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Artist Eve Parnell at Humboldt University Berlin

Eve Parnell Woman cutting bread H59 x W41 cms Pencil on Tissue paper Exhibited in Germany

Eve Parnell Study of Gabriele Fonseca portrait bust by Bernini Pencil on tissue paper 420 x 600mm_Lowres














Opening/Vernissage: 31 January 18:00 – 21:00
Dates: 31 January – 26 February 2017
Location: Lichthof, Humboldt Universität, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Opening times: Mo – Fri 9 -21 Uhr, Sa 9 – 17 Uhr

Fragility and Society at Humboldt University Berlin

The title of Eve Parnell’s exhibition ‘Vernehmt und lasst mich traum so wahrheit singen – Let me sing dreams as words of truth’ is taken from a poem written in 1923 by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, one of the leading members of the 20 July 1944 assassination plot on Adolf Hitler. Interested in the Arts, von Stauffenberg’s upbringing imbued in him, from an early age, a sense of duty towards society as a whole. Irish artist Eve Parnell explores this sense of duty through the Artist lens; recognising the role of the Artist in society and how the ability to view the extraordinary in the ordinary can inspire responsible change.

Eve Parnell is a highly accomplished draughtswoman whose work features in the collections of: HRH The Prince of Wales; the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Vatican; and onboard a Maltese Armed Forces Ship currently on humanitarian duties in the Mediterranean. She has exhibited in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Italy. Working in the delicate and demanding medium of pencil on tissue paper, she draws from the North European tradition of realism rooted in Netherlandish art from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Her work requires the viewer to look closely and be challenged, by bringing together technical dexterity with the fragility of ethereal themes such as life and the environment.

Parnell studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, leading to a BA degree in Fine Art in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in unusual and exceptional spaces, such as the Parliamentary Buildings, Stormont, Belfast; Embassy of Ireland in Berlin, Germany; the National Maritime Museum, Turku, Finland; and The Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Italy. A special presentation of one of her drawings to HRH The Prince of Wales took place at Saint Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast in May 2015.

The exhibition runs from 31 January until 26 February  2017, at Humboldt University, Berlin. The exhibition will be opened on 31st January at 18:00, by H.E. Ambassador of Ireland to Germany, Michael Collins.

Listen to Eve speak about her work on RTE 1 Arena with Seán Rocks


IBN Annual Charity Ball, Saturday 12th November 2016 in Berlin


For the first time, our premiere event for the local Irish community and friends, will take place in Berlin!

We are pleased to announce the attendance of H.E. Ambassador of Ireland, Michael Collins. The event will take place at the “Das 3 Schwestern” restaurant, in a former 19th century Bethanien hospital, situated in a leafy park in the central, and hugely popular Berlin-Kreuzberg.

In our centenary year, please join us for this fantastic event featuring a showcase of local Irish entertainment and superior Alpine cuisine. You can look forward to a black-tie evening with some special Berlin flair!

We look forward to welcoming you, and a great evening together.

More information below. Please use the booking form below for tickets.

  • Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
  • Time: Doors: 18:30 and welcome drink
  • Location: 3 Schwestern, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin. MapWebsite
  • Tickets: €100 including three-course meal and wine. Complete form below and send via email to reserve tickets. Please reserve early as spaces are limited.

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Approximate Timeline of evening:

18:30 Doors open with a welcome drink. Meet & greet with ambient music by an Irish soloist musician.

19:30 Dinner: 3 Course with carefully selected seasonal menu including wine. Vegetarian and vegan are catered for.

20:45 IBN Ambassador’s award and address.

21:30 Performance and music: featuring a showcase of local Irish talent in Berlin

11:15 DJ until Late.


Berlin Property Jam

Property Jam Event

Property Jam Event

are you considering renting or buying property in Germany? — not to be missed

Our first of a series of Property Jam events by Irish Business Network Berlin Chapter invites you to explore the opportunities of the residential property market in Berlin. Our upcoming events will focus on the commercial property market including issues related to State law and taxation. But this first event will give a general rental market overview with insights on buying opportunities, which will include some personal stories and experiences.

DATE:             Thursday, 3rd December, 2015
Time:               19:30pm (doors open)
Location:         Jää-äär Berlin, Brunnenstraße 56 , 13355 Berlin, Germany (MAP)

Our 4 presenters will cover introductory aspects from rental to buying and development. It will be followed by questions and answers session giving you the opportunity to get all the information you need from our experienced panel with considerable knowledge of Berlin property scene.

There will be able opportunity for networking among the regular members and to be entertained by our guest musicians.

Eventbrite - Berlin Property Jam

If you wish to join IBN Berlin Event or have questions to submit to the panel please



IBN Berlin Summer Social

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Craft beer & Shuffleboard competition in Mitte

It’s summer again & time for a hot weather welcome with your friends in the IBN Berlin. Join us for a marvellous fun night out in Kaschk – Berlin’s only craft beer shuffleboard bar. (Don’t know how to Shuffleboard? Don’t worry neither do we, but we’ll soon find out!)

There will be a shuffleboard competition, a raffle and spot prizes, snacks and a wide selection of fine craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages (exotic Ginger ale, anyone?). So meet friends old and new and expand your network of contacts in a night of novel entertainment.

Date: Friday June 26th, 20:00
Venue: Kaschk, Linienstrasse 40, 10119 Berlin. Google map
Entrance: €5 on the door.
Places are limited so register on our Facebook event to save a spot, or RSVP to berlin [at]

Friends and family welcome!
Looking forward to seeing you then.

The IBN Berlin committe


Bloomsday at the Irish Embassy Berlin


Photo by Photocall

Date: Tuesday 16th June
Time: 12:30 – 14:30

Join on Tuesday, 16 June (doors open from 12 noon onwards) for a celebration of Joyce, Yeats and Irish literature and music!

Dr. Sabine Müller, University of Leipzig will draw some connections between the works of two of Ireland’s greatest writers, author John Holten will read from his work, there will be performance by Curious Fox Books and Nina Hynes and Shaun Mulrooney will provide the music. Curated by Candice Gordon, this promises to be an informative and entertaining event! Burgundy and gorgonzola sandwiches will be served!

RSVP by 11 June via contact form on the Embassy website.