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In conversation with

Here you can find exclusive interviews with those involved in our cultural programmes and events.

Aztec-style logo for Virtual Gatherings in blue, yellow and green © Eno Inyangete

Lives of Objects
Virtual Gatherings

This new series of events, Lives of Objects: Virtual Gatherings, aims to form a platform for exchange and discussion about the decades-long and ongoing efforts for the recovery of looted cultural heritage and ancestral belongings to their countries and communities of origin.

Illustration, on the left-hand side you can see an open book against a beige background, illuminated from above by three spotlights. On the right-hand side, the same motif is smaller and can be seen five times on a bright orange background. © Goethe-Institut/ El Boum

New project on literature
Vorzeichen. Whom, What, and How We Read.

Through online readings and talks at the intersection of scholarship with the literary scene, as well as book reviews on Instagram, the series intends to open up spaces for texts and readers, different ways of reading and new perspectives on literature. Read more about the project and upcoming events on the website of the project. 

An image of Gugulethu Duma singing with the number 18 in front and the Talking Culture logo Goethe-Institut London

Talking Culture #18: The Healing Power of Cultural Practice

For this episode, we speak to multidisciplinary artist Gugulethu Duma aka Dumama about her involvement with the Goethe-Institut over the years and across continents, which includes film festivals, music performances, a podcast project and workshops. We discuss the complex poetics of curating in a space that is scarred by colonialism and apartheid. Gugulethu will welcome us into her multidisciplinary world to vindicate the healing power of artistic practices and the challenges encountered along the way.

A man is looking at a group of bathers © Smina Bluth | Schuldenberg Films

Cinema and Online

Goethe-Kino is our monthly series of contemporary German cinema, outstanding TV productions and film classics. All movies are shown with English subtitles unless otherwise specified. We are offering screenings at the Goethe-Institut London on the last Wednesday of every month. We are delighted to continue our online Goethe-Kino, running for 10 days after the cinema screening.

Share your thoughts on the films via social media using #GoetheKino.

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Past Projects

Interested in finding out more about our previous programmes? Here you can browse through our archive.