Extra Activities

dickens-at-deskGuided Tour of Dickens’ Cabinet, Deventer

22 November 2016, 14.00 & 15.00

Thanks to our member Emmy Strik our Committee is pleased to offer you a special excursion to Charles Dickens Kabinet on 22 November just 2 days after the lecture on Dickens journeys.

The Charles Dickens Kabinet, which houses an impressive collection of memorabilia connected with Charles Dickens, such as books, costumes, and figurines of Dickensian characters.

There will be 2 guided tours (with a maximum of 12 visitors each), at 2.00 p.m. and 3 p.m. Our guide will be Emmy Strik, who took the initiative to set up this unique museum and who also initiated the annual Dickens Festijn.

Admission is free and for members of British Society Deventer only, but if you wish to support the museum, a voluntary contribution will be welcome.

 Charles Dickens Kabinet, Oude Vrouwengevangenis, Walstraat 20, Deventer.

You can sign up by sending an email to H.lemmermanvdworp@upcmail.nl

The 2.00 p.m excursion can accommodate another 6 people, while the 3.00 one has room for 10 people,  so please indicate in your email which time would suit you.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next talk and/or the Dickens excursion.


Mr Holmes at Filmhuis de Keizer, Deventer

4 February 2016, 13.30

If you enjoyed our Christmas Tea and Film, you may feel like seeing another British film worth watching. We would like to invite you to attend a private showing of Mr Holmes at Filmhuis De Keizer, Deventer, Keizerstraat 78, 7411 HH Deventer.

Admission: € 10 for members and guests

You will be welcomed with tea/coffee & cake

Mr Holmes poster





An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 30-year-old case. Holmes memory isn’t what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. A trailer of the film is to be found at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3168230/

Please let us know if you would like to attend. We need a minimum of 30 people to be able to organize a special showing for our members. If you are interested, please sign up for our first 2016 event by sending an email to Marijke Lemmerman: H.lemmermanvdworp@upcmail.nl. before Thursday 28th January 2016. We are looking forward to hearing from you.





Highlights from Shakespeare (1564-1616)

news_bShakespeare-PlaysNow that we have embarked on a new venture with British Society Deventer, we feel like taking on the challenge of organising some new activities, such as a guided tour at the Turner exhibition, literature courses or any other cultural initiatives.

This summer Marijke Lemmerman was asked to offer a course on Highlights from Shakespeare at a private secondary school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which was an amazing experience , and is to be followed by another course focussed on performance of Shakespeare “off by heart” in 2016. Knowing that many 16 – 18-year-old students enjoyed doing the course, it seems worth finding out if any of our members are interested in attending 5 afternoon or evening classes of two hours each on “Highlights from Shakespeare”. Reflecting on William Shakespeare in 2016 could not be more appropriate, as it is the very year that we commemorate Shakespeare’s death 400 years previously.

Here’s what the course would consist of:

  1. Introduction to William Shakespeare’s themes and a selection of sonnets
  2. Highlights such as famous scenes and soliloquys from the following plays:

          Romeo and Juliet (meeting at Capulet’s party and the balcony scene)

          The Merchant of Venice (Shylock’s speech on being a Jew, Portia’s speech on justice)

          Hamlet (To be or not to be)

          MacBeth (various speeches)

          Julius Caesar (Mark Antony’s speech)

          Henry V (St Crispin’s speech)


           The speeches mentioned are just meant to illustrate the course.

  1. Songs from Shakespeare’s plays, such as Come away, come away death,

           O mistress mine, It was a lover and his lass o.a.

The highlights would be discussed in the context of the plays and will be illustrated by video excerpts from famous film or theatre interpretations of the plays and texts discussed.

The course and discussions will be in English and the texts to be discussed will be provided .




3908.museum_de_fundatie_zwolle_foto_pedro_sluiterOp zaterdag 3 oktober 2015 organiseert de British Society Deventer een rondleiding voor leden en introducees voor de tentoonstelling Gevaar & Schoonheid – Turner en de traditie van het sublieme.

Tijd: 11.30 uur

Plaats: Museum de Fundatie te Zwolle

Prijs: € 2,50 voor leden en € 5,00 voor introducees (deze prijs is exclusief de entree voor het museum).

Maximaal 15 deelnemers.

U kunt zich via de e-mail opgeven bij AnneMarie Meijer (annemariek.meijer@kpnmail.nl) of telefonisch 0570-631324.

Van 5 september 2015 tot en met 3 januari 2016 organiseren Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle en Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede in samenwerking met Tate Britain de tentoonstelling ‘Gevaar & Schoonheid – Turner en de traditie van het sublieme’. Turner is voor Groot-Brittannië wat Rembrandt is voor Nederland. Zijn werk is alleen bij hoge uitzondering in ons land te zien. De dubbeltentoonstelling in Enschede en Zwolle presenteert ruim 50 schilderijen en aquarellen van Turner in de context van de Europese kunstgeschiedenis, van de late middeleeuwen tot nu, met werk van Aelbert Cuyp, Claude Lorrain, Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Armando, Gerhard Richter en vele anderen