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Spanish Yoga classes

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The Volkshochschule in Ravensberger park is offering a Yoga class by Anamaria Diaz Rodrigo in Spanish on Friday mornings, starting next week on February 14th. The fee is 42 Euros/21 Euros reduced rate  for 8 sessions, course number is 3803K8. Unfortunately, it is not visible in the online programm, but I spotted it on page 88 of the printed version.

Thanks for the tip PollyEster!

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Events around town this weekend

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PollyEster, our local Bielefelder, gave us the following tips for this weekend –
The FH Gestaltung/school of design at Lampingstrasse 3 is presenting the works of this semester’s graduates in photography, advertising and fashion design on Friday from 6 p.m. It will be open Saturday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.), too. To get to the exhibition, take tram line 4 up to Oetkerhalle. The opening on Friday is followed by a party at Nr. zu Platz, a small venue for concerts, parties and ping-pong (on Thursday nights) next to the Recyclingbörse and Cutie cafe (near the train station.)
On sunday morning, it is worth to take a trip to Bielefeld’s north to the shores of Obersee to join the traditional “Eiswette” – a bet to see wheter it is possible to cross the lake on ice or not. There weill be pea soup, Glühwein, fried sausages, stuff for kids and music and if you have a penguin costume it is an excellent opportunity to wear it. This is what it looked like in 2012 and here
Transition town Bielefeld organised a swap cafe at the IBZ on Teutoburger Straße 106 two weeks ago like  the one that took place at the sadly closed Eisbar in Altstadt.  They also have a repair cafe this sunday  from 2-5 p.m. If you have small (electrical) items that need fixing or want help with repairing clothes, this is the place – there will be coffee and cake, too. To get there, take a bus till stop “Volkshochschule”, not far from Real supermarket and Wäschereifabrik museum or tram line 3 up to “August-Schröder-Strasse”.
 

Osnabrück

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Osnabrück is nice for a day trip, about an hour away by train or car. If you go by train, getting off at the Osnabrück Altstadt stop is more convenient than the main station. Barösta cafe in Redlinger Strasse is a beautiful stop for a coffee break (just as Cafe-Konditorei Läer in Krahnstrasse).  This Sunday, there is free admission at the Felix Nußbaum Museum  (from 10 am. to 6 p.m.): I have not personally visited but it looks well worth a visit – Painter Felix Nussbaum, born in Osnabrück in 1904 and murdered at Auschwitz in 1944, recorded the experiences of the decades following the First World War in his paintings and reflected upon them as part of his own situation, which the artist, as a Jew, was pushed into by the racist ideology of national-socialist Germany.
For a general look at the city there’s a guided tour in English every Monday at 7 p.m. starting from the town hall.
Thanks PollyEster for the tips!

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.

 

More second hand shopping

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Two tips for second hand shops from PollyEster

A new Oxfam has opened in Obernstrasse (Altstadt). They shut early on Tuesday, as they are still short of volunteers and have a small selection of English books as well. There are mainly clothes and shoes, but some little things and cds/dvds as well.

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For a bigger selection of English books (and other languages) check out the used book store on the corner of Stapenhorststrasse and Melanchtonstrasse (opposite Burger / Oetker Park).

 

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Thanks PollyEster!

 

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.

 

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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