Events - 29.08.2012 - 00:00 

“Sternstunde Spezial” in St.Gallen

On Sunday, 16 September 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Swiss Television will air a live broadcast from the Pfalzkeller. One of the guests in the public “Sternstunde Philosophie” programme to mark the Gallus anniversary is Miriam Meckel. <br/>


6 September 2012. To mark the Gallus anniversary, the “Sternstunden” of Swiss Television (SF Kultur) will devote a special programme from St.Gallen to retrace the steps of the city’s patron saint. The general public is cordially invited to the two live programmes in the Pfalzkeller of the St.Gallen government building at Klosterhof 3. Admission is free. The doors will open for the public at 10.30 p.m. on Sunday, 16 September 2012.

“Sternstunde Philosophie” (11 a.m. until noon)
What part was played by education and knowledge in the development of the City and the Abbey of St.Gallen? And in which areas is Switzerland still innovative today? These are the issues to be discussed by Miriam Meckel, Dieter Imboden and further guests. The discussion will be moderated by Norbert Bischofberger and Judith Hardegger.

“Sternstunde Kunst” (noon until 1 p.m.)
What status do art and culture have in Switzerland today? This is the issue to be discussed in the second hour of the live programme of Swiss Television. The guests are the St.Gallen film director Peter Liechti, the gallery owner Susanna Kulli and the artist Johannes Gees. The discussion will be chaired by Juri Steiner.

About the Gallus anniversary

1,400 years ago, the Irish itinerant monk Gallus settled in what is now Eastern Switzerland. The impact of his work extends right up to the present day. Gallus and his successors laid the foundation for everything for which the city of St. Gallen stands to this day: the abbey with its library, the university, art, culture and innovation in the field of the textile industry.

Photo: Schweizer Fernsehen

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