CLINCH Festival will be postponed

Dear All,

Unfortunately CLINCH will not happen as planned from November 5th – 8th 2020. Due to the current covid-19 developments we have no choice but to postpone the festival.
We are very sad about this decision. However, the heart of CLINCH is to meet, to talk and to be together. This being said, we cannot imagine to do the festival entirely online.

The new festival dates are May 21st-24th 2021 (friday – monday, monday is a bank holiday in Germany). We are hoping that we will see you in there!

Please let us know if you have any questions and/or feedback.

Take care of each other and stay safe.
All the best,
The team of CLINCH Festival


Will the progamme stay the same?
The festival will happen from Friday-Monday. It is possible that times within the festival will change. We will publish the new timetable as soon as possible.

Do I have to register again?
If you have registered for an event in November, we will contact you before publishing the new programme. You will have one week to confirm your registration (in case of workshops) or to register before the registration is open for everyone.

What happens to my donation?
First of all: Thank you for your donation! The donations, together with entree fees and public funding make the festival possible. All donations will be used for CLINCH in may 2021. If you want to donate now: Please send us an email to .

You made a donation but changed your mind due to the postponement? Send us an email as well.

I bought a ticket. Is it valid for may?
Yes! All tickets are valid for the same event in may. You don’t have to do anything for this. As soon as we have the new dates, we will publish then. For ticket refunds, please check the following link (it will be updated regularly):

CLINCH Festival is a platform for artistic, theoretical and activist contributions from Black People, People of Color and (post)Migrants. Visitors are invited to struggle with each other and for each other for emancipatory, anti-racist and anti-discriminatory perspectives. CLINCH is focusing on postcolonial and (post)migrant debates, self-organization and visibility.

CLINCH is intersectional. CLINCH is radical. CLINCH is empowering.

The third CLINCH Festival will take place from 5th – 8th November 2020 in Kulturzentrum Pavillon in Hanover: 4 days workshops, performances, discussions, literature, music, room for empowerment and experimental formats. 

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