Here we’ll inform you what else you could find in 2018 at our festival. In 2019 it will be nearly the same.
The Theaterlabor Bielefeld pulled out all the stops of theatre in a public space: Animation, Agitprp, Happening, invisible theatre and participatory action meet a politically active audience. Because if there is one Festival that can says it rocks against right extremism, it’s this one. Our Theaterlabor adheres to this political atmosphere and stages a great act of politics. Because the German general elections are around the corner, a political party will be founded at the festival; members will be recruited, party assemblies will be held and candidates will be nominated. Election coaches and personal election consultants will help with the decision-making process in the polling booth right at the festival. It will be a slightly absurd election campaign and quick surveys will display the general atmosphere and prognosis. Of course there will be a debate about the content and ideologies of the party and all guests are invited to participate. What has to be done socially, economically and ecologically to achieve a human society. Will our party program be any different? Do we really have a choice? The Theaterlabor offers answers but will also make you scratch your heads with their partly bizarre, partly hidden and partly grotesque staging. Another question is: What is real and what is theatre? What is true and what is fake (news)? True will be the election results that we will publish and real will be the “speaker’s corner” in which speakers are allowed to state their opinion – uncensored and unlimited. Real are also the nationalist-minded people of Jamel, who live behind the demarcation line installed by the police (careful, these are not actors; please don’t play with them).
The Theaterlabor Bielefeld has created this special project solely for Jamel just like last year. It is part of their international project “Crisis – Trauma – Hope”, in which the Theaterlabor visits crisis areas such as Northern Ireland, the Balkans or Eastern Ukraine in order to learn something about the conflicts and intervene with theatrical measures. Looking for trouble spots, we realized that we have some of those in Germany as well. Be it the conflict that big parts of the society had with new arrivals in 2015 or be it the small conflict in Jamel where a thought-out strategy is supposed to lead to a national model Neo-nazi village.
The Party Project ODYSSEE has a Chill-out-tent installed: good music, a lasershow, lights and a mirror ball and a lot of information around the subject of party drugs, driver license and drugs, Safer-Use-information, mixed consummation, verification times, pill warnings, thinners in cocaine and XTC etc. and will also offer some give-aways: earplugs, dextrose, fruits, condoms, safer-snief-tube, etc.
The chess club Kaltenkirchen will – just like each year – run a chess café where you’ll also be able to buy fair traded Kenyan coffee. Here is their announcement: It is a joy to see that a “game”, we call it sport, fascinates and unites the whole world. Exactly this unity grows ever more important at this time. We advertise for a intercultural togetherness and hand out information about the campaign “Verein(t) gegen Rechtsextremismus” (together against right extremism) to all interested guests. We also offer the guide for clubs that offers recommendations of how to deal with racists incidents inside of their clubs or how anti-racist contents can be included into the club rules.
We will also hand out flyers and posters that explain different symbols of the right-extremist scene. We fully support the motto by the female grandmaster Melanie Lubbe (born Ohme): “step by step against racism”. Racism is not an opinion. It’s a crime.
We also offer you fair-traided Kenyan coffee from chania coffee.
Although talking about serious issues is a necessity, we will also have a lot of fun. We will have enough material for chess and chess-related games. Everyone is of course welcome to try these: whether young or old, professional or beginners.
“I am human and are allowed to be” is a photo exhibition by the workshop for photography at the Hochschule Wismar. The headscarf is a highly emotionalized subject: disguise as symbol for oppression, evil stares, hostilities by Germans and the question by a refugee: “Why are Germans so scared of headscarves?”
With the working title “(Almost 1.000 reasons to where a headscarf”, people of all ages wearing headscarves have been photographed. Just the way, they wanted to be portrayed and including a small statement of their choice. More than 60 portraits have been created with a few days.
Rock gegen Rechts Stralsund e. V. organized the festival breakfast on Saturday morning. People who rock hard, also have to eat. Which is why Rock gegen Rechts Stralsund e.V. offers breakfast from 10am-12pm. In exchange for a donation between 2 € and 1000 € you’ll be able to load up your plate. There will also be coffee and other drinks. Follow the scent of freshly made coffee. If you still can’t find us, follow the signs.
Ver.di Jugend Nord will have an information booth and also offer workshops with subjects such as “Right-extremist music/music as entry point to the right-extremist scene” and “discussion training against right-extremist and populistic arguments”.
We will also introduce the following initiatives: a href=”http://wir-erfolg-braucht-vielfalt.de” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>WIR. Erfolg braucht Vielfalt, DGB Nord, RAA-Regionalzentrum für demokratische Kultur Westmecklenburg
People who are members of right-extremist organizations, the right-extremist scene or who portray a right-extremist mindset are not welcome at the festival!