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19-24 June 2022

Cultural Program

As part of the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022, there will also be a lot going on besides sports competitions. Sports and culture spark emotions, bring people together and should be used to achieve the Games overarching goal: to raise awareness of inclusion.

The cultural program includes a wide range of performances and inclusive cultural offerings from various artists, collectives and institutions during the Special Olympics National Games from 18 - 24 June. There is something for everyone: you will have the opportunity to experience diverse and exciting theater performances, get your thoughts inspired at poetry slams, participate in exciting guided tours or enjoy diverse museum visits.

The photo shows a music group playing the trumpet.

Certainly, there will be music offered as well: As musical highlights, we can recommend our cooperation events with the Fête de la Musique at the Brandenburg Gate and at the Special Olympics Festival on 21 June, as well as the Berlin Brass Festival from 16 - 21 June and many more.

Program

All information about our program offers can be found below.

Theatre & Poetry

16 - 19 June / Cold Cases: Antike


What:
Inclusive theatre play about the inspector Hans-Herakles who investigates Zeus and his felonies in order to finally close the “Cold Cases: Antiquity”. However, it turns out to not be as straight forward as anticipaded.
Where:
RambaZamba Theater
Schönhauser Allee 36-39
10435 Berlin
When:
16 - 19 June at 7:30pm
19 June at 6pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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18 - 24 June / ReTold - Nach:Erzählt


What:
Different short performances interpreting life snippets and stories told by SO athletes can be experienced in front of the Thikwa Containers located at the Rathauspassagen.
Where:
Thikwa Containers at SO Festival
When:
Starting from 3:30pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
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20 & 21 June / #BerlinBerlin (Open Air)*

What:
A theatre play about the life of Ingo and his family and how the Berlin Wall impacted their lives.
Where:
Theater Strahl
Nordpromenade 5
12683 Berlin
When:
20 June at 7:30pm
21 June at 10:45am
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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21 June & 23 - 25 June / Vanessa Stern: Die Rache der Panda-Pussies*


What:
An inclusive, intergenerational theatre play, about a group of pandas, who stand up for their beliefs.
Where:
Sophiensaele
Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin
When:
8pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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21 & 22 June / Ferdi und die Feuerwehr (4+)*


What:
A musical play for children aged 4, about Ferdi. Ferdi loves to play that he is a firefighter with his grandpa and one day has to prove how brave and capable he really is.
Where:
ATZE Musiktheater
Luxemburgerstr. 20
13353 Berlin
When:
10:30am
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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22 June / Schall & Rauch: Maskenball Slam


What:
A sightly different and more mysterious take on poetry slam.
Where:
Lehrterstr. 35
10557 Berlin
When:
7:30pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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23 June / No Planet B – the children's court on climate change*


What:
This theatre play, focusing on climate change and pretending the climate catastrophe has already occurred. The play is set in the international childrends court room, where children decide about the actions of their neighbour.
Where:
ATZE Musiktheater
Luxemburgerstr. 20
13353 Berlin
When:
10am
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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23.06. / Poetry Slam Köpenick


What:
The modern poetry competition, full of comedy and spoken word, recited by the respective authors.
Where:
Freiheit 15
12555 Berlin
When:
7pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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23 & 24 June / Aschewolken (Open Air)*


What:
An immersive theatre play about two friends who mourn the loss of their friend and roam through the city and their memories. The play is set up as an audio walk and the audience is offered headphones for a unique experience.
Where:
Marktstraße 9-12
10317 Berlin
When:
23 June at 7:30pm
24 June at 7pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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25 June / Champions Slam Open Air


What:
An open air poetry slam with the best poets around. The biggest open air cinema in Berlin. In short: A show for poetry slam fans who have seen it all.
Where:
Landsberger Allee 15
10249 Berlin
When:
8pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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Exhibitions & Museums

18 - 26 June / ICONS - Eine Fotoausstellung über das Recht zu sein


What:
„Icons“ is an exhibition featuring portraits of famous icons and archetypes, recreated by 21 swedish models with down syndrome. Depicting their dreams and feelings and acting as role models themselves..
Where:
Felleshus
Rauchstr. 1
10787 Berlin
When:
Mon-Fri from 11am-7pm
Weekend/Holidays fromm 11am-4pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
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18 & 19 June / Futurium bewegt! Festival zu den Zukünften der Mobilität


What:
In this festival different perspectives on mobility from the point of view of different creature.
Where:
Alexanderufer 2
10117 Berlin
When:
10am-8pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
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18 & 19 June / Futurium: Ausstellungsführung mit DGS-Begleitung - Mobilität: Zukunft entdecken und gestalten


What:
Visit the exhibition with a German sign language guide.
Where:
Alexanderufer 2
10117 Berlin
When:
1pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
Logo Futurium

18 June / Großes Picknick der offenen Gesellschaft


What:
June 18th is the day of Open Society and the Futurium invites you to celebrate it with them and a picnic.
Where:
Alexanderufer 2
10117 Berlin
When:
6pm-11:50pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
Logo Futurium

18 & 19 June / Live Speaking at the Günter Litfin Memorial


What:
Why is there a watchtower in Kieler Straße? How did it become a memorial? And who was Günter Litfin? If you are curious about the Berlin Wall and the history drop by and get answers.
Where:
Kieler Straße 2
10155 Berlin
When:
18 June from 11am-2pm
19 June from 2pm-7pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
Logo Gedenkstätte Günter Litfin

19 June / A walk around Marienfelder Allee 66/80


What:
Guided tour around the building at Marienfelder Allee 66/80, where you are invited to discover the history of the place from 1953 until today.
Where:
Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde
Marienfelder Allee 66/80
12277 Berlin
When:
11am-12am
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
Logo Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde

19 June / Sketching at the Parliament of Trees


What:
The three-hour creative workshop is designed for adults and children who like to draw and are interested in the history of Berlin.
Where:
Parlament der Bäume
Schiffbauerdamm
10117 Berlin
When:
12am-3pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
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19 June / Escape in Divided Germany


What:
Dialogue-based exhibition tour around the Marienfelde Refugee Center in West Berlin, which was one of the central settings of the Cold War.
Where:
Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde
Marienfelder Allee 66/80
12277 Berlin
When:
3pm-4:15pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
Logo Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde

21 & 22 June / Tour "Water Sports in Berlin"


What:
The tour gives an insight into the history of water sports and focusses on the regatta track in Grünau as the oldest sports facility still in operation in the city.
Where:
Haus West
Regattastraße 211
12527 Berlin
When:
1pm-2pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
Logo Sportmuseum Berlin

23 June / Bernauer Straße after the Wall was built in German Easy Language


What:
The guided tour in easy German the guide explains the history of Bernauer Strasse. Together they discover the former border area.
Where:
Bernauer Straße 119
13353 Berlin
When:
1pm-2:30pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
Logo Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

23 June / Late Art Afterwork


What:
After Work walk along the East Side Gallery. In 60 minutes we discover selected works of art and experience the place between day and evening.
Where:
East Side Gallery
Mühlenstraße 73
10243 Berlin
When:
6pm-7pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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Music

16 - 21 June / Berlin Brass Festival


What:
The Berlin Brass Festival is a rousing open air event and a showcase for brass music in all its forms. From June 16-21, performances by brass artists of multiple genres will take place in Berlin streets, in locations, parks and schools.
Where:
Different locations throughout the week
When:
see Website
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
Logo Berlin Brass

19 June / Strong women - sentimental men?


What:
The last of the Sunday Concert series in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie - the title being worded deliberately polemic- of which the focus is on women, traditional gender roles are being questioned.
Where:
Kammermusiksaal der Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin
When:
4pm-6pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
Logo Chorverband Berlin

21 June / Fête de la Musique


What:
All kinds of musicians take to the streets, squares and parks to share their music with friends, neighbours and strangers and concerts in various locations are offered. You can also see the Fête de la Musique shows at the SO stages at Brandenburg Gate (6:30-9:30pm) and the Special Olympics Festival (2pm-9:30pm).
Where:
Different locations all over Berlin
When:
see Website
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
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Sights

18 - 24 June / Charlottenburg Palace*


What:
Charlottenburg Palace is Berlin’s largest palace. Many kings have lived in the palace. King Frederick the Great and the famous Queen Louise lived here, too.
Where:
Schloss Charlottenburg
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
When:
Tue-Sun from 10am-5:30pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes
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19 June / Discover Berlin together


What:
Would you like to get to know Berlin? Then come with us on our guided tour! We are people with and without disabilities. Together we have thought about what is interesting about our hometown.
Where:
Stand 1 beim Special Olympics Festival
Am Neptunbrunnen
Rathausstraße 1
10178 Berlin
When:
1:45pm-5pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes, please write an email to: baumann@foerderband.org
Logo Berlin erzählen

20 June / Guided Tour in German Easy Language: Charlottenburg Palace


What:
Guided Tour around Charlottenburg Palace. It is Berlin’s largest palace. Many kings have lived in the palace. King Frederick the Great and the famous Queen Louise lived here, too.
Where:
Schloss Charlottenburg
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
When:
10am
11:30am
2pm

(Duration: 45 minutes)
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes (until 14 June)
Logo Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten

Special Offers

19 - 24 June / READY STEADY GO: museums inclusive!


What:
The Kolonnandenhof on Museum Island will become the main point for inclusive artistic activities. Here, museum eduaction tandems with the participants of the National Games, their relatives and visitors will fan out into the museums, engage with various themes and works of art, participate in the World Cultural Heritage Museum Island and fill it with life.
Where:
Kolonnadenhof
Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin
When:
2pm-6pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
Logo Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

20 June / Ecumenical Worship Service


What:
"I do my best - together we are strong." - We invite. We sing, pray and worship.
Where
Marienkirche
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 8
10787 Berlin
When:
8pm-9:30pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
Logo Ökumenischer Gottesdienst

23 June / Webtalk: Women with disabilities - Insights into a sports world with daily challenges


What:
Sport for everyone” is the self-declared claim of organized sport. The discussion will challenge the reality of that statement, especially from the point if view of women with disabilities and their experiences.
Where:
When:
6:30pm-8pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
No
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23 June / Strength, character, personality – dance in combination with acrobatic elements IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EXHIBITION ICONS


What:
Therefore, in the workshop we deal with: How do I find my power? How can I become self-aware? We will explore our bodies: What secrets do my feet have? What joints do I have - and how can they move? And how can I do this together with a partner? From this - almost unnoticed - a dance emerges. And we explore simple forms of acrobatics.
Where:
Felleshus
Rauchstraße 1
10787 Berlin
When:
1:30pm-4pm
Registration/Ticket needed:
Yes, please write an email to: hanna.robertz@gov.se
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*Special conditions for accredited persons (upon presentation of accreditation)
 

If you are interested in participating in the cultural program of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, contact us at: kultur@berlin2023.org