On the edge of the weekend, our very culturally and socially active reader Marjon Borsboom continues to share with us her recommendations for fun things to do in Leipzig for the next days.
What if you randomly got to hang out with your favorite band?
Last week, I started posting the suggestions of what to do for fun in Leipzig compiled by a local resident with her finger on the social pulse. I’m adding a few of my own suggestions to her list this time around, of things I’ve heard about via Facebook or word of mouth. Again, diverse activities to fill your summer days here.
Carve out a spot in your busy calendars for Friday, June 26, 3-4 p.m. That’s when three of our LeipGlo columnists – Stewart Tunnicliff, Maeshelle West-Davies, and Christijan Robert Broerse – will give a literature show full of surprises at Leipzig’s first KUK! Festival. Organized by HTWK, the festival features an array of other attractions as well, from live folk and orchestra music to a science slam and after-show party.
The Leipzig-based jazz choir Jazzchor Chornfeld, which sings both jazz standards and famous pop songs, invites people to go listen to them in Taucha this Sunday. Entry is free.
Laying bare the normalization of nationalistic, xenophobic, racist and antisemitic rhetoric, Prof. Ruth Wodak builds a new framework for this ‘politics of fear’ that is entrenching the social divides of nation, gender and body in Europe and beyond. The result reveals the micro-politics of right-wing populism: how discourses, genres, images and texts are performed and manipulated in both formal and also everyday contexts with profound consequences.