November/December 2023

STORYTELLING: Imagine Festival Leipzig / Dresden

IMAGINE! 1st International Festival for Narrative Art in Leipzig and Dresden is being held from October 20 to 28, 2023 at the Societaetstheater Dresden and various locations in Leipzig. Professional storytellers from seven countries tell stories from their cultural circles and other cultures of the world, including UK storytellers Ashley Ramsden, Salle Pomme Clayton and John Rogers. 

THEATRE/DANCE: Grenzenlos Kultur, 18. - 21. October 2023

Grenzenlos Kultur, Germany's oldest theatre festival with disabled and non-disabled artists, celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday this year. Among the performers are Candoco Dance Company (18 October) with 'Last Shelter' choreographed by Jeanine Durning and Jack Hunter (20, 21 October) with his one-man show 'One of Two', the true story of Jack's unique bond with his twin sister. Held at Staatstheater Mainz, 12.-22 October 2023

THEATRE: The Dan Daw Show

The Dan Daw Show comes to Duesseldorf on 13. and 14. October at Tanzhaus NRW. A show about care, intimacy, resilience, letting go and reconquering oneself, shortlisted for the National Dance Awards 2021

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.

VISUAL ARTS: Isaac Julien at Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, 23 September until 4 January 2024

The first major exhibition of the entirety of Isaac Julien’s work in Germany, entitled ‘What Freedom is to Me’ will take place at Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, 23 September 2023 until 4 January 2024. More info here.


An innovator and pioneer of modernity, JMW Turner is the focus of a new exhibition at Lenbachhaus, Munich. The exhibition explores how the artist trained, invented and presented himself, showing his studies, experiments and unfinished works that remained behind the scenes during his lifetime. From 28. October 2023 - 10 March 2024

VISUAL ARTS: John Akomfrah, video art exhibition at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main

Experience John Akomfrah's solo exhibition at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main. From November 9, 2023, to February 4, 2024, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Akomfrah's captivating video art. His unique approach and storytelling promise to leave a lasting impression. Find more about the exhibition.

VISUAL ARTS: Liam Gillick light installations at Pergamonmuseum Berlin, until 15 October

Liam Gillick presents his site-specific light installation throughout the halls of the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin. From Babylon’s iconic Ishtar Gate to the monumental sculptures of Tell Halaf, Gillick adds layers of sound, light and colour, creating an overlay to evoke connections across historical periods in the museum. Until 15 October 2023.