Event Calendar

Find out what's on in Germany and the UK! 

With the help of our calendar you can easily browse Germany-related events in the UK, and important events in Germany.

Germany-based British sculptor Anthony Cragg's biggest UK-exhibition opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

4 March - 3 September 2017 | various venues in Wakefield
British sculptor Tony Cragg during a press conference in Wuppertal

New and classic works by leading British sculptor Sir Anthony Cragg will be at the centre of his biggest UK exhibition to date at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Opening on 4 March 2017, “A Rare Category of Objects” will present pioneering works by the Wuppertal-based artist drawn from nearly five decades.

Photography exhibition showcases works by Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Wolfgang Tillmans

30 March - 9 July 2017 | Zabludowicz Collection, London
Andreas Gursky, Chicago, Board of Trade II, 1999

German artists Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Wolfgang Tillmans are on display as part of a group photography exhibition entitled 'You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred' at the Zabludowicz Collection, London from 30 March to 9 July.

Goethe at LUX Resident Artist 2017: Liz Rosenfeld

1 May - 31 July 2017 | LUX + Goethe-Institut London
Liz Rosenfeld

Berlin based artist Liz Rosenfeld is the first artist in residence for the newly established Goethe at LUX Residency. Rosenfeld utilises disciplines of film, video and live performance, to convey a sense of past and future histories. She is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered.

'Science + Suffering' exhibition at Wiener Library

17 May - 29 September 2017 | The Wiener Library, London
Science + Suffering

In its latest exhibition 'Science + Suffering', the Wiener Library explores the legacy of medical research under national socialism and its impact on bioethics today.

A season of films by Werner Herzog

21 May 6.00 pm - 18 July 6.10 pm | Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road
Encounters at the end of the world

Werner Herzog is one of the most distinctive and accomplished filmmakers of recent decades. He is an artist and storyteller of startling originality and range. His masterpieces include both documentary and fiction.

Les Colombes: Multimedia installation by German artist Michael Pendry

31 May - 3 July 2017 | St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Les Colombes by Michael Pendry

German artist Michael Pendry’s Art for Peace project Les Colombes – The White Doves will be on display at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square from 31 May till 3 July. The installation will be accompanied by light and sound.

Gerhard Richter at Whitechapel Gallery in “A Handful of Dust”

7 June - 3 September 2017 | Whitechapel Gallery, London
Eva Stenram

German artist Gerhard Richter is on display at the Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition A Handful of Dust from 7 June to 3 September. Highlighting the motif of dust, curator and writer David Campany conceived the show as a speculative history of the 20th century.

Ferdinand von Schirach’s interactive play premieres in the UK

14 June - 15 July 2017 | Lyric Hammersmith, London
Schirach's Play "Terror" at Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith theatre stages the interactive courtroom drama “Terror” by German author Ferdinand von Schirach for the first time in the UK. As a special feature of the play, the audience is an active participant in the outcome of the verdict.

German singers at Wigmore Hall’s Schubert Concert Series

17 June - 23 December 2017 | Wigmore Hall, London
Benjamin Appl

A number of internationally renowned German singers will be performing during a series of concerts at Wigmore Hall. Among others, Markus Schäfer, Katharina Ruckgaber, Benjamin Appl, Julian Prégardian and Stephan Loges feature along influential British artists.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

21 June - 2 July 2017 | Various locations
Edinburgh International Film Festival

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world’s longest continually running film festival. A number of films from Germany feature in the programme.

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Ceramic facade of the Museum Brandhorst for modern and contemporary art in Munich

Ceramic facade of the Museum Brandhorst for modern and contemporary art in Munich