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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933

23 June - 15 October 2017 | Tate Liverpool
Otto Dix, Reclining Woman on a Leopard Skin 1927 (Liegende auf Leopardenfell) 1927

Private drawings by German artist Otto Dix will go on display for the first time in the UK, alongside works from photographer August Sanders from 23 June at the Tate Liverpool. The drawings shed a new light on the artist who was known for his harshly realistic depictions of war and society.

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designed by award-winning architect Francis Kéré

23 June - 8 October 2017 | Serpentine Gallery, London
Serpentine Pavilion 2017 - exterior

Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017. The award-winning architect’s creation will be on display at Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens from 23 June to 8 October.

F Murray Abraham stars in Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor

24 June - 2 September 2017 | Vaudeville Theatre, London
Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor at the Vaudeville Theatre

Featuring Academy Award winner F Murray Abraham, Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand is bringing Daniel Kehlmann’s “The Mentor” to the London stage this summer. The critically acclaimed comedy is a unique chance to see the work of the German literary phenomenon performed in the UK.

German painter Daniel Richter shows his abstract works

2 July - 17 September 2017 | Camden Arts Centre, London
Daniel Richter, Tuanus, 2000, oil on canvas, Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Falckenberg Collection

Daniel Richter’s exhibition ‘Lonely Old Slogans’ is on display at Camden Arts Centre from 2 July to 17 September. The German painter shows a broad range of his artworks that reflect current issues in politics, society and media and create images of unstable realities.

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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