Puppet & Theatre shows

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As the winter draws in we are always looking for indoor activities for the kids. One good option is a puppet show, Bielefeld has at least three companies to chose from. We hope to check them out over the next few months.

Niekamp Theater

Dagmar Selje Puppen Spiele

Kummer Puppen Spiele

Bielefeld also has good children’s theatre –

Theatre Bielefeld  has a monthly Sunday  classical music concert for babies (next one is Sunday October 19th  at 11:15). They also offer lots of  shows for older children, including a musical concert series.

For younger children Stadttheatre Herford also has good children’s performances.









Free Advent Concerts

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We are already half way through Advent but PollyEster sent us a great tip about the Musical Advent Calendar concerts going on every day up to Christmas. You can see the list of concerts here  – they range from classical, rock, choir  to brass bands. Entrance is free (you can give donations on your way out).  Many are in the Altstädter Nikolaikirche so very convenient for the Weihnachtsmarkt too.


Wednesday Night Concerts

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Teresa has the following tip about the Wednesday concerts at Rudolf Oetker Halle, (middle Wednesday of each month 8 pm). They are also broadcast live on WDR  3 radio and the best part is tickets are only €5!  They showcase music from around the world and have a great schedule of musicians from all different musical backgrounds. You can pick tickets up at the tourist information office, I hear they are very popular.

Summer Events

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The English drama student group are performing Arthur Miller’s: The Crucible  from July 22nd – July 27th at 8 pm in Bielefeld University’s AudiMin. Admission is free.

Sunday 30th June

Neighbourhood festival at Siegfriedplatz – music, food, dancing and fun for everyone!

15:00 Tausch- und Trödelmarkt

15:00 Spielmobil für Kinder
15:30 Live-Musik »Valise Quintett«
Lindy Hop (in der Pause)

18:45 Live-Musik »Kristin Shey«
20:30 Live-Musik » SKArtist«

Saturday 3rd August

Children’s Fest also at Siegfriedplatz from 14 to 18 clock. Last year they had a puppet show, games, and the fire department let the kids climb into a real fire engine (huge hit with my sons!)

Unplugged concerts in Bielefeld – Kneipenkult

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This year’s spring edition of the “Kneipenkult” series has concerts by local bands, who each chose a band to cover or a theme: John Mayer,
The velvet underground, 90ies Eurodance and David Guetta.
The bands have formed for just these concerts and don’t exist regularly. There are four concerts from Monday to Thursday in four different pubs.
The first week is over, this week they are at the Siekerfelde (a pub with great beer garden near the Stadtkrankenhaus), week 3 is at the “Heimat
und Hafen” on Stapenhorststrasse (a maritine themed smoker’s pub) and the last week at the Rockcafe in Neustädter Strasse (Altstadt, opposite
the Gravis  shop, near Galerie 61). All concerts start around 9 p.m., admission is free.

Balkan Musik, Dancing, and of course Sljivovica

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Next Friday, Sept. 7, the Ziveli Orkestar will be playing at the Forum with local DJ Doe following up. Thomas and I saw the Ziveli Orkestar 2 years ago, and we danced like lunatics until 4am. For fans of Balkan music, I highly recommend this concert. You can hear the band’s music at http://www.myspace.com/ziveliorkestar

The Forum (http://www.forum-bielefeld.com/) is a 5-10 minute walk from the Siegfriedplatz train and bus stop. The doors open at 20:30 and the band begins around 21:00. Tickets are 12€.

Does anyone want to come?

liebe Grüße,


Andrea’s favourite outdoor places

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-Nonnenstein: beautiful to hike, and there is a gigant Marimba instrument, you can play it for hours!

-HuckerMoor: A lake, boats and lovely cafes
-Farmhouse Jazz Club: openair jamm sessions in Summer, laid back mood