February/March 2021

THEATRE/FILM/MUSIC: The Long Goodbye by Riz Ahmed, Manchester International Festival, until 1 March

Actor and musician Riz Ahmed’s ‘The Long Goodbye’ is available to watch until 1 March. This hugely successful solo show has been specially adapted for livestream and is put on by the Manchester International Festival. Not to be missed! Book your ticket here.

Berlinale Talents 2021: Dream On! HAU Hebbel am Ufer, 1 – 5 March

Even in the middle of a pandemic, Berlinale Talents creates a space for encounters, networks and exchanges. Placed under the theme of “Dreams,” this 19th edition will take place between 1-5 March. See the programme and join for free.

VISUAL ARTS: Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 4 March – 16 May

The Schirn is dedicating an extensive retrospective to the visually powerful universion of the eccentric, London-based artist duo Gilbert & George. Starting on 4 March, the Schirn will be offering an “online intro” in German via Zoom every Thursday at 7 p.m. before the exhibition can hopefully open to a live audience later this year. More info here.

VISUAL ARTS: Phyllida Barlow, frontier, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 5 March – 25 July 2021

With this major retrospective of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, Haus der Kunst opens a series of exhibitions throughout 2021 in the museum’s East Wing dedicated to contemporary female voices. Learn more and book a tour.

VISUAL ARTS: Hamish Fulton, Insignificant Insect?, 6 March – 17 April, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Hamish Fulton is a “walking artist” who has made works based on the experience of walks since 1972. Arguing that “walking is an art form in its own right,” Fulton translates his walks into photographs, drawings and wall texts. Fulton’s work has been shown extensively around the world including in Tate Britain (2002), Ikon Gallery (2012), and Contemporary (2012). More info here.

VISUAL ARTS/DESIGN: Bethan Hughes: Designer in Residence and window exhibition at feldfünf, Berlin, until 7 March

Feldfünf is presenting designer in residence Bethan Hughes’ series of work Hevea as a (Covid-safe) window display at Metropolenhaus in Berlin. Through animation, installation, text and print, Hughes explores biological forms – sensual, unruly and ephemeral – that are transformed by technological, commercial and industrial processing. Learn more here.

LITERATURE: SkylineTalk with Sharon Dodua Otoo, 8 March, 6 p.m.

Experience digital / hybrid readings / discussions with the Ingeborg-Bachmann prize winner Sharon Dodua Otoo. For International Women’s Day on 8 March, Sharon Dodua Otoo will present her long-awaited new book: Adas Raum. In conversation with her publisher she will talk about her book, being black, identity, and language. Get more info here.

MUSIC: Bach Bites, until 19 March

Don’t miss the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM)’s ‘Bach Bites’: free, short live performances by harpsichordist Steven Devine broadcast on Facebook, 1pm GMT every Friday between 1 January and 19 March! Tune in here.

THEATRE: Hope Mill Theatre Manchester: Queer All About It, 19 March

Green Carnation Company will present an evening of film, performance, discussion and conversation. Queer All About It is a celebration of diverse LGBTQ+ stories and new perspectives by five emerging LGBTQ+ writers.This event is available online, as part of TURN ON FEST 2021. Get your ticket here.

DANCE: AFTERIMAGE / REVELLERS' MASS, National Dance Company Wales at Theater Bonn, 24 March

National Dance Company Wales returns to Theater Bonn two years after their guest appearance. REVELLERS‘ MASS – by choreographer Caroline Finn captures a world full of rituals, decadency and excesses, inspired by religious paintings. AFTERIMAGE by Brasilian choreographer Fernando Melo is a dance of fleeting images. Get your ticket (only via box office).