Welcome
to the cultural and neighborhood center

New People's House Cotta!

Graphic: Stephan Sentner

We are a project of Konglomerat e.V.

Since 2019, the Neue Volkshaus Cotta (formerly: Richard-Gärtner-Haus) has been renovated in countless volunteer hours and reopened in spring 2023. In addition to permanent tenants from the creative industries, people from the neighbourhood have the opportunity to make offers, organize events and help shape the programme.

You are cordially invited to take part in the regular offers and public events. You are also welcome to become active with us!
Get in touch with us!

Mail: mitmachen@neuesvolkshaus.de

On site: Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m

News

The open storytelling stage in the Neues Volkshaus Cotta
Once a month, things get magical at the Neues Volkshaus Cotta. That's when the ErzählRaum e.V. from Dresden invites you to the Open Storytelling Stage.Guests come to listen, enjoy and tell stories. It's not just the members of the association (Brit Magdon, Jule Richter, Katharina Randel) who tell stories on stage - guests are also invited to tell stories at the table or on stage. Many a laugh is heard, but often there is also reverent silence as people listen to the exciting stories.This is accompanied by a glass of wine, a sip of beer or a soft drink and everyone goes home filled with the new stories they have heard.Until April on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, then on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, all those interested are invited to be whisked away into the world of storytelling. We look forward to seeing you there!
VHC
Seniors' get-together 60+ on Shrove Tuesday
On 13.02.2024, no fewer than 14 senior citizens came together for their now weekly get-together. There have never been so many.It can't just be down to the pancakes. So word has got around that there's always something going on here on Tuesdays. In addition to thiscolorful event, the topics change every week. The plan is to sing together, play games and bingo, do memory training for the elderlyand much more. After 2 hours of fun, dancing and a polonaise, it was time to call it a day. After all, it was already lunch time. Everyone was very happy - and that's the main thing.
VHC
The last RepairCafé in 2023
On 21.12.2023, as every Thursday, the RepairCafé players met up. This time, too, we managed 2 repairs. We "matched" them together with our guests. A vacuum cleaner vacuumed dust again and the Senseo coffee machine heated up again. Looking back at the statistics, we had 143 registered guests this year. Exactly 100 of them left our house very satisfied, that's 70%. Of course, there were also hopeless repair cases. But even the attempt to save an appliance is worth looking for a solution together with us. But even these guests were able to gain some experience.Our team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a good start to 2024. We too will find ways and means to equip ourselves with new ideas and know-how. So see you soon in our house.
VHC
Kids for Cotta
During various (outreach) workshops in the district, children and young people from different social backgrounds were able to come together and put their creative ideas into practice.They worked "sustainably creatively" and conjured up new and exciting objects from various recyclable materials.In a fashion workshop, old items of clothing were reworked using screen printing, sewing and tinkering to create their own fashion creations.During a TikTok workshop, which also took a critical look at the media format, young people were able to become environmental activists in short videos and campaign for recycling, for example.Finally, old skateboards were turned into new shelves and wardrobes for their own teenagers' rooms.Afterwards, we were able to show the results during a small exhibition at Ä.n.d.e.r.e.i. and celebrate with our loved ones.Many thanks to "Künste öffnen Welten" and "Kultur macht stark" for their support, to the Medienkulturzentrum and the Crossmediatour as well as to our partners Montagscafé and Treberhilfe Dresden and the Ferienpass Dresden for their cooperation.Greetings go out to Bautzen rollt ev, with thanks for the skateboards!
VHC

The upcoming events

Tip for April:

Flea market - on 13.04.24, 14-18 o'clock

The flea market is fully booked! Stall registrations are no longer possible!

The open storytelling stage in the new Volkshaus Cotta

"Tell, tell, tell - may your story keep the darkness at bay and bring forth the day! " With the words of Scheherezade, the New Volkshaus Cotta invites you to the Open Storytelling Stage.

An evening under the motto of sharing, the sharing of stories. Because it's not just professional storytellers who are allowed to tell stories here, no, the audience is invited to tell their own stories, whether they are self-experienced, legends or fairy tales. The result is a diverse, often surprising evening. An evening of stories that help us to build a bridge not only between night and day, but also between old and young, yesterday and today, the rising and setting sun, you and me.

We look forward to everyone coming to listen, to tell, to be inspired and to try things out. Nothing must, everything may (within the framework of good interaction)!

When? Wednesday 13.03. & 10.04., 7 p.m

With? Brit Magdon, Katharina Randel, Jule Richter from Erzählraum e.V.

How much does it cost? We are happy about a donation.

Open breakfast for women:

Start the day with coffee, tea, bread rolls, fruit and good company. There is the opportunity to talk to other women, exchange ideas and get to know the advice center for women without gainful employment. The breakfast is free of charge.

When: 11, 18, 25.04. & 16.05.2024, 10 - 11.30 a.m

Afterwards: Open advice: 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
- (Professional) orientation and perspective development
- Activating resources and strengthening self-esteem
- Support in difficult life situations and crises
- Support with concerns and questions when dealing with authorities (job center, employment agency, ...)

Head of service: Isabell Henkelmann

The open storytelling stage in the Neues Volkshaus Cotta
Once a month, things get magical at the Neues Volkshaus Cotta. That's when the ErzählRaum e.V. from Dresden invites you to the Open Storytelling Stage.Guests come to listen, enjoy and tell stories. It's not just the members of the association (Brit Magdon, Jule Richter, Katharina Randel) who tell stories on stage - guests are also invited to tell stories at the table or on stage. Many a laugh is heard, but often there is also reverent silence as people listen to the exciting stories.This is accompanied by a glass of wine, a sip of beer or a soft drink and everyone goes home filled with the new stories they have heard.Until April on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, then on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, all those interested are invited to be whisked away into the world of storytelling. We look forward to seeing you there!
VHC
Seniors' get-together 60+ on Shrove Tuesday
On 13.02.2024, no fewer than 14 senior citizens came together for their now weekly get-together. There have never been so many.It can't just be down to the pancakes. So word has got around that there's always something going on here on Tuesdays. In addition to thiscolorful event, the topics change every week. The plan is to sing together, play games and bingo, do memory training for the elderlyand much more. After 2 hours of fun, dancing and a polonaise, it was time to call it a day. After all, it was already lunch time. Everyone was very happy - and that's the main thing.
VHC
The last RepairCafé in 2023
On 21.12.2023, as every Thursday, the RepairCafé players met up. This time, too, we managed 2 repairs. We "matched" them together with our guests. A vacuum cleaner vacuumed dust again and the Senseo coffee machine heated up again. Looking back at the statistics, we had 143 registered guests this year. Exactly 100 of them left our house very satisfied, that's 70%. Of course, there were also hopeless repair cases. But even the attempt to save an appliance is worth looking for a solution together with us. But even these guests were able to gain some experience.Our team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a good start to 2024. We too will find ways and means to equip ourselves with new ideas and know-how. So see you soon in our house.
VHC
Kids for Cotta
During various (outreach) workshops in the district, children and young people from different social backgrounds were able to come together and put their creative ideas into practice.They worked "sustainably creatively" and conjured up new and exciting objects from various recyclable materials.In a fashion workshop, old items of clothing were reworked using screen printing, sewing and tinkering to create their own fashion creations.During a TikTok workshop, which also took a critical look at the media format, young people were able to become environmental activists in short videos and campaign for recycling, for example.Finally, old skateboards were turned into new shelves and wardrobes for their own teenagers' rooms.Afterwards, we were able to show the results during a small exhibition at Ä.n.d.e.r.e.i. and celebrate with our loved ones.Many thanks to "Künste öffnen Welten" and "Kultur macht stark" for their support, to the Medienkulturzentrum and the Crossmediatour as well as to our partners Montagscafé and Treberhilfe Dresden and the Ferienpass Dresden for their cooperation.Greetings go out to Bautzen rollt ev, with thanks for the skateboards!
VHC

We are happy about your donation

Owner: Konglomerat e.V.
BIC: GENODEF1SLR
IBAN: DE46 8306 5408 0104 7788 12
Subject: Donation New People's House

This donation is tax deductible, because it is for a public good!

Your way to us

Source: OpenStreetMap

Directions by public transportation

  • Train: Hebbelplatz (line 2), Altcotta (line 12)
  • Bus: Grillparzer Straße (lines 70, 80)