Past events

Weltklang – Night of Poetry is the opening in many voices of the poesiefestival berlin – this year in video format online. Poets from all parts of the world read, sing and perform in their seven native languages. They show the wealth of contemporary poetry, the diversity of its content, the wide range of its approaches and styles. The German translations will be faded in; many of the poems have been translated into German for the first time for Weltklang.


Wednesday,
The Painter Achim von Arnim-Bärwalde
Live stream

Talk

Petra Heymach, curator and granddaughter of the artist Bettina Encke von Arnim, and Wolfgang Bunzel, professor of modern German literature and head of the Brentano department at the Freies Deutsches Hochstift, talk about the unusual life of the painter Achim von Arnim-Bärwalde.

Event in German language


Talk

Author Regina Scheer, Schloss Wiepersdorf fellow 2021, talks with literary editor Andreas Platthaus about the challenges of social transformation for her work—especially with regard to geographical permanence.

Event in German language


Thursday,
Entkoppelte Gesellschaft
Online Livestream

Talk

The second event in the ‘Transformation’ series focuses on challenges in the context of the ongoing German-German unification process. Yana Milev, Christoph Tannert and Thomas Krüger will analyse and discuss the question of how the process should be continued in economic, political, social and cultural terms. Their paths in life crossed in the 1980s in the subculture scene of the GDR. They find a common starting point for their conversation in the artistic and intellectual legacy of the GDR, the relationship between artistic production and academic research, and the role of cultural education in times of transformation.

Event in German language


Reading & conversation

„Herzhaft in die Dornen der Zeit greifen...” Bettine von Arnim in Berlin (1811–1859)
Frankfurter Buntbücher 67, Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, 2020

On 4 April 2021, on the occasion of Bettina von Arnim's birthday, author and editor Dr. Sonja Hilzinger will read from „Herzhaft in die Dornen der Zeit greifen...” (Reaching heartily into the thorns of time...) and then talk with journalist, radio host and author Dr. Dorothee Schmitz-Köster about the modern woman Bettine von Arnim and her life in Berlin.

Event in German language


Thursday,
“Well, let’s see what happens”
On Demand

Talk

Author Martin Gross and media and communications expert Mandy Tröger talk about the book Das letzte Jahr. Aufzeichnungen aus einem ungültigen Land, and the hopes and disappointments in the East German press landscape in 1990. The conversation is moderated by publisher Jan Wenzel

Event in German language


Reading

With Omar al-Jaffal author and journalist, Iraq/Germany | Volker Braun author, Berlin | Nancy Campbell author, UK | Angélica Freitas poet, Brasil/Berlin | Suvi Valli author and translator, Finland | Moderation: Knut Elstermann journalist, Berlin

Online on Facebook, YouTube & #kanalfuerpoesie and here on this website


Saturday,
Wiepersdorf between War and Peace - Video installation
Schloss Wiepersdorf, Tankhalle

75 years after the Second World War, the Brandenburg documentary film director Sebastian Eschenbach devotes himself to the history of Wiepersdorf and its castle in Lower Fläming.


Wednesday,
Ferngespräch: Vielstimmige Stimme und Klangtanz
Live stream

Alex Nowitz, composer-performer, voice artist, whistling virtuoso, tenor and countertenor, discusses concepts, strategies and examples of his work between solo performance and instrumental theatre, composed structure, improvisation and gesture-controlled live electronics in a live streamed conversation with music curator and cultural manager Matthias Osterwold.


Sunday,
Christmas Concert
Park Schloss Wiepersdorf, Bettina-von-Arnim-Straße 13, 14913 Wiepersdorf
Brass Ensemble Werbig Gräfendorf © Dirk Bleicker

Christmas Concert

with the local brass ensemble

On December 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. the local brass ensemble Werbig Gräfendorf will perform in the park of Schloss Wiepersdorf.