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July 2015

Leipzig Events: Stand-up comedy in English at Stoned this Saturday

in Culture / Entertainment
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

An international team of Berlin-based comedians will come to Leipzig this Saturday to start off August just right – with raucous laughter (hopefully).

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#MoviesOmU: English language and other (foreign) movies in the original in Leipzig, July 29-August 5

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment

Here’s our regular listing of films being shown in English and other original foreign languages (with labels such as OmU, OF and OV) at Leipzig cinemas for this movie week. The documentary Amy continues to be shown in the original in Leipzig; it’s a compassionate, loving portrayal of the extremely complex human being Amy Winehouse was, through an impressive amount of homemade videos.

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Clashing Cultures and Cuisines

in Movies
Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal in The hundred foot journey

If you have been following my columns since I started, they have been all about TV and films, but in these times of austerity and cutbacks in the arts, I wanted to show my respect for the great things happening in theater as well. In light of this and coming from a theater background the…

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

in History/Lifestyle
OVERCROWDED PUBLIC BATHS – LEIPZIG IS EXPERIENCING ONE OF THE HOTTEST JULYS IN ITS HISTORY

With climate records being handed down from his father, Harald claims to have proof of global warming in Saxony: “You may have lived in Leipzig in 2012 and 2013, remembering that temperatures occasionally dropped to -25°C – these were outliers. The overall trend is going in one direction only. As opposed to my father, I won’t be able to tell my kids stories of snow reaching up to the top of the fences.”

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Photo Gallery: City Crash 6.0 at Leipzig’s Werk 2

in Allgemein
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

This Saturday, our glocal photographer Stefan Hopf and I went to City Crash 6.0, an urban arts festival at Werk 2 in Connewitz. There were a few artists working live, a fashion show, a gothic-themed exhibition, and plenty of daring photography. These were some of the highlights we found, presented via Stefan’s sharp and creative lens.

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