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Monthly Highlights

Online Events

While Denmark is reopening, everyone has to decide for themselves how much a part of that they want to be. Everyone needs to consider their health and other factors before deciding how much activity to engage in. Nevertheless, AWC Denmark offers several online events in July in which you can participate, through Zoom, from the safety of your own home. Several activity groups hold Zoom meetings and provide the link necessary to join the meeting.

All you need to do to use Zoom, is to click on the link provided for each event through your PC, tablet or phone. That will bring up a dialogue box, in which you click on “Open Zoom”. Voila! You’re in the event.

3rd of July lunchtime barbecue – Saturday, 3 July, 13:00

As Denmark reopens, we want members of AWC Denmark to be able to meet and celebrate together the birthday of the United States – one day early. Claude Lawson is kindly opening the courtyard of his building to us. :

Bring your own meat (and/or veg) for the grill. The Club will provide lots of hand sanitizer; sauces; salads; soft drinks; wine (for purchase); disposable dishes, cutlery and cups; and snacks and desserts. Do join us – we’ve missed seeing you face to face!

When:         Saturday, 3 July, starting 13:00 (In case of really bad weather, we will reschedule.)
Where:       Entrance to courtyard at Urbansgade 5 (Poul Henningsens Plads Metro (M3), buses 1A and 14,
                    and Svanemøllen S-train Station)
Cost:           50 kr. each for members plus one guest or family member    (100 kr. for 2).
RSVP:         Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) – by Thursday, 1 July.

Further details are in The Chronicle or else contact Mary Stewart.

AWC movie group: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “A Room with a View”

We’re showing two films online in June; as more and more people are vaccinated, cinemas reopen and people go on holiday in July, things may change. Contact Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) for the Zoom link and to get a reminder about the movies! 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Friday, 11 June at 18:30

The 1999 film version of Shakespeare’s famous comedy is packed with stars– Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Dominic West, Christian Bale, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Kline – plus the stalwart David Strathairn, currently appearing in the Oscar-winning Nomadland, as well as the version of The Tempest that the movie group recently enjoyed.

Click here to see the trailer (https://youtu.be/QYknOe7OluE) and join us for an evening of love, magic and madness. “The course of true love never did run true.”

“A Room with a View”, Friday, 25 June at 18:30

And then we go to Florence by way of the 1986 Merchant/Ivory film A Room with a View. In this British drama based on the novel by E.M. Forster, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter), a young Englishwoman, is touring Italy with her older cousin (Maggie Smith). At a hotel in Florence, Lucy meets the charming and free-spirited George Emerson (Julian Sands). Although intrigued by George, once she's back in England Lucy ponders settling down with the wealthy, staid Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis). When George reappears in her life, Lucy must decide between him and Cecil.

With extra added Judi Dench, Simon Callow and Denholm Elliot, who could resist? This will hold us until we can get back to Florence in person.

“Our Secrets” walk returns to Damhussøen

Our February walk around Damhussøen was lovely, despite the frozen lake, bare trees and cutting winds. We’re returning to so if it looks more like the accompanying photo, with blue water and green trees under a sunny sky.

Join us on Saturday, 12 June (while everyone else is shopping) for a walk through Grøndal Park and then around Damhussøen, both of which have lovely trails.

We will meet at Flintholm S-train and Metro station, and then head for the park, just a few steps from the station. From Flintholm to the lake is 1.3 km, and it is 3.4 km around the lake, for a 6-km trip.

When:            Saturday, 12 June 2021, 10:30
Where:           Outside Flintholm Station

New member Kris Harper will lead the walk. Other walkers can RSVP to Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) so we know you’re coming.

Online Tour of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter’s private offices

Among the many reasons to go to FAWCO conferences are the chances to bid on fun things in both silent and live auctions – with the money raised going to The FAWCO Foundation’s charitable programs.

At the virtual FAWCO conference last March, AWC Denmark president Mary Stewart Burgher was the winning bidder for a video tour of the private offices of President and Mrs Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta Georgia.

As the Center’s staff are happy to include other interested FAWCO and FAUSA members, mark your calendar now so that you can attend the tour. We plan to show the video tour, perhaps with remarks by President and Mrs. Carter, and follow up with a Q&A session. We will soon announce how to sign up for the event
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The Carter’s Center’s motto is:
“Waging peace. Fighting disease. Building hope”
and it has been doing all three of these things for close to 40 years. See its website (https://www.cartercenter.org) for details.

Fun fact: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this July.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 18:00 CET
Venue:        Teams Live (up to 100,000 viewers)
Q&A:           Moderated by Mary Stewart, questions submitted by participants LIVE via the chat function

Theater/Films/Performance in English

Follow the link to find out the latest activities of HIT House of International Theatre

https://www.facebook.com/Houseofinternationaltheatre

Films: “Danish on a Sunday”

Danish film hits with English subtitles or dialogue are shown twice a month at the Danish Film Institute (Cinemateket) Gothersgade 55, 1123 Kbh. K. Full details here: http://www.dfi.dk/Filmhuset/Cinemateket/Faste_serier_i_Cinemateket/danish.aspx                                                        

Before each screening, there is a special offer of a coffee with Danish pastry (or a piece of cake) at Restaurant SULT. It costs only 40 DKK extra.

Sunday, June 13 at 14:15       “The Commune”               
Sunday, June 20 at 14:15       “Dear Wendy”   
Sunday, July 4 at 14:15           “Ninna”
Sunday, July 18 at 16;45         “The Word”

 

 

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