IN PICTURES: March at the Goethe!
March was a good month here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, we hosted a few events, got out and about into the community and of course, welcomed whoever came through our doors. We thought you might like a little run down of what happened so here goes!
SCOLT – Southern Conference on Language Teaching 2015
At the beginning of March, we headed down to a hotel near to the airport to get involved in the SCOLT conference of 2015. This is the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and attracts language teachers from all over the southern American states. It was a great chance for us to show what we offer here at the Goethe-Zentrum and get in touch with German teachers in the south, to talk about possible partnerships. It also allowed us to catch up with our current partners and showcase our skills, events and language courses.
A Word on Art: German Photographers of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Next up was our latest ‘A Word on Art’ event which saw 20 of our most valued members and supporters heading to the High Museum of Art to check out the work of a selection of German photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries including Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Carl Christian Heinrich Kühn, Hans Christian Schink, August Sander and Ilse Bing, among others. The group was led by Brett Abbott, Keough Family Curator of Photography & Head of Collections, High Museum of Art in Atlanta – a great time was had by all!
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AATG Sprachbad Atlanta
Later in the month we hosted the Georgia chapter of American Association of Teachers of German’s Sprachbad Atlanta. A number of teachers here in the Atlanta area gathered in our auditorium for the workshop. It was a great chance for teachers to get together and brainstorm as well as learn new skills. It also allowed us to get move involved with the German teaching community.
German Book Club – The first meeting!
March saw our German Book Club come back to life. We decided to restart the group who will meet once a month to discuss a piece of German literature. Our first meeting was a huge success – participants discussed two short stories – “Die Blasse Anna” by Heinrich Böll and “Antigone und der Gartenzwerg” by Gerd Gaiser. Lots of conversation took place and everybody seems to be already looking forward to April’s meeting!
If you’re interested in joining the book club, please email email@example.com.
Artist Talk: The Electronic Music Scene in Germany
Our last event in March was an artist talk. We welcomed German artists DJ baze.djunkiii and visual artist Uli Sigg who spoke about “The electronic music scene in Germany.” Both artists are part of the POÈMES ÉLECTRONIQUES performance and spoke about their work and the large electronic music scene in Germany. They were joined by their colleagues, actor/director Christof Veillon and sound designer Mr. Fleury who talked about their creative work and the collaboration to create POÈMES ÉLECTRONIQUES. It was great to have an insight into the musical genre that is so popular in Germany.
And that was March! April is already starting to get busy – we’ll be at the Dogwood Festival next weekend and we have a German language breakfast with Ms. Teri Simmons at the end of the month! If you haven’t signed up for that yet, you really should!
Did you attend any of this month’s events? What did you think?