The 2018 programme of our UK/Germany season has been full with some exciting partner and affiliate events. Take a look at some of our smaller events and projects during September 2018.

diverse literary voices at the international literaturefestival Berlin 2018 

From poetry nights, to polictical debates to culinary literature  - the international literature festival returned for its 18th run in Berlin this September. We joined the 11-day festival to engage with almost 200 new and established literary voices in readings, panels, political discussion and workshops and were delighted to support 18 British writers at the festival. They not only read from their works but also engaged with the audiences and us, sharing thei experiences at the festival in Germany with us and giving advice to our network of young writers.

"Don’t expect to make a living through writing. You must write because its necessary to write. Find something you want to write about, and that is necessary. Necessity is crucial. Good books have to be written." Nicholas Shakespeare to young writers at ilb.


As part of the "Tag des Offenen Denkmals" on 9 September, the Globe in Oldenburg hosted John Goodyear, who explained his discoveries on how the Globe in Oldenburg has brought together German and British over the years to visitors and fans of the theatre. ©

Gerd Schütt

David Whitehouse toured Germany with his new novel "The Long Forgotten" with stops in Potsdam, Gütersloh, Stuttgart, Koblenz and Schwäbisch Hall. The British author was presented by our UK/Germany affiliate partner, Klett-Cotta and read in unique venues such as the botanical garden Potsdam. ©

David Whitehouse at the British Culture Weeks in Schwäbisch Hall. Copyright: Kumpf

Within the castle Lieberose, the exhibition "XXIV. ROHKUNSTBAU: Achtung – Mind the Gap" featured work by nine individual artists and one artist duo who addressed their impressions of 'gaps' in today's society in their works. ©

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg | Photograph: Jan Brockhaus

Tim Spooner, the assembly of animals
"The Assembly of Animals demands your utmost attention even if you have no idea what is happening, and gains the hushed respect a museum of odd, but precious, things deserves. Absolutely fascinating, undeniably bonkers." – Flossie Waite, Children's Theatre Review. We were able delighted to support their performance in Leipzig this September. ©

Tim Spooner

Poetry and The Human Body is a new series at Haus für Poesie with a range of events covering different aspects of this particular topic: birth and parenthood, sexuality and finally death. British poet Denise Riley started of the series with a reading, where she presented her poem "A Part Song" which deals with the death of her only son.  ©


We were also delighted to support the Gala for the German Dance Award 2018  (Deutscher Tanzpreis 2018) and the fascinating performance “Sheroes” by Michael Clark Company on 22 September 2018 in Essen as part of our UK/Germany 2018 season.