(above: © Ian Stenhouse)
Berlin may have lost their top-flight football team with Hertha BSC’s second relegation in three seasons, but the fascination of football in the capital goes way beyond the underperformers of the Olympiastadion. No Dice is a wonderful website and magazine about football in its many a varied forms in Berlin, and next Tuesday they will be launching the third edition, with a special bonus that promises to offer a fascinating glimpse of football in the Hauptstadt.
Here’s the details:
“Our photographer and designer Ian Stenhouse has been to more than 100 games of football in Berlin in the last season. I’ll say it again. 100 games. His glorious photographs show a vision of the beautiful game that stretches way beyond the glamour of the top flights, and he has captured something of the soul of football in the capital.
On Tuesday June 5th he opens his exhibition, 100 Spiele / 100 Fotos at the Bar Babette in Mitte. This exhibition is a must see for the football fan in Berlin. It is, at times, a grimly realistic look at the game, but one seen through the eyes of an incurable romantic who genuinely loves football at any and every level.
Without Ian there would be no No Dice, and this is where everything joins together nicely.
At the same time it will be the launch party for the third issue of No Dice. This issue contains features on Heinz Boock, the man who discovered Thomas Häßler (by Jacob Sweetman), a personal look at football in Pankow (by Tommy George), the death of the DDR Oberliga and a chat with Alex Singer and Alyssa Naeher of Turbine P0tsdam (by Stephen Glennon) and, of course, a photo essay by Ian Stenhouse on the Jahnsportpark in Berlin.
We would love to see you there!. Join our Facebook event here and please inform everyone with a love of Berlin football about this great event.”
Here at the Circus we wish the folks at No Dice Magazine the best of luck with the new publication, and we are looking forward to reading more about football in Berlin in the future.