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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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Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

London ,Tate Modern10 May - 10 Oct
Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti for 20 years Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century. Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition…
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Facebook Obsession: An Evening with Artist Florica Prevenda

London,Romanian Cultural Institute25 May - 8 Sep
Ahead of the summer season, the ‘Brâncuşi’ Gallery presents a new exhibition entitled ‘Facebook Obsession’  by Florica Prevenda, one of Romania’s most original contemporary artists. Comprising a selection of striking collage works that speak about identity and relational challenges in the context of technologically mediated communication, the exhibition will be opened by the artist herself, with a revealing journey through her work. More about Florica Prevenda and her ‘Facebook Obsession’ here. Free entry: Please confirm your attendance on Eventbrite.
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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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La Fête du cinéma

London,Cine Lumiere25 Jun - 28 Jun
From 25 to 28 June, celebrate the 7th Art at Ciné Lumière with La Fête du Cinéma, the second London edition of a French rendezvous for cinema enthusiasts. All tickets as part of La Fête du Cinéma are £5
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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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The Deep by Jón Atli Jónasson

Oxford,The Old Fire Station29 Jun
A day in the life of one man and the fishing community that sustains him. A day in which he must face his fears and desires amongst the ice-cold waters off the coast of Iceland in a desperate attempt to survive. Based on a remarkable true story, Presence Theatre brings Jón Atli Jónasson’s thrilling monologue to Offbeat Festival after a reading at the Embassy of Iceland. Samuel Edward-Cook once again plays the solo role, supported by an immersive soundscape by the award-winning sound designer David…
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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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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg + Live Music

London,Cine Lumiere2 Jul
Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, they share a passionate night. Pregnant and devastated by Guy’s absence, Genevieve must choose whether to wait for Guy or marry a wealthy diamond merchant. A visually intoxicating masterpiece, Demy’s musical with Michel Legrand’s memorable soundtrack won the 1964 Palme d’Or in Cannes. Preceded by live music and followed by a Q&A Les Parapluies de Cherbourg…
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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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Be Festival

Birmingham,Birmingham Repertory Theatre4 Jul - 8 Jul
No need to leave the city this summer! Come to BE FESTIVAL, The soul of Europe in the heart of Birmingham. Taking place between July 4-8, BE FESTIVAL is a cross-pollinating and boundary smashing explosion of theatre, dance, circus, comedy, music, visual and performing arts giving audiences the opportunity to explore and enjoy the backstage areas of The REP where the Construction Workshop acts as a Hub to the festival. Every night includes the famous interval dinner which takes place on the main…
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Al Atlal

London,Cine Lumiere4 Jul
Seen last year in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Phaedra(s) at the Barbican, actress and singer Norah Krief felt a burst of nostalgia remembering her mother listening to the Egyptian Diva Umm Kulthum on their record-player. Accompanied by a trio of musicians, Frederic Fresson, Lucien Zerrad and Yousef Zayed, she reinterprets Ibrahim Nagi’s famous poem Al Atlal (The Ruins), a personal and autobiographical work about the remains of lost love and homeland.
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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…
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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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Water & Sugar

London,Cine Lumiere21 Jul - 27 Jul
A galaxy of cinema luminaries – from Ken Loach and Ettore Scola to Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci – pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles Di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri (The Assassin), Michelangelo Antonioni (Blow Up), and Woody Allen (Alice). Acqua e Zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita / 90 mins in Italian, English, French & Russian with EN subs ITA | 2016 |…
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A DOLL’S HOUSE

,a domestic address in Reading to be announced 24 hours before the performance22 Jul
after Henrik Ibsen concept and direction by Fix&Foxy (DK) Directed in the UK by Pelle Nordhøj Kann Performed by Cassie Raine, Ben Samuels and Jamie Zubairi   Ibsen understood acutely how people interact and wanted his theatre to be like real life. That is why Danish theatre company Fix&Foxy have taken Ibsen’s most performed play and staged it in real homes with real participants. This unique production was first produced by the Royal Danish Theatre and the National Theatre of Oslo and following…
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FINDING MR PARAMOUR

Reading,Pentahotel Reading23 Jul
Written and conceived by KINOTEATER (Estonia) and Tim Paramour (UK) “I am part of the Teaching Crisis. In that sentence I wrote “the Teaching Crisis” with capital letters and a definite article as though it were the Banking Crisis or the Abdication Crisis. It isn’t but it should be.” Tim Paramour was Deputy Head of a large primary school when he walked away from the profession that had been his life for over twelve years. A year on Tim shares…
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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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Rendezvous in Bratislava

London,Battersea Arts Centre12 Oct
Miriam and her granddad are a match made in double-act heaven: they both make theatre, they’ve never met and he’s been dead for 35 years. Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes, writer of cabarets, born in Slovakia in 1913 and died in Germany in 1981. He survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists, who believed he was a threat to the regime. Using his autobiographies and cabaret material, join us for the world premiere…
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