Activists all around the world will gather in various cities on March 25th to demonstrate against the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto, who genetically modifies our food. It is Read more
Activists all around the world will gather in various cities on March 25th to demonstrate against the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto, who genetically modifies our food. It is a worldwide action to stop the spread of GMO (genetically modified organisms), to take back the food supply and question the cronyism between Monsanto and the government.
For more information regarding the Monsanto issue as well as information regarding your local protest march, check out the Occupy-Monsanto website.
The Berlin protest march will meet at the Neptunbrunnen at 2 p.m. Check the Facebook Invite for more details.
This Wednesday evening Idrawalot gallery will be hosting a book release party for Berlin born and raised illustrator and artist Mike Friedrich aka Cukefrom Sam Crew. The book, that is entitled ‘Cuteness is Over‘, contains selected works of Friedrich’s Custom Art, Illustration, Apparel Design, Toy Design, Wall design, Exhibitions and Fine Arts.
Plotterroboter KEN, KEN, Plotbot and/or whatever else he calls himself, has recently been featured in a video clip by Berlin based French filmmaker Isabelle Petit of ZA-P Films. The clip, which is filmed in the fitting location of an abandoned chemical plant just outside of Berlin, gives a real insight into the techniques Plotbot uses to create his pieces.
May is the month of holidays and big parties in Berlin. This weekend is of no exception with Monday being a public holiday and the whole weekend being one of Berlin’s biggest public parties. Take advantage of the long weekend as it is the last one until November!
Karneval der Kulturen @ Kreuzberg- Beginning tonight and going until Monday, Berlin celebrates the cultural melting pot that she is, with a massive cultural festival called Carnival of Cultures. Over the next couple of days you can find the majority of the action around Hallesches Tor. The festivals highlight is definitely the street parade on Sunday. This involves something like 80 extremely colourful floats driving along mainly Gneisenaustr and partying their way through Kreuzberg for the whole day.
A couple of weeks back I heard about a new adults playground in Berlin that didn’t involve stripping down to your birthday suit or decking yourself out in leather! This playground is somewhat for the child inside all of us, but it is more so for that happy snapper who also exists in many of us.
The Olympus OM-D: Photography Playground features 12 international artists who have decked out an old Nazi built ‘theater workshop’ building in Mitte with installations including laser rooms, a cardboard room, an Alice in Wonderland themed room, a massive climbing net room and many more kooky themed rooms. Each room is set up to give the visitor a chance to try different functions on the new Olympus OM-D camera, which is borrowable at the entrance by leaving your passport. Read more
In this the first guest writer post on Mogli Oak Berlin, Australian expat turned Berlin local, and now Mogli Oak Berlin reporting journalist, Lily K takes us on an adventure that dives straight into the centre of the gay and lesbian Berlin party world.
An imposing old park, a shuttle boat decked out in disco balls, free schnapps and an island full of lesbians. Put them all together and what do you get? The 2013 season opening of Mermaids Lesbenparty on Insel Berlin in Treptower park.
Berlin’s sunshine seems to have disappeared at the moment, but lets hope it returns over the weekend because this weekend is full of amazing events! Below are a selection of events that will take place over the weekend.
Friday May 10
After Work with Köttbullar@ Rag and Bone Man- If you have a craving from some Swedish meatballs and don’t want to make the trip out to Ikea, Rag and Bone Man will tonight cook up a Swedish feast of köttbullar that will be served with potatoes, lingonberry jam & gravy. There will also be a vegetarian option where the köttbullar are made from soy. 6,- euros per meal.
From shorts to animated to foreign, Berlin has a film festival for nearly every type of film out there! But there is one film festival that cranks the volume up to 11 and blows the rest out of the water!
Too Drunk to Watch is Berlin’s very own punk film festival, which features both German and international films about punk music. The festival, which actually started tonight, features a selection of very interesting films including:
The Punk Syndrome- The Punk Syndrome is a film about the essence of punk. It’s a story of handicapped people rebelling against the mainstream.
There are many blogs out there that do features on the people of Berlin. Liking this, I have decided to adopt the idea but at the same time give it a new twist! I don’t want to feature randoms in the streets who dress or act differently. Nor do I want to feature people because they are super cool hipsters. What I want to do is interact with my audience by featuring YOU the reader of Mogli Oak Berlin!
As people are generally modest and don’t want to willingly nominate themselves for such a thing, I will start my Knowing Me Knowing You post with a former Tacheles icon and friend of mine, Heiko.
When I originally started Mogli Oak Berlin, I wanted to keep it as my own little project. However over the last year or so I have found that I just don’t have enough time to write enough regular posts. Now that summer is also now upon us, my free time is becoming even more limited as this is my peak work period. Because of this, I have decided to ask for expressions of interest from others wanting to contribute to Mogli Oak Berlin.
Whether you have an idea for a once off post or maybe even for a regular or semi regular post, I am interested to hear your thoughts. The content is at your discretion, however it has to relate to Berlin and be on a similar wave length to things I already include on the site. The length of the piece is also your choice.
I will act as something like an ‘Editor’ who will read over your piece but full accreditation will go to you. I am not looking for professional journalists, I am more interested to hear from an average person who can string a few sentences together and who wants to share something they find interesting about Berlin. It can be opinion related, events related, history related, food related or whatever you can think, it just has to be Berlin related!
If you are interested to contribute to Mogli Oak Berlin please don’t hesitate to contact me through the Contact Page or via email on Facebook. Tell me of your idea and we can go from there.