November/December 2022

ARCHITECTURE: Sir John Soane at Tchoban Foundation Berlin, until 15 January 2023

An exhibition at Berlin’s Museum für Architekturzeichnung uses masterful drawings from the collection of Sir John Soane’s Museum to show how architects were inspired by the beauty and monumentality of Greek and Roman buildings. Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was the leading neoclassical architect in late Georgian Britain. All info here.

FILM: British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, 19-25 January 2023

The 16th British Shorts Film Festival will take place in January and will bring you 150 films in seven days in four venues all over Berlin! More info to come soon.

the Literature Seminar's logo: the words now, neu and NI in phonetics

LITERATURE: British Council Literature Seminar, watch online

Now Neu NI: Contemporary Writing from Northern Ireland. The British Council Literature Seminar 2022 will connect a new generation of writers and readers. Join the conversation and watch new and established writers from Northern Ireland first-hand in discussions and readings. Watch online now

MUSIC: CTM Festival, Berlin, 27 January–5 February 2023

The 10-day CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art celebrates experimental, contemporary and electronic music in special places of Berlin's nightlife. Participating UK artists include Paul Purgas, Poulomi Desai, Om Unit, Tash LC, Becca Rose and Ahadadream. Stay tuned.

MUSIC: London Brass Germany tour, all over Germany, December

London Brass is back on tour in Germany, with performances at the Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal Berlin, St. Antoniuskirche Papenberg, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, among others. See all dates here.

MUSIC: London Symphony Orchestra on tour in Germany, December

London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) conducted by Sir Simon Rattle return to Germany on tour at Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kölner Philharmonie, among others.

VISUAL ARTS / FILM: Oreet Ashery 'Selfish Road' at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 23-28 November

Oreet Ashery’s 30-minute film Selfish Road is presented at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Selfish Road depicts a contradictory environment of industrial extraction obscured by spiritual wellness practices. With anger, grief, hope and resistance, it dreams of material ecological visions for indigenous life away from settler occupation and seeks out ethics in and beyond the region's beauty. More here.

VISUAL ARTS: Antony Gormley, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, until 26 February 2023

The Lehmbruck Museum presents the most extensive exhibition of work by British sculptor Antony Gormley in Germany to date. “Calling on the Body” places Gormley’s work in dialogue with Wilhelm Lehmbruck, with both artists using the body as a site of transformation that seeks to evoke a state of being and quiet contemplation. More details here. 

VISUAL ARTS: Bethan Huws at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, until 28 January 2023

Bethan Huws’ exhibition 'Medieval Neon' shows at Galerie Thomas Schulte until January. See more.


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VISUAL ARTS: Edmund de Waal and Unseen Pieces from The Feuerle Collection, Berlin, until Easter 2023

“The idea behind this exhibition is to juxtapose the lyrical content of Edmund de Waal’s work and the timeless character of extraordinary Asian achievements from the 6th and 16th centuries. De Waal is a contemporary artist, but his soul I see in Rembrandt, in the beauty of Italian Renaissance painters, and in history philosophy”. Edmund de Waal and Unseen Pieces from the Feuerle Collection, Berlin. More info here.