Films, Storytelling, Exhibition, Quiz, Information
Did you know that the bicycle was invented 200 years ago in Germany? When was the last time you saw a puppet play? And what’s behind the comic-exhibition?
Immerse yourself in Germany’s diverse culture!
Listen to sime Irish fairytales, narrated by a German puppet player, watch short films with and about bikes, see the comic exhibition by Irish artist Fergal McCarthy as part of the Goethe-Institut's project “Picture Politics”.
Also you should visit our book bazaar and hunt for some treasures and there are prizes at a German-Irish quiz to be won.
We provide information about our language classes and the activities of the programme department.
Enjoy the cultural evening with German food and drinks.
Fergal McCarthy – Right-Wing Rising
Fergal McCarthy: Right-Wing Rising
7:00 pm in the library
The fear of terrorism and the refugee crisis have inflamed populistic and extreme right-wing tendencies in multiple parts of Europe. “Picture Politics”
provides an online platform for cartoonists, comic artists and illustrators where they express their opinions on fears and prejudices in form of comics. The Goethe-Institutes in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, United Kingdom and Ireland asked artists to respond to the right-wing tendencies in their respective countries and across Europe.
From Ireland Fergal McCarthy is taking part in this project. He has created a series of 80 drawings about the history of right-wing movements in Ireland. He originally worked as a painter but in recent years his work includes also installations, photography and film.
The Tears of a Selkie – Susa Ahrens
Susa Ahrens: The Tears of a Selkie
For ages 5 and over, in English
6:00 – 7:00 pm
8:00 – 9:00 pm
In Room 1
There was once a fisherman who was very lonely. But one night he found a miraculous woman at the beach dancing brightly and obliviously in the moonlight….
An old Irish tale about finding and losing children and about how we must all go away sometimes so as not to forget to dance and dream.
Susa Ahrens, born 1962 in Halle/Saale (Germany), has studied Art History and French Literature. For 17 years she has been on the road as a puppet player and storyteller. She has played in nurseries, theatres, living rooms, gardens and backyards. In 2004 she founded the puppet theatre “Märchenteppich” (Carpet of Fairytales) in her hometown Halle.
“200 Years Bicycle” – Short Films
Michael Dudok de Wit: Father and Daughter
5:30 – 6:45 pm
7:00 – 8:15 pm
8:30 – 9:45 pm
In Room 7
This year’s short film programme remembers German Baron Karl von Drais who cycled on a so-called Draisine through the streets of Mannheim in 1817. Today, the Draisine is regarded as the bicycle’s forerunner. The bike is popular with people all over the world in the year of its 200th birthday. For this aniversary the Hamburg KurzFilmAgentur collected films produced in Australia, Germany, France/Belgium, New Zealand, the Netherlands/ Great Britain, Sweden and Switzerland, dealing with cycling-themes.
6:30 – 7:00 pm
7:30 – 8:00 pm
8:30 – 9:00 pm
In Room 4/5
Learn more about Irish-German relations in our popular quiz. Interesting, surprising and amusing questions about Irish-German connections in history, culture, economy and politics are going to teach you interesting facts about the two countries. Great prizes await the winners!