• New life on the death strip: 25 years on
  • Karneval der Kulturen 2014
  • Berlin's got green fingers!
  • A wander through Berlin's green spaces
  • A tour of Berlin through the ages

Miles Mysteries: A vision of the bizarre

Throughout the first half of August at the Halle Tanzbühne, the Cie. toula limnaios dance company will be performing their Goya inspired work, Miles Mysteries, for the very first time. Expect powerful contemporary dance which explores the darker side of the human condition. [READ MORE]

Art that doesn’t break the bank

If you’re into art, then collecting works by other artists can become a very expensive hobby. Well, if you’re on a budget but want to expand your collection, or simply want something nice to put in your home, then the ‘Art…Essenz’ fair which starts on Friday and continues over the weekend is worth checking out as the prices for the pieces of art on offer are capped at 100 euros. [READ MORE]

Blues and Barbecues

Do you like jazz? Do you like barbecues? Well, who doesn’t? This weekend, the Kulturbrauerei is combining the two to create the ‘Mississippi Blues and Barbecue Festival’, a two-day event that looks set the capture the essence of the southern states and the immense tradition behind blues music. [READ MORE]

Summer excursions: Dahlem

Going for an adventure within a city you already know is incredibly satisfying. It gives you a breath of fresh air and a new sense of perpective akin to spending a couple of days away, but without splashing the cash. Now that we’re experiencing some lovely sunshine, it’s the perfect time to head to those places you’ve heard of, but never ventured to- take Dahlem, for example. It’s a small area of Berlin with a charming village feel: it’s green and calm, but despite its size, is also packed full of surprises.  [READ MORE]

Otto Piene: A Composer of Lights

Tomorrow marks the opening of an exhibition with a difference: a large part of it takes place during the night. Otto Piene’s new exhibitions, under the banner of ‘More Sky’, will be held at the Neue Nationalgalerie and the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, with a spectacular ‘Sky Art Event’ taking place on Saturday evening which will feature enormous air sculptures floating up into the Berlin sky.  [READ MORE]

What a week! Our Fashion Week Round-up

From Brazilian Carnivals to enormous trade-shows to showcases for the freshest talent, Berlin Fashion Week July 2014 had a little bit of everything. We’ve got the low-down from the week’s best events- almost as good as being there in person! [READ MORE]

A musical excursion

Even though we all love Berlin, life in the city can be hectic and tiring. With the shining sun and rising temperatures especially, it’s often good to get away from the city and into the lush green forests of the surrounding region, Brandenburg. And what could be even better than a peaceful excursion? Well, how about some of Germany’s best choral music? We are giving away more tickets, this time to see the Tölzer Knabenchor (Tölz Boys’ Choir) on the 19th July as part of the music festival taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Chorin, north of Berlin and close to Eberswalde.  [READ MORE]

Our guide to Berlin Fashion Week Summer 2014

From July 8th-13th, Berlin Fashion Week is back once again, bringing the best of global style and Berlin design together for one action packed week. But how do you make sense of who’s who and decide which are the best events to sneak along to? Well, worry not as we here at Berlin&I have selected some highlights to help you out and we’re even giving away tickets to see some of the most exciting fashion talent. Keep reading for more! [READ MORE]

Corinne Wasmuht: Winner of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2014

The winner of this year’s Käthe Kollwitz prize, awarded by the Akademie der Künste, has been decided: Corinne Wasmuht, born in Dortmund and raised in Peru and Argentina won the judges’ praise with her colourful, complex and original works which provide different perspectives on reality. This evening will see her officially receive her award and also marks the opening of an exhibition of 22 of her oil paintings at the Akademie der Künste. [READ MORE]