The motto “Creating Tomorrow” on the Postbrücke in Märkisches Viertel will be visible from a far distance already. For the second time the district in the north of berlin participates in Festival of Lights. With its 50.000 inhabitants from 110 nations attracted the Märkisches Viertel many visitors from several Berlin regions and from abroad who experienced the spectacular projections and interactive activities last year. It is definitely to be recommended to re-visit the north of Berlin for this year’s installations.
One illumination will stage the motto colorful and artful on the town square. A special eye-catcher will be the larger than life white “Guardians of time” of the artist Manfred Kielnhofer. They symbolize the connection between past and future. The statues will look already impressive for good photos during the day. After dark they seem to be almost mystically integrated in the imaginative projection. Those who would like to become an artist themselves, will have the opportunity to design something on their own and paint it on glass slides. The created pictures will be directly projected on the tower block next to the town square. The audience had the possibility last year during the festival to be photographed. The taken pictures were used to create a collage especially for the Festival of Lights. The collage can now be admired on the Gesobau-Building at Wilhelmsruher Damm. A further attraction will be more than hundred bright shining penguins around the Viertelbox for visitors and photographers as well.
An overview of all dates for Märkisches Viertel:
6.10.2017, 18:30 pm
Opening celebration Festival Of Lights – Märkisches Viertel
Location: Stadtplatz at Wilhelmsruher Damm, opposite Märkisches Zentrum
6.10. & 9.10. – 14.10., each evening from 7 pm until appr. 9 pm
Active “Glas-Slide-Painting” in the “VIERTEL BOX”
For large façade projection in the “VIERTEL BOX” visitors of the Festival of Lights in the “Märkisches Viertel” can become an artist themselves: glass slides can be painted live in the VIERTEL BOX at the Wilhelmsruher Damm and will be projected shortly afterwards onto the adjacent high-rise building.
Location: QUARTER BOX at the Wilhelmsruher Damm, opposite Märkisches Zentrum
7.10.2017, 5 pm to 8 pm
“Light afternoon” in the VIERTEL BOX
Lampions, lanterns and other light objects will be crafted in the VIERTEL BOX and subsequently – appr. 7 pm – tested directly in a lantern parade.
Location: VIERTEL BOX at Wilhelmsruher Damm, opposite Märkisches Zentrum
9.10.2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
Let’s Dance: After-Work Party
Cold and warm drinks, enjoyed to hot rhythms. Dances will be introduced and can be tested personally directly afterwards.
Detailed information: www.mein-märkisches-viertel.de/festival-of-lights
10.10.2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
The boules-track on the „Stadtplatz“ will be the venue of an evening tournament, which will be competed with shining boules-balls. Beginners as well as well-advanced players are likewise welcome.
11.10., 7 pm – 10 pm
For one night, the Mendelstrasse will get a new shimmering robe, entirely in the Festival of Lights style, and will enlighten the Pankower Kiez (district). Berlin Pankow
12.10.2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
An evening around sustainability within the VIERTEL BOX
Various activities and a wide range of information.
13.10.2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
Bus tour throughout Märkisches Viertel.
Starting point: GESOBAU headquarter / Wilhelmsruher Damm 142. Tickets will be raffled in advance on the GESOBAU Facebook page.
14.10.2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
„Clear the ring“! An artistic evening on the Stadtplatz with many motley surprises.
15.10.2017, 7 pm – 10 pm
Open Air concert from Anthony Thet / Thet À Thet
Enjoy for a last time the colorful illuminations on and around the Stadtplatz, accompanied by the wonderful sounds of the musically father and son duet.
You will find further information at: www.mein-märkisches-viertel.de/festival-of-lights
The participation is free of charge.