European social networking groups and clubs in the UK

European social networking groups and clubs in the UK

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All work and no play? Here is a list of social clubs relating to European nations across the UK.

On the following pages are links to clubs and groups relating to European countries. If you know of a group of club in the UK you would like listed, please fill in our online form. Add a group or club here.


ARMENIAN

Armenian Community and Church Council of Great Britain
www.accc.org.uk
Location: Online
Useful links and events listings for the Armenian community in the UK.

AUSTRIAN
Austrian Club London
www.austrianclublondon.com
We are very pleased and proud of our association with the Austrian Embassy, the Cultural Forum, the Trade Commission and other Austrian organisations in the UK and we can look back to many successful joint-ventures.
We offer a variety of events, networking-evenings, outings and functions to suit all our members’ tastes and will convince non-members and friends of Austria to join our Club and stay with us for years to come.

Austria Club Birmingham
www.austriaclub.org.uk

BELGIAN
Vlaamse Club in Londen
www.vlaamseclublonden.com 
This website is the club house for the Vlaamse Club Londen ("VCL"), the Flemish Club in London. The VCL wants to create a meeting place and networking opportunity for the many Flemish and other Dutch speaking people in the Greater London Area. The VCL organises a broad diversity of professional, cultural, social, sports and leisure activities on a regular basis, each time with a Flemish background.

CROATIA

Croatia
British Croatian Friends Society  
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18966208596& ;ref=mf 
A not-for-profit society (NGO) started to encourage relations between British and Croatian citizens. This is an open community space to share ideas, events, news, common interests, language, to make friends and contacts.

DENMARK
Danfolk
www.danfolk.co.uk 
This is an umbrella organisation that runs several chapters of Danish gatherings throughout the UK.

Danish Scottish Society
www.danishscottishsociety.org 
The Danish - Scottish Society (DSS) was founded in 1986 and today has over 200 members. The members are mainly people in Scotland with links to, or a special interest in Denmark. DSS arranges events and publishes a three-monthly newsletter.

Danish Society in London
www.danishsocietylondon.co.uk
Danish Society London is an internet/email based discussion group for Danes living in England. Most members do, however, live in London.  The group was set up in June 2001 and has over 250 members. The purpose of the group is to connect Danes living in England. The group is used to exchange information and to arrange social activities around the country.  

Anglo-Danish Society
www.anglo-danishsociety.org.uk
The Anglo-Danish Society exists to promote closer understanding between the United Kingdom and Denmark by arranging lectures, outings, social gatherings and other events of interest to its members and their guests.

Danish Club
www.danishclub.co.uk
The oldest foreign club in London

ESTONIAN
Association of Estonians in Great Britain
www.estonians.co.uk
The Association of Estonians in Great Britain acts as a central co-ordinating committee, trying to keep alive the culture and language of Estonia in Great Britain, both among the older generation who came here as refugees after the second world war and more recent arrivals. We are a voluntary organisation and we cannot help with regard to accommodation and employment, nor with funding, grants or finance.

FRENCH
London French meetup

www.french.meetup.com/32/
The London French Meetup is the biggest group of French speakers of all ages and nationalities in London. We hold regular events to meet up, talk in French and share interests in French culture whilst having a good time. Our main events are on the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Wednesday of each month. In addition, we organise other regular events such as outings to: restaurants, trendy bars, French films, live music, sports related activities, outdoor events and more. The organising team is made of volunteers from different nationalities and ages. Our members are made up of: 1/3 French nationals, 1/3 English nationals and 1/3 other nationalities and francophone countries.

The French living in Oxford
www.meetup.com/The-Oxford-Expat-French-Meetup-Group
Meet other French Expats in your area!

IRELAND
Irish People in the UK
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2369294768
Anyone who lives in the UK but who is a born and bred Irish person. Has to have green blood running through your veins! Any Americans who fancy joining because your Great Grandfather's Mother's dead Auntie was "Shannon from County Limerick" we don't really care.

Irish World Heritage Centre
www.iwhc.com
The Irish World Heritage Centre is the main venue for the Irish community of Manchester to socialise in a welcoming and friendly environment and pursue Irish cultural activities and celebrate the rich heritage of Ireland. Over the centuries, Irish people who emigrated have contributed to world progress. The Irish World Heritage Centre is dedicated to the achievements of those men and women, largely forgotten.

ITALY
Italians in the UK
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2218432946

NORWAY
Den Norske Klub
www.dennorskeklub.co.uk
DNK is a social club with a program which includes Klub dinners, lunches, golf tournaments, 'julebord' and other events. As a result of the Klub's long existence and extensive network, it is in a position to attract celebrities and other well known persons to its events, frequently on the levels of Government, Parliament and senior management of major Norwegian businesses.

POLAND
Leicesters Polish Community
www.leicesterpolonia.co.uk
The Club is a members club and has provided support and assistance, to the Polish Parish of St Paul’s, in Leicester, for over 40 years. The Club re-located, with the Parish, to the new Polish Centre, on Wakerley Road, in November 2003.

Polish Movies in UK
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2249468273

Polish people in the UK
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7287071385

Federation of Polish Folklore Groups In Great Britain
www.polishfolkloregroups.co.uk
Promotes Polish folk culture throughout Great Britain, both within Polish communities and to the British public. It also organises Polish Folklore Festivals and other performances in Great Britain.

RUSSIAN

British-Russian Society in the Midlands
www.britishrussian.org.uk 
Location: Birmingham
The society exists to bring together all those who have an interest in the Russian-speaking world. The society plans to run regular meetings, usually with guest speakers. The programme covers topics and issues concerning Russia and Eastern Europe, including culture, politics, economics and business. You will have opportunities to hear and speak Russian, but a knowledge of the Russian language is not essential.

Russians in London
www.meetup.com/russians-in-london
This groups is for Russians in London; people interested in meeting Russians in London and others who are interested in Russia, the Russian language or people who have links with Russia and Russians.

SWISS
Swiss Club Edinburgh
www.swiss-societies.co.uk/deploy/members/edinburgh/index.html 

The London Swiss Expats Meetup Group
http://expatswiss.meetup.com/16/
Fairly active group for Swiss in London.

SCANDINAVIAN
Scandinavian Club of Lincolnshire (SKOL)

www.skol.org.uk
In the 1970’s some of the Scandinavians who lived in and around Lincoln got together and decided to try and revive some of the traditions of their homelands, and to give their children some idea of their heritage. An informal Juletraesfest, to which Scandinavians throughout the county were invited, was held in Lincoln and this was so successful that it was decided to form a club where all interested Scandinavians could meet and get together, subsequently in February 1976 SKOL, (The Scandinavian Klubb of Lincolnshire) was founded.

Scandinavian Party
www.scandinavianparty.com
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2408129898 


Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

www.hertsscandinavian.co.uk
Our membership includes not only Swedes, Danes and Norwegians by birth, but also people with family, friends or business connections in the Scandinavian and Nordic countries. Others have travelled to Scandinavia or are interested in the area, its cultures and its peoples. We have a wide ranging programme of both Scandinavian and local topics and meetings include a talk or activity followed by a chat over refreshments. Society traditions include our Julefest celebration in December, and an annual summer outing.

Hampshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society (HASS)

www.hass.org.uk

The society was formed in 1973 and currently has just over 100 members or member families. Our membership is mainly made up individuals or families living in the Hampshire area with some Scandinavian connection.
The activities of the Society is mainly aimed at maintaining the Scandinavian traditions and promoting our cultural inheritance including sharing this with our children and friends.

Kirklees Anglo-Scandinavian Society
www.mandawheeler.freeserve.co.uk/kass.htm
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TURKEY
The London Turkish Meetup Group
www.turkish.meetup.com/144
Meet fellow Turks from Turkey and North Cyprus based in London for Socialising, Activities and Networking. Our sister meetup "The Manchester Turkish Language Meetup Group" has grown from strength to strength and hope the London group will enjoy similar success.

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