Come with friends, lovers or partners to launch UK/Germany 2018, the year of events celebrating cultural connection.
Thanks to everyone who signed up — registration has now closed. Make sure to come down early as only the first 200 people will get complimentary drinks on us!
* Renowned artist Joey Yu will be doing live portraiture of you and your friends from 7.30pm.
* International stand-up comedian Christian Schulte-Loh will be doing a live set at 8.00pm.
* UK-based DJ Matt Doggs from Ghettospheric and Berlin-based DJ/Producer Kemback will be playing an eclectic mix of soul, disco, R&B, afrobeat and house throughout the evening to get you dancing.
If you're British, bring along a German friend, collaborator, partner or colleague — and if you're German, bring along your favourite Brit. Throughout the launch party we'll be asking you to share your #Freundship stories — if you come along as a UK/German pair you could be in with a chance to win your very own original portrait by Joey Yu.
Have a think about how you experience cultural connection: how do you relate to your communities from across the world? What makes your friendships special? Can you describe your #Freundship story?
Over the next year we'll be sharing your #Freundship stories on British Council social media channels — so get involved!