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What's on in Germany: June 10 - 16

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What's on in Germany: June 10 - 16
11:28 CEST+02:00
This Week's Highlights: Giant sand sculptures in Berlin, Dr. Jane Goodall in Munich and Japanese ballet in Hamburg.

BERLIN

Festivals

Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

This cross-medial contemporary festival combines a range of creative disciplines including design, architecture, choreography, writing, fine arts, music and theatre. Held at various venues through the city, the 6th annual celebration is sponsored by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Price: €5 - 14

Location: Various

Times: 11th June - 8th August (see programme for full schedule)

Phone: 030 24 34 59 0

More Information: berlinbiennale.de

Sandsation

Competitors from around the world will gather for the eighth time in Berlin - this year at the o2 World arena - to sculpt masterpieces from sand before a crowd of thousands. The ideal summer event, this riveting competition provides spectators plenty of opportunity to gawk, lounge and even cast their votes for entries: winners are chosen by a jury, the artists and the public.

Price: €6; Happy Hour Fri/Sat from 8pm €4

Location: o2 World

Times: 6th June - 29th August; Sun-Thurs 10-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm

More Information: sandsation.de

Corset course

Looking to have a wasp-shaped waist this summer? British fashion designer Miss Moss is offering lessons on how to make your very own corset. The course will start on June 14 and will last a week.

Price: €180 including materials.

Location: Linkle Stitch 'N' Bitch Nähcafe Wrangelstr.80 10997 Berlin

Time: June 14 - 19

More Information: Miss Moss

DÜSSELDORF

Festival

Book Stroll on the Kö

Germany's largest open-air book market celebrates its 25th anniversary along Düsseldorf's lavish Königsallee this week. Attracting 400,000 books from book shops, publishers and literary institutions across the country, Book Stroll on the Kö also lays the stage for the city's oldest cultural event with readings, theatre, cabaret and musical performances adding a bit of flair to this well-read scene.

Price: Free

Location: Königsallee

Times: 10th - 13th June, daily 10am to 8pm

More Information: Book Stroll on the Kö Website

FRANKFURT

Sports

World Cup at Rathenauplatz

Why watch Germany battle its way through the ranks of the World Cup on your couch at home when you could be bumping elbows with ecstatic Hessians? The KIA City Arena is making it possible with a giant screen setup at Roßmarkt/Rathenauplatz. Frankfurt is the only city offering a live public broadcast of every single World Cup game this year (exception: matches coinciding with the last two group German matches).

Price: Free

Location: Roßmarkt/Rathenauplatz (exit S or U-Bahn Hauptwache)

Times: Please see World Cup schedule (open daily 2 hours prior to game start)

More Information: frankfurt-tourismus.de

Festivals

Rose and Light Festival

Watch Frankfurt's PalmenGarten park spring to life with candles, lanterns and of course, roses. This three-day festival also incorporates a myriad of activities including tours, seminars, music and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Saturday night the park will play host to a fireworks display, flanked by thousands of tea candles placed throughout the garden.

Price: €5; €2 for children under 14

Location: PalmenGartenTimes: 11th - 13th June, 11am - late

More Information: Palmengarten Website

HAMBURG

Ballet

Hamburg Ballet - The Floating World – Seven Haiku of the Moon / Seasons – The Colours of Time

Designed for the Tokyo Ballet in 1989, The Floating World and Seasons was intended to explore Japanese culture via the origins of Japanese "style", as opposed to simply mimicking modern interpretations of it, according to creator John Neumeier. See the Far East come to life this summer through music and the poetry of dance.

Price: €12 - 77

Location: Hamburgische Staatsoper, Große Theaterstr. 25

Times: 13th June at 6pm, 15th & 24th June at 7:30pm

More Information: Hamburg Ballet Schedule

Art

Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens: Baroque Art from Antwerp

A bustling merchant city of the 17th century, Antwerp saw the art of the influential Baroque movement manifest itself in a special ways. Artists Peter Paul Rubens along with Anthonis van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens blazed a trail of change for Flemish art with the development of the "plastic" painting technique and new ways of depicting light and movement.

Price: €8 general admission; €5 students; €5 Mondays; Visitors under 18 and Forum members free

Location: Bucerius Kunst Forum, Rathausmarkt 2

Times: 11th June - 19th September, Daily 11am - 7pm (Thurs until 9pm)

Tickets: 040 360 9 960

More Information: Bucerius Kunst Forum

MUNICH

Concert

Saxophone Quartet sonic.art

This award-winning foursome have been going at it since 2005 with European, Asian and North American concerts under their belts. Regular figures at various international festivals around Germany, the quartet focus mainly on works for classical saxophones quartets from the romantic to contemporary periods.

Price: €20; €10 discounted

Location: Small Konzert Hall in the Gasteig, Rosenheimer Str. 5

Times: 12th June, 8pm

Phone: 0180 54 81 81 81

More Information: sonic.art Website

Discussion/Music

An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall: Stories & Music from Her Life's Journey

The world-famous primatologist, environmental activist and UN Messenger of Peace comes to Munich to relate stories from her years of work in Africa. The event coincides with several special landmarks including 50 years of chimpanzee research, the Munich premiere of the documentary film Jane's Journey, and the founding of the Jane Goodall Institute in Germany.

Price: €18; €10 discounted

Location: America House Munich, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: 15th June, 7pm

Phone: 089 55 25 37 0

More Information: America House Website

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