• 100 faces of the Berlin art world
  • Get your snowballs ready
  • Love: a new exhibition
  • Reichenberger Straße - Home of fashion
  • An autumnal stroll through Friedrichshain
  • The Wall of light: Berlin remembers 25 years

Berlin’s Cosmos

There are so many important figures who have made the Berlin culture scene what it is. How do we know? Photographer Jacques H. Sehy has made a 100-portrait series of them.

At a glance, you probably won’t recognise them – their faces are partly illuminated, partly obscured by thin, squiggly streaks of light. These surreal visions are the offspring of a particular photographic technique: light drawing. Sehy sat down in a small, pitch black room with his model, drew in the air with his torch, and operated the camera with his foot. With long exposure, the path of light is then mapped out in the photo – and, in this case, across the faces of Berlin’s cultural pioneers. [READ MORE]

Short and sweet

The only thing that’s short about the British Shorts film festival is the length of the films. Get ready for some long nights stuffed with the best short films from the frozen little islands across the Channel. [READ MORE]

Tanztage Berlin: Get moving!

A new year, a new festival line-up, and a new director: the Tanztage (Dance Days) really are the body and spirit of the contemporary. Anna Mülter has unleashed a colourful crowd of up-and-coming choreographers on Berlin, who will tackle current world issues with high kicks, and find new ways to push the boundaries by gliding across the floor. [READ MORE]

Roncalli: Dizzy Christmas at Tempodrom

If you feel a bit dizzy in the run-up to Christmas, it wasn’t necessarily because of too much mulled wine. Roncalli Weihnachtscircus (Christmas circus) is back in town at the Tempodrom with vertiginous acrobatics and poetic anecdotes.  [READ MORE]

Bridging the gap between Berlin and Paris

As the countdown to Christmas is in full swing, everybody’s got something on their plate. Present shopping, decorating the tree, getting that last project done at work – sometimes it all just gets a bit much.  [READ MORE]

Ken Adam: Villains’ lairs and big boys’ toys

Sir Ken Adam is one of the few cinema superstars who isn’t a director, actor, or writer. As a production designer, responsible for the overall “look” of a film, he is rightly recognised as perhaps the best in his field. [READ MORE]

The new face of beauty

A couple of Fridays ago, I left Berlin&I HQ a little early, jumped on the S-Bahn and headed towards Charlottenburg. This isn’t exactly characteristic Friday behaviour, but wasn’t without good reason: a new pop-up store in Bikini Berlin, and the promise of everything a beauty enthusiast could want under a single roof. [READ MORE]

True to tradition

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Tschaikowsky’s “The Nutcracker”. It just wouldn’t feel quite right. Luckily, we won’t be left disappointed this year – the Berlin Staatsballett are performing the Christmas classic at the Deutsche Oper. [READ MORE]

All hope is not lost

Burnt dinner, heavy snow, treacherous ice and power cuts, family arguments, embarrassing gifts and excessive drunkenness – there’s so much that can go wrong at Christmas! Nevertheless, actor Hans-Jürgen Schatz and author Horst Pillau are back with another festive show and ready to prove that Christmas can go well.  [READ MORE]