After more that a year of break, the Wedding Markt came back in a new location, the shores of the Spree in Nordufer. A nice selection of art craft stalls and the possibility of chilling by the river. This market has the potential to rise as a competitor of the Maybachufer fleahmarket itself!
Every year I await the Pictoplasma festival with great excitement. Could help the fact that this festival happen usually to meet with the beginning of the good weather but mostly it is because I just love character design, it’s so much fun. For the main exhibition, they chose this year a fantastic location, the Silent Green Kulturquartier in Wedding.
Made in Wedding is a small gallery in one of the less developed corners of Wedding. The intersection of the Soldinerstr and the Koloniestr is the heart of a Kiez with bad reputation and little signs of cultural development. Nevertheless, there is a couple of initiatives trying to set an artistic offer and give opportunities to the local artist to be shown. Sometimes the most original and free of conventionalities artists are to be found in the most unexpected places. The actual installation in this space is surprisingly genuine. Far from the mainstreamed Auguststr or the über hipsteria of the art scene in Kreuzberg/Neukölln: Dichtung Fontanera is definitely a breath of fresh air for the senses.
So many times I thought that it would be great to have a cosy place very near home to have coffee and cake in winter or to have an ice cream sitting on the street during summer. Like a month ago my wishes were heard and they open this pretty caffee in the Soldiner Kiez.
We are always very excited about new restaurants in Wedding. As soon as we read in the Weddingweiser about Stranero we run to try their pizza and check out the restaurant. They are situated next to Nauener Platz, in the growing kiez of Malplaquetstr. Their pizza is very good and not expensive at all. For now is all they have, we hope they include some antipasti or salads in the menu to accompany those tasty pizzas. They probably will!
Grüntalerstr is probably my favourite street in Wedding. I love the library Echo Bücher and and the concerts at Studio 8 and recently I discover that Da Giorgo (just besides all this) is also a very decent place to eat. Nice wine, nice antipasti for free with your meal and good pizza.
The first edition of the Project Space Festival Berlin starting August 1st, will feature a different space with a surprise event (events will only appear in the calender a week or so before taking place) every day during this month. It´s pretty exciting to see festivals first editions and in this case, the innovative idea and the well organize and beautiful website will convince you to join then on at least one of the dates.
We finally got a chance last night to check out the Vagabund Brauerei. Wedding seems to be the place these days for micro breweries and as a result we’re getting a good education! Located just off Seestr on Antwerpenerstr it’s accessible from many directions. OK, down the business, these guys know their beer, on tap on the night were 3 of their own brews; a smoky ale, an IPA, and a triple IPA. They also had an IPA and an Pils from other micro breweries. Continue reading
Normally I´m not a “meet for lunch” person, I prefer to relaxing dinners, drinking some wine, without worrying about wasting the rest of the afternoon. But sometimes it´s nice for a change and I found the perfect quiet café in Eulerstr to do so. It´s a small charming place in a little square between Bornholmerstr and Grünthalerstr.
On Sunday evening I had the pleasure of attending a great concert in the bar/gallery Studio Acht (8). It was the first time I was at this bar and it won´t be the last. The concert by Derek Shirley was one of a series of concerts organised by the record label Sacred Realism. The series of concerts is a curated program with most performers falling into the echtzeitmusik genre. Continue reading