a winge and a good moan about life in Germany ( with sympathy from Germans).

 

Please come and chat - noone will ask you for any money and there are no forms to fill in! Just introduce yourself to the group speaking English loudly to the group to the right at the bottom of the stairs in Jack the Rippers ( usually there is a colonial Union Jack on the table to stake our territory but this is just for identification and Irish Nationals do not have to toast the Queen). It hasnt exactly happened yet, but I do plan to have exciting speakers invited to meetings, in the future.

 

Next meeting at: 17.00, Jack the Rippers London Tavern, Kropke, Hannover.

 

If you want more information please post here.

 

Richard Nickalls

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Greetings all,

 

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm, er, actually not British, but *cough*American*cough*, but would like to beg and scrape and crawl for acceptance in the forum.

 

A few words about myself: Clinically insane, American (but that's redundant), lived in Hannover since '98, lived in Germany since '93, married to a German, with two small halfling-Germans between us. Terminally Anglophile as well, and I actually know how to make tea. I also speak German well enough to fool the aboriginals into thinking I'm one of them, which makes for some lively conversations.

 

As we are raising the aforementioned halfling Germans bilingually (they have to get some culture, you know), we would like them to be exposed to lots and lots of English. Unfortunately, their only source at present is yours truly. Not surprisingly, our not-quite-two son has taken to trying to teach his poor Daddy German. (He seems to think I'm coming along fine, I am pleased to report.)

 

Anyway, greetings and best wishes from Hannover, and we're really sorry about that revolution bit, nothing personal.

 

Cheers,

 

Fairfax71

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Hi Fairfax71,

 

As another not quite Brit, welcome to the forum! They are pretty good bunch here and don't seem to mind us "colonials" at all.

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Welcome to the board, fasten your seat-belt and enjoy the ride!

 

WILLY THE CANUCK

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hi fairfax, hannover,

greeting from old jaygee also Hannover. And welcome to the board

I actually know of an ami in hannover, Is your hubbi into Tennis?

Slim chance, but Could be that there`s more than one American here in this small village!

 

jayson

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greeting from old jaygee also Hannover. And welcome to the board

Thanks!

 

 

I actually know of an ami in hannover, Is your hubbi into Tennis?
My hubby? Sorry, wrong gender and/or persuasion.

 

But no, neither of us play tennis. In fact neither my wife nor I are really into sports much, though I do like (American) football and some baseball. Haven't watched either in ages, though.

 

 

Slim chance, but Could be that there`s more than one American here in this small village!

I happen to know that there is -- our upstairs neighbor is one as well. :)

 

Other than him, though, I don't know any other Americans in Hannover, though I do know a couple Brits in Hannover and one other Brit in the greater Hannover region.

 

For what it's worth, there is a monthly English-language meetup known as SpeakEasy that meets on the last Monday at the Bayrische Botschaft on Thielenplatz (at 7:30 pm IIRC). It's mostly non-native speakers from all over the world, with a few Aussies, Kiwis, Brits and such, but it is a place to speak English for once. Only been there once so far myself, though. Missed it last month because of a business trip. :doh:

 

Cheers,

 

Fairfax71

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Hi,

 

I like Hannover! At least it´s not Stuttgart, I used to live there. It´s also quieter than my hometown (London), which I don´t mind either. I like living in the Nordstadt, there are a couple of decent pubs. I don´t feel the need to go to Jack the Ripper´s (Kropcke) every evening . By the way we´re also a "mixed marriage", although my wife´s not from here, but from southern Germany.

 

I don´t really know any other native speakers in or around H, except for an irish bloke in Garbsen.

 

w

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Maybe it's stilll going but Richard105 was only last active on this board on 17th February 2006 - 9:15 pm,

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Yes, he hasn´t posted for a while. Maybe we should just give it a try this Friday, which will be the first of the month. 5pm - presumably because it gets busy later. On Saturday night it certainly was, we (me and my wife) wanted to drink a beer after seeing a comedy show in the Expo Café and you couldn´t move!

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hello

 

i would also like to introduce myself.im a full blooded Brit and im interested in coming to Jack The Rippers have to see when i got the time and will probably bring a few freind (Brits) may 1 or 2 Germans

anyway nice to be on board :ph34r:

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Good idea - I'll pop in on Friday at 5pm & see what's up

 

Hello Hellspawn, so there are more of us out there!

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Greetings, Hellspawn, nice to know we´re not alone!

 

Yeah, I think I´ll give it a go as well, maybe see you there.

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@Bulli: sorry, wasn´t able to send you a private message, apparently your pm is not yet active.

 

That´s was the most English I´ve spoken in one go for about six years!

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Trying to activate pm's, can't seem to work it out - any ideas?

 

Was a good natter, see you next time.

 

Seems that the English speakers don't meet there on the first friday anymore at least.

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I´ve jus seen a a private message for you (as I was looking in the Gallery, strangely enough!) from EditorBob saying your pm is now activated. It seems you have to wait a bit as a newcomer.

 

I´ll give it a try now. See you.

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I would like to go to Jack The Ripper on Fridays, but I'm working at the university every Friday until 6:00. When do people usually leave? If everyone meets at five, I can't imagine anyone being there by the time I can get there.

 

It would also be nice if you'd reply in the thread, in case PMs don't work for new members.

 

Phillip

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