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Newsletter September 2020 – 2

Goethe-Institut Irland


Language Department

German Courses
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Autumn Term starts 14/09/2020

We are enrolling for our classroom based, Blended Learning and Online Group/Individual Courses for new students.




Culture Night

Culture Night 2020
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Culture Night: Concert, Exhibition, Story Telling, Visual Art Project, Language Classes @ Goethe-Institut Irland and Online – 18/09/2020

The Goethe-Institut in Dublin invites you to a cultural evening from Germany at Culture Night 2020.
Due to current restrictions the house will be open until 5.30pm.
The Online Events will take place from 4pm to 10pm.
For a full programme of the night’s events, follow the link below!



A Hurry Through Which Known And Strange Things Pass
(C) Dominique Crowley, María del Buey

Exhibition A Hurry Through Which Known and Strange Things Pass: Between Telemorphosis and Security Zones 4:00-5:30 pm Online + The Return, Goethe-Institut Irland

Starting on Culture Night the NCAD MFA Art group presents aspects of their recent post-graduate research staged briefly, with intent,using the Return Gallery at the Goethe-Institut Irland as a focal point and a point of departure.
The series of events will open on Culture Night with the exhibition “Between Telemorphosis and Security Zones” by Dominique Crowley and Maria del Buey.



Earth Speakr
© Olafur Eliasson

Digital Art Project Earth Speakr: Important Messages – 5:00 pm Online

We invite children and young adults into our library in order to contribute their creative messages about the future of the planet.
Earth Speakr is a new work of art by Berlin based Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, devised on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020. Earth Speakr consists of a playful app and an interactive website (in all 24 official EU languages), as well as physical presentations in key locations.



Young Reader
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Story Time: A Shadow Theatre for Children Das Traumfresserchen by Michael Ende 6:00 pm Online

Performed in German by Claudia Kunkel and Verena Mähler
for ages 4-7.



Hiberno Goethe
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Launch of Podcast Hiberno Goethe: German Irish Conversations 6:40 pm Online

This Podcast dives into the many colours of arts, language and life across cultures. St. Pauli fan and former Düsseldorfer Ciarán Murray and his guests explore the connecting moments of German and Irish life. The first episode of the new podcast series will be launched with mezzo soprano singer Sharon Carty! Tune in to hear how she went from PE teacher to opera singer and how her love of the German language grew, especially as she began to sing opera in German.



German courses
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German Language Taster Sessions 7:00-9:00 pm Online

Thinking of learning a new language? We are running 20-minute taster classes in beginners‘ German. No prior knowledge needed, everyone welcome!



(C) Michael O’Connell

Culture Night Concert at the Goethe-Institut: Jaki Liebezeit & the Nature of Rhythm 7:00 pm Online

Join us for a very special Culture Night 2020 concert streamed online from the auditorium of the Goethe-Institut Irland directly to you on your couch! Jaki Liebezeit is best known for his drumming with influential German avant-garde band Can, sculpting their transcendent grooves. He also forged long term creative relationships playing & writing with hundreds of other renowned musicians & composers. During his 60 year journey at the vanguard of contemporary music, he uncovered the basic musical & ergonomic principles underlying rhythm. These are ancient, borderless ideas, whose time has come.

This show pays musical homage to one of the great innovators in modern music & the wider German Prog Rock scene of the late 60s & early 70s such as Kraftwerk, Cluster & Neu! Tickets are free but booking via Eventbrite is required at the link below.