Berlinale 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey World Premiere

Fifty Shades of Grey, the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy, celebrated its movie premiere today, February 11, during the International Film Festival, the Berlinale 2015.

E.L. James, author of the 2011 erotic romance novel and Sam Taylor-Johnson director of the 2015 movie adaption, together with her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson as well as main actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson walked the carpet in front of the Zoo Palast in Berlin.

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Festival of Lights 2014

Again this year and for the tenth time now, the Festival of Lights and the Berlin Shines Festival took place during the first three weeks in October.

National as well as international artists presented light installations which transformed the city into a huge stage, numerous landmarks, historical places, streets and other important buildings throughout the city were illuminated with different colors and videos.

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International Kite Landboarding Championship 2014

The KLB Open 2014, the biggest international Kite Landboarding Championship took place in the middle of Berlin, from October 03 – 05, on the Tempelhofer Feld, which is the largest inner city kite flying field in the world.

Over 50 contestants from all over Europe competed in three disciplines: Race, Freestyle and Hangtime and strong winds of up to 20 knots offered perfect conditions.

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IFA14 – Consumer Electronics Unlimited

The world‘s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, the “Internationale Funkausstellung (International Radio Show)” or just IFA 2014 took place in Berlin this week.

Over 1000 exhibitors from over 30 countries presented a comprehensive display of consumer electronic products and services. Smartphones, Smart Watches, Smart TVs and Smart Washing Machines, this year with completely new buzzwords like “4k“, “UHD” and “Curved TV“.

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Olympus OM-D Photography Playground 2014

Because last year’s exhibition was a huge success and over 27.000 people visited the Opernwerkstätten in Berlin in 2013, Olympus is hosting another OM-D Photography Playground from April 10 until Mai 25, 2014 (same location).

Rent an OM-D E-M10 (and keep the SD-Card) for free and discover the 7.000m² huge playground with (interactive) installations created by nine international artists: AlexandLiane, 3Destruct [ANTIVJ], Clemens Behr, Dean Chamberlain, Leandro Erlich, Philip Beesley, ANNA BURNS and THOMAS BROWN and Transforma and Maser.

With instruction signs in German and English and a professional staff helping you, not only with the cameras functions and controls, but also with the different photography techniques, the OM-D Playground is something for everyone.

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Herzgrün Festival Berlin 2014

Every year, and this year, for the 9th time, the Sony Center acts as a venue for free live concerts to celebrate the beginning of Spring in the City, the Herzgrün Festival.

In two large greenhouses, many local and international musicians and bands perform in front of a group of up to 90 people, surrounded by a vast variety of beautiful flowers and plants.

From Hip hop to jazz, pop, electronic, country, indie, folk and dance, every genre is represented on a musical trip through the world of love songs.

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Berlin Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2014

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and thousands of Irish locals celebrated this day in Berlin with live bagpipe music (provided by the Berlin Pipe Company), a huge parade and a live concert with international guests at Berlin’s Arena, with the best of traditional Irish music, Irish dance and Irish food and drinks.

After everything started in 2011, organized by the Irish Society of Berlin, 2014 was the fourth year in a row the green festival was celebrated in Berlin.

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ITB 2014 – Travel the World

The International Travel Trade Fair, or ITB 2014, world’s largest tourism trade fair, took place during the last 5 days in Berlin, with hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies advertising their products.

This year, 10,147 exhibitors from 189 countries were represented in 26 halls, which were booked to capacity. Overall, some 114,000 trade visitors travelled to Berlin and 60,000 members of the general public came to find out about the wide-ranging information on offer from exhibitors and providers of niche market products.

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