Arrived in Bochum – but still unknown?

Festival „Specially unknown“  – 6 to 7 April 2019 – Bochum (Germany)


Many refugees live in Bochum. From the 2nd World War to 2015 and 2016, a lot of people from different parts of the world came to Bochum in search of protection, freedom and security, and found shelter in the city.


Despite commitments, good will and a welcoming culture, for many social groups in the city refugees are still especially unknown.


The Festival “Specially Unknown” gives a stage to the refugees.


On Saturday 6 April, on the Dr. Ruer-Plaz square in the city centre, the associations and organizations of the various refugee communities living in  Bochum will jointly present themselves through music, dance and stories.


On Sunday 7 April, a series of intercultural and transcultural debates will be held in LWL Museum, partner of Specially Unknown, where people will be able, through exchange of experiences, to discover what connects them.


For the program of the festival click the photo