Join Designing Worlds Unter den Linden as we explore 1920s Berlin

1/28/13  at 9:00 AM

1920s Berlin - looking down Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 28th January, for our new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we explore a really fascinating region - a thoughtful and incredibly detailed recreation of 1920s Berlin.

This is a fascinating slice of history. Weimar Germany was a place of immense social deprivations, and great wealth, a time of fiery politics, riots, rebellions and the growth of political parties that would dominate the coming decades. But it was also a time of enormous artistic creativity in art, architecture and the comparatively new medium of film. It was also a time of tremendous decadence - a time when all sorts of previously hidden or repressed behaviours were permitted, sometimes encouraged ... and often viewed on the stages and in the cabarets.

Berlin - the Alexanderplatz - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

All of this vibrant life takes place in a beautiful European city - a city also teeming with slums and a vibrant working class culture.

Jo Yardley, the creator of 1920s Berlin, talks about all this and more as she gives them a fascinating guided tour of the region with a soundtrack of authentic music of the era. It's a show you really won't want to miss!

So do come and join us at 2pm - and see how the Designing Worlds studio has acquired a Bierkeller!

1920s Bierkeller in the Designing Worlds Studio

 Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the web site at – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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