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Jessica Jacques

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Jessica grew up “am schönsten Arsch der Welt“ in Northern Ireland and studied European Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. She lived in Italy for a year, where her favourite course was "The Economics of Happiness." She hopes to use this space to share her musings on and comparisons between Germany, Ireland, Britain and Europe.

6 things I miss about living in Leipzig

in Cityscapes/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Leipzig park. Public domain photo
Leipzig park. Public domain photo

A former Irish resident of Leipzig talks about why the city won her over.

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Käthe Kollwitz: Ireland meets German icon

in Arts/What's on
By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=828714
By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Kollwitz’s artwork on display in Dublin focuses on war and, in particular, the grief felt after the death and destruction caused by it.

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Leipzig and Houston: through thick and thin

in Action/Community/Leipzig tips/Travel
We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)
We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)

People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.

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Dresdner 59: Reudnitz’s multicultural hub

in Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig/What's on
Community events mural outside Dresdner 59. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
Community events mural outside Dresdner 59. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

On 24 August, the community center at Leipzig East will spotlight Irish culture.

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Notenspur: unlocking Leipzig’s musical treasures

in Leipzig tips/Music/My Leipzig
Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)
Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)

The beauty of the project is that it can be actively enjoyed, with not only the sight and intellectual senses being awakened, but with the possibility of hearing music samples at each location, or imagining the songbird in a Leipzig park which inspired one of Mahler’s melodies.

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Theresa May, the DUP and right-wing extremism

in Opinion/Politics
Opinion piece on Theresa May's proposed deal with the Northern Irish DUP, a far right-wing party, for a coalition government.
Opinion piece on Theresa May's proposed deal with the Northern Irish DUP, a far right-wing party, for a coalition government.

The irony of the situation we see today is that the party helping Theresa May fulfil her Brexit promises conforms in several ways to the definition of right-wing extremism from the Verfassungsschutz.

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