Tapetenwerkfest 23.0 | 13.04.2018

The so-called “Tapetenwerk” (wallpaper factory) is a former factory from the period of promoterism which has become a place of creativity, new projects and ideas. Artists, designers, photographers and architects transformed this place into their offices and galleries. In spring and in autumn, the Tapetenwerk opens its doors to show the public what is going on in the building with its unique industrial architecture. Visitors can stroll around the studios to see the different artists’ creative work and exhibitions.
There will also be music by funkophon and food in the KANTINE.

The Tapetenwerkfest will take place on April 13 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

For more information, see http://www.tapetenwerk.de/.

Gallery tour at Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB)

From February 15-18, 2017 the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig will host its annual student exhibition-Rundgang. During this four-day event, students and master-students from all classes are going to show what they’ve produced during the last year.
Furthermore on display is the recent Diploma work of this winter semester.
Their internationally acclaimed faculty members and all of their students are looking forward to seeing many guests, enjoying inspiring discussions, interactions, and a vibrant Academy on those special days.
Admission is free.

Annual student exhibition
Opening: Thursday, February 15, 6pm
Welcome: Thomas Locher, Rector
Performance by Snow (SeungLok Paik)

For more information, see the Facebook event (text taken from this event) or the HGB homepage.

photo by: Jan Sattler und Jakob Schenck [HGB]

Panometer Leipzig: 360° Panorama Fascination

The Panometer Leipzig offers the biggest 360° panorama views in the world since 2003. The pictures are created by Yadegar Asisi and are 32 meters high.
The current panorama shows the shipwreck of the Titanic in the Atlantic ocean in a depth of 4000 meters. The round image does not so much focus on the actual shipwreck of 1912, but rather on the limits of human creativity against the forces of nature.

The Panometer Leipzig is open every day and is worth a visit with the whole family. Besides the panorama itself, there is an exhibition about the Titanic.

Here you can get more information.

photo by Tom Schulze [www.leipzig.de]

Free admission to Leipzig Museums

photo credits: © VG Bild Kunst Bonn 2017 PUNCTUM / Alexander Schmidt

The entry to the following museums is free of charge:

…every first wednesday of a month:

…every first tuesday of a month:

…every wednesday:

…every second thursday of a month:

…every last Sunday of a month:


photo credits: © VG Bild Kunst Bonn 2017 PUNCTUM / Alexander Schmidt

English Theatre Leipzig: “CLOSER” on January 19 and 20, 8 p.m.

The English Theatre Leipzig performs the famous drama “Closer” by Patrick Marber in the theatre “Neues Schauspiel” in the West of Leipzig.
Here is a little description from the theatre’s website:

English Theatre Leipzig proudly presents the award winning drama, Closer, an elaborate character study of two couples as they engage in a complicated web of temptation and fulfillment. The plot revolves around infatuation and is the ultimate game of cat and mouse. All of the characters become obsessed with hurting each other and wreak some heavy emotional damage. Will any of them be strong enough to bring this destructive sequence of events to an end? Ultimately, the characters all use sex and emotions as weapons; but has their desire to “win” at the game of love actually diminished their capacity to love?

The play will be in English language. For more information, see the website of “Neues Schauspiel Leipzig”.
Here is where the theatre is located.

Winter Gallery Tour at SPINNEREI (Cotton Mill Leipzig)

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 13. 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.

Book recommendation: “LE – Leipzig and the English-speaking World”

We would like to announce the publishing of a new book about Leipzig: “LE – Leipzig and the English-speaking”. The authors Elmar Schenkel and Kati Voigt show how English Leipzig and its citizens were in the past and are nowadays.

See more information in the blurb of the book:

How English is Leipzig?

You’ll be surprised to know how English (or Irish, Australian or what have you) it really is. The University itself was once headed by a Scotsman, American students came to study the newly founded discipline of psychology, while the mother of Australian literature, Henry Handel Richardson, wrote a novel about the city, its music and love affairs. One of the sons of Charles Dickens worked with the Leipzig publisher Tauchnitz, a name to be reckoned with in the world of English language books. And vice versa: how British was the Leipzig composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; and what about the former Leipzig student who one day was to teach Sanskrit to Queen Victoria? And then there is the Saxon woman who became one of the first female naturalists in Australia and filled Leipzig’s Grassi Museum of Ethnology with her exotic collections.

Readers will not only discover these fascinating stories and biographies, but will also have a glimpse of English-speaking people living in this Eastern boomtown, running pubs and magazines, or of Leipzig’s twin cities, Houston and Birmingham.

Come on, pick up your copy and enjoy these cultural encounters – don’t miss this international dimension of LE!

“LE – Leipzig and the English-speaking World” published by Elmar Schenkel und Kati Voigt ISBN 978-3-95817-029-2 [D]

International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig)

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig) is the largest German festival for artistic documentary and the oldest one in the world. It was founded in 1955 in the times of the Cold War and looks back on a rich history where filmmakers from east and west as well as from Latin America, Asia and Africa met and exchanged views.

From October 30 until November 6 2017, it takes place in several cinemas and locations in Leipzig. The programme is very varied, rich and international and is supposed to broaden your horizon and awaken your interest in the life of different people all around the globe.

This year’s festival centre will be the “Museum der bildenden Künste” Leipzig. Tickets are available there, in the festival cinemas and on the festival website. You can either buy single tickets for all films or festival season tickets.

For more information, see www.dok-leipzig.de/en.

Intercultural Weeks in Leipzig, September 17 until October 1

Every year, the City of Leipzig coordinates the Intercultural Weeks – two weeks full of events organized by numerous institutions, organizations and associations.

The Leipzig Intercultural Weeks aim at contributing to the living together of Leipzig’s citizens of different origin, culture and religion. They could enrich each other with respect, tolerance and acceptance.

Here you can find the colourful programme which offers events for each and everybody.

Westbesuch in Leipzig Plagwitz, September 9 2017

We recommend a street festival in Leipzig-Plagwitz to take advantage of the last sunbeams:  The so-called “Westbesuch”! It is an amazing opportunity to get to know the western parts of Leipzig with its unique atmosphere. On September 9 from 11 a.m., there will be an arts, culture and flea market on the grounds of the initiative “Bürgerbahnhof Plagwitz”, located close to the well-known Karl-Heine street.

There will also be different hands-on activities: Especially the integrational projekt “Bunte Gärten Leipzig” invites you to do handicrafts using natural materials.

To make sure that you won’t get hungry, different stands offer varied international food.

For more information, see: http://www.westbesuch.com and https://www.facebook.com/westbesuch/.

On the map you can see how to get there. Please take tram 14 until the station “Plagwitz”. From there, it is only a 5 minutes walk as indicated on the map.