Berlin Wall Anniversary – 1961: On a Sunday in August


On the 13th August it will be the 50th Anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. As you can imagine, there are a number of things going on in Berlin and in the run up to that date we will be posting some of them here on the Circus Blog so that you can go and check them out. To see what we have covered so far, click here.

The KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche is in Friedrichshain, and is located close to the Oberbaumbrücke which crosses the river between the former East and West halves of the city. A six week project has been planned at the KulturRaum to present the “ordinary lives” during the building of the Berlin Wall. There is an installation of 20 large format panels which will tell the stories of contemporary witnesses to the events, as well as videos of around ten minutes featuring interviews with some of the participants. Alongside the exhibition, there is also a supporting programme of readings and films on the subject.

The exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday from 4pm until 7pm and will be in place until the 11th September. You can find more information on the 50jahremauerbau website.

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