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Goethe at LUX Resident Artist 2017: Liz Rosenfeld

London ,Goethe-Institut London1 May - 31 Jul
Liz Rosenfeld is the first artist in residence for the newly established Goethe at LUX Residency. Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin based artist utilizing disciplines of film, video and live performance, to convey a sense of past and future histories. Rosenfeld 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. She explores how we identify ourselves with in/out community and social poly-relationship configurations. During the…
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Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré

London ,Serpentine Pavilion23 Jun - 8 Oct
The Goethe-Institut London is proud to be supporting the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré. The Berlin-based architect from Burkino Faso has designed a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to London. Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Francis Kéré has designed a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature – and each other. An expansive roof,…
Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations

Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand27 Jun
Join us for a fascinating evening of talks exploring the relationships between music and science. “HOW CAN WE HEAR MUSIC IN OUR MINDS?”   From the tune stuck in our head without consent to willingly ‘replaying’ in the mind that favourite piece, research on music imagery has been of great interest since the beginnings of Psychology of Music. Although it is a highly phenomenological process and there is still much to be elucidated, we will present some of the evidence that…
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Britain and France

London,London School of Economics and Political Science29 Jun
Edward Llewellyn, newly installed UK Ambassador in Paris and former Chief of Staff for David Cameron, will reflect on Anglo-French relations in the first Maurice Fraser Memorial Lecture. Edward Llewellyn (@EdLlewellynFCO) is British Ambassador to France and former Chief of Staff to David Cameron (2011-2016). Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics at LSE. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation…
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Horacio Castellanos Moya and Dr Rory O’Bryen

London,London Review Bookshop29 Jun
Horacio Castellanos Moya will be in conversation at the Bookshop with Dr Rory O’Bryen. Best known in the UK for novels such as ‘Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in El Salvador’ and ‘Dream of My Return’ (New Directions), Castellanos Moya is a writer who, in the words of Natasha Wimmer, ‘has turned anxiety into an art-form and an act of rebellion, and redeemed paranoia as a positive indicator of rot’. This event is a collaboration between the London Review Bookshop, the Embassy of El…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Johannes Anyuru

Bradford,Bradford Festival30 Jun
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Johannes Anyuru is a half Swedish, half Ugandan novelist and poet and will be in conversation with Boyd Tonkin. His novel A Storm Blew in from Paradise was a bestseller in Sweden. The…
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International Equality

London,Institut français in London3 Jul
From the Oscars to the UK’s theatre landscape and museums’ exhibition programmes, gender equality is a widely debated topic in the national and international discourse of culture. Spanning different art forms, female Arab artists appearing in Shubbak speak about the creative impulses behind their work and what issues they face in the process of creating and presenting new works. Chaired by filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi (Iraq/UK), the discussion includes writer Rasha Abbas (Syria/Holland), actress & singer Norah Krief (France), visual artist…
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The Odyssey + Q&A with Lambert Wilson

London,Cine Lumiere5 Jul
1946. Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his family live a dream life in their house overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. But Jacques yearns for adventures beneath the sea. With his invention, the aqualung, his vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers, he is ready to cross the world’s oceans. But is this odyssey worth the sacrifices? With stunning images, a haunting soundtrack and a superb cast including a magnetic Lambert Wilson as the famous ocean explorer, The Odyssey is worth the…
Carolyn Fairburn, the new director General of the CBI seen here at their offices in London, 2nd November 2015. Commissioned by Pip Brooking for Business Voice

Managing the complexity – what Brexit could mean for British business

London,LSE6 Jul
What would it mean for companies in Britain and Europe if no Brexit deal is agreed? How long will business need to adapt to such a scenario? CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn and Chief Economist Rain Newton-Smith will consider these important questions from the vantage point of British business. Carolyn Fairbairn joined the CBI as Director General in November 2015 following a 25 year career in British business. She spent her early career at McKinsey, before taking on a range of…
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Tom of Finland: Daddy and the Muscle Academy

London,The Prince Charles Cinema7 Jul
Daddy and the Muscle Academy is a documentary about the legendary illustrator and gay icon Tom of Finland. Tom, himself, tells his own life story, starting with his childhood in rural Finland, and going on to the influence on him of WWII, his drawings and his experience in the United States. Tom describing his drawing method and explains the personal and professional motives behind his drawings. Presenting early childhood sketches and the iconic leather men drawings, the viewer gets a…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Orbita

Hull,Hull City of Culture28 Sep - 30 Sep
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Latvian poetry collective Orbita read and perform their work, dedicated to dialogue between various creative media and cultures. Presented as part of Contains Strong Language Festival, a major new national spoken word and…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Dulce Maria Cardoso

Birmingham,Birmingham Book Festival7 Oct
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Portuguese writer Dulce Maria Cardoso talks with European Literature Champion Rosie Goldsmith about her novel The Return which tells the story of a young boy’s return to Portugal following the Angolan War…
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