February / March 2024

Bernardine Evaristo photographed by Tom Jamieson

British Council Literature Seminar 2023: Class and Contemporary UK Writing

Bernardine Evaristo, renowned writer, academic and Man Booker Prize Winner 2019, has chaired the British Council Literature Seminar in 2023. The seminar was on the topic of Class and contemporary UK writing. The seminar consisted of public readings by Bernardine Evaristo and Kit de Waal, presentations by Daljit Nagra, Joelle Taylor and Wayne Holloway-Smith, a panel discussion and four author-led workshops. The seminar's recording is now available online.

LITERATURE: Samantha Harvey/Stefan Willer, “Brain on Fire: Insomnia and Sleepwriting”, MOSSE lecture, Berlin

Join authors Samantha Harvey and Stefan Willer on January 25, 2024, at the MOSSE Lecture in Berlin for an investigation into "Brain on Fire: Insomnia and Sleepwriting." Uncover the intriguing realms of insomnia and the creative process of sleepwriting as these experts share their insights. For more details and to explore the full program, visit MOSSE Lecture.

Image: © Roberto Ricciuti

MUSIC: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform at Isarphilharmonie München

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra graces the Isarphilharmonie München on March 10, 2024 with a programme of Beethoven and Elgar, with Alice Sara Ott playing Beethoven's piano concerto Nr.4. Read about the full programme at MünchenMusik.

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MUSIC: London Philharmonic Orchestra perform at Isarphilharmonie München

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) returns to Isarphilharmonie München on February 26, 2024 for a programme of Mozart and Tchaikovsky conducted by Karina Canellakis. For additional details and ticket information, visit MünchenMusik.

Image: © Marco Borggreve

MUSIC: Royal Scottish National Orchestra performs at Herkulessaal München

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Thomas Søndergård comes to Herkulessaal München, Mannheimer Rosengarten and Theater im Forum am Schlosspark, Ludwigsburg on 17, 18 and 22 January 2024. Violinist Ray Chen plays Tchaikovsky in a programme also including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Perform at Herkulessaal München | 17.01.2024
Perform at Mannheimer Rosengarten, Mannheim | 18.01.2024
Perform at Theater im Forum am Schlosspark, LudwigsburgImage | 22.01.24

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VISUAL ARTS: Elaine Mitchener and the Otolith Group exhibition at DAAD Galerie Berlin

Immerse yourself in the intersection of sound, visuals, and expression with Elaine Mitchener and the Otolith Group's exhibition at DAAD Galerie Berlin in March 2024. Explore the dynamic fusion of art forms, pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions. For more details and exhibition updates, visit DAAD Galerie.

Image: © Jasper Kettner

VISUAL ARTS: CTM Festival, “Sustain” at Berghain, silent green, radialsystem, and other venues in Berlin

Immerse yourself in a unique sonic experience at the CTM Festival's "Sustain" from January 26 to February 4, 2024. Explore the boundaries of sound and art at iconic venues such as Berghain, silent green, radialsystem, and more across Berlin. For details and the full program, visit CTM Festival. This will be an extraordinary journey into the world of experimental music and multimedia art.

Image: © CTM Festival

VISUAL ARTS: Grete Ring special exhibition at Liebermann Villa, 30 September until January 2024

Berlin-born artist Grete Ring was forced to leave Germany for London in 1938. British Council Country Germany Director Paul Smith is the Patron of this special exhibition of Ring’s work at the Liebermann Villa, Wannsee, which runs from 30 September until January 2024. More info here.