Berlin comes to Siegfriedplatz

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I enjoy visiting independent shops and was excited to hear PollyEster has spotted a new shop  Nikkes.Berlin with nice things made from recycled materials on Stapenhorststraße 90 (opposite Oetker park and near the second hand book shop). You can read more about their move from Berlin here 

PollyEster also told me the owners of the sewing cafe Traut & Muse   came from Berlin too. They have lots of great classes and also rent sewing machines by the hour so you can work on your own projects and they have everything there for sale that you might need too.


Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

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24.08.2013   20:00

Jazz im Garten

Another outdoors event at the Bielefelder Kunstverein im Waldhof

Richie Arndt & The Bluenatics

Driving blues-rock, soul-stirring ballads and deep roots in the blues and roots music shape the unique sound of this trio, one of the leading bands of the blues-rock genre in Germany.

In case of rain: Bunker Ulmenwall
[Admission: 10, – / red 6, – / BI Pass 1, -]

Architecture Exhibit

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A last minute recommendation for this weekend from PollyEster at the Bielefelder Kunstverein. All exhibits and photos in this architecture exhibition are bilingual. Admission is free all Saturday and there is a bring-your-own picnic and bbq in the evening, drinks are on sale and there will be music:

Unsere Ausstellung »Neue Bescheidenheit. Architektur in Zeiten der Verknappung« läuft nur noch bis Sonntag.
Wer sie noch nicht gesehen hat muss sich also beeilen.

ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN /opening times :

FREITAG/FRIDAY, 19. JULI 2013, 15-19 UHR
SAMSTAG/SATURDAY 20. JULI 2013, 12-22 UHR (Ab 17 Uhr OPEN AIR BAR und ganztägig freier Eintritt in die Ausstellung)
SONNTAG/SUNDAY 21. JULI 2013, 12-19 Uhr (Um 17 Uhr letzte Führung mit dem künstlerischen Leiter Thomas Thiel)

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English Playgroup


A group of us are meeting on Mondays from 4 pm at the playground in Oekter park / Burger Park (next to the Burger Park Cafe). We have mostly small children between 1 – 4 years. Anyone looking for an English speaking group of mothers to hang out with is welcome to join us (we are not all native English speakers).

Buying or selling second hand

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I may be the only person not to know about ebay’s local ads – Kleinanzeigen . But on the off chance someone doesn’t know about them they are a great idea – free to post, and all local – pick up only so you can view before buying. When you post an ad it also produces a flyer for you to stick up on the supermarket notice board etc which is very useful. So a good resource for selling items when moving on from Bielefeld or for buying if you have just arrived.  Thanks Catherine for the tip!