No Hate Film Festival
16-18 November

Hatred is a strong human emotion which is often associated with feelings of animosity, anger or resentment, directed towards individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviours, concepts or ideas. It has been analysed and described by numerous psychologists and psychoanalysts – Freud defining the term as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness, stressing that it is linked to the question of self-preservation. At its strongest, hate may lead to so-called hate crimes, which are criminal acts motivated by the emotion. At a lower, yet equally worrying level, hate speech is speech perceived to disparage a person […]

What’s On in Dresden
9 November – 15 November 2018

Tip for the whole week: MoveIT film festival for human rights! Friday, 9 November: Alternative Band Triple Concert  As part of the ‘German-Czech Culture Days’ festival, the Scheune in the Dresden Neustadt will receive a quite unusual concert this Friday. No, this is not your regular weekly jazz concert or another rock concert, this will be a diverse alternative music concert made up of three separate bands, each with their own unique style. As the larger festival behind this concert is meant to celebrate German and Czech culture, it is only natural that two of the bands playing this evening are Czech while the third is […]

Watch Out – MOVE IT!

Anyone who visits our blog at least once a week will know how we are fans of movies. For our weekly tips included in our “What’s On in Dresden” posts, we regularly try to include a movie for one of the days of the week as we know many of our international researchers also share a similar passion for the cinematic world. Movies are not only a popular and accessible form of entertainment but also provide a powerful platform for filmmakers to transmit their ideas and perspectives of the world. We are happy to announce that our favourite film festival […]

What’s On in Dresden
19 October – 25 October 2018

Friday, 19 October: Kinga Glyk Trio (Concert) Lady Wonder-Bass is on her way to Dresden for what will certainly be an unforgettable concert. The young musician from Poland is nothing shy from being an internet sensation. Her videos on social networks have views going through the roof all throughout Europe and in her home country of Poland she is already gaining fame for being one of the only frontwomen of a famous jazz band in the nation. A true musician, young, beautiful, and incredibly talented, she and her band are managing to do with jazz what others have already managed […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
3 August – 9 August 2018

Spectators enjoy the sounds of a piano night at the Dresden Palaissommer   Friday, 3 August: International Open Bottle Night The Open Bottle Night at Dresden’s Craft Beer Store has already become a tradition, with tasting happening every week on Thursdays and Fridays. The beer tasting are open to everyone at the very accessible price of only 2 Euros per participant. Every first Friday of the month however, a special tasting occurs, namely the International Open Bottle Night. Once a month, guests with little or no German knowledge may also take part in this wonderful event as it is held […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week 27 July – 2 August 2018

Foto: J. Backert Friday, 27 July: Total Lunar Eclipse This Friday, we will get to witness one of the most important astronomical events of our time. Although lunar eclipses are quite a common phenomenon, happening at least twice every year, this Friday the world will be looking up towards our only natural satellite as it hides behind the Earth’s shadow for the longest period of time it ever will throughout all of the 21st century. With a duration of 103 minutes, you do not want to miss it, as chances are we will not witness such an eclipse again throughout […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 July – 12 July 2018

Friday, 6 July: Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra This Friday, the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra (USKO for short), a Dutch ensemble consisting of 120 enthusiastic musicians from the University of Utrecht, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Hohe Messe in h-Moll” in the Auferstehungskirche in Dresden. The USKO holds a unique place within the Dutch classical music scene due to its large choir and orchestra and the high quality of its performances, combined with the youthfulness (ages 17 – 29) and enthusiasm of its members, who are brought together by their passion for classical music. The work to be performed […]

The glorious Scientific Crushers hit the dragon!
Our team placed third in Hochschul-Cup 2018

  “SCIENCE PEOPLE, PADDLE PEOPLE” was shouted out loudly at the riverside last Sunday, when 19 paddlers from 16 different countries climbed their dragon boat three times to race against students and researchers from different universities in the Hochschul Cup. The Welcome Center has organized international dragon boats in the annual dragon boat festivals since 2015 – but we didn’t win a race before. We’re happy to claim a podium finish at the annual dragon boat cup this year … and finally got an ice cake! Two trainings before the actual race helped everyone to achive a place on the […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
25 May – 31 May 2018

Friday, 25 May: Dresden Night Skating- 20th Birthday Round! In Germany, inline skating is not only a sport for children but is rather something that may be enjoyed by people of all ages. The truth for this statement may be witnessed in the streets of Dresden every Friday night during the spring and summer months, as hundreds of people take to the streets to skate on the city’s streets. Twenty years ago, Dresden became the second city in Europe, after Paris, to organize such an event, known as ‘Night Skating’ since skaters always meet at night. Today, Germany’s first night […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
30 March – 5 April 2018

Friday, 30 March: Brad’s Status This weekend, most of the city’s churches will be filled for the presentations of Bach’s classic “Johannes Passion” as well as other pieces related to Easter. If you are interested in classical church music, then be sure to check out one of the many churches spread throughout the city for their Easter programmes as concerts will be held throughout the weekend beginning on Friday. Although some may cost upwards of 30 EUR, cheaper or even free concerts may be found, especially if visiting the services on Easter Sunday, though if going on Sunday, be prepared […]