Toni Erdmann (2016) in cinemas in Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster

“If you feel there’s no space in your life for a 162-minute German comedy, make room.” The Daily Telegraph Winfried (Simonischek) is a divorced retiree who delights in persistent pranks and impersonations that alienate everyone in his German suburb. He is also estranged from his daughter, Ines (Sandra Hüller), a high-ranking management consultant who is […]

22 February: The Poetry in Translation Launch Event at the University of Liverpool

The Poetry in Translation Launch Event for Centres of Cataclysm and Currently & Emotion: Translations takes place on Wednesday 22 February at 5:30 pm in the School of the Arts Library at the University of Liverpool. Centres of Cataclysm is a testimony to diversity of voices, celebrating 50 years of Modern Poetry in translation. Currently & Emotion foregrounds the […]

February 21: German poet Jan Wagner at the University of Liverpool

German poet Jan Wagner will give a lecture in English at 6pm on Tuesday 21 February in the School of the Arts Library at the University of Liverpool. Jan Wagner is on of the outstanding German poets of our time. In his lecture, he will look at influence and the exchange of poetic ideas across borders. Wagner […]

Defying Dementia: A panel discussion

On Thursday, January 26th 2017, the panel discussion Defying Dementia took place at the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University. The event was chaired by Nick Fragel and saw Austrian author Arno Geiger, clinical researcher Dr Penny Foulds and Professor of Design Paul Rodgers come together and discuss ways of living with dementia.   In […]

Defying Dementia: Austrian author Arno Geiger at Lancaster University on January 26

Arno Geiger’s gripping memoir The Old King in his Exile dwells on the story of the author’s father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and his efforts to reach out to him. As conventional communication fails, new forms of sharing and understanding have to be found. This honest account of a taboo subject raises unavoidable questions […]

Teacher Workshop – Teaching German Traditions at GCSE and A-Level

On Thursday, December 8th, six teachers from different schools in Lancashire came together at Cardinal Newman College in Preston to share practices and discuss teaching German traditions across all key stages. The workshop was organised by Sally Conroy (Cardinal Newman College) and assisted by Sora Meyberg (DAAD, Lancaster University). For questions about an upcoming teacher […]

“BERLIN NOW” festival at HOME in Manchester (2 Nov – 7 Nov 2016)

For a little vibe of Berlin, make sure not to miss this week’s “BERLIN NOW” festival at HOME in Manchester. It features, among other things, a season of films on the iconic city as well as a staged reading performance, a panel discussion about the Berlin art scene and a director’s workshop with Lily Sykes. […]

Translation Workshop for Teachers

An opportunity to meet with other German teachers and consider what translation is, what makes it difficult for students and discuss techniques and teaching strategies. The workshop will be led by translator and academic Lyn Marven (Liverpool University) and take place Thursday 7th July 4.30-6.15 at Runshaw College.  If you are interested, please email Sally […]

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