Exchange programm with Young Artists from Jerusalem & Nuremberg, supported by the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE program of the Foundation EVZ. Last autumn, the Willy Brandt Center initiated a gathering of 15 young artists in Jerusalem. Eight of the artists came from Germany, the other seven from Israel. From February 25th to March 2nd 2020, the […]
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Body. Mind. Movement. Movement, mindfulness and attention the experience of the body. A new group(for women only), in the spirit of the dance movement therapy principles is starting on Wednesday, February 12th at 11:30 and will consist of eight sessions, one and a half hour each. The group is for women only, English, Arabic or […]
After the popular success of Jerusalem’s first Pop Up Dance Hall Festival last autumn, which attracted participants of all ages, nations and religions, we decided to continue our dance activities on a monthly basis. This year’s first edition of Willy’s Pop Up Dance Hall was presented under the motto “Dancing on the Line“. The purpose […]
On January 19th 2020, the Willy Brandt Center presented a film by Academy Award nominated director Josh Aronson, titled Orchestra of Exiles. The event started with a short introduction by our Social Art project coordinator Petra Klose, highlighting the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s role in contemporary Israeli society – aiming to represent its cultural identity and […]
On September 2nd we welcomed our new volunteer, Jost Weisenfeld, together with three other volunteers of the Diakonie Württemberg organization in Jerusalem. After a welcome workshop and a few days of orientation, Jost started to support the team in Jerusalem. The 21-year-old from Hessen is a member of Jusos (Young Socialists in the SPD) as […]
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. On this occasion, selected poems were presented by Manuela Maria Mitterer (reading and recorder) and Valentin Malanetski (live electronics). Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) is one of the most important modern German-speaking writers. He was repeatedly denounced as a “traitor” for his outspoken criticism […]
The Social Art Program organized the first Pop-Up Ballroom Festival in Jerusalem, attracting participants of a wide range of different ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Tel Aviv. At each of the five events, professional dance instructors offered a free dancing class and taught the audience basic steps which they were […]
October 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the chancellorship of Willy Brandt. In the general election in September 1969, the SPD become the strongest party for the first time, and on October 21st Willy Brandt was elected as the fourth Chancellor of the Federal Republic Germany. Therefore, we dedicated a Political Café on October 17th […]
On October 12, 2019, the Willy Brandt Center dedicated a Red Lounge to poet, politician, writer, orientalist, diplomat and rebel, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922). Blunt was described as a wildly individual, illustrious and eccentric personality. Accompanied by his wife, Lady Anne Blunt (a granddaughter of Lord Byron), Blunt traveled the Middle East and visited Jerusalem, […]
In Israel, there’s no public transportation on Saturdays;in Germany – no public transportation in remote regions. For this reason, we hosted a Political Café on September 19th with Johanna Uekermann, Secretary of labour union EVG for train and mobility, and former chairwomen of Jusos. We discussed not only mobility as a basic right for all […]
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