• West Berlin revisited
  • This is not hot yoga...
  • 100 faces of the Berlin art world
  • Get your snowballs ready

Risen from the ruins

Can’t get enough of West Berlin history? The twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Wall may now be behind us, but Berlin’s Stadtmuseum is carrying on the theme it began with West Berlin – an island in search of the mainland in a new exhibition at the Märkisches Museum. [READ MORE]

Berlin in bits

Sometimes, you can get so caught up in the whirl of parties, shows and performances that are constantly taking place in Berlin that you forget to pay attention to the city itself. Fortunately, a new exhibition at Collection Regard is out to change that with a close look at Berlin architecture. [READ MORE]

Chefs and the city

Feeling hungry? From now until 1st March, the eat! Berlin festival will be serving up tasty treats, musical extravaganzas, and audiences with star chefs at venues across the city. Tickets for the events are already going like, well, hot cakes, so book quickly! [READ MORE]

Scorching hot theatre from the 100 Degrees Festival

This weekend marks the twelfth and final anniversary of Hebbel am Ufer’s 100° Festival - also known as the ‘long weekend of theatre’ – and with over 120 performances taking place over four days, the festival is certainly going out with a bang. [READ MORE]

Electrifying motorsport at Tempelhof

Berlin’s application to host the Olympics may be the main item on the sporting news agenda at the moment, but come May, there’ll be a new attraction in town: the Berlin ePrix, part of the world’s first fully electric motorsport race series. [READ MORE]

A reluctant dissident

Liu Xia is a paradox: an artist who has never wanted to be political, but whose work nonetheless embodies the tensions of modern China. A new exhibition of her photography at the Martin-Gropius-Bau can therefore hardly avoid making a political statement, despite museum director Gereon Sievernich’s insistence that subjects are selected first and foremost on their artistic merits. [READ MORE]

Disney stars and a silly-looking horse

 ‘Squeals of delight guaranteed,’ promises the advertisement, and there’s certainly plenty of squealing as Disney on Ice’s Enchanting Ice Festival opens at the Velodrom. The children greet each well-known film character with wild cheers: “THERE! Olaf the snowman!” [READ MORE]

Savignyplatz: cafe culture with a theatrical twist

Savignyplatz has long had a reputation as the centre of West Berlin nightlife. While the fall of the Wall has lured some of the artists and radicals who used to pack the bars here away out east, there’s still plenty of bohemian café culture to soak up, and even the chance to do a little celebrity-spotting. [READ MORE]

Decay and resurrection: Polidori at Camera Work

Fancy a break from Berlin but can’t afford to travel? Why not do the next best thing and immerse yourself in beautiful photographs from all over the world? The prestigious Camera Work gallery is following this winter’s Love exhibition with a show of never before exhibited work by Canadian photographer Robert Polidori, opening on 21st February. [READ MORE]