Forthcoming and Recent Events

We have a number of social and fundraising events throughout the year. The next event is our social evening (see below for details).

We also hold an annual quiz night with Fish & Chips supper in autumn.

We look forward to seeing you during one of our events!

Forthcoming Events

Fish & Chips Quiz Night: Saturday, 27th October 2018

On Saturday, 27th October 2018 we will be holding our annual QUIZ NIGHT. There will be a fish & chips supper half way through the evening. The event will take place at Harpenden's Park Hall at 7.00 pm for a prompt 7.30 pm start.

2019 - Friends of Alzey Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on 21st February, 2019. Further details will follow in due course

2019 - 40th Anniversary of the 'Friends of Alzey'

Having been founded in 1979 the 'Friends of Alzey' will celebrate our 40th anniversary on Saturday 27th April 2019 in Park Hall. We will hold a special Tea Party in the afternoon in place of our Annual Dinner to mark this milestone in our history.

Written for the 30th anniversary, a short report about the history of the 'Friends of Alzey' from one of the founder members of the Friends is available to view. Click here: Reminiscences on the Origins of the Friends of Alzey.

Recent Events

2018 Annual Dinner 17th March with guest speaker Bim Afolami MP

60 people braved falling snow to attend our Annual Dinner at Park Hall on Saturday March 17th. Good food and good company were enjoyed by our long-standing members, new members and their friends alike. This year we welcomed four A level students who study German at Sir John Lawes School and their teacher, Mrs Susanna Leaver. Their attendance was made possible by the generosity of last year's guest speaker, Mrs Anne von Fallois. Bim Afolami MP spoke after the dinner about the influence on him of German philosophy and politics. He was thanked in both German and English by the Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy, who earlier had had the opportunity to speak to and question Mr Afolami. Wine from the Alzey town winery was presented to our guest speaker as a mark of our thanks.

The committee all worked hard to make the evening such a success that the guests seemed reluctant to go home, chatting animatedly amongst themselves at the end of the proceedings. Thanks go also to Yvonne Bamford for her catering and to Steve Jones of Nang Noi Thai Restaurant in Vaughan Road, and to other friends of our organisation, who kindly donated a raffle prize.

Congratulations to the students of German – in the week after our Dinner they were declared winners of the Goethe Institut's debating competition. This is a wonderful achievement; their prize is a trip to Germany. We hope they enjoy their time over there and say hello to Alzey if they happen to pass through!

Publicity Event Harpenden, 2nd September 2017

On Saturday, 2nd September 2017 we held a publicity event in Harpenden's town centre to raise awareness for the town twinning activities. The Friends of Alzey committee was present in full:

Anne von Fallois Talk - Saturday, 18th March 2017

On Saturday, 18th March 2017 we held our annual Social Evening which included a delicious three-course dinner with coffee. One of the highlights of the event was the guest speaker of the evening: Anne von Fallois, Former Director General for Domestic Affairs at the German Federal President's Office. She delivered a very interesting talk entitled 'A citizens' Europe: Fostering civil relations in challenging times.' A copy of the talk can be downloaded here: Anne von Fallois Talk, 18 March 2017