Loudine Heunis

Loudine Heunis came to Leipzig in 2018 to pursue the MSc Early Childhood Research degree at Uni Leipzig. She started writing for Leipglo as nightlife reporter towards the end of that year and became an editor in 2019. She is now Leipglo's Editor-at-Large and is currently back in her native South Africa.

Bianca Otero finds the peace in Schrebergartens

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Klein- or Schrebergartens have formed an integral part of society since their inception in the middle of the 17th century in Germany. From there, they spread to the rest of Europe during the 18th century. Since then, their meaning has changed many times. Not only in the East and the West, but throughout the World

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Leipzig for Ukraine fundraising concert

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  Leipzig for Ukraine (LE4UA) presents a fundraising concert in support of the victims and survivors of the war in Ukraine. With musical acts of different genres, DJs, and a raffle prize draw, there is something for everyone to enjoy – all for a worthy cause. From the LE4UA team: “Like many, if not all

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Does diversity threaten our democracy?

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[Sponsored post] On Friday, 8 April, the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Sachsen (DAIS) presents a book launch and discussion by Dr. Yascha Mounk. In his new book, “The Great Experiment: How diversity threatens and enriches democracy”, Dr. Mounk discusses the challenges faced by multi-ethnic societies. He also offers suggestions on how these societies might deal with globalization,

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Boah Robin – Dark Red

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Leipzig newcomer, queer musician Boah Robin, released a catchy new pop single last month. He has been living in Leipzig for one and a half years and is originally from the Ruhr Area in West Germany, close to Düsseldorf/Cologne. An English reworking of his song Blutrot, Dark Red is a bouncy, energetic club tune with

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Fleeing Ukraine and Believing in Miracles

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In the midst of all the madness, with millions of people fleeing Ukraine, I received an email from a friend of Leipglo’s. There’s a Ukrainian family in Leipzig, who fled with their young son partway through his chemotherapy treatment. Would we be interested in doing a story on them? There was no hesitation on my

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maeshelle west-davies: not alone 2.0

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maeshelle west-davies debuts her latest performance piece, not alone 2.0, at Helmut on Friday, 11 March 2022. She is well-known in art and culture circles in Leipzig, where she has lived and worked as an artist, MC and event producer for many years. Raised in the US, maeshelle spent several years living in the UK

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