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 on: May 13, 2017, 12:03:59 PM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Katja
Hurray, summer is almost here, the days are longer and the evenings are warmer

Time to start this year's BEERGARDEN TOUR

and here are the first locations

Note: if no link to the place is given, the place is still under discussion. Or the place does not have a website.
Suggestions / requests are always welcome
and, as usual: meetings start at 19:30h

May 18
: Brachvogel, Kreuberg, Carl-Herz-Ufer 34 (an der Brachvogelstraße and at Landwherkanal), U1/6 Hallesches Tor

May 25: Loretta Wannsee. Special location for the public holiday - and central Berlin will be mobbed that weekend

June 1: Turnhalle, Friedrichshain, Holteistraße 6-9, S Ostkreuz

June 8: Deichgraf, Wedding, Nordufer 10 (last year it was Lindengarten, Deichgraf is just a hundred metres further east), U9 Amrumer Str.

June 15: Cafè am Engelbecken who used to have a website but now can only be found on facebook. Mitte/Kreuzberg, Michaelkirchplatz, right down at the banks of Engelbecken - U8 Heinrich-Heine-Straße or walk from Oranienplatz

June 22: tbd

June 29: tbd

July 06: tbd

 on: April 11, 2017, 04:41:15 PM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Katja
after nine years, it is time to have another Connect BBQ!

Save the date: July 1st, 2017

It will be at a very special secret location accessible with an AB ticket.

And now we need help:
Who can help organising this party? As Ros and Martina are both quite busy, it's currently down to Paul and me (and René). Apart from fame and glory, you get the chance to decide details regarding:
- food (bought ready-made or marinated at home with the special family recipe perhaps)
- drinks
- ticket prices
- music, fun and entertainment (dancing yes or no, games yes or no, fancy dress yes or no, karaoke yes or no, booking the Stones or rather some local newcomer band)
- and and and

I am not talking full-time job here, we are not building an airport  Wink

Talk to me


 on: February 15, 2017, 12:20:11 AM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Katja
Alan had this cool idea for another branching group - info on everything to enhance your creativity - ooops - sure I got that wrong - it's not about enhancing the skills but about getting more pleasure out of it - anyway:
Read for yourself, the link is in the navibar on the left
and then talk to Alan


 on: November 01, 2016, 05:18:43 PM 
Started by Felidae02 - Last post by Felidae02
Hi folks,

​I know it's a little late, but hopefully  better late than never ...
it's​ time for Breakfast Club again​​ to cheer us up in this drizzly, dark Autumn weather​ !​
We are ​going back to CANA which is  centrally located in Mitte, next to the Spreekanal.
​This is a Lebanese restaurant​ which has a ​​delicious Sunday Brunch ​buffet, ​
comprising  a selection of Arabian Maza, finger food, hot dishes​, ​ deserts​ and fruit​.
​Their prices are reasonable too.​

Where: Cana Restaurant, Neue Roßstraße 11-12, 10179 Berlin-Mitte, part of the Hotel "Großer Kurfürst".
How much? Brunch, € ​13​.90, drinks extra
BVG:  U2, Märkisches Museum,

​Please RSVP​ via email to the committee email address (by​ Sat midday​ , if possible, so I can finalise the booking with CANA) if you’d like to attend  Please put something sensible in the Email header, such as "Breakfast Club", otherwise the email won't be forwarded to me and will land in spam.

​W​e have ​reserved ​a table for 10 people​​, Out of consideration for the restaurant which is quite small and can get full on Sundays,  it would be nice if you could​ also​ be reasonably punctual.

Looking forward to a drink and a chat!

 on: October 13, 2016, 05:12:27 PM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Katja
Hi all,

a quick survey two weeks ago revealed that
(a) people want something special before Christmas
(b) dinner á la carte was the preferred option

So there, executive deecision: Tables are reserved for Saturday, December 17, 19:00hrs, at Georgbräu in Nikolaiviertel - Spreeufer 4, U/S Alexanderplatz or U2 Spittelmarkt (we were there twice 3 and 4 years ago). They have good beer & decent wine, traditional German food (goose and duck on the Xmas menu, I am sure), some vegetarian options, what else can we ask for.

I reserved for 30, so please let us know before December 8 if you intend to come.


 on: September 28, 2016, 09:02:14 PM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Katja
Hi there,

the Café Bleibtreu called me to ask if we would mind to have another table this Thursday. Isn't that nice? I remember another place where we were often re-assigned, without any notice whatsoever.
She said we'll probably be in the corner on the right-hand side of the restaurant. When in doubt, just ask :-)


 on: August 31, 2016, 10:11:35 AM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Felidae02
Found this info as regards the Sbahn

No Sbahn eastwards from S Savignyplatz from 21h weekdays. To get to S/U Bahnhof Zoo use the bus M49 instead:

A new train protection system (TPS) is being installed on Berlin's S-Bahn suburban rail network. As a
result, services will be suspended on the line between the stops of Friedrichstrasse and
Charlottenburg on a total of 82 evenings from Sunday, 8 May 2016 until Friday, 30 September
On each of the evenings in question, S-Bahn trains will stop running at 9pm instead of the
time when service normally ends at 1.30am. The line will close on Sunday evening and not reopen
again until the scheduled start of service early on Friday morning.

The closure will not affect nights when S-Bahn services run continuously: Friday-Saturday,

 on: August 29, 2016, 03:17:55 PM 
Started by Felidae02 - Last post by Felidae02
I'm pleased to announce that Breakfast Club is still happening, even if not quite as regularly as before. It is currently taking place every second month or so.

Our Next Breakfast Club is
Sunday November 6th, from 11h at Cana Restaurant.
Neue Roßstraße 11-12, 10179 Berlin-Mitte, part of the Hotel "Großer Kurfürst".
Brunch currently costs € 13,90, drinks are extra.
BVG: U2, Märkisches Museum

We are happy with our nice new venue which is also centrally located in Mitte, next to the Spreekanal.
Cana is a Lebanese restaurant, Sunday Brunch comprising a delicious buffet of a selection of Arabian Maza, finger food, hot dishes and deserts.

Some general info about Breakfast Club for newbies and interested oldies....
Breakfast Club normally takes place on either the first or second Sunday every other month. Group size varies from about seven to fifteen people, many of us regulars. All are very welcome.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to committee(at), as both the organizers and the restaurant needs to know how many to plan for. Please use the Header "Breakfast Club" so that the email doesn't land in the spam folder.

 on: August 26, 2016, 12:56:16 PM 
Started by Katja - Last post by Katja
and the winner is:
Café Bleibtreu
Bleibtreustraße 45, 5 min. walk from S Savignyplatz (and if the S-Bahn does not run, approx. 15 min. walk to U Uhlandstraße)

Table (inside!) is reserved for about 15 people every Thursday from now (September 1st) until May ...

behave & be nice to the staff so that we can keep this place as our permanent winter quarter for many years to come

see you all there


ps: For the upcoming meeting, Katya and Kuni promised to show up super early to try to save us a table outside.  The place does not accept reservations for outside, but then, it's supposed to be the winter quarter.

 on: July 11, 2016, 12:41:58 PM 
Started by Felidae02 - Last post by Felidae02
The committee received an email asking us to spread the word. Here goes:


Event: British Shorts Summer Edition
Date: Fri 5th August 2015, 9.00pm
Venue: Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

A fabulous Lichtspielklub short film festival outdoor adventure: the British Shorts Summer Edition at our favourite outdoor cinema Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia!
British Shorts brings the most exciting, funniest, strangest and most thrilling short films from the home of dirty weather directly to sunny Berlin – drama, comedy, thriller, animation, experimentals, docs, horror, science fiction and music videos straight from the island! For the fifth time "British Shorts" presents a summer edition at Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia featuring awarded short films, some of the festival team’s favourites and other highlights from the last edition of the festival.

The venue: Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia
Freiluftkino Insel is located in the courtyard of the Cassiopeia Club on the RAW area corner Simon-Dach-Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Opening Times are every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday plus specials with short films, concerts or parties now and then on the weekends. Freiluftkino INSEL offers free blankets and (if needed) umbrellas for rent and is showing most of the movies non-dubbed with german subtitles. In 2015, it was selected as one of the ten most beautiful outdoor cinemas in Europe by Elle magazine.

11 short films in 111 minutes – the selected films:
Edmond (Animation)

Jury prize Best Short Film at "British Shorts" 2016!
UK 2015, 9:00min, director: Nina Gantz
Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong ... Maybe too strong.
Awarded with a BAFTA 2016 (Best Short animation) and prizes at film festivals worldwide (Sundance, SXSW amongst others).
Operator (Drama)
Special Mention by the jury at "British Shorts" 2016!
UK 2015, 6:00min, director: Caroline Bartleet
An Emergency Services Operator in a Fire Control Room picks up a call from a desperate young mother. Featuring Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones) and Vicky McClure (This Is England).
Awarded with a BAFTA 2016 (Best Short Film), nominated Best Short Film at BFI London Film Festival, amongst others.

Mr Madila (Animation, Comedy)
Audience Award Best Short Film at "British Shorts" 2016!
UK 2015, 8:00min, director: Rory Waudby-Tolley
A, filmmaker meets the spiritual healer Mr. Madila, whose work he documents through the sacred art of animation.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival, awarded at LIAF 2015 (Audience Award Best British Film), amongst others, nominated Best Sudent Film at British Animation Awards 2016.

I Used To Be Famous (Comedy, Drama)
UK 2015, 16:44min, director: Eddie Sternberg
Vinnie D. von Boyzz Inc. – a washed-up pop star – and a musically talented young man with autism transform each other's worlds through the power of music.
Audience Award, Best Fiction Award and Grand Prix Award at Plymouth Film Festival.

Otherwise Enganged (Comedy)
UK 2015, 5:00min, director: Alicia MacDonald
A marriage proposal as romantic social media satire for the online age.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival.

Patriot (Drama)
UK 2015, 15:00min, director: Eva Riley
The life of eleven year old Hannah changes forever when she meets a boy from a forbidden part of town.
Nominated for the Short Film Palme D'or at Cannes Film Festival.

ManOman (Animation)
UK 2015, 11:00min, director: Simon Cartwright
In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity Glen attends a primal scream therapy session with a truly surprising outcome.
Nominated for a BAFTA (Best Short Animation), World Animation Award at Leeds International Film Festival, ARTE Award at Premieres Plans Angers, Official Selection Sundance Film Festival, amongst others.

samuel-613 (Drama)
UK 2015, 15:45min, director: Billy Lumby
Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, is torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London.
Nominated for a BAFTA (Best Short Drama), Special Mention Best UK Short at Leeds International Film Festival, Official Selection Palm Springs International Film Festival, amongst others.

Rest Stop (Comedy)
UK 2015, 11:00min, director: Kate Herron
Meredith, a young backpacker desperate to find meaning in her life, meets a mysterious stranger in a dingy British service station ... claiming to know her. "A shining example of Herron's deft touch within the comedy genre" (Directors Notes).
Awarded with the Grand Prize Best Comedy Short at Rhode Island International Film Festival, nominated Best Director at Underwire Film Festival.

Nasty (Mystery)
UK 2015, 15:00min, director: Prano Bailey-Bond
1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.
Awarded with two Maverick Movie Awards (Best Picture, Best Director), amongst others.

Sometimes I Feel So Deserted (Music video)
UK 2015, 4:15:00min, director: Ninian Doff (Cool Unicorn Bruv)
A limb swapping, oil-bleeding thriller set in a very desolate desert.
Duration: 111min, all films in English (OV).

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