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Mogwai’s Barry Burns on beers, babies and Berlin

The Herald Arts Magazine, December 9 2017. HOME. Mogwai's Barry Burns is unsure where it is. He enjoys the easygoing way of life in Berlin where people still smoke in bars and swig beer on trains or while walking down the street. But Burns, who is a multi-instrumentalist for the postrockers, also loves the Glasgow… Continue reading Mogwai’s Barry Burns on beers, babies and Berlin

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Shifting political contours in Germany

Cable Magazine Scotland, November 1 2017 The German elections in September saw Angela Merkel win a fourth term as German Chancellor. However, her victory was somewhat overshadowed by the shifting political terrain in Germany. Writing from Berlin, Rachel Loxton reflects upon the mood of the election and casts an eye across the issues facing German politics. As… Continue reading Shifting political contours in Germany

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A new bike in a new town

The first time I saw my bike I fell in love. A German man in his 50s, wearing a navy boiler suit, was riding it out of a garage near Prinzenstraße U Bahn station. I saw it’s purple fade design rolling towards me and I knew I would take it home with me that day. You probably… Continue reading A new bike in a new town

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November 28 2016: Ein Syrer heilt sein Kriegstrauma mit modernem Tanz

Die Welt / WeltN24, November 28 2015 Auf seiner Flucht nach Deutschland entdeckt der Syrer Omar den modernen Tanz. Seine neue Leidenschaft hilft ihm, den Krieg in seiner Heimat zu verarbeiten. Einige seiner Freunde finden das albern. Omar Meslem Ikrose sitzt in einem Café in Osnabrück und trinkt Kiba. Mit Hunderttausenden seiner Landsleute teilt der… Continue reading November 28 2016: Ein Syrer heilt sein Kriegstrauma mit modernem Tanz

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March 1 2015: Germany’s far-right Pegida movement sets up in Scotland and plans anti-Islam march in Edinburgh

The Sunday Herald, March 1 2015 Rachel Loxton and Imran Azam The first demonstration by the Scottish branch of Pegida, the far-right anti-Islam movement from Germany, is planned for Edinburgh this month. Organisers of Pegida Scotland say they are in talks with police about holding an evening rally in the capital's city centre on March… Continue reading March 1 2015: Germany’s far-right Pegida movement sets up in Scotland and plans anti-Islam march in Edinburgh