We’re going to Berlin! Excursion on 20 September for young people age 12 and upwards to the German Bundestag to meet the President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, Patron of the Theatre Academy for Children

Art is wonderful, but it costs (a lot of) money …
About interests in and responsibility for art and culture

Art and culture have been supported by the state in Germanyfor centuries. In earlier times it was rich princes and kings who invited artists to their court.  Nowadays art is supported by the state, by the government, by the Länder and local authorities and to a level that is hardly reproduced anywhere else in the world: without this support, the cultural landscape in Germany would not be as large nor as versatile, nor could there be so many theatre and opera houses, museums or festivals.

President of the Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert will discuss with the young participants how politics creates the determining factors/general conditions or framework for culture, and where its duties and limits lie. Dr. Prof. Lammert, himself from Bochum and a social scientist, has considerably influenced politics at a Land and Bund level over ht epast 40 years and is passionaltely involved in art and culture. His own experience eleads him to confirm the quote from Karl Valentin: »Art is beautiful, but requires a lot of work.«

Saturday 20 September

  • 7.35 am Depart Bochum Hauptbahnhof
  • 11.08 am Arrive BerlinHauptbahnhof
  • 11.45 am Lunch together at the Jugendlichen Cafetaria in the Reichstag building
  • 1 pm Meet in the Abgeordnetenlobby. Welcome and discussion with the President of the Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert
  • 2 pm Guided tour through the Reichstag building for the young visitors and their parents
  • 3 pm Afternoon free (suggestions available on registration)
  • 6.51 pm Return journey from Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  • 10.23pm Arrival in Bochum Hauptbahnhof

The participation fee is 30 € per person. Places are limited. The young people have to be accompanied by a responsible adult. One responsible adult  is sufficient for siblings or friends. To register, send this form (PDF Registration Excursion) to: 
JungeTriennale, Cathrin Rose, Leithestraße 35, 45886 Gelsenkirchen. Fax 0209. 167 1748.