Berlin Stories | 11-17 April

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Protests, parties, panels and more.

Concert & fundraiser: On 11 April, Lark is hosting the first edition of Dunya: SUDAN, an event series uplifting Sudanese voices and raising funds for the Sudan Solidarity Collective and Darfur Women Action. The event starting from 19:00 will celebrate Sudanese culture and resistance through speeches by activists, film screenings, poetry and music.

Palästina Kongress: From 12-14 April, the Palästina Kongress takes place in Berlin. The conference unites national and international pro-Palestinian speakers and activists to engage in panels, workshops, and networking. The goal is to hold the German government accountable for its continued support of Israel through weapon exports. The conference is sold out, but you can livestream the talks on their website.

Protest camp: Besetzung gegen Besatzung is a protest camp currently set up outside the Bundestag, demonstrating for an end to Germany’s complicity and military support of the ongoing genocide in Palestine. All are invited to join the camp – head  to their Instagram or join on Telegram to keep up to date.

Party: This Friday 12 April SWAK is back at OHM. Expect everything from gqom to techno courtesy of Oldyungmayn, ALISSAZADDI, Bloomfeld and Mx. Pinky.

Panel: On 13 April, Spore Initiative is hosting a panel on the effects of the climate crisis on Kurdish communities followed by a dance performance by the group Koma Feraşin. Titled “Along the Rivers of Kurdistan”, the conversation opens the exhibition “Wasserspiegel – Water Bodies”, which contexualises water as a carrier of cultural memory, resistance and sociocultural importance. The opening starts at 18:30.

Market: On 13 and 14 April there is a market with all proceeds going to the fundraiser ‘Unity for Gaza: Mutual Aid & Resilient Livelihoods’. Expect books, clothes, jewellery, prints and more at Vierte Welt at Adalbertrstr. 96, Krezuberg.

Demo: On Saturday 13 April there is a demonstration against transphobia, following the horrific attack on a trans woman that took place in Weissensee, north Berlin, in November last year. The demo starts at 15:00 from Antonplatz.

Party: Daytimers host their first-ever Berlin show on 13 April at Fitzroy. The UK-based South Asian collective will be represented by Abibi, Arnav, yungfya and more.

Demo: Sudan Uprising and the Salam Sudan Campain are inviting Berliners to participate in a vigil and demo on the International Day of Solidarity with the Sudanese people. The protest takes place on 15 April starting at 17:00 from Oranienplatz.

Commemoration: The organiser, activist, and founder of KOP Berlin Biplab Basu passed away on 14 March of this year. To honour his life and achievements in working towards social change and justice for the community, KOP and ReachOut are organsing a commemoration on Biplab Basu’s birthday. Join at Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße on 15 April from 17:00.

Party: Body Language is back this Saturday 13 April for a special one-off fundraiser for GLADT, an organization of black and PoC lesbians, gays, bisexuals, Trans*, Inter* and queers in Berlin. The party starts at 23:00 at Zenner.

Call for support: Berlin migrant housing network Schlafplatzorga are in need of free rooms – if you’re out of town or have a spare room for even just a few days, reach out at

Header image by Hossam el-Hamalawy licensed under CC BY 2.0.