Berlin Writing Prize 2017 is open
You could win a one-month writing residency in Berlin
Our friends at The Reader Berlin invite submissions from both published and unpublished writers on the theme ”Home is Elsewhere” for the Berlin Writing Prize. The closing date is 31 July.
The competition winner will receive a one-month residency at The Circus Hotel, Berlin. In addition, we are delighted to offer the winner a free place as a delegate at the British Council Literature Seminar 2018 in Berlin, due to take place over three days during the residency (date tbc).
The prize will be judged by three UK writers including British Council Literature Seminar participant Irenosen Okojie. Visit our website to see the competition details. Good luck to everyone who participates!
|We are hiring a Project Coordinator in Berlin|
The British Council in Germany is currently recruiting a 6-month fixed term project coordinator to support with project activity across English, Arts and Education. This role will be based in Berlin and will join an existing team on a temporary basis to provide additional cover. The postholder will be expected to work flexibly and ensure core project standards are maintained.
|Theatre festival 'Szene: Nordirland' in Dresden|
Calling all theatre lovers in or around Dresden! The festival 'Szene: Nordirland' takes place from 9 to 18 June at Societaetstheater Dresden. The festival features a diverse event offer including a screening of the film H3 that tells the story of a small group of people who took part in the hunger strike in the Maze prison to performances of the company Kabosh Theatre.
|Watch the international FameLab final live (8 June)|
31 science communicators from across the world will compete for the international FameLab title. Germany winner Olga, a Junior Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, made it to the semi-finals. You can watch the final LIVE on the Facebook page FameLab International from 21:30 German time this Thursday.
|Win tickets for the film 'This Beautiful Fantastic'|
'This Beautiful Fantastic' tells the story of Bella, a reclusive young woman who dreams of becoming a children's author. We are giving away 5x2 tickets in a raffle. Send us an email that includes your postal address and explains who you would like to take with you to the cinema by 12 June. We will select the winners randomly.
|Guess who's back?! The Blue Fin Atlantic Tuna!|
Last August, a large shoal of one of the ocean’s most highly prized fish, the Atlantic bluefin tuna, made a dramatic appearance in the waters of Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, England. Tom Horton at the University of Exeter explains why the re-appearance of Atlantic bluefin tuna matters. Read his blog for the current Year of Science 2016-17 dedicated to seas and oceans.
|Sign up for our free IELTS online preparation course|
'Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests' takes you through each stage of the test – reading, writing, speaking and listening – to help you achieve your IELTS goals. The course started on 28 May and will run for six weeks with one session held every week. You can join throughout the duration of the course, and can access previous sessions on demand.