Events 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.

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.

Festival of Sound at Magdalene College Cambridge

16 October 2014 - June 2015 | Magdalene College, Cambridge

The Festival of Sound at Magdalene College Cambridge this year features several events with a German angle. The festival opened on 16 October and runs until June 2015. Events are open to the general public.

Type Motion

13 November 2014 - 8 February 2015 | FACT, Liverpool
Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligary

FACT presents the UK premiere of Type Motion, an exhibition featuring over 200 outstanding examples of text and typography being used alongside the moving image. The show, co-produced with ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, runs from 13 November 2014 to 8 February 2015.

Reiner Ruthenbeck at the Serpentine Gallery

25 November 2014 - 15 February 2015 | Serpentine Gallery, London
Reiner Ruthenbeck's work 'Overturned Furniture' at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London, 24 November 2014

The first major survey of the work of German sculptor and conceptual artist Reiner Ruthenbeck in the UK is to be shown at the Serpentine Gallery in London. This exhibition runs until 15 February 2015.

'Hurra und Kanonendonner': Children's and youth literature in the First World War

6 December 2014 - 15 February 2015 | Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Offenbach am Main, Germany
Büsing Palace in Offenbach am Main, home to the Klingspor Museum

This year, Klingspor Museum Offenbach's annual book exhibition looks at youth and children's literature from the time of the First World War. This exhibition runs until 15 February 2015.

RSC presents 'The Christmas Truce'

9 December 2014 - 31 January 2015 | Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Christmas Truce 2014

Phil Porter's new play 'The Christmas Truce', directed by Erica Whyman, tells the uplifting story of the spontaneous truce between British and German soldiers along the Western Front at Christmas 1914. The show runs until 31 January 2015.

Bigger Than Life: Ken Adam's Film Design

11 December 2014 - 17 May 2015 | Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin
Peter Sellers in the 'War Room' set, designed by Ken Adam for Stanley Kubrick's 1963 film Dr Strangelove

Sir Ken Adam is one of the most innovative and most influential production designers of our time, having produced spectacular sets for films such as Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove and the James Bond series. An exhibition of his work is being held at the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin from 11 December 2014 to 17 May 2015.

Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015

15 January - 6 April 2015 | Whitechapel Gallery, London
Three of Rosemarie Trockel's works will be on show at the exhibition

An exhibition tracing a century of abstract art from 1915 to today will open at the Whitechapel Gallery on 15 January 2015, including many works by German artists. The exhibition runs until 6 April 2015.

'Yellow Snow': Tobias Teschner at Wilkinson Gallery

16 January - 22 February 2015 | Wilkinson Gallery, 50-58 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ
Installation view, 'Yellow Snow', lower gallery, Wilkinson Gallery, London, photography by Peter White

From 16 January to 22 February 2015, German artist Tobias Teschner's exhibiton 'Yellow Snow' will be on display at the Wilkinson Gallery in London.

Great IDEA? - The Art of Not Conforming: Tobias Hofsäss and Thomas Raschke

24 January - 25 March 2015 | University of Hertfordshire Galleries at the Museum of St Albans, AL1 3RR
Ghettoblaster, 2009, Thomas Raschke, soldered iron wire

German artists Thomas Raschke and Tobias Hofsäss are bringing their exhibition 'Great IDEA? - The Art of Not Conforming' to University of Hertfordshire Galleries. This show runs from 24 January to 25 March 2015.

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