Cultural Splint #46
In the following you can find a summary of the news from art and culture scene from us. We wish all readers of our Cultural Splint a happy first Advent!
Scary, musical film evening and Christmas guided tour
On Saturday, 1 December the Kloster Michaelstein will host the film evening “Spook in the Castle”. A silent film by the German director Paul Leni with live music by Tobias Rank at the piano will be presented in the nightly monastery walls. The scary-grotesque film with the original title “THE CAT AND THE CANARY” unfolds its scary effect only with the effective musical accompaniment by the pianist. 20 years after Cyrus West’s death, his heirs gather in a gloomy old villa. But there is only one heir, but an escaped madman, spooky hands out of secret doors, an eerie housekeeper, a hysterical aunt, a lovable dick and a murder.
In contrast to this, the Michaelstein Monastery offers a Christmas guided tour “Christmas music from music boxes and gramophone” the next afternoon from 3 pm. During the guided tour through the music exhibition on Sunday, 2 December, you will not only hear the mechanical musical instruments on display, you will even be able to try them out for yourself.
Tickets for the horror comedy and the Christmas tour are available at the museum ticket office (Tel.: 03944/903015) or at Reservix advance booking offices.
My piece of Wien – A unique Crowdfunding Action
The Wien Museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign to restore the historic city model from 1898. The hand-painted model, made of paper, plaster and cardboard, has been a favourite object of the Viennese for many decades. But this icon of the collection, like the Vienna Museum itself, is now undergoing a comprehensive facelift. And the museum offers two categories of sponsorships for this purpose. For example, sponsorships for the largest Viennese sights in the city centre are awarded for 10,000 euros, and since 22 November, partnerships for all other desired addresses can be acquired for 100 euros each. More information can be found on the official website of the campaign www.meinstueckwien.at.
Prelude to the Fontane Year 2019
The “fontane.200” year 2019 will open in the coat of arms hall of the Museum Schloss Lübben on Thursday, 4 December at 7 pm with the musical reading “Christmas in the House of Fontane”. In Lübben and in the entire Spreewald, various cultural institutions offer numerous events in the Fontane year, such as thematic readings, guided tours and boat trips. 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the great poet’s birth and is the ideal occasion for the Spreewald to celebrate Fontane and his literary travel notes, which vividly describe the Spreewald and its inhabitants.
The Alphabet in a Different Way at the Jewish Museum
The current special exhibition in the Jewish Museum Berlin “A like Jewish – In 22 letters trough the present” looks at Jewish identities and realities of life in Germany today. For many young Jews define their relationship to Germany in a new way. They refuse to allow themselves to be located exclusively between the terms Shoah, anti-Semitism and Israel. In the exhibition you will learn more about the Jewish present in its polyphony and its contradictions, according to the program director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. The exhibition will run until 30 September, 2019.