Newsletter 9 / November 2023

ADIR © Image: Studio Pandan
ADIR © Image: Studio Pandan



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Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf
Wiepersdorf – Bettina-von-Arnim-Str. 13, 14913 Niederer Fläming



Arbeitskreis Deutscher Internationaler Residenzprogramme (ADIR)

The cultural foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf is a member of the Arbeitskreis Deutscher Internationaler Residenzprogramme (short: ADIR, i.e.: Working Group of German International Residency Programs). More than 20 cultural institutions exchange ideas about the development of residency work in such areas as sustainability, families and partners, inclusion and international protection programs. The Working Group coordinates matters relating to cultural policy and raises public awareness of the opportunities of artist-in-residence work. The residences presented themselves in video clips on social media in November.

#ADIR / Presentation of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf

In the videoclip by Charlotte Grief director Annette Rupp talks about the work of the foundation and the importance of international residency programs.

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#BeMyGuest / Alexander Povzner

In the video, sculptor, painter and graphic artist Alexander Povzner talks about his residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf.

Videoclip >



A Flair of Vienna in the GDR

Reading and talk with Barbe Maria Linke and Dietmar Linke
Moderation: Dr Friederike Frach
Video documentation of the event on 21 May 2023 (In German)

Barbe Maria Linke and Dietmar Linke, pastors and authors, met the Austrian couple Fred and Maxie Wander, both writers, in Wiepersdorf. The Wander couple had moved to the GDR (Kleinmachnow) in 1958.

Maxie Wander's book Guten Morgen, du Schöne, was published shortly before her death in November 1977 and became very famous. Fred Wander came from a Jewish family and was imprisoned in several German concentration camps. He wrote novels, stories, children's books and, together with Maxie Wander, travelogues. His key work is considered to be the novel Der siebente Brunnen.

The first meeting of the two couples in Wiepersdorf led to a friendship that continued in letters and mutual visits.

A cooperation with Brandenburgischer Literaturrat

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Project on the GDR civil activist and disabled activist Matthias Vernaldi

Former associates of Matthias Vernaldi were guests in Wiepersdorf from 20-22 October on a group scholarship. Their current project is to review and edit the texts of the writer, GDR civil rights activist and disability activist Matthias Vernaldi, who died in 2020, with the idea of publishing them in an anthology.

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Sunday, December 17, 2023, 6.00 p.m.
Brass quartet of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder)
Park Wiepersdorf Castle
Free Admission

We cordially invite you to the traditional Christmas concert, this year on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the castle park. After restoration of the balcony, four musicians of the brass quartet of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder) will play from there in the following line-up:

Trumpet: Dimitri Zhuravel and Matthias Jonas
Trombone: Bastian Pfundstein
Tuba: Elliot Dushman

The catering will be provided by the restaurant "Zum Berg" from Schlenzer.

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The Café in the Orangery and the museum of Schloss Wiepersdorf are closed during the winter time. The castle park can be visited all year round. Thanks to our open air “Kosmos Wiepersdorf” you can walk a tour on your own and get information via QR Codes.

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Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
Annette Rupp
Wiepersdorf -Bettina-von-Arnim-Str. 13 | 14913 Niederer Fläming
Phone: +49 (0)337 46 69 90 | Fax: +49 (0)337 46 699 19
Cell: +49 (0)176 22 03 99 21


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