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‘The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable’

London,Calvert 2223 Jun - 20 Aug
‘The future is certain’, according to an old Soviet joke, ‘it’s the past which is unpredictable’. The exhibition reflects on the ways history is written and the inevitability with which the past reasserts itself in the future. Bringing together works from nine artists and collectives, The Future is Certain is an economy of ideas and artworks as well as historical facts and records that refuse to disappear on their own.
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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,…
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Spirit of ’47 at Edinburgh International Festival

,Edinburgh6 Aug - 27 Aug
A 70th anniversary collaboration between the British Council & the Edinburgh International Festival In 1947 Rudolf Bing, the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh came together to conceive of an event that would welcome the world to the Scottish capital. In an act of extraordinary courage and optimism they asserted that art and culture could act as a beacon of hope and reconciliation in a…
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Michel Bussi & Arne Dahl at Edinburgh International Book Festival

,Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre26 Aug
MONET, MONET, MONET Black Water Lilies by bestselling French author Michel Bussi is named after a rumoured Monet masterpiece, which seems to be a magnet for murder. Sweden’s Arne Dahl, whose novels have already been translated into over 30 languages, launches a new series with Watching You, where a serial killer seems to be toying with his detective. Join them for a feast of the finest European fiction. Chaired by Jenny Brown. https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/michel-bussi-arne-dahl-10208
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European Writers’ Tour presents Janne Teller at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh,,Edinburgh International Book Festival26 Aug
Janne Teller the Danish novelist and short story writer who has won numerous prizes will talk to Chilean writer and teacher Lina Meruane, as part of the festivals’ “Age of Political Earthquakes” series of events the author Her novel ‘War’, published in the UK last year, has been translated into several languages and is uniquely adapted according to the country in which it is published. As a former United Nations employee and member of the jury of the prestigious German Book Peace Prize,…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Orbita

Hull,Hull City of Culture30 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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Cultural Connections

London,Embassy of the Slovak Republic26 Oct
Cultural Connections – The National Trust visits the Czech Republic Christine Sitwell talks about the programme between the National Trust and the NPÚ (the Czech National Heritage Institute) whose aims include exchanging examples of good practice, sharing experiences, broadening staff horizons, gaining objective perspectives of each other’s work. The visits help to develop and benefit the role of curatorial and conservation staff, providing a stimulating opportunity for their careers.
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