We are very lucky that we already have a place where we can come together in future. Our domicile in the south of Cologne is a charming place, but definitely in need of repair. For renovating the house, we will need about 180,000 Euro of which we have raised almost one third by now. The architect’s renovation and modification plans are ready and we are planning a number of events such as theatre, cabaret and dance performances, concerts, films, parties and readings, in order to help to close the financial gap.
By the way, we are still looking for a name for the society’s house. Some members already call it affectionately “dem Haus”, playing with a grammatical error in German commonly made by foreigners. A tongue in cheek suggestion brought in by the society’s chairman during the foundation meeting. Other suggestions, among them some quite poetical ones, included “Children of the Persian”, “The Rose Garden”, “Persepolis” or “The House of the Many Alis” as Ali is a very frequent first name in our society. Maybe we will simply go for “The DIWAN House” in the end.
Seriously, though, we think that the society’s house should have an appealing and memorable name, which will hopefully become well-known soon after the end of the construction works.
We welcome your ideas and suggestions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DIWAN society lives on imagination and creativity, some “self-exploitation” and lots of fun. But now and then, some money is needed, too, and we are happy about the smallest donation. We need your help to be able to open the doors of our house soon and to fill it with life. So, join the DIWAN society, bring in your ideas and get involved.