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>> Events and happenings in Leipzig: fairs, markets, exhibitions, openings, premieres, parties, etc.

Sistanagila: solidarity with Iran protestors

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Shaking with emotion, the singer places her mobile phone on the music stand. She picks up the microphone. The Leipzig Gewandhaus is hushed and tense. Struggling to hold her voice steady, the young woman in western dress sings the lyrics relayed to her phone via Twitter. It is a new protest song direct from the

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ETL’s Scab delivers chalk and cheese

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I have a thing about theatre. I want it to be either utterly exhilarating and breathtakingly brilliant or so lamentably, gut-twistingly inept as to be a delicious and hilarious spectacle. That’s probably quite mean. It’s also probably quite true of a lot of people. Theatre can take you on a journey that film can’t. You

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Art Go East biennale: to enchant

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Pöge-Haus’s third contemporary art biennale, Art Go East, spread its Persian tent over Leipzig’s East from 24 to 30 October 2022. As the subheading suggests, enchantment was the intended antidote to the growing instability in our world. It featured exhibitions and interactive formats in and around the Pöge-Haus and the Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof. These

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MdbK: Gender Day

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On 12 November 2022, MdbK Leipzig hosted its first Gender Day. The day dealt with questions about the representation of gender in art and was a continuation of the first episode of MdbK‘s project group, [next;raum]. Various interested parties from city society dealt with different aspects of the topic, such as gender justice, queerness, and

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DOK Leipzig 2022 in review

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The DOK Leipzig Film Festival completely lived up to its great potential as the biggest documentary film festival in Europe. It boasted 246 films in the program and over 41 000 visitors, either digitally or in person. After a number of smaller DOKs, under more acute pandemic circumstances, DOK 2022 brought back the creatives around

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Shut up and write, Leipzig!

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I walk nervously into the bar of a hotel in the center of Leipzig, not knowing what to expect. Maybe I appear as someone on their first date. Looking nervously around the room, trying to catch someone’s eye, hoping they’re going to show up. But straight away, I see the cheery, welcoming sign “Shut Up

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