Animation vom Konzertsaal im Speicher am Kaufhauskanal © Business & People

New Cultural Centre To Open in Warehouse In Hamburg's South

New venue to open in May at Harburg's "Kaufmannskanal" in the area's largest heritage warehouse

From May onwards, Hamburg’s south will boast another unique venue, with the “Kulturspeicher am Kaufhauskanal” at Harburg’s inner port starting its first season with eleven events. Tickets for cultural events in Hamburg’s largest heritage warehouse are on sale now. The warehouse was built in the year 1027.

Revitalisation As Cultural Centre

The warehhouse and and the adjacent Villa Lengemann belonged Harburg traditional company Lengemann & Eggers, which today is run by Arnold Rückert. The owner of the property, Rolf Lengemann, is currently restoring the half-timbred building at Blohmstraße 22 with the support of the Hamburg Heritage Office and the Foundation for Preservation to revitalise the warehouse as a cultural centre. expand cultural site.

To Lure High-Ranking Artists To Hamburg’s South

The new warehouse of culture will be managed by Henry C. Brinker übernommen, once chief reporter of the people magazine “Gala” and programme director of „Klassik-Radio“. The former communications director of the Dresden Semperoper boasts excellent contacts with high-profile, internationally known artist, which is plans to lure to the south of Hamburg. With the world-renowned pianist Lev Vinocour, Brinker has already succeeded, with Vinocour playing works by Kirchner and Chopin at the opening gala on 30 May 2015. Also performing at the ceremony will the Dresden soprano singer Ingeborg Schöpf.

Being difficult to heat, the huge warehouse will only be operated as a seasonal venue from April to October.

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source: the article is an excerpt from the current issue of the local magazine on economy called “Business & People”:

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