Welcome to the new media campaign for Berlin visitors from the LGBTQI* community! We will continue to introduce you to Berlin ambassadors and their favourite queer places in the city, despite the fact that a visit to Berlin is only possible with strict adherence to current Government regulations, due to the current Corona situation. But the Berlin spirit lives on, we remain strong, and we can't wait to welcome you in the near future to the most exciting and queerest city in the world! See you soon!
Welcome to the new PR campaign for Berlin visitors from the LGBTQI* community! Place2beBerlin wants to welcome you and invites you to experience how the Berlin spirit is alive and well and to demonstrate why the city in general is the ideal destination for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans*, inter and queer people.
At the moment a visit to Berlin is only possible with certain restrictions. New Corona contact restrictions have been put into effect as of 16th December. Cultural and leisure events will not be taking place and venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas etc. have been closed. Visitors are obliged to keep themselves informed about the current Corona rules, as they are prone to change, and also to comply with them!
The capital has also come to a standstill during lockdown. From 16 December 2020, the Berlin Senate's new regulations will apply. (https://www.berlin.de/corona/massnahmen/verordnung/).
However, Berlin wouldn't be Berlin without its resilient creative scene: theatres, clubs, bars, and many other cultural organisations continue function and have moved many programmes online. December is all about online streaming - sometimes for free, sometimes with a fee, sometimes on a voluntary donation basis.
Since March, right at the forefront, stands "United We Stream - the solidarity response to Covid-19 and the worldwide shutdown of club culture". €570,000 in voluntary donations has already been allocated to 66 clubs in Berlin. The website is always worth a click and can bring the party atmosphere to your own living room. (https://unitedwestream.berlin/)
As always, from 23 to 26 December, Sally Morell will be streaming her brilliant, annual Christmas show, "Sally's X-Mas - Alle Jahr wieder" (Sally's X-Mas - Every Year Anew) live from Incognito, via Facebook and YouTube. Berlin greats such as Margot Schlönzke, Destiny Drescher, Tina de Vinta, Jurassica Parka and many more will be taking part. https://www.facebook.com/events/391126202104681/
In addition, Jurassica Parka (see video) recently started hosting a podcast with Margot Schlönzke. In "Parka und Schlönzke - Der Podcast", the two of them chat every month, discussing events in Berlin and the world, with their customary wit and charm.
The BKA Theatre has been broadcasting highly professional stage programmes on the internet all year. And in December too, there are some highlights on offer, such as "Kaiser & Plain: WINTERZAUBER". https://www.bka-theater.de/spielplan.php
The Komische Oper has also developed its own online programme for New Year with the slogan, "Sweet Streams!" This includes "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" (27 December) and Cendrillon - Cinderella (20 December). https://www.komische-oper-berlin.de/programm/online-spielplan/
RuT, the Open Initiative of Lesbian Women in Berlin-Neukölln, has converted its counselling and cultural services to a digital format, including reading sessions and a small celebration on 23 December. https://rut-berlin.de/veranstaltungen/
And last, but not least, are LGBTQI* films to help engender the holiday spirit. Entitled "Let's Stream Together", the queer online film festival runs from 17 to 28 December with the season’s cinematic highlights, including "Uferfrauen", and "Our Dance of Revolution". Despite everything, we wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year! https://queerstream.queerscope.de/