Austrian Cultural Forum London

Features & upcoming events

Attwenger at Match & Fuse Festival

15 – 17 October 2015 | various venues, London

One of the most exciting groups to come out of Austria will perform at Match & Fuse festival in London this autumn. Singing in their local dialect, the duo Markus Binder & Hans-Peter Falkner mix Austrian folk music with hip-hop in a ...

The Function Room

The Function Room

1 – 31 October 2015
Friday 2 October 2015, 7pm-late Control and Ventriloquism: What You Say Goes The Function (live art monthly) meets again with Philomène Hoël, Girolamo Marri, Charlotte Young curated by Anna Clifford, Dunya Kalantery. Sunday ...
BFI London Film Festival 2015

BFI London Film Festival 2015

7 – 18 October 2015 | BFI Southbank
From 7 - 18 October the BFI will show 238 films, from 71 countries, in 16 cinemas. 12 days. One festival. This year three Austrian films will be screened at the LFF. HomeSick, directed by Jakob ...
Friedrich Cerha Day

Friedrich Cerha Day

10 October 2015 | Wigmore Hall
London’s Wigmore Hall celebrates the imminent ninetieth birthday of one of Austria’s greatest living composers with a day devoted to the often serene and elegiac work of Friedrich Cerha. The Viennese musician made ...
 The Loss of Shadows

The Loss of Shadows

10 October 2015, 7.30pm
Real, but not a thing,
Of me, but not me;
A hole in the light. Across cultures, and across ages, shadows trouble and fascinate. However, in the early twenty first century, as lights shine at ...
Evi Wohlgemuth Memorial Lecture: ‘1945: A Year of Magical Thinking’

Evi Wohlgemuth Memorial Lecture: ‘1945: A Year of Magical Thinking’

15 October 2015, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London
In partnership with the Centre for German Jewish Studies at University of Sussex, the ACF London presents this lecture in memory of Vienna-born Evi Wohlgemuth. The 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II ...
Translation as Firework

Translation as Firework

20 October 2015, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London
Guest literary curator Jen Calleja will be hosting a performance and exhibition presenting multiple translations of a short story by author Anna Weidenholzer in forms including sound, ceramics, textiles, video, sculpture, photography, text, and even ...


BKA Call for Applications

The BKA is now accepting applications for their 2016 Artist-in-Residence-Programme. Find out more here.

650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna
Eine opulente Schau zum Denkerzirkel als Höhepunkt im Ausstellungsreigen zum 650-Jahr-Jubiläum der Uni Wien.
Auf über 1000 Quadratmetern wird in den ehemaligen Turnräumen quasi im Bauch der Universität die Geschichte des einzigartigen interdisziplinären Denkerzirkels erzählt: seine Vorgeschichte, die eigentliche Zeit seiner Existenz von 1924 bis 1936, aber auch die Vertreibung seiner Protagonisten und deren internationale Wirkung.

The 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna is marked with a variety of events throughout the year. The events in the anniversary year range from the New Year's Concert 2015 – the Main Building of the University of Vienna was the backdrop for a ballet shoot – to the solemn opening of the anniversary year on 12 March 2015 and the Campus Festival in June. Our 650th anniversary year is packed with many highlights. More info

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Austrian government awards, grants and subsidies for translation

With a view to promoting (Austrian or foreign) translators or the translation of Austrian contemporary literature, subsidies, grants and awards are available from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.  Click here for more information.