Berlin Stories 16 May-23 May

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Our latest updates for the week ahead.

Campaign: A new, mutual aid compilation entitled Moss on a Stone is raising funds for the evacuation of seven people who are currently sheltering in a refugee camp in Rafah. The money from the compilation, and the connected crowdfunder, will be used for their evacuation across the Egyptian border. Listen and support now to receive tracks by local and international artists such as Banu, JakoJako & Rima Baransi, Zvrra, Sepehr, mx.pinky and many more.

Event: Patagonia Berlin bring WornWear to Berlin, taking place on May 24th and 25th at Bouldergarten in Neukölln. The event provides a free repair service for clothing, and aims to increase awareness around upcycling and fashion sustainability. There will be a DJ set from Refuge Worldwide resident Ben Olayinka (In Living Color).

Demonstration: On Saturday, a Nakba Day demonstration will start at Oranienplatz at 2PM. Organised by Palestine Speaks, PA Allies, Jüdische Stimme and Student Coalition Berlin, the events marks 76 years of displacement and occupation. More info here.

Workshop: Rückenwind are hosting a bike repair workshop today (Thursday, May 16), from 4-7PM. You can learn to repair your bike yourself or, in more serious cases, let the professionals get to work and you support a social project in the meantime. More info here.

Event: We are hosting our next Refuge Worldwide event in Berlin at the Plötzensee Strandbad on June 2, with DJ sets from Christophe Darbouze, Nadia Wise, Ken Okuda, TRU:L, Femdelic and Carly Zeng. Come for a swim and a dance - RSVP here via RA.

Oona: This weekend in our cosy homebase Oona Bar, we have Saturday afternoon takeovers from the Sudanese DUNYA crew and Ukrainian collective Bass Resistance. Nomansland are taking the Saturday night hours for a carnival special, while Crisp collective have three hours on Friday night.

Event: The annual Karneval Der Kulturen hits the streets this weekend, with food, music, dance and art from around the world. Keep an eye out for events from our residents TRU:L (Smoothin Groovin), Freak De L'Afrique and Jaxx TMS (Expressions).

Fundraiser: Please keep arkaoda Berlin’s ongoing fundraiser in mind, as they seek to support their business and their staff during a long period in which the basement club is shut due to sound issues. If you ever attended one of Neighbourhood Dances, or any of the other great events at arkaoda, consider donating!

Event: Save the date! On 20 July, we invite you to our joint community event at Refuge Worldwide's new space at Niemetzstraße 1. You can see and hear the results of Lilipad e. V's upcoming rap workshops, from rap tracks to works of art by the participating children and young people.