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Tanzfest Inernational | September 14 to 16

Tanzfest International is a dance festival that takes place in Lene-Voigt-Park in Reudnitz. At the festival, visitors can listen to folk music and dance in the park. Moreover, the festival offers different workshops. On Saturday the Tanzhaus*Folk e.V. organizes various dancing classes where you can learn about international dance styles. Additionally, there will be a diverse programme for people of every age in the park. In the evening, various bands from different countries will perform their music at a ball.
The festival is for free.

Where?
Lene-Voigt-Park
04317 Leipzig

When?
September 14, 4 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
September 15, 3.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
September 16, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information and a detailed programm, see: http://www.tanzvolk-leipzig.de/tanzfest-international/

[Information and photo taken from: http://www.tanzvolk-leipzig.de/tanzfest-international/]

Tapetenwerkfest and gallery autumn tour | September 6 to 8

The Tapetenwerk is an art area in the west of Leipzig. It is located in an old wallpaper factory in Lindenau. Since the factory had to file for insolvency, the halls became the property of today’s owners. After some renovation works they reopened at the first Tapetenwerkfest (Tapetenwerk festival) in April 2007. Ever since the old wallpaper factory has been a place where creative people can rent rooms for their work at a lower budget.

This autumn the 26th Tapetenwerkfest takes place at September 6. It traditionally opens the autumn gallery tour that lasts the whole weekend and welcomes visitors in the old factory. Different artists’, designers’ and architects’ works can be seen. Visitors get the chance to see exhibitions, be part of a vernissage, listen to music or have some delicious food and drinks in the inner courtyard of the factory. The festival starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and continues until midnight.
On Saturday and Sunday the galleries open again at 11 p.m.

Where?
Tapetenwerk Leipzig
Lützner Str. 91
04177 Leipzig

When?
September 6, 5 p.m. to midnight
September 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information and a detailed programm, see: https://www.tapetenwerk.de/aktuelles/best-of/tapetenwerkfest-260/

[Photo: © Wolfgang Schneider, information taken from: https://www.tapetenwerk.de/]

Street festival in Lindenau | August 31

Lindenau is a district in the west of Leipzig. On August 31, there will be a festival in the streets and backyards of Lindenau. It is the second time this festival takes place. This event offers visitors various activities for people of every age. A diversified program will enliven the stage with different kinds of music and dance shows. Different bands and choirs, a folklore dance group and others will perform their shows during the day.

Besides the stage, visitors can meet different projects, associations and public institutions of Leipzig’s west. At the booths, visitors can get information about these projects. Moreover, in the backyards small flea markets are taking place where neighbors can buy stuff from each other and get in contact. In addition, children can learn at different booths something about first aid or upcycling. The festival offers activities for young and old.

 

Where?
Lindenauer Markt and surroundings
04177 Leipzig

When?
August 31, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information and a detailed programm, see: https://stadtteilfest-lindenau.de/

[Photo: © Stadtteilfest Lindenau , information taken from: https://stadtteilfest-lindenau.de/]

City Crash Festival | August 23 to 24

The “City Crash Festival” takes place in Leipzig again. After a two-year break, this festival is going to present various kinds of art in Werk 2 at Connewitzer Kreuz. The event connects music, scene and artwork far off the mainstream conception of culture and art. The festival is an opportunity for young and unknown artists to present their work to an audience. Therefore, parts of the building are transformed into an exhibition where visitors can gain an insight of the artists’ work. In the exhibition street art, paintings, sculptures and other kinds of art regarding this year’s topic “Happiness” are shown.

Besides the exhibition, visitors can listen to different musicians, watch short movies and have some nice BBQ food and cold drinks in the outside area. Moreover, poetry slammers are going to present their thoughts regarding “Happiness”. In the evenings different DJs are playing at the after show parties.

The festival takes place on August 23 and 24. Visitors can buy tickets for the whole festival (20€), for one day (13€) or just for the exhibition (5€).

Address:

Werk 2
Kochstraße 132
04277 Leipzig

 

For more information and a detailed programm, see: https://www.werk-2.de/programm/2019-08-23_city_crash_8_live_aetna_bodi_bill

[Photo: © Stadt Leipzig / Vivid Symphony , information taken from: https://www.werk-2.de/programm/2019-08-23_city_crash_8_live_aetna_bodi_bill]

Music for summer evenings | Concerts at the Bach Monument | July 1 to August 26

From July 1 to August 26, 2019 you can go to St Thomas’ Church and listen to classical music. Renowned national and international artists perform in an idyllic atmosphere during the Monday concerts at the Bach Monument next to the church. This concert series celebrates its 40th anniversary. You can enjoy these special evenings for free.

Every Monday, artists are playing different kinds of music – from Bach to blues. The concerts start at 7 p.m. In case of rain the concerts will take place in the church or in the “Hildebrand & Partner”-House.

Address:

Bachdenkmal Leipzig
Thomaskirchhof
04105 Leipzig

 

For more information, see: https://www.leipzig.de/news/news/musik-fuer-laue-sommerabende-konzerte-am-bachdenkmal-2019/

[Photo: © Stadt Leipzig / Bolko Kosel, information taken from: https://www.leipzig.de]

Wasserfest | August 16 to August 18

The 19th „Wasserfest“ (water festival) is going to take place in Leipzig. From August 16 to August 18, Leipzig is becoming a water city again. In old tradition, the water streets of Leipzig are going to be used again around these days. Visitors get the chance to see old industrial buildings and enjoy the time on the water. Moreover, it is possible to go to the surrounding areas of Leipzig by boat.

There are different events regarding the topic “water” taking place at several spots around Leipzig, e.g. the Clara-Zetkin-Park. At the Sachsenbrücke you can visit the “Fischerfest” and taste different kinds of fish. Afterwards, you can head to the Musikpavillon (outdoor café and restaurant in the park) to listen to swing music and watch a swing-dancing club show.

For more information and a detailed program, see: http://www.wasserfest-leipzig.de/programm/

[Photo: Wolfgang Zeyen, information taken from: http://www.wasserfest-leipzig.de/programm/]

Music and entertainment in front of the Old Town Hall | August 2 to August 11

In August, Leipzig is showing its musical site again. Therefore, nothing less than the scenery of the Old Town Hall is chosen. In front of the historical building, the event “Leipziger Markt Musik” will take place. This open-air event connects many kinds of music and delights young and old. Visitors can choose between popular music, music films, orchestral music and more. The Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra, the Big Band of the Music School Leipzig and others will perform the music. Moreover, music films will show recordings of classical music pieces and poetry slammers get the opportunity to express themselves about the musical pleasure. Beside the music you can enjoy food and drinks of different gastronomes from Leipzig.

Visitors can enjoy the concerts and shows from August 2 to August 11 every day between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the market place in front of the Old Town Hall. The entry is free.

 

For more information and a detailed program, see: https://www.leipziger-markt-musik.de/programm/

[Photo: © Leipziger Messe, information taken from: https://www.leipzig.de/news/news/leipziger-markt-musik-2019/]

Panometer Leipzig

The Panometer Leipzig is an exhibition building in Leipzig in which Yadegar Asisi has been presenting a monumental panorama picture combined with an accompanying exhibition since 2003. Since the building used to be a gasometer, Asisi created the word panometer from panorama and gasometer.

Each exhibition consists of a 32-metre-high round picture, the accompanying thematic exhibition and making-of films. The theme of the current exhibition is ‘Carola’s Garden – A return to paradise’ and takes visitors into a colourful world full of plants and animals. The visitor “shrinks” to the size of a flower pollen in the round picture and discovers the fascinating scenery within a domestic garden in an unprecedented enlargement.

Address:

Panometer Leipzig
Richard-Lehmann-Str. 114
04275 Leipzig

Opening hours:

Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday or holidays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

For more information, see: https://www.panometer.de/en/leipzig/our-exhibitions/

[Photo: © Leipziger Gruppe, information taken from: https://www.panometer.de/en/leipzig/our-exhibitions/]

Outdoor swimming pool season in Leipzig | All summer

It is summer and that means that the outdoor swimming pool season starts in Leipzig.

Several outdoor swimming pools in Leipzig invite you to a wet refreshment during the warm months. A beautiful place to enjoy the summer with family and friends. The outdoor swimming pools have swimmers and non-swimmers areas so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful weather together.

Close to the city centre you can find three different outdoor swimming pools:

Sommerbad Kleinzschocher, Küchenholzallee 75, 04229 Leipzig
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sommerbad Südost, Oststraße 173, 04299 Leipzig
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Schreberbad, Schreberstraße 15, 04109 Leipzig
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

For more information and other outdoof swimming pools, see: https://english.leipzig.de/leisure-culture-and-tourism/sports-and-recreation/sports-venues/pools-and-lakes/#c19815

[Photo: © Leipziger Gruppe, information taken from: https://english.leipzig.de/leisure-culture-and-tourism/sports-and-recreation/sports-venues/pools-and-lakes/#c19815]

Audio drama festival: Leipziger Hörspielsommer | July 6 to July 14

The “Leipziger Hörspielsommer” is the biggest festival for audio drama in Germany. Every year, thousands of people gather at the Richard-Wagner-Hain, one of the beautiful parks in Leipzig, located directly next to the river to listen to different audio dramas. This year, it will take place from July 6 to July 14.

You can listen to the audio drama productions for free during the nine festival days. The festival programme is tailored to the different visitors: In the afternoon, there is a colourful programme for children and teenagers while the evening offers productions for adults. Every day has a different motto and something special to offer. There will not only be recorded audio dramas, but also live performances and competitions for audio drama productions.

Here you can find the full festival programme (in German). On July 13, there will be an English evening to present the results of the 17th International Audio Drama Competition.

If you are curious now, immerse yourself in the world of audio drama, grab a cool drink and a picnic blanket and make yourself comfortable on the Richard-Wagner-Hain.

photo: Hörspielsommer e. V.