Midsummer’s festival

Friday, Jun 21, 2024, 3 pm – 9 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition of Swedish artist Ulla Wiggen, the Fridericianum, IKEA Kassel and the city of Kassel celebrate the longest day of the year in a summery Swedish festival. Let’s celebrate together!

Welcome speeches:
4.30–5 pm: Welcome speeches by Dr. Sven Schoeller (Mayor, Kassel) and Moritz Wesseler (Director, Fridericianum)

Guided tours through Ulla Wiggen’s exhibition OUTSIDE / INSIDE:
3.30–4 pm: Family tour for children aged 6 and upwards, and accompanying adults
4–4.30 pm: Guided tour for adults
6–6.30 pm: Curator tour by Moritz Wesseler (Director, Fridericianum)

Creative workshop stations:
3–5 pm: Workshop stations for visitors of all ages to get creative inspired by Ulla Wiggen’s exhibition and the midsummer theme, flower wreath making included

Puzzle booklet:
From 3–8 pm, young visitors can pick up a free puzzle booklet at the ticket desk and work on it during an independent exhibition tour. Afterwards, a museum researcher’s diploma is available at the ticket desk as well.

Music:
From 5 pm: Concert by the Youth World Music Orchestra „Music of the world cultures”
Founded in 2016 as part of the Zentrum für Interkulturelle Musik, the Youth World Music Orchestra consists of approx. 25 young musicians from all over the world. Their repertoire includes songs from Africa, Indonesia, India, Turkey, France, Sweden, and Russia. With its director Ulli Götte, it realizes projects focusing on international encounters, some centering around the topic of forced migration.

DJ-set by R!xxx and dancing around the midsommarstång included

Culinary offers:
From 3–9 pm the IKEA Kassel food truck and the café at the Fridericianum provide culinary delights.

The exhibition is open until 8 pm, the café until 9 pm.
Admission to the festival is free.
Tickets to the exhibition: 6 Euro, reduced 4 Euro, free admission for children under 18
In case it rains, the event takes place inside the Fridericianum.