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After five years of renovations, the Goethe-Institut Lebanon is celebrating the completion of its new residence in Gemmayzeh with a packed cultural program and a new media lounge.The official reopening is scheduled for Sept. 28, when the institute will hold a Grosse Party (big party), with a lineup of regional musicians, German cuisine and – in the spirit of cultural exchange – a live artistic collaboration between Beirut and Berlin. Many believe the institute is still situated in its old Manara location, though those offices shut seven years ago.The year's program has been split into three categories – language, culture and information services.The cultural program is focused on creating long-term collaborations and exploring new ideas through artistic exchange, starting with the German Film Week (Sept. The Laboratory of Arts program will also be working with the institute, offering a support program for Syrian artists.As part of the new information services, the media lounge includes over 2,000 media items in four languages.
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