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Leipzig Events: It’s Lichtfest again! October is a busy month in Leipzig!

By Marjon Borsboom

October 8th TEDxHHL – the first TEDx in Leipzig

Event with famous speakers about Technology, Education and Design. More info re. program & tickets http://www.tedxhhl.de/program/

October 9th Lichtfest at Augustusplatz

Every year on October 9 Leipzig celebrates the start of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 that eventually led to the reunification of West and East Germany and the Berlin Wall coming down. More info http://www.lichtfest.leipziger-freiheit.de/programme.html

October 9th Streetfoodmarkt – Street food market at Feinkost

Just off Karl-Liebknecht-Straβe (Karli) is the colourful and covered courtyard of Feinkost-Hof. Several times per year you can savour all kinds of street food from all over the world. More info http://www.streetfood-leipzig.de/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Streetfood-Markt-auf-der-Feinkost-270414386476448/timeline/

10th & 11th October HALLO HERBST! Happy Pop-Up Market at Felsenkeller (Plagwitz)

Similar to The Market in Täubchenthal, with handmade fashion, jewellery, accessories, furniture, DIY workshops etc. Also food & drinks and music “zum Chillen & Entspannen”. More info only on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HappyPopUpMarket?fref=ts

10th & 11th October Flohmarkt – Flea Market at Scheibenholz Racecourse

Open from 09:00-16:00, pony rides for children between 12:00-16:00 (not free). Entrance fee €1 p.p., kids up to 12y free. More info (in German) http://www.scheibenholz.com/termine/floh-troedelmaerkte/

11th October Tag der offenen Tür – Open House at Klärwerk Rosenthal

Take a closer look at how KWL deals with Leipzig’s (waste) water. From 10:00-17:00, free entrance. There will be tours and fun activities for children. More info http://www.wasser-leipzig.de/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/detailseite-veranstaltung/6,1,YToxOntzOjg6ImV2ZW50X2lkIjtzOjM6IjQ4NCI7fQ%3D%3D

maeshelle’s tips:

TASSO 80 x 100 (Detail)
80 x 100 (Detail)

8-11 October  SK Original @ Galerie Hier + Jetzt

remember my IBUG street and graffiti art festival series? there’s still more to come…and you can experience some of the artists firsthand

∆ Loomit (München)
∆ Raphael Biller (Halle/Leipzig)
∆ Quintessenz (Berlin/Hannover)
∆ El Bocho (Berlin)
∆ Bond Truluv (Leipzig)
∆ ELMAR KARLA (Bremen)
∆ Stefan Kraus/MXZEHN (Weimar/Berlin)
∆ Falk Land/Bosso Fataka (Berlin)
∆ Lucian Patermann (Weimar/Leipzig)
∆ TASSO (Meerane)

mobb deep

8 October  MOBB DEEP @ Conne Island

It’s the REAL SHIT, ya’ll !!!!!!

BACKSPIN, Hiphop.de, rap.de, rappers.in, 16bars.de & Out4Fame Festival presents:

Mobb Deep
“20th Anniversary” Tour 2015
doors open at 7 concert at 8.00
30 €

DJ Defekt (LHiTP/ FuHands)
DJ Conquista (LHiTP/FuHands)
DJ Fresh Green (LHiTP/Freshbuzyness)
DJ Buzy A (LHiTP/Freshbuzyness)




Marjon is Dutch and came to Leipzig in August 2013 with her family, because her husband got a job in the area. At the time she still had her own copywriting company, producing Dutch texts for websites, press releases, brochures, etc. She is an avid social media user and a passionate (digital) networker. Marjon has a degree in tourism management, which partially explains why she is always on the look-out for interesting Leipzig events and attractions.

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