Cultural Calendar

Find out what's on in Germany and the UK! With the help of our calendar you can easily browse Germany-related events in the UK, and important events in Germany.

1914–1918: The First World War

29 May - 30 December 2014 | German Historical Museum, Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens the exhibition 1914-1918. The First World War at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, May 2014

Opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 28 May, this exhibition is currently running at the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) in Berlin. Combining event- and cultural-historical approaches, the exhibition recounts the course and consequences of the war, with its various ramifications for different societies and populations.

Horst: Photographer of Style at the V & A

6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015 | Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A 1942 photograph of film star Marlene Dietrich by Horst P. Horst

This autumn, the V&A presents the definitive retrospective of the work of renowned German fashion photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999). This exhibition runs until 4 January 2015.

The Vikings are coming… to Berlin!

10 September 2014 - 1 January 2014 | Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
Brooch shaped like a ship, 800-1050. Tjornehoj II, Fyn, Denmark. Copper alloy.

The exhibition "Vikings – Life and Legend", which has drawn record visitor numbers to the British Museum in spring and was previously on show in Copenhagen, opened in Berlin National Museums on 10 September 2014.

Alexandra Bircken’s Escalation at The Hepworth Wakefield

1 October 2014 - 25 January 2015 | The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Alexandra Bircken, 'Fellow', 2014

German artist Alexandra Bircken’s exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield will be her first solo exhibition in the public art gallery / museum. It is part of the Conflict and Collisions season which runs from 1 October 2014 to 25 January 2015.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010

9 October 2014 - 8 February 2015 | Tate Modern, London
Girlfriends (Freundinnen) 1965/66

This autumn Tate Modern will present the first full retrospective of Polke’s career, bringing together paintings, films, sculptures, notebooks, slide projections and photocopies from across five decades, and including works which have never before been exhibited. The exhibition runs from 9 October 2014 to 8 February 2015.

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