Berlin Stories | 4-10 April

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Protests, parties, panels and more.

Talk and concerts: Concluding Romnja* Power Month, RomaniPhen are hosting a talk about the lived realities of Romnja* in Berlin on 4 April at Aquarium from 18:00. The event is followed on 6 April by a closing party with DJ sets, dancing, and live music at Südblock from 19:00. 

Film screening and discussion: On 4 April Café Cralle in Wedding is hosting a documentary film screening of “Stories from Masafer Yatta” about realities of people living in southern Westbank. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the role of art and film in anti-colonial struggles.

Club night: SFX, the A/V-focused label and event series run by Zoë Mc Pherson and Alessandra Leone, is hosting its first Berlin event on 4 April. Head to Panke from 20:30 to catch sets from Zoë, Jessica Ekomane, Marylou and more.

Demo: On Friday 5 April there is a demonstration outside the police station at Kottbusser Tor, in opposition to the recent wave of night-time police raids and arrests of activists across the city. The demo starts at 18:00 will be strictly silent, and the dresscode is pyjamas.

Zine launch: The Berliner QT_BiPoC writing group Queer*ing Creative Writing is launching their first Zine. The launch event takes place on Saturday 6 April at OYA Bar, with a reading and celebration starting from 19:00.   

Armenian jam night: On 6 April Café Arakil is hosting an Armenian Jam Night. From 19-24:00 you are invited to come by with your instruments to jam, sing, and dance together all in Armenian.

Demo: On Sunday 7 April Hände Weg von Wedding is organising a rally in solidarity with Palestine. Join the demo from 15:00 at Leopoldplatz.

Fundraiser: Palästina Kongress in Berlin will take place from 12-14 April. Following the freezing of the Jüdische Stimme bank account by Berliner Sparkasse last week, state repression continues – organisers were planning to host a fundraising event on 5 April, which has now been cancelled because of alleged “security concerns”. To support Palästina Kongress, you can donate on their website and follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with new events and developments.   

Demo: On 9 April join a protest against right-wing migration politics, deportations, and the reinforcements of CEAS (Common European Aylsum System), which are to be finalised on 10 April. The protest will start at 18:00 from Oranienplatz. 

Campaign: Deutsche Wohnen &  Co Enteignen are currently campaigning for a new legally binding referendum, two and a half years since nearly 60% Berliners voted for socialisation to take back control of the housing market – a result that has been ignored by authorities ever since. R2C, the organisations English-speaking and migrant-focused working group, is hosting a welcome session on Monday 8 April for those looking to get involved in the campaign. Check out this page for more events this week related to Berlin’s housing crisis.

Header image by Valeriya Kobzar licensed under CC 1.0.