Ball art, language art, art of helping

Woman in front of the double

Oda Schioetz faces decisive weeks. The 29-year-old can also win the German championship with her team after the cup. It would be a double for national player Schioetz – and for all of Munich. A double that has not often been seen before. Schioetz has been the player-coach of the Munich Wolpertinger Quidditch team since 2022. In May they managed to win the cup by beating the Braunschweig Broomicorns 90:70. Now the highlight of the season is coming up: After a two-year Corona break, Schioetz’ women and men are fighting again for the German Quidditch Championship.

Quidditch was penned by novelist Joanne K. Rowling but left the Harry Potter literary world in 2005. The game is rough, with elements of handball, dodgeball – and especially rugby. So it is literally correct to speak of a championship fight in which Oda Schioetz and her “Wolpis” go on October 1st and 2nd at the big gymnast in Bamberg. After two years without tournaments, the German Quidditch community is looking forward to a special weekend. Also because the sport should no longer be called “Quidditch”. Reason: Inventor Rowling is apparently much less open-minded when it comes to diversity than the Quidditch scene in 2022 requires. This is how Quidditch becomes “Quadball”.

Schioetz is one of two female Quidditch head coaches in Germany. On the pitch she plays “beater”: she throws balls at opponents – and ideally hits them too. In the next four weeks it’s all about one thing: that no one gets injured before the championship final.

woman at the keys

Five for Munich: Poetry to go: Sabine Magnet.

Poetry to go: Sabine Magnet.

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A few years ago, Sabine Magnet started her project “Poetry to go” – ad hoc poetry, written on a typewriter according to the individual wishes of passers-by or guests. The art of beautiful words is not given to everyone. Magnet also sat under a tree in the Olympic Park at the opening of the European Championships and wrote poetry. On Saturday, September 10, the freelance journalist and author will unpack her typewriter in the Neuhauser Kulturtreff “Trafo” at Nymphenburger Straße 171, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. she will be sitting there in the garden.

people with coins

What do Eisi Gulp , Luise Kinseher , Michaela Karl and Harald Grill have in common? You will receive the Bavarian Poetentaler 2022, which is awarded by the Literature Association of Munich Tower Writers. The award ceremony will take place this Tuesday, September 6, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the slaughterhouse in Munich. Luise Kinseher and Eisi Gulp are well known, Kinseher as Mama Bavaria am Nockherberg, Gulp as Papa Eberhofer in the Eberhofer thrillers by author Rita Falk. The writer Michaela Karl erected “impressive monuments to those who swim against the tide out of conviction,” according to the tower writers’ statement. Finally, the poet and writer Harald Grill writes works “with a pronounced longing for the lost unity of man and creation.”

The Poetentaler has been awarded to artists, personalities or institutions who have rendered outstanding services to art and culture in Bavaria since 1961.

man with check

Five for Munich: When Rupert Hackl (left), this time accompanied by Christoph Spindler and Michael Heindl (right), visits the SZ high-rise building, he usually has a check with him for Anita Niedermeier, the managing director of the SZ Advent calendar.

When Rupert Hackl (left), this time accompanied by Christoph Spindler and Michael Heindl (right), visits the SZ high-rise, he usually has a check with him for Anita Niedermeier, the managing director of the SZ Advent calendar.

(Photo: Florian Peljak)

When Rupert Hackl pays a visit to the SZ high-rise in Zamdorf, he usually brings a check for the ” Advent calendar for good works from the Süddeutsche Zeitung ” to SZ Advent calendar manager Anita Niedermeier. Hackl, founding member of the Lions Club Neuburg an der Donau, came for the eleventh time, this time accompanied by Club President Christoph Spindler and Michael Heindl from the Lions Club aid organization. The Lions delegation brought 10,000 euros with them. The money comes from the proceeds of the annual benefit golf tournament, which has brought in more than one million euros for charitable purposes in 26 years.

Rupert Hackl, who managed the real estate business of a bank for many years and now runs a real estate consulting company, used his contacts in the industry to find sponsors after the tournament failed to generate any significant income in the first decade. Around 60 of his customers and business partners are taking part, and many of them don’t play golf at all. In the spirit of the donors, Hackl attaches great importance to the donations going to where the sponsors and tournament participants come from, i.e. in addition to Neuburg and Augsburg also to Munich, where – in addition to other aid organizations – he repeatedly donated five-digit amounts to the SZ- Advent calendar handed over. Crucial for Rupert Hackl is that the Süddeutsche Verlag bears the administration costs of the campaign and thus every donation in full helps “people who are in need through no fault of their own” quickly and unbureaucratically.

Woman with a passion for art

Five for Munich: Likes art: Steffi Hugendubel.

Likes art: Steffi Hugendubel.

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Steffi Hugendubel-Doll , born in 1968, has welcomed many artists into her home over the past ten years, in her gallery “Kunststücke” in her house on Bergsonstraße in Obermenzing. The gallery owner, trained journalist and book author (“Flipflops, iPod, Currywurst – Who invented it”, together with Matthias Opdenhövel) is now celebrating the anniversary in the Geranienhaus in the Nymphenburg Palace Park with an exhibition for which 30 artists are contributing works. Vernissage is on Friday, September 9th, 6 to 8 p.m. On view until Tuesday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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