Playground starts to develope as a group amd collective, doing juggling
playgrounds, setting up fireshows and a live-music programm.
participation in festivals, gigs in Berlin, Thessaloniki, Glasgow
first tour to festivals in Hungary and Croatia.
producing the CD “Be your own Live-Act”, a documentary
about Michael Barrax Community and Playground Tours.
1. Playground Tour to Mazedonia & Kosova/o, working in camps
and communities with socially disadvantaged children
small financial support by Department of Youth Frankfurt, a TV Show
and private investments.
Playground e.V. was founded
of the CD Compilation Holidays in Kosovo
with support of Department of Science and Arts in Frankfurt.
in Crossing Bridges Festival 1 in Pec/Peje im Kosovo,
financially supported by Department of Youth/Department for political
education in Frankfurt http://www.theplayground.de/crossingbridges.htm
25 min Documentary on ZDF. German Television Programm
-Coorganisation of Crossing Bridges Festival 2 (three days) in Peje,
- organisation and coordination of a one week Live Recording Studio
in the old cinema of the city of Pec/Peje, where bands and musicians
coming from different places were recorded.
resulting CD Production: Music Crossing Bridges, (re)mixed in Sophia.
The Participation in Crossing Bridges 2 has been finanzially supported
by Department of Youth Frankfurt.
Participation in Underwater-Overground Festival in Croatia:
setting up a Juggling Playground, Workshops, Live-Act
in Cooperation with ATAC/Autonom Youth & Cultural Center Zagreb
and Stani Pani Kollektiv Belgrad
3 Weeks Kosovotour : Working with socially disadvantaged children
in Plementina, Gracanica, Prishtina, Mitrovica und Peje, public
Juggling Playground in Prishtina
Crossing Bridges Festival in Frankfurt with guests from Belgrad
(Stani Pani Kollektiv, Queer Belgrad) and Prishtina (Urban FM),
opening panel with presentation and discussion, presentation of
documentary films, music…
Playground Tour and Festival 2005 financially supported by Department
of Youth Frankfurt.
4 Weeks Kosova-Tour in cooperation with Balkan Sunflowers: working
several days with socially disadvantaged children and youth mainly
in Serbian and Roma enclaves; public Playground in the city of Prishtina,
documentary filmproduction with Neta & Sevdje Kastrati from
Crossing Bridges Productions
Coorganisation of Gathering of the Tribes Festival in Frankfurt
(Milchsackgelände) about 1200 international guests and artists
Coorganisation of Ladyfest Frankfurt (4 days of lectures, workshops,
diskussions, concerts, parties, films)
1 year preparation time with various meetings and event!
grant by Department for Womens´issues (Frauenreferat), Department
for Science and Arts , Department for Multiculture in Frankfurt.
”Welcome to Bill Clinton Boullevard”
small event in Frankfurt, showing films from Crossing Bridges Production
Premiere: Playground Tour 2006 Documentary film
In Coop. Mit SEKs, Stadtteilinitiative Koblenzer Strasse
Preparation of Gathering of the Tribes 6-9 th April 2007
-Multiethnical Summer Performance Camp in Kosova/o
projects in/around Frankfurt
-juggling workshops at Kurt Schumacher School in Karben
- setting up music programms for Kindergartens
-School Projects in cooperation with Alice e.V. “the drug
& culture project”, informations about drugs and drug
2007 First Music projects in Kindergardens
2008 Beach am Berg (Beach Holidays Project at Youth Center at Frankfurter Berg
2009 Schöner Leben am Frankfurter Berg(Sitzschlange)
2011 Picknick Kreativ! (Save the Musepark).
2011,2012, 2013 "Frankfurt am Meer" Holidays for single families in Croatia (Island of Murter)
2012 : 2 Wheels4 Change Exchange Project (Poland/Serbia)
60433 Frankfurt am Main
e-mail: contact @ theplayground.de
Head of Playground Association 2012
Conni Maly, Keiko Schmitt, Katja Rumpel, Tania Felske,Stefan Ludley, Michael Jencik
President of Honour: Scott Fair
Playground Bank Account:
KTO 602 669 5100
Donations to support our work and projects are Welcome!
We can offer receits too!