Whilst in Berlin we could only hack the one messy night in Tresor, seriously, too much sambuca.
Decked out in glitter and water bottles of vodka we embarked on the weirdest U-Bahn ride of our lives, if Germans hadn’t been welcoming to us so far, they definitely weren’t when we found other bevvy English speakers, who, somehow convinced us to get off the Ubahn at the wrong stop to go to a club called Hive, which we soon found out was actually in Scotland.
Stepping into Berlin’s answer to Factory we were met by a wave of smoke, techno and drunk Europeans and although we don’t love techno it was easy to get into the vibe when men in sheepskin vests were dragging you into the darnce.
Although clubs in Berlin are very different to the ones in England, with enough vodka you can definitely have a night to remember, techno is a major part of the Berlin culture, so it would be rude not to, right?
Back in October, Ryan air held a halloween sale, DUMP HIM got wind of it and a spontaneous trip to Berlin was booked….
Armed with Puffa jackets, DUMP HIM touched down in Berlin looking more like a girl band than ever.
First impressions of Berlin:
- V confusing public transport.
We booked an Air BnB in Gesundbrunnen, queen sized bunk beds added to the adventure even if they were hard to get into after a few too many cocktails at the bar we discovered down the road. We probably spent more time in Fbar than we did in our apartment with B.I.G. playing, red fairy lights and graffiti scrawled across the walls, this place was VIBIN.
Safe to say, the first night in Berlin was a messy one thanks to our main man (?) Daniel, the south african bar tender. 🙂
Day 2 was everything Eiffel, we drank coffee from the Palais de Tokyo… watching the Eiffel, we went to Christmas markets… under the Eiffel it was so worth the cold.
On a spontaneously booked trip to Paris, my mum and I ended up staying 2 minutes from the Moulin Rouge, since we got there in the evening the night consisted mostly of cocktails and drunken dancing through the Mont Martre village…
In July, my college was approached to have upper year textiles students to take part in a competition to design a piece for the Fashion Freedom exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. Unlike the other 3 colleges involved our course decided to team up, luckily I managed to get in a team with the two sickest gals ever; Katie and Helena.
Long story short, inspired by pigeons and their various parallels to suffragettes of the time, we managed to get through each round and finally we are just a week away from the fashion show at the Gallery on Thursday 10th November.
Whilst we have created a garment it will not physically be shown at the gallery as we have incorporated it into a fashion film, of which you can see a few stills below. We all take media of photography and so it felt right to use a visual representation to get our point across, after weeks of hard work it is crazy we have almost finished!
We have also been chosen from the winning groups in our college to take part in a film which will be featured on the Manchester Art Gallery and 1418-now websites and will explain our pigeon obsession just a little better.
The event is free and on Thursday 10th November from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. So it would be great to see a few faces supporting the Future Creatives movement.
1847 has long been one of my favourite meatless restaurants in Manchester, at the higher end of vegan dining it was the perfect place to celebrate Lorna and I’s reunion.
Vegans clearly don’t get enough nutrients, I mean look at Lorna‘s clear, glowing skin?
Vegan ‘fish&chips’ (just your average boring vegan food rly!)
Do it for the animals, environment and your body!!!
See Lorna’s blog here.