This picture shows a sky with a sunny horizon, all covered in yellow. In front of it is a staircase with 10 steps. In the foreground of the picture, oranges, bananas and apples are flying through the air. It is all a big mess.


Timespan 10.5.2022 to 15.5.2022
Price Eintritt frei
Artists Running Water und Writing on the Wall
Wiener Platz, Wiener Platz 2a, 51065 Köln
Bühne am Wiener Platz
Impaired mobility Wheelchair access
Accessibility German Sign Language (1 Date)



An initiative for collective thinking, writing, and living. From Cologne and Liverpool.

What it’s about

Frischtextlabor (fresh text laboratory) is a cooperation of Sommerblut and “Writing on the Wall”, a Liverpool-based initiative for creative writing projects. What’s so refreshing about it? In February and March 2022, the playwright Lothar Kittstein attended and supervised Sunday writing workshops. People who have (or haven’t) experienced addiction in the past collected words, assembled texts, and wrote stories. We now present this beautifully wild text collection to you at the Wiener Platz in Köln-Mülheim.

Why you need to be there

Frischtextlabor is a social project with a big vision: writing can create community and inspire change. This is how the interactive Frischtext-installation of the RUNNING WATER creative collective works: it animates the texts that came to be in the workshops. Part of the installation is a customized Frischtext-market stand that is integrated into the regular market. Here you can buy a bag of fresh texts or have them printed on a T-shirt. There are also handcrafted seats with integrated speakers, which will ensure that the texts can be heard anywhere in the market square. 

Danger! Frischtextlabor may cause intense sensations of community. 


Creative producer Running Water CREATIVE GROUP
Artistic direction Lothar Kittstein
Script Schreibwerkstätten Köln und Liverpool


Tuesday 10.5.2022
Wednesday 11.5.2022
Thursday 12.5.2022
Friday 13.5.2022
Saturday 14.5.2022
Sunday 15.5.2022
Su 15.5.2022 17:00
Bühne am Wiener Platz

Open Mic Abend auf dem Wiener Platz- Bringt eure Texte mit, sagt etwas zur lokalen Politik , singt, kritisiert, verbündet euch und macht anderen eine Freude. Versammelt euch und tauscht euch aus , gestaltet und belebt den Wiener Platz in entspannter und weltoffener Atmosphäre. Texter:innen , Poet:innen, Kleinkünstler:innen und jede:r ist willkommen auf unserer Mini-Bühne. Bei Fragen zur Barrierefreiheit kannst du unserer Inklusionsbeauftragten Franziska eine E-Mail schreiben: Voranmeldungen und Nachfragen an

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