Weekly update: Germany in the UK, 1st March

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

By Daniela Nelson


Hans Fallada’s classic novel, ‘Alone in Berlin’ has been adapted into a play at the Oxford Playhouse and is showing March 24-28th. Tickets. Timur Vermes’s book, ‘The Hungry and the Fat’ was reviewed in The Spectator last week. So too was Uwe Schüttes’ ‘Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany’ and Daniel Steuer’s ‘Metternich: Strategist and Visionary’. Frühlingsfest Ipswich has teamed up with a German brewery for this event which takes place on March 21st in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Join in and enjoy German beer, music and street food!  The God of the City (Der Gott der Stadt) is a novel by German author Christiane Neudecker, published in 2019 and the winner of the ‘US Jury pick’ award. Set in newly reunified Berlin it follows a group of competitive drama students as they prepare to stage their own bizarre version of ‘Faust’.  The People vs Fritz Bauer (‘Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer’) is showing at the Institut Francais in Edinburgh on Tuesday, March 3rd. The film tells the story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice in 1957.  Join the German Department Research Seminar at King’s College, London on March 18th to explore the production process of chronicles from the 15th Century. The focus is on ‘How to write a chronicle. (Hi)-storytelling in 15th century Nürnberg’.

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