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Irish Poet Kevin Higgins Visits Basel

Irish Poet Kevin Higgins Visits Basel

Kevin Higgins is a renowned poet, literary critic and workshop facilitator living in Galway. He will be visiting Basel from November 6 through 11, 2013, for diverse teachings and readings. As a youth, Higgins started out as a political activist in London, fighting for egality and justice from the left of the mainstream. In the 1990s, he settled in Galway where he has become somewhat of a literary activist fighting for the right of everybody to engage in creative writing. A rebel by nature, he revolutionised the literary scene in Galway, not to the delight of all writers and literati.

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Lute and Guitar Festival

Lute and Guitar Festival

“Basel Plucks” ̶ the festival for lute and guitar scheduled from October 2 to 6 ̶ presents prominent lutists and guitarists teaching and living in Basel. The festival creates a platform to demonstrate the unique richness and diversity of the lute and guitar scene in Basel. The inclusive festival pass (all concerts) costs 70 Swiss francs, and a single day pass costs 20 Swiss francs. The venues include Musik Akademie Basel (Music Academy Basel), Zinzendorfhaus on Leimenstrasse, Kultkino on Theaterstrasse and Museum für Musik im Lohnhof. For more information: www.facebook.com/baselplucks Tickets: +41 61 264 57 57

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Dances of Death in the Museum

Dances of Death in the Museum

Pictorial representations of Dances of Death developed all over Europe following the 15th century, most likely in response to episodes of the plague. Particularly known in Basel is The Basel Dance of Death, painted on the inside wall of the cemetery of the Dominican convent. The original, created approximately between 1431 and 1439, dramatised 40 people from all walks of life entangled with the representation of death. In 1805, the wall was pulled down and only 19 fragments were saved. Those 19 pieces were restored several times and even changed. They are now on display in the Historische Museum Basel,

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Upcoming Beer Market – in Mulhouse, september 5 to 8

Upcoming Beer Market – in Mulhouse, september 5 to 8

Last Saturday, Basel had its first ever “Beer Market”, and it was a huge success. At the Vogesenplatz, the atmosphere was more than festive. All the degustation lovers and beer drinkers flocked there from 4 pm onwards.  The event revealed once again that local beer from small-scale breweries is growing in popularity. Similar observations were also quoted in The Basel Journal, issue June / July, 2012. Basel’s newest brewers were also on the scene – although without beer. Sandro Waser and Tizian Würth of “Basiliske Beer” were introduced to the public at this year’s “em Bebbi sy Jazz” (Basel jazz

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Provocative Artist in Riehen

Provocative Artist in Riehen

Maurizio Cattelan is one of the most controversial artists of our time. Since the 90s he has been surprising his audience and the art scene with his sculptures. His multifaceted works of art show the paradox and insanity of our society, and describe how individuals are constantly fighting to find their places in society. His works are on display at the Fondation Beyeler museum until October 6.

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Pop Culture in a Museum

Pop Culture in a Museum

From September 19, there is a “loud” exhibition at the Music Museum in the Lohnhof, which lies next to Leonhard’s church. It is all about pop culture’s development since the 50s. Entitled “Pop@basel”, it is in cooperation with the Basel rock music association (RFV). It is based on the book called “Pop Basel-Music and Subculture”, which was published in 2009 by the local Christoph Merian publishing company. The exhibition runs until June, 2014, and is accompanied by concerts in various clubs.

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

This folk festival by the Münster on september, 21 is a great opportunity to get to know the Chinese culture a bit better. It connects Baslers with the local Chinese community. For the Chinese, this celebration is the second most important event next to the Chinese New Year. Part of the festivities includes a dragon dance at 8 pm. The “Mondfest”, as it is referred to in German, begins at 3 pm.

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David Garrett plays Brahms

David Garrett plays Brahms

David Garrett is known by a wide audience for a variety of performance styles; however, at more than half of his concerts, he performs the violin. He will fascinate the Basel audience at the Stadt Casino with pieces by Johannes Brahms, accompanied by the Sinfonie Orchestra Basel, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, September 25 and 26, from 7.30 pm on. Tickets are available from september, 2 on.

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Basel Beer Fair

Basel Beer Fair

Local variety instead of global uniformity – the exhibitors at the first Basel Beer Fair at Vogesenplatz on August 31 (4 to 10 pm) would like to prove a point. And they also would like to eradicate prejudices.  Both expats and locals alike often describe Swiss beer, to put it very mildly, as indistinctive brew.  At the Beer Fair the small and micro breweries in and around Basel will certainly be able to prove that they produce beers with unique character and taste. So far they are successful: more often than not demand for their local beers is bigger than

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