Music, Dance & Poetry at the FRAGILE PRESENT in The Hague

Sunny Court is one of many hidden gardens tucked away for delighted discovery here in the Hague. On a summery Saturday afternoon, in a small sunlit clearing we gathered to see an outdoor performance involving music, dance and poetry. Created during lockdown, it was aptly named The Fragile Present

THE EBONY ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM AGAIN

On 2nd August they will play the program that was initially planned for 2nd July as an open air concert in the context of Classic Zoetermeer. This concert had to be canceled due to the Corona restrictions. They are now playing this program in the main hall of the Stadstheater Zoetermeer as part of Cultuurzomer Zoetermeer.

BOIJMANS’ DRIVE THROUGH MUSEUM AT THE AHOY

Rotterdam Ahoy and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen jointly developed a unique, strange, attractive, corona-proof plan during this special time. More than forty works from the collection are displayed in the 10,000 m2 event hall, which 750 visitors per day drive through in electric cars. A brand new experience.

PAPIER BIËNNALE 2020 at Museum Rijswijk

Apart from the wheel, paper is possible the most important invention that mankind has ever come up with. We completely take it for granted because it is everywhere and we have contact with it one way or another each and every hour of every day of our lives. So, it is good that sometimes we have our attention drawn to paper and we are obliged to give it a second thought . . .

THE KORZO SETS OUT ITS PLANS FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS

The Korzo is working on many new and exciting projects including working with some new and some established makers. These are the talents they will be working with the upcoming four years as a result of the structural government funding (BIS 2021-2024). Perhaps you have seen some of their work during our virtual sleepover at the NITE Hotel or through other projects in Korzo.

SAVING THE ARTS IN HOLLAND 

Due to closure of almost all cultural events, the Dutch cultural sector is estimated to lose a total of €2.6 billion of income this year alone, according to Trouw newspaper. In April, Dutch Minister of Culture, Ingrid van Engelshoven announced €300 million in emergency support funds for the Arts. This was allocated largely to museums, orchestras and theatre companies. But these institutions make up only a small part of the culture sector here in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam’s QETC needs your signature to mount its next show

They are planning a reprise of the Alan Bennett Talking Heads double bill A Chip in the Sugar and Bed Among the Lentils for the first time in Amsterdam. Current measures mean that audiences must be socially distanced. To do this, they have worked out a plan with CC Amstel to perform in the round. They need signatures in order to obtain local financial support