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.

Reformation in Oxford: Translating, Printing and Singing

25 May - November 2017 | various venues, Oxford
Luther mit Oxforder Uniwappen

The University of Oxford is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by exploring its legacy with a series of events and concerts, connected by a Reformation trail.

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 in 2017. Among others, Markus Schäfer, Katharina Ruckgaber, Benjamin Appl, Julian Prégardian and Stephan Loges feature along influential British artists.

'Enlightened Princesses' exhibition explores role of German princesses in Britain during 18th century

22 June - 22 November 2017 | Kensington Palace, London
Queen Charlotte, Johann Joseph Zoffany 1771, Royal Collection Trust

Opening at Kensington Palace in June, a major new exhibition 'Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World' explores the lives and achievements of three German princesses whose marriage into the British royal family placed them at the very heart of progress in the eighteenth century.

"Lucian Freud: Closer" exhibition in Berlin

22 July - 22 October 2017 | Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
New exhibition with works of Lucian Freud

Fifty etchings by Lucian Freud are being shown in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau for the first time until October. The British artist’s figurative works rank among the masterpieces of the twentieth century.

Exhibition explores 500 Years of German Protestants in Britain

7 September - 5 November 2017 | St George's German Lutheran Church, E1 London
St George's German Lutheran Church, London

As the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is celebrated across the world in 2017, a new exhibition '500 Years of German Protestants in Britain' explores the history of German Protestants in Britain from September at St George's German Lutheran Church, London.

Ute Lemper to give a series of UK concerts

15 September - 10 November 2017 | various venues across the UK
German cabaret singer Ute Lemper

Praised by The Telegraph as 'a gorgeous, smoky voice', world renowned chanteuse Ute Lemper makes a welcome return to the UK stage performing her celebrated show Last Tango in Berlin – The Best of Ute as well as her newest musical creation 9 secrets.

First major Thomas Ruff Retrospective in London

27 September 2017 - 21 January 2018 | Whitechapel Gallery, London
Thomas Ruff exhibition in Whitechapel Gallery

In autumn 2017, the Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major London retrospective of German artist Thomas Ruff. Curated by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick, the exhibition includes a number of the famous photographer's most recent works.

Here I Stand

11 - 31 October 2017 | St. Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh
Here-I-Stand exhibition poster

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s publication of the 95 theses against the sale of indulgences, which is regarded as the starting point of the Reformation. On this occasion the German Consulate General - with the support of the Church of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh - will present a very special exhibition on Martin Luther’s life and work at St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, running from 12 October until ‘Reformation Day’ on 31 October.

Bachfest 2017 commemorates 500 years of Reformation

14 October - 10 November 2017 | various venues, London
27th Bachfest “Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants”

This year’s Bachfest explores Luther’s influence in Bach’s work and relevance for today. Organised by the London Bach Society, the Festival under the theme "Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants" comprises a series of concerts, recitals and events around London.

The Protestant Reformation at the National Library of Scotland

19 October - 10 December 2017 | National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Luther Traktat

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation a display of original material dating from the period will chart the events that led to the split of Western Christianity into the Catholic and the Protestant churches.

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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