Brexite or not, brexite or not - the relations on the European level are now separated, but we can comfort ourselves: because whoever leaves, never leaves completely. So also from our British friends, who fortunately remain with us at local level. The close ties between Frankfurt and Great Britain have left their mark on us on the Main River.
Even if political Great Britain leaves the European Union today, the human, cultural and personal interaction remains de facto untouched. Although I did flip through the pages: Our fellow English and Northern Irish citizens are among the group of foreigners whose numbers have fallen most in the past year. Currently there are just over 2,000 British and Northern Irish people living with us.
This is certainly to be found in many of the cultural institutions that can be found in Frankfurt. Speaking of art, language and culture - today I have a whole range of "fun facts and tips on culture and enjoyment" for you.
I'd also like to share a personal anecdote: I studied English and learned my first words like "school" from my grandpa. He, in turn, had picked up his knowledge, you guessed it, from British soldiers. I grew up in the English occupation zone, while Hesse was American. So my love for the island has deep roots, for many years I have had the pleasure of teaching English as a foreign language at the Volkshochschule here in Frankfurt for adults.
Over the years I have collected the best tips from my Scottish and English colleagues, from A for ale to E for shopping and T for theatre. </Great Britain is moving away. What remains for us on the Main is the typical dry English humour. For example, the "Birmingham" pub lures its guests with the slogan "Hungry? We got food. Thirsty? We got alcohol. Lonely? We got alcohol. After all, the pub is already a small institution and has been in our city for almost twenty years.
FUN FACT No. ONE
What made the pub name itself after the second largest city in Great Britain? It's very simple. U4, 6 and 7 users know more, as the local RMV has been transporting its passengers from A to B in a "Birmingham train" for a while now. The printed wagons are a gesture to the English city to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the partnership between Birmingham and Frankfurt.
50 years! Who'd have thought it? The city is definitely worth a visit and is considered as the "Venice of the North" due to its many small canals. If you would like to find out more about organised trips by the City of Frankfurt to the twin city, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. What would England be without the controversial fox hunts of the nobility? The Pub Lounge in the Westend continues this tradition with its name "The Fox and Hound".
The bar offers (English) football, whiskey or traditional English cuisine.
parents watch out Every first Sunday of the month the pub invites you to a "Family Breakfast" from eleven to three o'clock. The palate and cultural enjoyment are strong, even if the opinion is widespread that English food leaves something to be desired: There is nothing wrong with clotted cream, scones and jam for afternoon tea. It doesn't get any more English than that.
The ingredients don't even have to be ordered cumbersomely on the Internet, but are all available in the Oeder Weg.
More precisely in "A Taste of Britain". All the things that people get to know during a stay in England and after their return.
FUN FACT No. THREE
The Scots are known to have a lot of martyrs, so they are tough. Angus steak sandwich, okay. Sheep's stomach? We have the pig's stomach, which everyone knows since Helmut Kohl. So there is nothing we can say against that now. But deep-fried Mars bar? R-E-S-P-E-K-T.
What kind of (English) theatre
P bagpipe music is not for everyone. But I can assure you that the typical sounds of the bagpipes sound wonderful as you wander through the medieval streets of Edinburgh. The friends of Scottish music, of the bagpipes to be more precise, find like-minded people at the "Scottish Country Dancing Club". English cinema ?
English films are either shown in the Metropolis on the Eschersheimer Warte The international theatre as well as some independent cinemas like the Mal seh’n or the Harmonie are good places to go. Current movies can be found here on Frankfurt-Tipp.de
In the English Theatre friends of mine work with whom I have been on stage together. And this at the Amateur Theatre (Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre/FEST) - not to be confused with the professional ensemble at the Gallusanlage.
Players find great contact with English-speaking expatriates from the United Kingdom, but also from all other English-speaking countries at FEST Frankfurt. Chairman Jeff is a great, uncomplicated American. The plays of the English Theatre let you dive directly into British culture. For example, the play about a murderous barber from Fleet Street, where the English media used to be traditionally based, awakened moments of longing with many memories of visits to London.
The actors are excellent and established, whether in Great Britain or in the USA.
FUN FACT No. FOUR
Two streets are named after English cities Coventry and Birmingham. Both can be found in Nied. No road, but a path is dedicated to the Hessian line Battenberg. In England also known as "Mountbattan-Windsor", another "Archie" is scrawling in front of it and you can guess who it is about? After all, the English royal family is closely linked to the Hessian branch. It is said that the Queen of England carved her nickname "Lilibeth" into the window of the castle when she was still a young heir to the throne when visiting her German relatives. So the monarchy continues to hover above everything in the kingdom, and we stick to the motto: Keep calm and drink tea.
Are you planning a trip to Great Britain after the Brexit or have you already visited the country? Do you know where Queen Elizabeth II carved her nickname in Hesse?
English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, 60529 Frankfurt
FEST, FEST Frankfurt,
Scottish Country Dancing, course fee: 40 Euro, various dates, contact via: frankfurt-scd-club.org
A Taste of Britain, Oeder Weg 34, Nordend
The Fox and Hound, Niedenau 2, 60325 Frankfurt
Birmingham Pub, Battonnstrasse 50, 60311 Frankfurt