Berlin Stories | 4-11 July

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Our latest updates for the week ahead.

Demonstration: Today, 4 July, at 17:00 a Migrantifa-organised protest taking place at Yorckstrasse will collectively respond to the social cuts in constituencies, the dismissal of Frieda e.V. and the criminalisation of pro-Palestinian activism. Read more here.

Event: The English Theatre Berlin showcases actor and writer Kumar Muniandy's play, Second Class Queer, this weekend. Muniandy uses his piece to raise questions of identity, queerness, internalized homophobia and racism through the Tamil-Malaysian queer perspective. Find more information for performances on 5, 6, 7 July here.

Event: This Sunday, 7 July, another of the beloved Museum Sonntags takes place, during which entry to participating venues is free-of-charge. One highlight is the photography exhibition entitled Being, Seeing, Wandering by Akinbode Akinbiyi that opened last month for the first time in Germany. Winner of this year's Hannah Höch Prize, Akinbiyi displays 120 of his photographs.

Event: The annual Sonic Pluriverse Festival kicks off today, 4 July, at HKW, running until 26 July. Shining a light on Terapia, a type of music from the Colombian Caribbean, the festival will include DJ sets, talks, workshops and more to share this 'comprehensive interdisciplinary concept that brings together different epistemologies that address physical and psychological aspects of healing.' Check out the full program here.

Event: A Reading Group On The Revolution's Promise will host its final group discussion this Sunday, 7 July, in Fabriktheater, Moabit. The group use this play to start raising questions akin to; 'what is the political impact of art, and what does it mean to preserve its freedom?'. Register here.

Event: Lab*r An Invitation To Action ... A Basis For Hope opens at SAVVY Contemporary this Friday 5 July. The project poses the question: "If we see culture as a weapon of struggle against apartheid, imperialism, patriarchy and other dominant ideologies, how do we understand the role of the cultural worker?".

Oona: This Saturday 6 July our cosy Oona bar will host hang outs with Somali Independence and Fiestuki x Madre Mezcal. Come by for a few drinks and share the music with us.

Header photo courtesy of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, body photo courteyy of Akinbode Akinbiyi.