Events in Reading
In 2017 Reading celebrates 70 years of association with the German town of Düsseldorf. We are organising and supporting a range of community events to celebrate taking place throughout the year. Click to visit our events page.
Reading's history with Düsseldorf
The friendship between Düsseldorf and Reading began when the Mayor of Reading, Phoebe Cusden, answered a call from the Royal Berkshire Regiment, then occupying Düsseldorf, for help for people who were hungry and homeless following the war. She sent help, visited Düsseldorf, and invited six children to stay. A return visit followed, and a regular annual exchange of young people in both directions developed. For a more detailed account of the history and how it progressed throughout the years please click here...
Find out what we've been doing recently. From marathon runs and concerts, to art events, work experience and church connections, more details on our news page.
Who are we?
We are a group of passionate "Anglo-Germanophiles! working to support our long association with Düsseldorf. We promote community cohesion, peace & understanding through friendship with our partner country.
Why join the association?
By joining our association you are supporting our grants offering to local Reading community groups who wish to embark on a variety of educational, community and cultural projects linking with our partners in Düsseldorf.
You will also become part of a like-minded community who take part in a range of cultural events throughout the year with Anglo-German understanding at their heart.