"nimm!" has now become the "avant-moers festival"

"nimm!" has now become the "avant-moers festival", ensuring with its new look and a host of new ideas that the creative spirit of improvised music fills the town all year round and not just at Whitsun.

Take a look for yourself at the latest developments and find out about upcoming events – including those involving our Improviser in Residence Julia Hülsmann:
(Sorry, only in German!)

"Check out our latest newsletter, which also contains an update on upcoming dates with the Improviser in Residence and a preview of the programme flyer 2014.


The fringe programme

The fringe programme for this year's moers festival has now been officially revealed! As ever, the main programme will be complemented by a series of "morning sessions", "night sessions" and "concerts in the dark" - for details and photos, click here or see our latest newsletter, which also contains upcoming dates with the Improviser in Residence and the chance to give us your feedback on the need for a shuttle service and a communal tent.


The fringe programme

The fringe programme for this year's festival, which, as always, will consist of "morning sessions", "night sessions" and "concerts in the dark", is set to be revealed next week. Watch this space!

To see the latest newsletter, which contains information about advertising material and upcoming performances by the Improviser in Residence, click here


Programme press conference

If you want to hear more about the moers festival 2014 you can listen to the programme press conference which took place on 6 March. To read the latest festival newsletter containing information about advance ticket sales, click here.


The programme is out!

The main programme is now out – to find out more, go to "Programme". Texts and photos can be found under "Press", and our artistic director has even created a video trailer as a little taster of this year's festival. Enjoy!


Chat link to programme press conference

Today the programme of this year's moers festival will be presented: our press conference is to take place today at midday.

Live-audio-stream and Chat


Camping and caravans

The festival's move to its new venue is set to bring with it some changes in the camping situation. Visitors will no longer be able to camp in the Freizeitpark but are being invited to use instead what used to be the Solimare open air swimming pool. Just a short walk from the festival hall, the new campsite offers a large, enclosed grassy area for tents, plus washrooms and shower facilities, and will be manned by security attendants. Caravans can be parked in a special section of the public car park in front of the festival hall. Both sites are open to festival ticket holders at no extra cost. Visitors without a festival ticket can purchase a separate camping ticket for € 50/person which will be valid from 5th – 9th June 2014. Festival tickets and camping tickets also provide free admission to the natural lake swimming pool Bettenkamper Meer. Camping outside the official sites is no longer possible. More information, including maps, will soon be available in the "Visitor Info" section of our website

Click here to read our latest newsletter, which contains "Programme press conference with audio stream and chat", "Craft market and food stalls", "Improviser in Residence dates" and "This & That". 


Poster reveal

The motif of this year's poster is unveiled – a photo by Patrick Essex of an old pub door. The same door features in the recently released volume of pictures "Bei Uschi's Eck: Die Kneipe und ihre Bewohner" ("Bei Uschi's Eck: the pub and its inhabitants"), though there it is closed, rather than open, and the lights of the pub are not on. From the look of it, this door is in constant use. It is a door through which many people have entered and left, and one which would have many stories to tell if only it could speak. 

To download the moers festival poster motif 2014, click here.

Click here to read our latest newsletter, which contains „dates for your diary: Improviser in Residence“ and updates on „work on the festival hall“.


HELLO/GOODBYE: Improviser in Residence

Hello/Goodbye: Improviser in Residence

This week sees us delighted to welcome Julia Hülsmann as Moers' new Improviser in Residence. Hülsmann, a pianist and composer based in Berlin, will move into residence on Friday as she embarks on her year of living and working in Moers. This week also sees us sad to be saying goodbye to Michael Schiefel, our Improviser in Residence in 2013, who will be handing over the baton on Saturday at a farewell concert featuring both artists in turn:

Date/time: Saturday, 25th January 2014, 7.30 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)
Venue: Schlosstheater Moers | Schloss, Kastell 9, 47441 Moers

Click here to read our latest newsletter, which contains updates on the Schlosstheater Moers, the new festival hall and the poster and programme for 2014.


Early Bird ticket in final spurt

With exactly 38 Early Bird tickets remaining, stocks are running very low but there's still a chance to get one. Don’t wait too long! The ticket shop is here.

More news from the festival can be found in our current newsletter. This week's topics include the latest news on "Improviser as sound installer" and "Winterjazz".


Julia Hülsmann to be next Improviser in Residence

We are delighted to announce that one of the most distinguished musicians in Germany, Julia Hülsmann, is to succeed Michael Schiefel as Improviser in Residence in Moers next year. 

The post of Improviser in Residence is an integral part of the moers festival and was established in 2008. The chosen musician lives and works in Moers for the duration of their year-long residency. The role of the Improviser is to organise concerts, facilitate and participate in projects and artistic co-productions, and work with children, young people and adults in Moers and the surrounding area.

Our warmest thanks go to Michael Scheifel for a wonderful and highly enjoyable year in Moers, and to the Kunststiftung NRW without whose support the institution of Improviser in Residence would not exist.

More news from the festival can be found in our current newsletter. This week's topics include the latest on Early Bird ticket sales and the lowdown on moers festival "leaks".


Early Bird tickets!

Early Bird tickets for the four (!) day festival go on sale from the 02.12. on for just € 98 all inclusive. (Tickets purchased in advance after the Early Bird offer has elapsed cost € 108 plus booking fees, and tickets purchased on the door cost € 120.)  Reduced-price festival tickets cost € 50 all inclusive and, for the first time, are also available now as part of the Early Bird offer. (Please note that proof of eligibility and some form of photo ID must be shown on the door.)

The first 100 people to order an Early Bird ticket will receive a free moers festival calendar for 2014!  The ticket shop is here.

Click here for more news concerning "moers festival calendars" and "work on the new festival hall".


moers festival back up to four days!

Thanks to a grant from the Federal Cultural Foundation, we can now confirm that Whit Monday will be part of the regular festival programme next year. The funding has allowed us to embark on some exciting extra projects which will take the festival back up to four days. The NRW Arts Foundation is also continuing its partnership with the festival, providing funding not only for the festival programme but also securing next year's "Improviser in Residence".

Click here for more news concerning "Early bird tickets", "moers festival calendars", "work on the new festival hall" and "Improviser in action".


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