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Save LUDWIG

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Raised by 71 people in 2 months
Ludwig is a humanist place where different beings and things come together and communicate with each other – queer, open minded and relaxed – with a diversified program: performances & drag shows, live music & improv events, film screenings & video art, book presentations & readings, talkshows & discussions, art happenings & exhibitions and more. We have been offering stage and microphone to the LGBTQIA+ community since June 2016.

This summer devastated us financially as the heatwave sent many out to Berlin's wonderful lakes and parks rather than inside our bar. We are at risk of needing to close our doors thus shutting down a space much needed in Neukölln. All proceeds from this crowdfunding plus a series of special fundraising events over the next few weeks are an effort to prevent that from happening. Time is urgent and we need to raise a total of 5000€ within the next 3 weeks to stay open. Every donation no matter how small helps us to recover.

Ludwig is owned and operated by 2 people who work full-time on the project. We give every effort and energy into providing a place for artists, performers, and the general public to use, it is our purpose in Berlin. Staying open would mean that we could continue to do this and grow, we would be dearly grateful for that opportunity and are very thankful for each and every donation.

Please donate and help us stay open! :-)

Also, visit our Facebook Page  to find out about all the events we are putting on as part of this fundraising action!

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Apologies for the very late update! It can now be said without doubt that through efforts made online and offline we have been able to meet all goals set for Save LUDWIG! This fundraising campaign is officially ended!

WE THANK YOU!

From each online donation, personal in-bar donation, attendence at benefits and our normal evenings, LUDWIG has been able to recover and we could not be more thankful. There is a lot of emotion involved knowing that our place is as loved and supported as you all have shown. We thank the donators, the fundraiser sharers, the performers who gave time, the artists who gave works for the auction, and the extra help we had behind the bar for the benefit evenings.

We look forward to the years-end program that is lining up for you. Please keep checking back at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ludwig.berlin.eu for announcements to our upcoming events.

The next event: October 18th, 2019 @19:00
The Serpent Eats Its Tail exhibition finissage. It is the last night to see artist Russell James Redwood Harris' fantastic exhibition.
Special guest, resident accordionist Dirk Rave will give a performance!

Hopefully we see you soon and will continue to grow giving Berlin a home for queer artists, performers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, moderators, and more.

Thank you again! <3

Ceven & Maurus
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Wow! We are down to raising the last 350€! This fundraiser has been such a motivating experience! We are deeply deeply thankful for everything. On Sunday I will write everyone a personal thank you and take down this GoFundMe. If you have not donated and can please consider doing so as every bit helps. Also, any sharing of this campaign is helpful.

To be this close to the finish line - Thank you all so much! <3
-Ceven
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Hello everyone!

We've been a little slow at updating this week due to working on the live events but we've managed 74.4% of our online goal! Tomorrow in Berlin is the last live event of the fundraising series:

We look forward to having Dirk Rave, Olympia Bukkakis, Bleedingblackwood, Kitty Hawk, Transophonix, and more grace our stage to give you a wonderful evening!

Again, thank you for all your support. There are many new evenings and events in the pipeline to continue and grow with. Stay tuned to our FB page for details.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

:-) <3
LUDWIG
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Making a crowdfunding action can be a bit nerve wrecking. One never knows which way it will go or if it will be at all successful, especially under such urgent conditions. Yet, in 4 days we have surpassed the 50% mark! If there were time right now I'd write each and every donor a special thank you, and that will happen soon but for the moment it must be said that from the bottom of our hearts here at LUDWIG, THANK YOU!!!! Your support is a validation of our work, it is incredible that LUDWIG receives such love.

We're working extra hard right now to bring the the best performers forward for our upcoming fundraising events. Each event is different, each with different people involved and together it will be a beautiful collection of creative energy. We look forward to presenting some great evenings!

Coming Up:
22.09.2018
Save Ludwig Show #1
https://www.facebook.com/events/624284737966704/

23.09.2018
Naked Boys Reading Berlin: The Serpent Eats Its Tail
https://www.facebook.com/events/333078473926157/

29.09.2018
Save Ludwig Show #2
https://www.facebook.com/events/294128788052567/

Come see us! :-) <3
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