On Sunday 13th March 2011 we will be welcoming the first SLOW TRAVEL DAY to the Circus Hostel. Curated by the good folks at Slow Travel Berlin, it promises to be both a stimulating and relaxed Sunday at the Circus, including coffee-tasting, unique city tours, film presentations, music, a pop-up bookshop and of course – this being Germany – some beer.
The Circus Cafe will be the focal point for the activities, and will be hosting throughout the afternoon a pop-up bookshop run by Dialogue Books Berlin, who will be displaying and selling a handpicked selection of books related to Berlin either by subject, theme or author.
In the morning/early afternoon there will be a choice of unique city tours:
Berlin Wall Tour – no ordinary Berlin Wall tour, but an in-depth three-hour special organised by Slow Travel Berlin affiliate Context Travel (a company run by award-winning National Geographic writer and academic Paul Bennett).
Urban Sketching Tour - to celebrate the recent inauguration of Berlin’s chapter of the worldwide Urban Sketching movement, local pencil Ninjas Rolf Schroeter, Olga Prudnikova and Catalina Somolinos will be giving a guided 2-hour sketch tour.
The tours will return to the Circus Cafe for coffee-tasting as well as cake and other sweet treats that are being provided very kindly by Berlin food (amongst other interesting stuff) bloggers Berlin Reified and FoodieInBerlin…those of you with a sweet tooth should certainly make sure you are in the cafe at 4pm for that!
In the early evening Stuart Holt will present his Most Interesting Person project – a trail of films about some of Berlin’s most interesting people – each chosen by the preceding subject – which features journalists, human rights activists, film makers and more. A very special happy hour(s) is being provided by BIER , a Berlin-based company that brew their beer at a small, family-run brewery in the German countryside.
At 7pm down in Goldman’s Bar we will be screening Jakarta-Berlin, a road-movie documentary from the young German director Florian Augustin about his overland adventures. Florian will be joining us to introduce the film and take questions after the screening.
Afterwards we are very happy to announce a guest DJ spot from Robert Lippok, founder member of legendary Berlin-based electronica legends To Rococo Rot! Robert will play a mix of electronica and indie music, some rare TRR tracks and material from his new release on Raster Noton.
It promises to be a great day, and we are really pleased and proud to be working together with Slow Travel Berlin and everyone else involved. We hope to see you there!