Archive for January, 2011

Language Festival 2010

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
EASTERN CORNERS. Moonbog Lee from Kora, with Radhika Goyal of India and other guests

EASTERN CORNERS. Moonbog Lee from Korea, with Radhika Goyal of India and other guests

La Mama Prize
Joan Hengherr accepting the prize of a dinner for the whole Klatschgruppe with Danielle Broccardo of La Mama
Humorous Sinah Tshabalala draws roars of laughter with African jokes and stories
Humorous Sinah Tshabalala draws roars of laughter with African jokes and stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korean singers

Korean children singing the popular folk song "Arirang"

 

 

 

 

From renditions of popular Korean and German folk songs to Italian ballads, guests were entertained with unique elements of world culture at the Bryanston Sports Club 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neville Watchurst sounding the welcome in 8 lingoes

Neville Watchurst sounding the welcome in 8 lingoes

In memory of Susanne

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

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It was with profound sadness that we had to bid farewell to Susanne Kausch, a wonderful friend and enthusiastic and idealistic member of Lingo Links.

 

Co-founder of Les Coccinelles in 1999, she became convenor in 2003. She also helped create the Italian Gruppo Chiaccierone in 2002, and 3 months before her passing away, established Le Cosmopolitane which meets on Monday mornings.

 

At the time of the Festival, while she was in hospital in her home country, Switzerland, she was awarded a book of appreciation in absentia.

 

Susanne seldom missed a meeting, and her stories were always interesting, revealing her astounding

general knowledge, wide interests, originality and profound sense of humour.

 

As she could not drive, none of the enrichment she brought us would have been possible without Philipp, her eldest son and patient, devoted “taxi man”.

 

 

The picture above was taken at the last meeting she attended under the fig tree with the Coccinelles.

It was soon after her 71st birthday. 

 

From Le Cosmopolitane:

We, Le Cosmopolitane, mourn the death of Susanne Kausch. it was a shock to us all. Through her initiative and enthusiasm, our new Italian conversation group came into

being just a few months ago. Her Italian was fluent and she encouraged us to communicate in the language, despite our initial hesitation. We feel we have already improved and will continue meeting every week in the spirit which she instilled in us. Our deep sympathy goes out to Susanne’s family and her many friends.