The Bear and Bumble present SERENDIPITY: stories of chance encounters

Sep 26, 2019 at 20:00 — 22:00 (CEST)
Organiser: THE BEAR. true stories. erzaehltes leben.

The Bear's FIFTH Season of true, personal stories begins on September 26th! 

“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. ”

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

Prepare a 7-minute story: Asking a stranger for directions creates a new destination; a casual chat becomes a lifelong adventure; a coffee spilled becomes a romance; a lost house key leads to a new refuge; an uninspiring meeting triggers a new career; a knock on your door from an old neighbor becomes a new soulmate; a 5-minute talk with a stranger at a playground connects you to an amazing apartment rental.

Tell us about a chance encounter that changed you, your day, maybe even your life.

The Bear is an open stage where anyone can put their name in the bucket and when randomly picked, you will have 7 minutes of fame and glory to share your true, personal story in German or English.

Show founder and host is Dyane Neiman, who twists arms and charms the audience to share their stories. The evening is accompanied by live muisc and lively audience interaction.

“An incredibly inspiring, moving, funny, delightful evening.”   Khushi Pasquale, storyteller

Photos: Vidar Nordl Mathisen; Felix Limmer; Storyteller: Ben McGuire; Video: Tom Meyer


A monthly non-profit storytelling open stage show for the Berlin community. Powered by Moving Speaker and The Bear team of volunteers.

The Bear’s mission

To promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. The Bear promotes understanding and connection through the practice of storytelling and by elevating the artform on stages, pages, airwaves and in workshops in Berlin and Beyond, we are creating a more compassionate world where every story matters.

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Ticket Price Quantity
The Bear on September 26 General Admission €10.00 (+€1.00 booking fee)
The Bear on September 26 Discount Admission (low-income storytelling fans) €8.00 (+€1.00 booking fee)
The Bear on September 26 SPONSORED (for these tickets you must show Bumble app downloaded on your Smartphone) FREE
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