Soccer World Cup – Public Viewing in Leipzig June 14 – July 15

The world’s biggest sporting event is coming soon – the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which takes place from June 14 until July 15.

Here you find a list of  the best spots for public viewing in Leipzig, where you can enjoy the games together with your family and friends.

Our favourite spots are Musikpavillon Leipzig and Glashaus Leipzig, but watching the games at RB Arena with thousands of other fans will be a lot of fun, too.

Photo: pixabay

 

Bachfest Leipzig, June 8-17 2018

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 important classical composers are performed in different locations all around the city centre in more than 100 events.

This year’s motto is “Zyklen” (cycles). You can listen to many pieces by Bach which are related to lutheran chorals and to the reformation.

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.

For more information, see: https://www.bachfestleipzig.de/de/bachfest/2018/veranstaltungskalender

 

Wave-Gotik-Treffen | 18.-21.05.2018

The famous culture and music festival takes place every year in Leipzig since 1992. From May 18 to May 21, the annual world festival for “dark” music and arts will transform Leipzig into a black city. About 20.000 visitors from all over the world come to Leipzig for this gothic event.

All over the city, different concerts and events attract both visitors and locals from Leipzig. For more information, see the article about this year’s festival at Leipzig Glocal Blog and the official festival homepage.

A special recommendation: The Victorian Picnic on Friday, May 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Clara-Zetkin Park is totally worth a visit as you will have the chance to see how people dress up in Victorian, steampunk, baroque or all kinds of neo/dark romantic styles.

Picture: © Stadt Leipzig/ Bolko Kosel

Museumsnacht | museum night | 05.05.2018

The museum night Halle-Leipzig celebrates its anniversary: two cities, around 80 museums, art collections, galleries or archives, 330 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.  This year’s motto is “CULT”.

The advance sale of the tickets starts on April 10th at all known ticket agencies. All information and the whole programme can be found on the museum night website.

 

 

 


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.

FACTS //
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
[https://www.leipzig.de/news/news/impuls-kulturpolitik-staedtische-museen-museen-fuer-die-stadt/]

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.