• 19 July 2017 | German Embassy London | Foreign Ministers Gabriel and Johnson announce increase in funding for German-British youth exchange initiative

    Foreign Minister's Sigmar Gabriel and Boris Johnson

    Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his British counterpart Boris Johnson have announced that funding for the German-British youth exchange initiative, the 'UK-German Connection', will be doubled in order to improve improve exchange and dialogue between young people in Germany and the United Kingdom.

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  • 14 July 2017 | German Missions in the UK | German performers at this year's Edinburgh festivals

    Edinburgh cityscape at dusk

    Each year in August the Edinburgh festival season attracts thousands of performers and spectators from all over the world across numerous venues in the Scottish capital. We have collected the German acts participating this year.

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  • 12 July 2017 | German Embassy London | German musicians and orchestras at the BBC Proms 2017

    Royal Albert Hall

    This summer's BBC Proms feature a range of German musicans and ochestras, such as Staatskapelle Berlin under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, and four-time Grammy winner Anne-Sophie Mutter. Click for full details of the upcoming performances.

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  • 10 July 2017 | German Embassy London | Ice Age caves home to some of humanity's oldest art declared UNESCO World Heritage site

    A 35,000 year old carving of a mammoth made from ivory discovered in the Swabian Jura

    Six caves in which the oldest depiction of a human, as well as countless other figurines and musical instruments dating from the Ice Age were discovered have been inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This brings the total of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany to 42.

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  • 29 June 2017 | German Embassy London | Melanie Manchot on 2017 Jarman Award Shortlist

    Out of Bounds (A), Video Still, copyright Melanie Manchot, courtesy Parafin, London

    With her short film "Out of Bounds", German-born visual artist Melanie Manchot has made the shortlist for the 2017 Jarman Award. Six artists working with moving image are nominated for the experimental film-making award, now in its 10th year.

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  • 22 June 2017 | German Embassy London | Georg Büchner Prize 2017 for Jan Wagner

    Jan Wagner 2011

    The German Academy for Language and Literature has announced the Poet Jan Wagner to be the winner of the annual Georg Büchner Prize. He will receive the prize of 50,000 Euro at a ceremony on 28 October 2017 in Darmstadt.

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  • 16 May 2017 | German Embassy London | Germany wins Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Best National Participation

    Performance at the Pavilion of Germany at the 57th Venice Biennale

    Anne Imhof’s exhibition “Faust” at the Germany Pavilion has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 57th Venice Biennale.

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  • 11 May 2017 | German Embassy London | Bristol and Hanover celebrate 70 years of partnership and friendship


    This year marks the seventieth anniversary of Bristol and Hanover's town-twinning. What began in 1947 as a good-will mission to Hanover organised by a group of Bristolians blossomed into a rich and long-lasting friendship between the two cities which endures to this day.

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  • 5 May 2017 | German Embassy London | German artist Andrea Büttner shortlisted for Turner Prize 2017

    Photograph by Andrea Büttner

    Tate Britain has announced German cross-media artist Andrea Büttner as one of the four finalists for the British Turner Prize 2017. Since its establishment in 1984, the Turner Prize ranks as one of the internationally most renowned art awards. The Prize annually honours outstanding works of contemporary visual art by British artists or artists working in Britain.

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  • 2 May 2017 | German Embassy London | Trends in Translation: an exclusive masterclass at the University of Cambridge

    Trends in Translation masterclass participants

    On 27 April, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Embassy in London, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the University of Cambridge hosted an exclusive masterclass for the UK’s most promising undergraduate students to become the next generation of translators into English.

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There are numerous sides to cultural life in Germany: around 300 theatres, 130 professional orchestras, 630 art museums just to name a few numbers. Germany is a major book nation with around 94000 new books and re-editions each year. Here you can find out more about the diverse cultural scene in Germany.

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