The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, @TheUkes

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A Ukulele Orchestra? A Ukulele orchestra from Great Britain? Well, I didn’t know they existed either, but one is never too old to learn something new!

According to their website: ‘The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele.’ How amazing is that? Find out more about this group on their website www.ukuleleorchestra.com

They are presently touring and will be in Germany on the following dates in 2015:

Hamburg, 15.03.2015
Wolfenbüttel, 16.03.2015
Schweinfurt, 19.03.2015
Leverkusen, 20.03.2015
Fürth, 22.03.2015

British restaurant ‘East London’ in Berlin, @berlinpielover

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I am trying to concentrate on British life in the very West of Germany (as that is where I live), but then, sometimes, there are places that I just have to mention, because they sound so cool. “East London” in Berlin is one of them. This restaurant is an all-day eating establishment serving British cooking. And we all know that British food can be terrific! But this restaurant offers even more: Beer tastings, pub quiz nights and the typical Sunday roast. I wanna go soooo badly! ;)

For your next trip to Berlin save some time for this place in your busy schedule, and tell me all about your experience, please. 

And if you wish to follow British traces is Berlin get this e-book ‘Auf Spurensuche – Großbritannien in Berlin.  Here is my interview with the author.

Tall and Short Stories from Ireland – VHS Krefeld, 28.11.2014

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The storytelling tradition still survives in Ireland. People still like to gather round an open fire and listen to the “Séanachies” tales about proud heroes, romantic love stories or spooky ghosts. A kind of magic is created and for a little while it’s easy to forget the outside world. You will hear some of these stories tonight. Lorcan Flynn comes from a family of Irish storytellers. The stories told to him by his folks had been learned in a line stretching back thousands of years.

Beginners in English will understand his easy English, native speakers will also enjoy it. Besides cheddar cheese and soda bread beverages will be offered to enjoy while listening (food included). 

Time: 19.00 – 21.00
Fee: 12 €
Source and registration: VHS Krefeld