At the Hildesheim Wallungen, cultural creativity is presented in an open air and historical landscape. The festival plays on ramparts, churches, stages, lakes and paths and is setting unseen places into the spotlight. A varied program of music, theatre, literature, media, performance, installations and walk-acts invites visitors to discover the festival. Main organiser is the Interessengemeinschaft Kultur (IQ), a local network of art and culture professionals.
The 8th Hildesheimer Wallungen will take place from the 30th June to 2nd of July 2023. The presentation of the regional cultural scene is once again the main focus. Supraregional programs and artistic interventions enrich the long festival weekend. In addition, there will be a festival pre-week for the first time from the 26th to the 29th of June 2023, with various artistic interventions spread throughout the city. Furthermore, discourse and mediation formats will give the possibility to engage more intensively with the framework conditions of art and culture.
Another new feature is the international residency program in cooperation with PENGO Germany e.V.. Artists from East and West Africa are invited to work in Hildesheim in June 2023. Here, the exchange with the local cultural scene as well as the confrontation with the city and the district play an important role. Finally, the international guests and their art will become part of the festival weekend.