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Toastmasters: talk & camaraderie in Leipzig

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Meimanat Fathi, president of the English-speaking Leipzig Toastmasters. They meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Basislager Coworking. (Photo © Meimanat Fathi / Toastmasters)

“Those feelings were… not easy to talk about or reveal in front of an audience. [But] the welcoming atmosphere and positive feedback encouraged and inspired me to continue.”

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Germany and the heatwave from hell

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Public domain photo.

It doesn’t really feel as if we’d have to brace future generations for a return of the glaciers any time soon. The terrible heat – die schreckliche Hitze – has us all in its clutches. And it’s only getting scarier.

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UK citizen rights and Brexit: What now?

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UK citizens - what does Brexit mean for those living abroad? Time to get informed and take action. (Photo: public domain)

Wednesday, 16 May, you have the opportunity to find some answers to questions you’ve no doubt been asking as a Brit living in Germany. #Leipzig #Brexit #KeepCalmAndCarryOn

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Finding home with the Armenian community

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Wedding photo of Gabriel at the Temple of Garni, Armenia. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Armas-Cardona)

Moving to Germany the middle of last year was a shock, even as an American who has lived abroad for a while. So when our guest author arrived, he reached out to a community he could connect to: the Armenians. Read his interview with the head of the community in Leipzig, and find out more about its roots and local activities.

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ACU: American uni opens campus in Leipzig

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Despite the jet lag, there was excitement in the air for the new arrivals from Texas – and quite a few volunteer organizations on hand to tell them how they can help out in their new community.

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MdbK through the eyes of museum-goers

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Rita Wallace next to "Hot Spot III," a piece by Mona Hatoum featured in the exhibition Displacements at MdbK. (Photo courtesy of R. Wallace)

Get fresh perspectives on contemporary art from a student, a pensioner, a city guide, a media person, a language teacher, a translator, and a guy with amazing insights into history and philosophy. The next “Newcomer” guided tours are this Sunday at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (the one in English is at 4 pm).

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