General tip for the upcoming weeks: 27th Annual Intercultural Days (24.09. – 08.10.2017)
Dirk Hilbert, the Major of Dresden introduces the program of this year’s intercultural days as follows: It is wrong to think of integration as a one-way street. It is also wrong to think of integration as a new phenomenon. Believing that integration will not work, reduces everybody’s courage. The slogan for this year’s Intercultural Days – Diversity created together – calls for a conscious effort to act and is an appeal to the creativity of each individual, not just that of the immigrants. We all must do something to be able to be successful together. For this we need ideas and I am particularly pleased that the programme for the 27th Intercultural Days in Dresden, which take place in 120 locations, is so colourful and creative. Lectures, concerts, children’s and family events, exhibitions, film screenings, discussion rounds, and much more invite everybody to come to contact with others and to share experiences.
Here is the full programme in English. Enjoy: www.dresden.de/media/pdf/auslaender/IKT-Programm_Englisch-2017.pdf
Thursday, 21. September 2017: Theatre Festival of Generations
This festival has been supported by the several foundations, as it is a great project to bring young and old together – through music, acting and stories. The festival aims to discuss questions like: what is it like to get old theses days? How do generations live with each other in our city? What space takes the thought about getting old in our modern society? Those questions will make you think and the stories and the dedicated ensemble will make you laugh. All together, it will be a visit worthwhile.
Beginning: 7 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Zentralwerk, Riesaer Str. 32, 01127 Dresden; TRAM 1,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,13 ‘Zeithainer Straße’ stop.
Friday – Sunday, 22 – 24 September 2017: Neustadt Art Festival
The Neustadt Art festival rediscovers old and abandoned places for art, culture and discussions. Those places are prepared and ignited by locals. As the whole festival and all its programme is for free, it offers the joy of pure and authentic moments and the beauty of the unique. On their websites, you will find the different locations and can learn more about the different kinds of art presented there.
Time: Friday noon – Sunday evening; Admission: free; How to get there: Neustadt, best to start form Albertplatz; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information: www.neustadt-art-festival.de
Saturday, 16 September 2017: Streetfood Festival at Neustädter Markthalle
Also in this years’ edition, the street food festival is serving your stomach and offer delicious regional food from more than 25 local food artists. There will also be also drinks and music, so you will have a delightful time wandering around lots of creative food booths. And as they also want to serve the environment, they kindly request that you bring your own (multi-purpose) dishes and cutlery.
Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Neustädter Markthalle, Metzer Straße 1, 01097 Dresden, TRAM 3,7,8 ‘Carolaplatz’ stop.
More information: www.facebook.com/events/1727932020868716/
Sunday, 17 September 2017: 12th Kite Festival at Johannstadt (outdoor event for the whole family)
The river banks at Johannstadt offer a space for flying kites or even building one’s own flying objects, whereas musicians use their instruments to take the listeners to completely different dragon cultures. This event for the whole family is a perfect opportunity to experience an authentic German autumn tradition. ‘Drachensteigen’ as it is called in German is amazing for both, younger and older children.
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Dresden Fährstelle Johannstadt, the river bank close to the Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer. Here is the google maps link: www.google.de/maps/place/Dresden+Fährstelle+Johannstadtfirstname.lastname@example.org,13.76573,15z/
More information: www.johannstadthalle.de/programm.html
Monday, 18 September 2017: Sneak preview (movie in original version)
Each Tuesday, the cinema ‘UFA Kristallpalast ‘ presents a new movie in English. In the so called ‘Sneak Preview’ you never know what movie you’ll see. It could be a romantic comedy or a thriller – or something completely different. Part of the excitement is not knowing which genre awaits you but the best thing about the ‘Sneak Preview’ is that you’ll watch a movie before its official release date.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €4,5; How to get there: UFA-Kristallpalast Dresden,St. Petersburger Str. 24a, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.
More information: www.ufa-dresden.de/themenkino/ufa-sneak-preview.html
Tuesday, 19 September 2017: Diversity and Integration in the US (lecture by the US Consul General)
The US Consul General explains how migration has shaped the American society and what challenges integration represents nowadays. The event language is English.
Beginning: 5 p.m. Admission: free; How to get there: Sächsische Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Schützenhofstraße 36, 01129 Dresden; TRAM 3 ‘Wilder Mann’ stop.
More information: www.dresden.de/media/pdf/auslaender/IKT-Programm_Englisch-2017.pdf
Wednesday, 20 August 2017: Faustus (folk concert)
FAUSTUS came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centers and clubs. After a two year break they returned in 2011 and released the new album ‘Broken Down Gentlemen’ (Navigator Records) in spring 2013. Now they are touring with their new album ‘Death and other animals’ and they will be playing in Dresden tonight. So don’t miss it.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €11; How to get there: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.
More information: www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/29-09-faustus/
Text by Nadine Beuchold