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Dreaming up a new arts, culture, community and business hub for Leipzig, and looking for input

in Arts/Business/Leipzig
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Leipzig-based entrepreneur and IT professional Göran Nitsche has a lot to say about his cool idea of what to turn an abandoned building in town into, so I will let him explain it all to you, dear blog readers… An international and intercultural “FlatHub” for Leipzig: What could this be? – by Göran Nitsche Roughly…

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Trying to get the most out of Leipzig and Halle Museumsnacht April 25, when museums are open late with 321 attractions

in Arts/Events/Leipzig
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Saturday, April 25, our ‘hoods become all lit up and abuzz with the wonder and mental stimulation of Museumsnacht. This means 86 museums, galleries and institutes in Leipzig and Halle will be open late, but not only that: Between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m., there will be special attractions at many of them, 321 events to…

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Saturday, April 18: “Karli quakes” in big Leipzig street festival

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

I’m super hyped about this Saturday. Karl Liebknecht Straße, known to many as KarLi – the main street in the Südvorstadt district where I live and one of Leipzig’s major nightlife strips – is expected to “shake” all day long this time. From 10 a.m. until late this Saturday, April 18, local spots will open up their…

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My funnest open mic experience in Leipzig and the Pushkin-inspired poem I read

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Philosophies
Poetry and prose

This past Friday marked the first time in five years (since I moved to Europe) that I read one of my poems in public. It was at the open mic at Poniatowski, a very successful evening that stretched long after magnetic, dynamic emcees Jolanta and Kapuczino left the stage. A few of us stayed on…

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Jolanta Drywa in English, Deutsch, Polski

in Leipzig/Poetry
Poetry and prose

Living life regularly in multiple languages – perhaps the epitome of what it means to be “glocal.” Leipzig-based Polish-born dynamo Jolanta Drywa does this as a translator and mediator in Polish-German relations. She does this also as an artist and arts promoter in the Leipzig scene, besides her general interactions with international people. As you will see here, she…

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Confessions of a voiceover artist-turned-entrepreneur

in Arts/Leipzig
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

“The weird thing about voicing an advert is that at the point you think you sound ridiculous, you are actually about right. What you hear in your head sounds so over the top, but when dropped into the mix of images and music, it just fits. Voice artists live in a world of make believe and yet must believe in it with absolute honesty.”

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