[Sponsored Article] A brand new arts festival, Projekt Berlin, will be brought to Tai Kwun in November, showcasing a rich programme of films, television, dance, music and installations that celebrates Berlin’s creative prowess. It is an apt metaphor that Projekt Berlin will be at the heritage site of Tai Kwun, with its interesting juxtaposition of historical and modern architecture, as every event offers a unique slice of Berlin’s rich history and diverse culture. These site-specific experiences are designed to appeal to the different tastes and interests of visitors from all walks of life. Timothy Calnin, Director of Tai Kwun and Curator of Projekt Berlin, said: “In the head-on collision of the old and the new, of the classical and the contemporary, of order and subversion, Berlin in 2019 is one of the most thrilling and distinctive among all world cities. Its history has seen it razed and rebuilt, destroyed and reinvented, torn in two and reborn. Its intrinsic resilience always finds new edge and relevance in every era.” There will be screenings of a popular German TV series and musically themed films with live accompaniment to take the audience on a mesmerising journey through time and space. Films of music: Symphony of a Great City and Symphony of Now A cinematic journey connecting Berlin’s past and its present, director Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) and director Johannes Schaff’s Symphony of Now (2018) will race the audience through the transformation of this great city. On November 11-12, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City will be screened with live accompaniment by pianist Richard Siedhoff and oboist Mykyra Sierov, where the audience can experience a day in Berlin, from empty streets and the slow arrival of trains, to the busy machines and people going to work, and then to the lively evening entertainment. The constant flow of urban objects will appear like musical notes to compose a symphony called “City”. The present-day show, to be screened on November 13-14, is inspired by the silent classic and celebrates the vibrancy, danger and exhilaration of today’s Berlin. This alternative journey switches the original narrative of morning-to-night to an all-nighter, zigzagging through different venues, high life and low life, with live music mix by legend of the Berlin club scene Frank Wiedemann and Alex.Do. Following their live scoring of Symphony of Now , Wiedemann and Alex.Do will also DJ a one-night-only Berlin Club Night at Cassio on November 14. Binging “Babylon Berlin” On November 16-17, F Hall will transform into a cosy living room with sofas and bean bags for an all-day binge-watching of all 8 episodes of Babylon Berlin Season I. Known as the most expensive television drama series in Germany, Babylon Berlin , directed by award-winning German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, depicts the thrilling story of Gereon Rath, a police inspector on a secret mission in the Weimar Republic, the post-WWI period when the metropolis was trying to rebuild and recover from war destructions. Immerse yourself in this distinctive period in German history to discover the extraordinary story of a city that rose from the ashes. Ticket holders of “Babylon Berlin Binge” are also invited to join Arne Jysch, the creative mind behind Babylon Berlin’s graphic novel in a reading session on November 16. Projekt Berlin features a series of free and ticketed events. Visit www.taikwun.hk for more information and get your tickets on www.ticketflap.com .