May celebrations

Saturday, May 6

Ein Artist vor Publikum

Children's party - diorama competition - exhibition about Max Bahr - open workshop offer

Nora Scholz, head of the museum's education department, knows that the annual theme of "Youth" is an obligation: "Of course, my team is particularly in demand. So it's all the nicer that we were able to test what young people like with a big children's festival last year: unusual workshops and selected stage entertainment. No one needs to come up with a zero-eight-fifteen clown anymore." So the first Saturday starts at 11 a.m. with the first performance of the Berlin "Wandelbühne" before the individual workshops get going. Experimental musician Jakob Rüdrich from Wilhelmsaue will be tinkering with new worlds of sound with those interested. Loop station, laptop, walkmen and many obscure sound generators are available for this purpose. While Nora Scholz invites the already older guests to a tour of her department starting at 12:30 p.m. and presents projects such as "Heimatarbeit" and "Jugend filmt," the actual target group of the festival produces their own films. In Kino Krokodil's 35mm workshop, young creatives directly edit film tapes and look at their works through old lenses. Things get even more practical in Noah Bartel's workshop. The young Oderbruch artist crafts so-called flower sticks for juggling with the visitors. In the early afternoon then plays at 13.30 the band "Richards Kindermusikladen" with a mix of groove and heart for with imaginative lyrics to ask questions and spin on, before again the Wandelbühne with an entertaining program takes over. At 3 p.m., things get exciting once again. A jury will select the best dioramas, which have already arrived at the museum in the weeks before. This year's theme: places where people like to spend their childhood and youth. Many dioramas were sent in for this year's competition, which is becoming more and more popular. No easy decision for the jury.

In addition to all the hustle and bustle of the Children's Festival, there is another highlight at the Berg-Schmidt-Hof that leads away from the annual theme and instead into regional history. At 3:30 p.m., the exhibition "Jute, Häuser, Republik" on the industrialist and social reformer Max Bahr will open. The merchant not only lent his name to a former home improvement chain, but also left his mark on Brandenburg's industrial history in a special way. This exhibition will be on display at the historic farm in Altranft until the end of September. The opening lecture will be given by Dr. Falko Neininger, and the exhibition is a production of the Brandenburg State Archives.

In the park we celebrate a children's festival with music, dance, theater, clowning and crafts. Our
open workshop offer will be part of the festival and invites you to become creative yourself.
In addition, we present on this day in the castle small dioramas of pupils from the entire Oderbruch on the theme "favorite places". The most beautiful ones will be awarded a prize.
An exhibition about Max Bahr (1848-1930) awaits visitors in the fieldstone barn on the Berg-Schmidt farm. The industrialist and social reformer from Landsberg an der Warthe shaped the history of Brandenburg at the turn of the 20th century. With his jute factory, he was one of the largest employers in the region.