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]

SILBERSALZ | International Science Film Festival | June 20 to June 23, 2019

SILBERSALZ is the first international science film festival of its kind, taking place from June 20 to 23, 2019 for the second time in Halle.

As a combination of festival and conference, SILBERSALZ makes science accessible in a clear and vivid fashion while simultaneously serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration.The aim of SILBERSALZ is to provide the general public with access to scientific topics and to allow them to ask questions, thereby promoting a lively and active engagement with science in general.

The SILBERSALZ festival programme consists of freely accessible film screenings, installations and live performances dealing with a wide range of scientific topics and issues. With a variety of different events to choose from the programme is aimed at people of all ages – both those who are already interested in science and those just wanting to know more about the subject.

Further information can be found on the festival website.

[picture and text taken from: http://www.silbersalz-festival.com/en]

Bachfest | Bach festival | June 14 to June 23 2019

The Bach festival is a very important musical festival in Leipzig that attracts 75 000 visitors every year. Musical pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and other classical composers are performed in different locations all around the city centre. More than 100 events take place.

This year’s motto is “Hof-Compositeur Bach” (court composer Bach). Therefore, works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in Weimar and Köthen or for various regents can be heard.

There is also a “Bach Open Air” at the market place in Leipzig, which is free of charge and a good opportunity for those who want to enjoy classical music in a relaxed environment.

The festival takes place from June 14 to June 23 2019.

All information and the whole programme can be found on the Website.

[Photo: Gert Mothes, information taken from: https://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/veranstaltungen-und-termine/eventsingle/event/bachfest-2019-hof-compositeur-bach/]

Museumsnacht | museum night | May 11

Halle and Leipzig are again hosting the museums night: two cities, around 80 museums, art collections, galleries or archives, more than 400 events in just six hours, free shuttle between the participating institutions as well as Halle and Leipzig at a one-off price of a maximum of 10 euros.

The advance sale of the tickets starts on April 11th at all known ticket agencies. All information and the whole programme can be found on the Website.

 

[Photo and information taken from: https://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/kunst-und-kultur/museen-und-galerien/museumsnacht/]

Yoko Ono is coming to Leipzig | April 4 to July 7, 2019

The Japanese-American artist Yoko Ono (born in 1933) is showing her work in the exhibition “PEACE is POWER” in Leipzig. In her work, the audience can experience something about the artist’s view of the balance of power between war and peace.

Very special is that much of Yoko Ono’s work is designed to be participative. For “POWER is PEACE”, all artists living in Germany are invited to immerse themselves in her work entitled “Water Event” and to submit a contribution to the exhibition.

Moreover, the architecture of the Museum of Fine Arts, which is hosting the exhibition, is supporting the special work of Yoko Ono.

Opening hours
Tue, Thu-Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, see: https://mdbk.de/en/exhibitions/yoko-ono/

[Photo: Greg Kadel, information taken from: https://mdbk.de/en/exhibitions/yoko-ono/]

Leipzig Book Fair | March 21–24, 2019

March in Leipzig is characterized by reading. The Leipzig Book Fair and its reading festival “Leipzig reads” are the spring events of the book and media sector. Authors, readers and publishing companies meet to engage in exchange and discover what is new.

Especially the unique combination of book fair and reading festival makes the book fair an exciting and varied experience for young and old. The motto is:  Diving into the fascinating world of literature and discovering exciting new publications, authors, programs and publishing companies.

This year’s host country is the Czech Republic. Almost 60 authors and artists from the Czech Republic have booked their trip to Leipzig. They present their latest works and look forward to exchanging information on literature and culture with colleagues and the public.

The fair is open every day for the general public and professional visitors, Sunday is family day.

Here you can read more about the book fair and this year’s programme.

Chinese Spring Festival | February 17

The year of the dog ends at the new moon on 4 February. 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig and the Chinese horoscope recommends concentrating this year on family and friends. The Konfuzius Institute Leipzig, together with its partners, the Konfuzius Kindergarten and the Restaurant Nin Hao, invites to celebrate the Chinese New Year together.

The organizers of the Chinese Spring Festival lure with Chinese folklore. On the stage of Hall A in Werk 2, for example, they will perform a lion dance and let the exotic sounds of the pumpkin flute and Chinese zither ring out. According to Linus Schlüter from the Confucius Institute, it is going to be a colourful afternoon with plays, handicrafts, karaoke and food stands.

The event is also supported by the Deutsch-Chinesisches-Zentrum Leipzig.

Admission: 2.30 pm, start: 3 pm, Admission: FREE!

[information and picture taken from www.werk-2.de]

 

Winter Gallery Tour at SPINNEREI (Leipzig Cotton Mill) | January 12

The former cotton mill in Leipzig Plagwitz opens its doors for a Winter Gallery Tour.

All galleries and exhibition spaces will open new exhibitions on January 12. Not only are the galleries interesting and very diverse, but also the site itself is an interesting industrial monument and definitely worth a visit.

For further information, see the SPINNEREI website.

 

[photo: © SPINNEREI]

Alternative Christmas Market in Connewitz | December 7 to 16

There is an alternative, very lovely Christmas market in Werk II, a cultural venue located in Connewitz. Here you can find arts stands,  enjoy regional food and drinks and buy artsy christmas presents.

Opening hours
Mon-Thu: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, see: https://www.werk-2.de/programm/2018-12-07_weihnachten_am_kreuz_

[poster: © Halina Kirschner]