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A Very Weimar Christmas Party

Let us imagine for a moment, you are living in Weimar-era Berlin and feel your star is on the wane. What better way to boost your social status than by throwing a glitzy Christmas party. But who to invite? You’ll … Continue reading

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Peter Jöback walks Isherwood’s Neighbourhood.

In December 2011, Swedish singing star Peter Jöback came to Berlin to film the third part in his trio of programmes for SVT1, ‘Med Hjärtat som Insats’ ( ‘With The Heart At Stake’) For the programme, Peter started his journey … Continue reading

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Isherwood’s Neighbourhood – A Walking Tour

Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this  circular one-hour tour visits the neighbourhood Christopher Isherwood lived in during his time in Berlin and where he wrote his famous Berlin Diaries, which were to become the film Cabaret. The walk includes readings … Continue reading

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One Year on…

My Cabaret-Berlin blog is now a year old. What started as a way of me recording and sharing what I had found out about my adopted city and the fascinating (to me!) period of the Weimar Republic, has certainly grown … Continue reading

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Claire Waldoff

Clara Wortmann was born in 1884, the 11th child of a family of 16, and grew up in Gelsenkirchen. She attended a girls’ High School in Hanover, from where it was expected she would graduate and go on to study … Continue reading

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