UT Connewitz

UT Connewitz is the oldest retained cinema in Leipzig and one of the oldest in Germany. The first screening took place at Christmas in 1912. Back then they screened “Die schwarze Katze” (“The Black Cat”), a touching love story of the Danish director Viggo Larsen. The name “UT” relates to the “Allgemeine Kinematographen Gesellschaft Union-Theater für lebende und Tonbilder GmbH” which was founded in 1906 and became the most successful cinema company of Germany called “Union” (short: U.T.). The first operators of this cinema have never been members of this company but they hoped to pull profit by using the reputation of “UT”.

After several changes of operators, names, and purposes of this place, UT Connewitz has been closed few years after the turnaround in 1992.

2001 people established the association “UT Connewitz e.V.” with the purpose to make the building accessible as a cultural site again. Since this time UT Connewitz is a place for different cultural forms like theater, cinema, concerts, and lectures.

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Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche

Right behind the halls of UT Connewitz its sixty meters tall porphyry tower arises. Build in the end of the 19th century the Paul-Gerhardt-Church is oriented towards the shapes of German Neo-Renaissance with a 25 meters long nave that holds room for up to 700 people.

Due to its design including beam mounted wooden floor and the wooden wagon ceiling the church provides an excellent acoustic. Which makes it perfect to play music in it and even led to the fact that it was used for several live recordings by the record label «Amiga» and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig.

During this years edition of our Festival also we want to take advantage of this extraordinary place to present emotionally charged music to you.

Photo Credit: Konrad Röhringer – www.dermodernemann.com

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Zwille

Spending an evening, maybe even a night at Zwille is what we call an authentic beer drinking experience! Right across UT Connewitz you will find this place situated somewhere between secret hideout and fairytale forest. To mix things up Zwille will not only wet your throat but also present you selected concerts and literary readings throughout the year. So how could you resist to sit down and have beer in this cosy little place?

Photo Credit: Konrad Röhringer – www.dermodernemann.com

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Galerie KUB

“Kunst ist Kunst, und alles andere ist alles andere.“

On the abandoned premises of an old smithery suffused with the charm of aged industrial constructions, Galerie KUB was founded in the south of Leipzig. With the intention to create a platform for young contemporary art. A spatial network that gives the opportunity to experiment with different artistic media. The gallery should be a place where scenic, graphic and plastic forms can connect with textual, visual, cinematic, acoustic or virtual elements to create multidimensional complexes, which reflect the versatility of modern modes of perception.

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(((unterholz)))

(((unterholz))) is a wicked little store and gallery southeast of the centre of Leipzig. A strange mix of ancient furniture, dark arts, dirty books, evil music on vinyl and all kinds of weird little artefacts is likely more of a reflection of the owners many twisted passions than giving a fuck about what customers may happen to stumble in through the narrow door. New art exhibitions are held fairly regular and occasionally you have book readings and concerts – artists such as Aidan Baker, N, In Gowan Ring, Faun Fables, Aerial Ruin and Sangre de Muerdago have stopped by.

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