Thanks to all of you who came along to our last meet-ups, at Zur Alten Werft at the end of March, and to Cafe Hugo during the afternoon at the beginning
of this month. I find it interesting to vary where we meet, and I hope that many of you have discovered new places to eat and drink since coming along
to our get-togethers. At the end of this month, we will be venturing away from the island, as the annual meeting/conference of psychotherapists has
just begun in Lindau, and for the coming fortnight all of the hotels, restaurants and bars are booked solid. Therefore, for our next meeting, on
Friday, 24th April, we have tables booked in one of the rooms at Hotel Landgasthof Köchlin (www.hotel-koechlin.de), Kemptener Str. 41. For those
who haven’t been there before, it is easiest to reach by the Stadtbus (route
number 1 – which runs between the island and Reutin – bus stop “Köchlin”) or
if you’re coming by bike, foot or car, then if you go past the LindauPark
shopping centre, past Lidl and follow the road around to the left, Gasthof
Köchlin is at the crossroads, on the left-hand side. There’s a car park
behind the hotel: just turn left at those traffic lights and then left
again. Tables are booked from 7.30pm onwards. There is a good selection of
food on offer, or if you just fancy coming along for a drink, then that’s
Big news this month, as our very own, star soul-singer, Karl Frierson, is
going to be making a rare appearance in Lindau, singing at “Zeughaus” on
Sunday, 21st June (8pm). Those of you who have been lucky enough to see Karl
perform live already will no doubt be thrilled that we’ve got the chance to
see him again on home-soil. Tickets cost 19€ (14€ for students and members
of the Zeughaus Verein) and are available from the tourist office,
Stadttheater, LindauPark info desk and also via the internet. See
http://www.zeughaus-lindau.de/ for more details and also for the link to buy
The Cineplex in Friedrichshafen is showing the following films in original
version (English) this week:
“Mall Cop 2” (German title: “Der Kaufhaus Cop 2”) – TOMORROW, Weds, 15th
Apr, 9pm – an American comedy action film.
“Fast & Furious 7” – TOMORROW, Weds, 15th Apr, 6pm – the seventh in the
American action film series, starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and the late
“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2” – TOMORROW, 15th Apr, 8.15pm – the sequel to
the critically-acclaimed Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with an all-star cast
including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Richard Gere.
Phone 01805 546636 or see www.cineplex.de/friedrichshafen/programm for
The Linse in Weingarten is having a mini ‘Britfilms’ season later this
month. A list of the films, in English (with German subtitles), follows:
“Toast” – Thurs, 23rd Apr and Fri, 24th Apr, both at 6pm – a BBC film
adapted from the memoirs of well-known British chef, Nigel Slater. A
nostalgic trip through the culinary scene of Britain in the 1960’s.
“Good Vibrations” – Thurs, 23rd Apr and Fri, 24th Apr, both at 9.15pm – a
much-praised film about a record shop owner, Terri Hooley, who opened up in
Belfast in the middle of “The Troubles” and who helped to develop Northern
Ireland’s punk-rock scene.
“Much Ado about Nothing” – Sun, 26th Apr, at 4.30pm and 6pm; Mon, 27th Apr,
Tues, 28th and Weds 29th Apr, all at 6pm – a modern retelling of
Shakespeare’s comedy classic.
“Now is Good” – Sun, 26th Apr, Mon, 27th, Tues, 28th and Weds 29th Apr, all
at 8.15pm – a teen drama film about a girl diagnosed with leukaemia who
writes a list of all the things she’d like to do before she dies.
In addition to the ‘Britfilm’ season, the Linse is also showing the
following American film in English:
“Whiplash” – Mon, 4th May and Weds, 6th May both at 9.15pm – an
Oscar-nominated film about a music student and his drum teacher.
Phone 0751 5010 for more details.