Wilde Möhre Festival 2021

Our first festival experience after the palace was the 3 days Wilde Möhre Festival (https://wildemoehrefestival.de/), ca. one hour from Berlin. We were invited to make some circus workshops, do some colorful walking acts in the evening and spread a nice magic vibe around the festival. We went with a bigger team of 12 pirates including„Wilde Möhre Festival 2021“ weiterlesen

Our week in a Neukölln Spielplatz

The Pirates spent every afternoon last week in a gigantic hinterhof at the far end of Sonnenallee, in the heart of Neukölln. Here, we collaborated with the Kindertreff Waschküche, a kids club focusing on social & pedagogical support for children in the area. We filled the afternoons with open air Zirkusspielen (circus games) and stations„Our week in a Neukölln Spielplatz“ weiterlesen

Reclaim the Streets

Reclaim the Streets (more info here) was first born out of anti-car protest camps in the streets of London in 1991. Since then it has been taken up as a decentralised movement across world cities to claim back public space from increasingly commercialised and private interests, eaten up by shopping malls, expensive apartments and corporate„Reclaim the Streets“ weiterlesen

Bringing Circus to Refugee Centres in Berlin

Corona has been a tough time for communities all over the globe. In Berlin, overall, the lockdown was relatively light for most, but still kids were stuck at home without places to play. For some this is more acute than others, like those living on the outskirts of Berlin’s city centre. Lichtenberg sits just East„Bringing Circus to Refugee Centres in Berlin“ weiterlesen

„Our jOURney”: Volunteer Clowning Show for Karl

When does a journey start, and when does it end? Or, would it maybe be better to ask ourselves if journeys really have an end or a beginning? As ESC volunteers, we all are like travellers, and everyday we are confronted with the meaning of journey. While exploring a new country, new ways of living„„Our jOURney”: Volunteer Clowning Show for Karl“ weiterlesen

Supporting Free Space Culture in Berlin

Once upon a time in the middle of a green, green forest in Berlin-Treptow there was a colourful amusement park full of thrilling rides, cotton candy, carnies and joyful kids. Now this abandoned treasure is gathering moss: the long lost Plänterwald Spreepark.  Founded in 1969, it was once the only permanent amusement park under the„Supporting Free Space Culture in Berlin“ weiterlesen

Fire Playgrounds

Throughout the summer we have been hosting a series of introductory burns for our volunteers and other curious honorary pirates. Fire jams are a regular feature of Berlin subculture, but can often seem intimidating or closed off to outsiders to get involved and participate. To break the illusion of grandeur and complexity, we created the„Fire Playgrounds“ weiterlesen

Roztoč Multi-circus Festival Prague

The Pirates took their set-up to support the biggest circus festival of this summer in Prague from 20th to 23rd August. Professional circus artists, fire performers, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, musicians and set designers all came together for 4 days of action-packed workshops in the site of an old sugar factory on the outskirts of Prague.„Roztoč Multi-circus Festival Prague“ weiterlesen