The Weekend in Berlin, June 29-July 1

by James Glazebrook

The Weekend in Berlin, June 29-July 1

Another BIG weekend in Berlin. We’ve got no chance of doing everything we want to, so we need you to help us out. See you out and about!

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Friday 29th June

New Order – an exhibition
Get Ready
We managed to miss both New Order live and a talk from the band and Peter Saville, but we’re making sure to get down .HBC, for a showing of Saville’s cover art before it closes on July 4th.
New Order – An exhibitionFrom June 21 until July 4, 2012, Electronic Beats will be presenting "New Order – an exhibition" at .HBC near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. Th…
Notes of Berlin book launch
From blog to book to booze
BOOK LAUNCH "NOTES OF BERLIN" AT ARTCONNECT BERLIN HQ | FacebookSign Up Connect and share with the people in your life.
Notes of Berlin was our favourite blog when we first moved to Berlin, its crowdsourced notes from around the city expressing the residents’ loves, hates, and sense of humour. Now the notes have been compiled into a book, with the best on show at the “Notes of Berlin” book launch.
The Night of Sound and Light
PHIA and Ooi play an intimate house concert in Kreuzberg
You only need one good reason to attend this: PHIA’s thumb piano/loop pedal cover of Radiohead’s “15 Step”.

Saturday 30th June

Suzies Ashes and Candice Gordon head a bill of talented Irish expats
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To get all excited, read my review of SA’s storming set at CCCP Bar last year. W00T!
Review: Suzies Ashes @ CCCP Bar, 16th September 2011 BANG BANG BERLIN, Berlin Fashion art and club scene magazineCCCP Bar is wrong in all the right ways. It looks like a Jersey Shore take on White Trash, just up the road, and the crowd is a boozy coc…
Married to the Beats
A brand new night dedicated to the endless quest for the perfect beat(s)

A break from the Berlin clubbing norm, MTTB puts the focus on music that picked up where hip hop stopped, with a common love of the beat. The awesome space of Panke in Wedding plays host to international and German talent, both live and DJs, and the beats won’t stop until the early morn.

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Sunday 1st July

WMP Flohmarkt
We Make Party!
A good omen: “Mak(e)(ing) Party” is only our favourite Deutsch phrase! We haven’t been to a good flea market in a long time, so we’re really looking forward to browsing WMP’s clothes, furniture and artworks, and checking out their photobooth, food from local producers etc, etc…
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Viel Spass!
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├ťberstyle: B├Âckhstrasse

by Zo├ź Noble

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Bullys Bakery

by James Glazebrook

When we heard there was a cafe called Bullys Bakery here in Berlin, we just had to pay them a visit to show off our very own bulldog┬áOlive! As soon as she waddled into the cute Neuk├Âlln store, she was greeted by 2 1/2 year old Kurt, the eponymous bully, and very much the big dog around here. About five times as big and half as excited by new friends, Kurt tolerated little O’s attempts to scale his mountains of muscles before going for a sleep in the back.

Even if you aren’t a dog lover, you’ll find much to enjoy in Bullys Bakery: a great flat white (the yardstick I use to measure the standard of a place’s coffee), beautiful cakes and delicious Flammkuchen. A German speciality, these sauceless pizzas are an ├╝berlin fave, and the ones we ate at Bullys, especially the chorizo, egg, goat’s cheese and rocket, the best we’ve ever had. So if you ever find yourself on Weserstrasse, pop in for a coffee and cake, and say “w├╝f” to Kurt for us!


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Music Montag: PHIA (Radiohead cover)

by James Glazebrook

Australian-born, Berlin-based PHIA covering “15 Step”, from Radiohead‘s In Rainbows:

Cool huh? We found out about PHIA when the waitress in our local Thai restaurant recognised us and pitched us about a special house concert happening this Friday. Only in Berlin!

Turns out our wait staff was OOi, a classically-trained musician who’s going to perform a solo viola work, a collaboration, and is also going to VJ for PHIA. As for the headliner, she’s going to work her magic armed with a kalimba (thumb piano), a set of loop pedals, and maybe some more rearrangements (scroll down for a Fleet Foxes cover). For details and reservations for this special event, email info@listentophia.com.

PHIA and Ooi live in Kreuzberg

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Berlin Gay Pride 2012

by Zo├ź Noble

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To see the rest of my photos go to Zo├ź Noble Photography

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├ťberstyle: Weinmeisterstra├če

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Zuhause Supper Club

by James Glazebrook

Zuhause Supper Club table ware

And the award for Berlin’s booziest supper club goes to… Zuhause! From the cocktail we were handed when we first arrived – vodka, homemade ginger tea and mint – to the bottles of delicious wine that kept arriving at our table, this most informal of dinner parties was kept well lubricated. In between serving restaurant-grade dishes, paired with said free-flowing wines,┬áCanadian expat Kristi and her Irish beau, professional chef Dave, were the hosts with the mosts – both in and out of the kitchen.

Zuhause Supper Club table menu

And man, do they know their way around a kitchen. My menu highlights weren’t the obvious choices, but clearly reflect my English roots. We love a good cheese, and the Bleu de Bresse that made up the sixth and final course was just that. And I was ecstatic not only to find two meat dishes, but that the first was the very same Asian take on a Scotch egg I’d been drooling over on the Zuhause website┬áthat afternoon – served with miso butter, spring onion and the ubiquitous white asparagus. The lemon curd that cut through the dessert of strawberry tart and fresh meringue was just like my Grandma used to make, a tasty trip down memory lane.

Zuhause Supper Club cheese course

Zuhause Supper Club Asian Scotch egg

Zuhause Supper Club dessert

Zo├ź’s favourite dish, as ever, was the lamb – a tender cut of Irish fillet – while we both lapped up the shallot and chive tortelloni, and the opening fish course of octopus, fennel, grapefruit and melon. But the food was only half the fun, with the intimate setting of the host’s typische Berliner apartment, the hosts themselves and their solid gold “banter” making for a night to remember… brain cells permitting. Like Zuhause on Facebook to join the party!

Zuhause Supper Club Irish fillet steak

Zuhause Supper Club pasta

Zuhause Supper Club fish course

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Alexanderplatz in Analogue

by James Glazebrook

Photo by fruchtzwerg_hh

Photo by fruchtzwerg_hh

Wow. Check out the winning entry into the Berlin round of Lomography Germany‘s analogue photography competition “people and professions in your city”. You can read (in German) all about the winner over on lomography.de┬áand find more awesome photos of Berlin on his profile.┬áfruchtzwerg_hh wins a special limited edition lomo camera and goes on to compete for a grand prize of ÔéČ10,000. Viel Gl├╝ck!

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├ťberstyle: Weinmeisterstra├če

by Zo├ź Noble

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For more streetstyle and other photography, “like” my Facebook page.

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Win tickets to Campus Party Europe!

by James Glazebrook

Campus Party 2012


We’re pretty excited that Berlin is playing host to this year’s edition of Campus Party and that, as partners of the week-long geek fest, we have 20 tickets to give away. Enter our raffle and you could be among the 10,000 talented minds descending on the former Tempelhof airport┬áthis August for six days of non-stop ideas exchange.

The star of Campus Party 2012 is set to be keynote speaker Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and with┬á600 hours of talks and workshops there’s going to plenty of other awesome to choose from. For more about the party, check out the blurb and video below, and to be in with a chance to win tickets, click here.┬áYou have until July 1st to enter.

Good luck – maybe we’ll see you there!

Campus Party is the largest global technology festival where innovation, creativity, science and digital entertainment come together 24 hours a day for an entire week. We strive to create the largest geek community on earth, and encourage these campuseros to use their talent and expertise build a better world through technology.

Since 1997, Campus Party has brought together the best young technical talent across Europe and Latin America to innovate, learn and engage with some of the biggest names in technology and science.

Join us August 21 to August 26 at Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport to re-type Europe’s source code and immerse yourself in a unique environment where workshops, hackathons, competitions and talks take place simultaneously.

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