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Angels in Berlin: Russell James at Camera Work

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the beholders of Russell James’ new exhibition at Camera Work are likely to agree on his subjects’ beauty: they are, after all, supermodels. Over more than fifteen years, James has photographed big names such as Gisele Bündchen and Heidi Klum, and his latest exhibition portrays what the gallery describes as ‘the world’s most beautiful and erotic models’ against glamorous backdrops from New York to the paradisiacal Necker Island in the Caribbean. [READ MORE]

New beginnings: Berlin remembers 1945

The Second World War in Europe officially ended with the surrender of the Wehrmacht on 8th May 1945. Now, seventy years later, Berlin is commemorating that day in a series of exhibitions and events across the city. The Deutsches Historisches Museum is leading the way with its monumental exhibition 1945 – Defeat. Liberation. New Beginning, opening on 24th April.

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A love beyond time: Sasha Waltz’s Roméo et Juliette

It’s not just the dancers who have to be on their feet during Sasha Waltz’s operas: the Berlin choreographer is famous for setting singers and even the choir in motion alongside them. Now, for the first time, her opera Roméo et Juliette – first staged in 2007 – is coming to Berlin with its globe-trotting original ensemble. [READ MORE]

Genesis: images of a vanishing world

Photographer Sebastião Salgado is renowned for his socially engaged, documentary-style work, in which he records life across the world in hundreds of painstakingly composed images. In 2014, he was the subject of Salt of the Earth, a biographical documentary by Wim Wenders, and this month, the C/O gallery will be the first in Germany to show Genesis, Salgado’s monumental project demonstrating the diversity of our planet and its people. [READ MORE]

Summer style at Station

Good news for fashion fans: the Designer Sale is back! The three-day event at Station Berlin in Kreuzberg offers fashionistas the chance to put together a stylish summer wardrobe at a significant discount this weekend. [READ MORE]

Pinball and pecan pie in Pannierstraße

A tiny, trendy burger joint is squeezed in next to a massive discount hairdressers, dwarfed by the latter’s glittery shopfront. Liquor stores and shops selling battered furniture reclaimed from house clearances cluster next to the latest cheerfully-painted bakery run by a visitor from the UK or the US. An anti-gentrification slogan is scrawled on the side of an airy Italian restaurant. Welcome to Kreuzkölln, a district that isn’t quite sure whether it wants regeneration or revolution.

Visitors to the city could be forgiven some confusion over the area’s name – it’s where northern Neukölln meets Kreuzberg, bordered by multicultural Sonnenallee and Kottbusser Damm. During the Cold War, Sonnenallee was a border crossing and Neukölln a neglected area populated mainly by immigrants drawn by the cheap rents. When the Wall came down, artists and students flocked there for the same reason, and today’s Kreuzkölln is filled with studios and artisan cafes by day, and edgy, deliberately distressed bars by night. Let Berlin&I lead you on a stroll around this rapidly-changing area’s central street, Pannierstraße[READ MORE]

From bachelorette party to refugee camp

The Achtung Berlin film festival is back for its eleventh year of home-grown cinema: between 15th and 22nd April, the festival will showcase the best feature films, short films  and documentaries that Berlin has to offer in six cinemas across the city. [READ MORE]

Cherry blossoms and fantastic costumes

Spring is here! More or less, anyway. Even if the weather is still somewhat temperamental, the Gardens of the World in Marzahn are set to welcome visitors to their ninth annual cherry blossom festival on 12th April, the perfect excuse for a trip away from the city centre. [READ MORE]

A good place for art

Two exhibitions for the price of one! Galerie Kai Dikhas is opening its new premises on 10th April with a double bill of recent work by artists Delaine Le Bas and Daniel Baker. [READ MORE]