Exhibition: Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest | October 20 to December 14

“Save the date for the opening of Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald [Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest] in the Natural History Collections of Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale, which will be installed throughout the entire building—that is normally not open to the public in this way. The exhibition confronts traditional images of nature in the context of species mass extinction, deforestation, and climate change and was shown in Hamburg and Berlin before.

The project presents contemporary artworks and curatorial assemblages that renounce a romantic notion of untouched nature. Fifteen installations, photographs, sculptures, and moving-image works—including eight newly commissioned projects—draw connections between Alfred Russel Wallace’s nineteenth-century expeditions to Amazonia and Southeast Asia and current urgencies of environmental transformation.”

The entry is free and the exhibition is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information, see the exhibition website: http://reassemblingnature.org/ [text above taken from the same website; photo: Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik]

Latin American Days Leipzig/Halle | October 5 to 27

The “Lateinamerikanische Tage” (Latin American Days ) are a project of Sudaca e.V., which was founded in 2003. Sudaca e.V. wants to inform about the political, economic and social situation in Latin America and bring the cultural diversity of this continent closer to the Leipzig public. The project started with lecture series and cultural events and since 2005, it has regularly shown Latin American films in various Leipzig cinemas.

More than 40 current feature films and short films in original sound with subtitles provide an insight into the current cinema landscape. These include prize winners from international festivals as well as smaller, brand-new productions. In workshops, lectures, film events and discussions with invited guests, same-sex marriage and adoption law in Latin America, prison and human rights or migration will be discussed.

Here you can see the whole programme.

photo: Sudaca e.V.


Flea market on the “Feinkost” premises | October 6

Once a month, there is a flea market on the premises of the “Feinkost”, located in the Südvorstadt neighbourhood. On Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be lots of stands selling clothes, household objects, vintage furniture etc.

The “Feinkost” hosts different shops for design, shoes, herbs, clothes and board games as well as a small nightclub and a beer garden and is a cultural institution located at the “Karli” street.

Find more information on their website.

photo: Feinkostgenossenschaft

Intercultural Weeks Leipzig | September 16 to 30

The intercultural weeks Leipzig take place annually and are action weeks in which cultural events, information events and festivals for intercultural exchange take place.

This year’s Intercultural Weeks are held under the motto “Shaping diversity”. With over 100 events, they offer perspectives on how existing diversity can be shaped in the various areas of life. The programme offers discussion evenings, intercultural encounters, films, concerts with music from all over the world, festivals, theatre performances, readings, workshops, sports and family events.

Here you can find this year’s programme. For more information, see the Leipzig webpage.


English Theatre Leipzig: PROOF | September 15

On Saturday, 15th of September, you can enjoy an english play by David Auburn in the theatre “Neues Schauspiel”.

Proof was written in 2000. It is “a play about maths, mental illness, and family tensions. Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant mathematician, had to put her plans to study on hold while she cared for her father, Robert, who suffered from mental illness at the end of his life. Now, with her father deceased, Catherine is confronted with her sister Claire, who has plans of her own for Catherine, and her father’s student Hal, who is working his way through all of Robert’s notebooks to find any remnants of the genius he once was. Until a proof turns up that could revolutionise the world of mathematics – if it is indeed real.” (description by Neues Schauspiel)

The play starts at 8 p.m. For further information and tickets, see the website of Neues Schauspiel Leipzig.


photo taken from www.neues-schauspiel-leipzig.de

Gallery Autumn Tour at SPINNEREI (Cotton Mill Leipzig) | September 8 and 9

The former cotton mill in Leipzig Plagwitz opens its doors for its traditional September Gallery Tour.

Many galleries and exhibition spaces will open new exhibitions on September 8 and 9. 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: Thomas Riese

Westbesuch in Leipzig Plagwitz | July 28

„Westbesuch“ takes place in the area around the railway station Plagwitz. It is a street festival that gives the opportunity to get to know a special part of Leipzig: the west. There are several different artists, galleries and theatres in this unique district. You will have the opportunity to experience some of them at the arts and flea market of “Westbesuch”.

The “Summer of Love” will start on July 28 at 11 a.m. We recommend trying some of the varied international food the different stands offer while enjoying the music (they are planning songs from the 1968s).

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.

Audio drama festival: Leipziger Hörspielsommer | July 6 to July 15

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 15.

You can listen to the audio drama productions for free during the ten 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.

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.

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