The Rainbow Fish. Multilingual reading for children from 4 years and adults

// Arena Blind Date

14 January 2020, 5 to 6 pm

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Open Stage, free admission

In Marcus Pfister's book, the rainbow fish with its shimmering scales is the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean. But since it is also vain and proud, it becomes increasingly lonely with time. Then it realises that you cannot win friends through beauty. It overcomes its pride and begins to distribute its glittering scales to the other fish.

The book deals with topics such as vanity, loneliness, belonging and exclusion. It is read out multilingually in German, Russian and Arabic. Children from the age of 4 are looked after during the event, they can paint while listening and let their imagination run free. Those who wish can print their own fabric bag using screen printing.

An event of the Landesnetzwerk Migrantenorganisationen Sachsen-Anhalt (LAMSA) e.V. in cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Readers: Larissa Wallner, Tatyana Shevchenko, Huner Khalil


The ground floor of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau with Rita McBride's Arena enables encounters and exchanges in the centre of Dessau. With the Arena Blind Dates series, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation would like to invite associations, institutions, independent groups and individuals to share their hobbies, activities and commitment with the museum audience.

Creative suggestions from Dessau-Roßlau and the surrounding area for events to participate in, discuss or simply watch are very welcome. If you would like to contribute to the series, please contact the project team at

The organizer reserves the right to make use of her domiciliary right and to refuse entry to or exclude persons who belong to right-wing extremist parties or organizations, who are assigned to the right-wing extremist scene or who have already made racist, nationalist, anti-Semitic or other inhuman statements in the past.