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Serving music from a different perspective

in Music/My Leipzig
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)

“I was blessed with two very good jobs, which paid my rent and gave me a decent life again. [But] realizing that this was what my life was going to be, I totally freaked out and started thinking what I could do that could be even more creative than making music.”

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Changes to The Leipzig Glocal website

in Community/Start up
LeipGlo makes changes periodically to improve for you - and for us too!
LeipGlo makes changes periodically to improve for you - and for us too!

We look a bit different now. Let us know if you dig it.

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Riding the red dragon: German startups in Shanghai

in #TechTavern/Glocal/Start up
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, China, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots, with China itself being in Top 10.
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots.

Germany is sending startup founders to Shanghai four weeks at a time, to learn Chinese business culture and approaches to innovation and versatility. The DC-Hub accelerator program is developed between Shanghai and Leipzig, with Basislager Coworking as local partner.

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Open letter to Leipzig Mayor: problem hiring foreigners

in Business/My Leipzig/Society
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“Years ago, we dismissed these experiences as isolated cases; however, we now have to admit that integrating qualified foreigners into the German labor market is undermined and sometimes even torpedoed by public authorities and lack of regulations.”

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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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Urban dance: a weekend of wild style at Style Wild Weekender

in Dance/My Leipzig/Workshops
Photo courtesy of Style Wild's Facebook Page
Photo courtesy of Style Wild's Facebook Page

“It was such an awesome feeling to get to dance with people all day long, from all different backgrounds, all having different levels of experience, but all just having a good time dancing and laughing together.”

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