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Weltfest am Boxhagener Platz, Berlin, 30th August 2014 at My Favourite Planet

Weltfest in Berlin, 30th August 2014
August 2014   If you are in Berlin, Germany on the last weekend in August, come along to Weltfest am Boxhagener Platz, the annual free street festival in the Friedrichshain district of the city.

The theme of this year's World Fest is "Work in Progress - decent work for people worldwide", and members of NGOs will be on hand to discuss the subject at stands around the large green square of Boxhagener Platz.

A variety of international musicians will provide the sounds on the main stage, with the artist Jim Avignon as the headline act. There is also a special place for buskers to perform.

For junior citizens, the South African-German children's musical Inkululeko, the long way from Nonsiki will be performed by Global New Generation, and the childrens' circus Zirkus Zack offer interactive acrobatics.

See It's a small world fest, The Cheshire Cat Blog photo essay about Weltfest in previous years.

The Weltfest website has information in English about the programme and details of how to get there:

www.weltfest-am-boxi.de/html/english/info-in-english.html

Entrance to the festival is free.
 
Weltfest 2014, on Boxhagener Platz, Berlin, 30th August 2014

Weltfest 2014
Boxhagener Platz,
Berlin, Germany

30th August 2014



Photo:
Blessed Love
at Weltfest 2013
Full moon concert in Pella, 10th August 2014 at My Favourite Planet

Full moon concert in Pella, 10th August 2014
August 2014   We reported last year about the annual Full Moon concerts in Pella, Macedonia, Greece, the birthplace of Alexander the Great (see Full moon in Pella at The Cheshire Cat Blog), and this year's evening of music promises to be at least as enjoyable as previous events in the archaeological site.

The title for the open-air gig is "Songs from Greece and other places" (Τραγούδια από την Ελλάδα και όχι μόνο, literally Songs from Greece - and not only), and the programme will include traditional music of Asia Minor performed by A. Papaioannou (oud, saz), D. Dhaka (vocals, percussion) and A. Machairidi (accordion). The event is organized by the Municipality of Pella and the Public Welfare Enterprise Culture and Development Pella.

Entrance to the concert is free.

See a larger version of the concert poster (in Greek, opens in a new window).

We recommend visiting the excellent Pella Museum and archaeological site during the day, then taking a break at one of the village cafes or tavernas before the concert which begins at 21:30.

Pella is just 40 minutes from Thessaloniki. Buses every half hour, 07.00 - 22.30 hours, fare 3.30 €. see How to get to Pella and check current schedules and fares in English at http://ktelmacedonia.gr/en/routes/tid=29. A taxi cost about 40-50 €.

Other full moon events are taking place at archaeological sites around Greece, including Aigai (Vergina, near Veria), Edessa and Athens.

Visit the Pella website: www.pella-museum.gr/informations/news

The website is in Greek only, but can be translated into your language
in a browser such as Google Chrome.
Manolis Glezos writes an open letter to German President Joachim Gauck at My Favourite Planet

Letter to President Gauck

5 March 2014   As German President Joachim Gauck makes an official visit to Greece,
an open letter to him from World War II veteran Manolis Glezos raises once again
the thorny question of reparations for Nazi atrocities.

Glezos greets Gauck at The Cheshire Cat Blog.
Greek archaeologists working at the site of Aristotle's Lyceum, Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Aristotle's garden

October 2013   After several announcements during the last 17 years that the
archaeological site of the Athens Lyceum, where Aristotle founded his Peripatetic school
of philosophy, was to be opened to the public, it looks like may be finally about to happen.

Digging Aristotle, a photo essay at The Cheshire Cat Blog.
Giorgos Sfakianakis and his band play traditional Cretan music at the Full Moon Concert in Pella, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Full moon in Pella

21 August 2013   The Cheshire Cat returns to Macedonia, Greece to revel
at the annual August full moon concert at the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

Full moon in Pella, a photo essay at The Cheshire Cat Blog.
The Dilek Peninsula and the Greek island of Samos from the Central Aegean coast of Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Spring in Ionia

May 2013   The Cheshire Cat Blog explores various aspects of human, animal
and plant life around the Central Aegean coast of Turkey, known in ancient times
as Ionia, location of cities such as Ephesus, Miletos and Priene.

Ionian Spring, a photo essay in three parts at The Cheshire Cat Blog.
The view from the acropolis of ancient city of Stageira along the east coast of Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

My Favourite Planet goes to Aristotle's hometown

Spring 2012   The ancient city of Stageira was the birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle. Today its ruins lie on the green Liotopi peninsula, near the village of Olympiada, Macedonia, northern Greece. The My Favourite Planet guide to Stageira and Olympiada
features 68 pages of history, practical information and two galleries of photos and maps.
The goddess Athena watches over her hometown Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

My Favourite Planet goes to Athens

December 2011   The My Favourite Planet guide to Athens is launched this month with
our Athens Acropolis photo gallery, containing 36 pages of photos and plans as well
as articles about the history of the ancient citadel.

The gallery will be expanded over time, and will be joined by further gallery guides
to other parts of the Greek capital.
Koceck dancers and musicians in Fatih district, Istanbul at The Cheshire Cat Blog on My Favourite Planet

My Favourite Planet goes to the movies

June 2011   We finally get our first video online, thanks to those nice people ar YouTube.
And a pretty lively flick it is too, as Köçek dancers go twirling their skirts through the
streets of Istanbul along to some raucous Turkish folk music. Not to be missed.

Find out more and watch the video at The Cheshire Cat's Istanbul wedding dance.

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