“Receiving is good but giving is much better. Nevertheless, sharing is the best.” (Sharrizad Shafian)
Bonnections takes part in the Global Sharing Week (June 5-11), a worldwide people-driven campaign helping millions discover the rapidly growing sharing economy.
Under the slogan “Bonn becomes shareable”, numerous grassroots initiatives and individuals joined the campaign and are organizing a series of free events and activities in Bonn to bring a spotlight on the local sharing community. See program overview below and #BonnSharingWeek calendar.
Bonnections invites all new and old Bonners to join us this week for an exchange of languages, food, books, and stories.
Our first event is a LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (#SprechBAR) on Sunday afternoon (June 5, 3– pm). Thursday evening (June 9, 7 – 11 pm), we’re organizing an INTERCULTURAL POTLUCK DINNER (#KostBAR). To accomodate our neigbhors who are observing Ramadan, there will be a second Iftar buffet opening at 9.40 pm.
And finally, starting at 3 pm on Saturday, you can join us for an INTERNATIONAL BOOK SWAP (#LesBAR) with a multilingual story hour (4.30 – 5 pm).
All events are free and take place at BonnLAB in Beuel (Zingsheimstr. 2, 53225 Bonn). Please SHARE the invite!
Bonnections will turn the City Lab on Thursday into a culturally diverse makeshift restaurant, because there is no better way to connect with people than through food.
A potluck is a communal meal where everyone brings a course or dish. The original meaning in English was “food provided for an unexpected guest, the luck of the pot”. Please bring your favorite dish and home-made food, if you can. This could be a small traditional dish or comfort food that brings back good memories and stories to share, a dish that connects you to a special place and put a smile on your face.
On Saturday, you only have to bring yourself and books to swap, if you can, preferably in many foreign languages. German books are welcome too. You’re encouraged to bring books that you’ve read and liked so you can share what they are about and why we should read them.
LANGUAGE LEARNING: We are collecting free language exchange + language learning resources (German courses, conversation, tandem learning, etc.) for refugees and newcomers in Bonn. We’d like to share this knowledge at the #SprechBAR event and later online in a blog post.
Which local resources can you recommend? What apps and online services do you use for language learning? Many thanks for your input.
Overview #BonnSharingWeek program
Sunday, 6/5, 3 pm, BonnLAB: #SprechBAR Language Exchange + Tandem Learning
Tuesday, 6/7, 12 am, Ermekeilkaserne: #PflanzBAR Urban Gardening; 6 pm, BonnLAB: #WünschBAR Bonn Dream + Vision Factory
Wednesday, 6/8, 6 pm, Haus Müllestumpe: #NähBAR Collaborative Sewing; 7 pm, BonnLAB: #DenkBAR Share Economy Talk with Prof. Christoph Zacharias
Friday, 6/10, 6 pm, BonnLAB: #HörBAR living room concert with Sebastian Handke & Friends
Saturday, 6/11, 3 pm, BonnLAB: #LesBAR International Book Swap (plus story hour)