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Martin Roth dies aged 62

7 August 2017 | German Embassy London
Martin Roth speaking at the German Embassy in 2015

Martin Roth, the former Directer of the V&A has died at the age of 62. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Roth was a "cultural visionary". Ambassador Peter Ammon said he was "deeply saddened" by Roth's death.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends commemoration event in Ypres to mark 100 years since Battle of Passchendaele

1 August 2017 | German Embassy London
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel at the commemoration event in Ypres, Belgium to mark 100 years since the the Battle of Passchendaele

On 31 July Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel represented the Federal Republic of Germany at the commemoration event in Ypres to mark 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele. Gabriel said the third battle of Ypres was a "symbol of the futile brutality of war" and must never be allowed to happen again.

Memorial service marks 55th anniversary of German war cemetery in UK

27 July 2017 | German Embassy London
55th anniversary of Cannock Chase, German war cemetery in the UK

On 26 July, a memorial service was held at the German war cemetery in the UK Cannock Chase, to mark the fifty-fifth anniversary of the cemetery’s construction.

Embassy's Defence Attaché Staff host seminar on security policy

27 July 2017 | German Embassy London
Embassy's Defence Attaché Staff host seminar on security policy

On 26 July, the Embassy's Defence Attaché Staff hosted the third 'London Seminar' in cooperation with the Bundeswehr Centre for public affairs.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Germany

20 July 2017 | German Embassy London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Heidelberg

From 19 - 21 July, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Germany. On the first day of their visit, Prince William and Catherine met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel. Their itinerary also included a tour of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and visiting a project that aides street children.

Foreign Ministers Gabriel and Johnson announce increase in funding for German-British youth exchange initiative

19 July 2017 | German Embassy London
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.

German performers at this year's Edinburgh festivals

14 July 2017 | German Missions in the UK
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.

German musicians and orchestras at the BBC Proms 2017

12 July 2017 | German Embassy London
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.

Ice Age caves home to some of humanity's oldest art declared UNESCO World Heritage site

10 July 2017 | German Embassy London
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.

G20 - Merkel satisfied with outcome of summit

10 July 2017 | German Embassy London
G20 Leaders' Summit in Hamburg

Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared herself satisfied with the outcome of the G20 summit. In the field of trade agreement was reached that markets must be kept open. The major industrialised states and emerging economies also agreed to fight protectionism and unfair trade restrictions.

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