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.

Artwork by Almuth Tebbenhoff on display at Holland Park

1 May 2014 - 3 November 2014 | Napoleon Garden, Holland Park, London

The latest artwork from German sculptor Almuth Tebbenhoff, called Sunset, is on display until November in the Napoleon Garden of Holland Park.

"The other side of the medal: how Germany saw the First World War"

9 May - 23 November 2014 | British Museum, London
The British Museum in London

"The other side of the medal: how Germany saw the First World War" is a free display examining a selection of medals made by artists who lived and worked in Germany between 1914 and 1919. Some medals were intended to influence popular opinion against Germany’s enemies, whilst others criticise the war and its waste of human life. This display will run until 23 November 2014.

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.

Dazzle Ships: Tobias Rehberger dazzles HMS President

14 July - 31 October 2014 | Blackfriars Bridge, London
 HMS President, 'dazzled' by German artist Tobias Rehberger, makes its way down the Thames, 14 July 2014

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, art project 14-18 NOW has invited artists to paint UK ships deployed during WWI with 'dazzle' patterns. The concept imitates 'dazzle camouflage,' a technique used from 1917 to prevent ships being targeted by enemy submarines. One of the ships, HMS President (built 1918), has been dazzled by German artist Tobias Rehberger. It is moored at Blackfriars Bridge from 15 July to the end of October 2014.

War of Ideologies: Weimar as a symbol of German culture before and after 1914

1 August - 9 November 2014 | Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Visitors to the exhibition War of Ideologies at the Neues Museum in Weimar, summer 2014

The outbreak of the First World War 100 years ago prompted intellectuals and artists to establish their own positions on the conflict - a "War of Ideologies". A new exhibition is taking place under this title at the Neues Museum Weimar in Germany, running from 1 August to 9 November 2014.

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