Actress Petra Pavel and pianist Peter A. Rodekuhr will kick things off with a very special Ringelnatz Christmas programme. They slip into the roles of silent film artist Asta Nielsen and actor Paul Wegner. As Joachim Ringelnatz's close friends and companions, they talk about the great lateral thinker, sharp thinker, acrobat of life and linguistic magician, who was often hit hard in the face by the storms of life and whose works are unforgotten and more popular than ever. They remember unforgettable encounters with the sailor, lyricist, artist and man of 35 professions in poems, songs and stories.
On the second Saturday of Advent, the Leipzig conferencer and dialect artist Klaus Petermann will take over the baton. He presents his programme (not only) in Saxon dialect for the cold pre-Christmas days with a lot of humour and a wonderful view of the Saxon mind. From the tiled stove and tea with rum, from catching fish and carnival hustle and bustle, from snowmen to the Saxon winter idyll, almost everything is included and can therefore replace many a grog. An evening in which the great dialect poet Lene Voigt should of course not be missing.
On the final Saturday evening before the third Advent, the actor and reciter Hagen Möckel from Halle will present the famous story of the Feuerzangenbowle in a staged reading. He uses both the original novel by Heinrich Spoerl and the somewhat better-known film version from 1944, allowing guests to hear all-too-familiar stories, but also - what a joy - stories that unfortunately did not find their way into either of the two film versions. Hagen Möckel does not miss the opportunity to supplement the reading with the not-so-ordinary story of the film and to embellish it with a few anecdotes about the making of this classic. We immediately see them again - the wonderfully comedic scenes of the legendary German film classic, the eternal story about school as it never was and probably never will be again.