With our October Lighthouse Late having a Berlin theme we asked the team here at The Lighthouse to name their favourite buildings in the City.
Dianne, our exhibitions coordinator loves the Berliner Dom, Berlin’s famous Cathedral, and the largest church in the City. The history of this iconic building is really interesting spanning back to 1465, it has been demolished, renovated, redesigned and reconstructed over the years and is now open to the public attracting thousands of visitors year after year. You can read the full history via this link
Raymond, our exhibition assistants favourite building is Neu West. This is a contemporary art space which re-opened in 2014 and the artists have 7 years to make the building sustainable. There are pieces of the Berlin Wall in the backyard where graffiti artists have created stunning wall art during the opening event called the ‘Wall Jam Session’. More information can be found in their blog via this link
Michelle, one half of our social media team has chosen the most recognisable landmarks in Europe – The Brandenburg Gate. Built between 1788 and 1791, the statue has not only lived in Berlin, but was ordered to Paris by Napoleon Bonaparte just over a decade later. It remained in storage in Paris (some believe Napoleon forgot about it) and was returned to Berlin in 1814. More information on its history can be found via this link
Our Lighthouse Late in association with The List is on Friday 9th October. We will have live music from The Spook School, Apache Darling, Supermoon and headlining are FOUND. The theme is Berlin.
The night is supported by Blue Moon Craft Beer, Caorunn Gin and Fentimans Tonic and ticket holders receive two complimentary drinks on the night (over 18s only).