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Berlin Festival of Lights 2012

The 8th annual Berlin Festival of Lights is took place 10 – 21 October 2012.  During the festival, a number of Berlin’s most famous landmarks and some lesser known buildings were transformed with light installations, laser animations and video projections. I started my tour of the Festival of Lights locations on Saturday in the Gendarmenmarkt, which I chose […]


GEMA Protest at the Kulturbrauerei

As the Mädels With A Microphone know Berliners love a good protest.  If it’s not Cuts to Solar Power subsidies, it’s increases in music performance fees. This evening at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin a crowd gathered to protest against changes to GEMA (the music artists representative group in Germany) fees.  Anyone who has tried to […]


Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) 2012

Yesterday I had my first experience of the Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) parade in Berlin.  And what an experience it was. The streets were thronging with people and alive with colour. The Karneval der Kulturen is an opportunity for Berlin to celebrate the diversity of its people and many nations and ethnic groups […]


Demonstration at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

There was a demonstration in progress when I was walking near the Brandenburg Gate yesterday. From what I could gather from the placards being waved and this article on the website of Berlin newspaper, Beliner Morgenpost, the issue seems to be proposed cuts in funding for Solar Energy production, including cuts in subsidies for Solar […]


First Aid Kit – Postbahnhof

Last night was a night of firsts for me. My first gig in Berlin. The first time I have gone to a gig alone. My first First Aid Kit gig. Sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg are from Stockholm, though you wouldn’t know they are Swedish to hear them sing or talk.  It’s almost as if […]