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Amanda Palmer: a chat ahead of her Leipzig concert

in Concerts/Music/Philosophies
Amanda Palmer
“Amanda Fucking Palmer.” Photo credit: Allan Amato

“It’s such a refreshing, no-bullshit and non-corporate way of working: to have a trusting audience who supports you unconditionally… I wish only more women and artists outside the commercial system could learn to harness the same power.” – Amanda Palmer

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Pizza LAB under threat of being shut down

in Community/Food/Lifestyle
Pizza baking
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This Lindenau space is one enjoyed by people from all walks of life. In the three years it has been run as a social project, Pizza LAB has donated all of its profits to local community initiatives. Now, it finds itself in need of donations to survive.

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Poggenburg far-right demo in Leipzig a major flop

in Action/My Leipzig/Opinion/Politics
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“There is one detail Poggenburg seems to have either forgotten or wilfully ignored: Leipzig is a red and green island in the Saxonian sea of blue, and the people here are very proud of it.” A photojournalist at the scene gives us a play-by-play account.

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Inter Leipzig: football meets integration

in Leipzig tips/My Leipzig/Sports
Inter football meets integration.
Inter football meets integration.

“The beautiful game cannot become a symbol of exclusion and a space for those seeking to define the nation based on racial lines – hence the importance of Inter Leipzig’s efforts.”

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UBI Theatre: Grassroots Butterflies

in My Leipzig/Theater
Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen
Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen

“That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from.” – Review of UBI Theatre’s opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.

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Distillery goes silver, but never grey

in DJ/History/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Stiil dancing 25 years later. Happy birthday Distillery! photo Stefan Leuschel

A look at Distillery’s humble beginnings and its future with Martin Driemel.

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