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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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Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas at the Folkestone Triennial

Kent,Creative Foundation2 Sep - 5 Nov
Creative Foundation is delighted to announce details of the artists taking part in the fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial, one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions. This year triennial features Lithuanian artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas. Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas have designed a Folk Stone Power Plant (working title) to stand behind the Town Hall in the ancient Market Place. The stone is inspired by the writings and drawings of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) the polymath founder of bio-geography, geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring,…
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Editorial Galaxia, 67 Years of Literature in Galician

London,Instituto Cervantes London26 Sep
Talk with Francisco Castro, Xavier Alcalá and Sarah Burne James The Galaxia publishing house, founded in 1950, is the oldest one in Galicia. It publishes in Galician – not only works written in this language, but also the great contemporary classics of English Letters. Writers Francisco Castro and Xavier Alcalá, together with the translator from Galician into English, Sarah Burne James, will present to the British public the meritorious work of Galaxia and its incidence in Galician society. Francisco Castro (Vigo…
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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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