German Cultural Weeks

Cape Town October 2010 until February 2011

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Come to great events of the German Cultural Weeks and join the celebrations of 20 years of German Unity and Freedom in South Africa.

Actually, there is a wide variety of events on offer for everyone, from community festivals, concerts, exhibitions and talks to the very popular Christmas market or German School Fete. Many of these special events are free of charge. And surely, you will also meet many fellow German expats at the festivities.

To give you a better insight what is on during the upcoming German Culture Weeks in Cape Town, have a look at the special events calendar.

German Culture Events in Cape Town

Cape Town, City Hall: Opening of the German Cultural Weeks. October 11, 2010. Symphony concert: Mozart, Schumann und Dvorak. Tickets: R70/R40 (concessions) at Computicket.

Cape Town, St Martini Church: Aachener Domchor in concert. October 12, 2010. In the German Lutheran Church in Long Street at 19.00h. Free admission

Stellenbosch, Endler Hall: Symphony Concert. October 12, 2010. Tickets: R70/R40 (concessions) at Computicket.

Cape Town, Center for the Book: A New South African HIV/AIDS Policy. Reason for Hope? October 19, 2010 at 19.30h. Panel discussion with Stefan Hippler and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. Free admission.

Cape Town, CBD: Mauerbilder 1961. November 4 - 21, 2010. Exhibition of photos of the Berlin Wall 1961 by Jürgen Schadeberg to be viewed at Erdmann Contemporary in 63 Shortmarket Street. A film by J. Schadeberg will also be screened at the Alliance Francaise in Cape Town on November 4, 2010.

Cape Town, St Martini Church: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to German Unity. November 9, 2010. Lecture by former ministerpräsident Dr. Bernhard Vogel followed by a concert. Free admission. Lecture in German.

Cape Town, German School (DSK): German Bazaar. November 6, 2010. School Fete from 11.00h until 21.00h with lots of attractions for the whole family. One of the main events on the German community calendar with beer tent and live music as well as the Mozart Cafe with delicious homebaked cakes and not to forget the fabulous Weihnachtszimmer with lots of crafts and cristmas goodies.

Cape Town, St Martini Church: Christmas Oratorio. November 21, 2010. The German Lutheran Church invites to an afternoon of celebration with songs by Saint-Saens. Starting at 15.30h. Free admission.

Cape Town, Center for the Book: Have our dreams come true?. November 25, 2010 at 19.30h. Panel discussion with Denis goldberg and Jennifer Cargill. Free admission.

Cape Town, German-Lutheran Church: Christmas Market. November 27, 2010. Traditional German christmas decorations and German delicatessen at the annual fair of the St. Martini Church in Upper Long Street. Free entrance and lots of great entertainment for the children too.

Cape Town, Artscape Theater: The Flying Dutchman. January 27 and 29, 2011. The popular Wagner opera will be performed by the Richard Wagner Society of South Africa and by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets from R100 at computicket.

Cape Town, German School Tamboerskloof: Musica Mundi Concert. February 11, 2011. Ingo Dannhorn - Piano Solo. Tickets: R70/R35 for members

Cape Town, District Six Museum: Der geschundene Mensch/The Human Abused by G Uecker. Exhibition in February 2011

For more information on these and more events, please refer to the guide to the German Cultural Weeks of the German Consulate. You can access their pdf-file with the description of the events here.

All events and times are subject to change. so please check the events and make your bookings if necessary early to avoid disappointment.

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