Works ON PAPER at Hoorn & Reniers in The Hague

For this exhibition, artists hail from both within The Netherlands and far beyond, some are well-established artists while others have only recently graduated from an art academy. Still, the artists’ average age is only about 35.

JOHAN CRETEN at Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague

Creten’s work is colourful and cryptic, yet engages with themes of nature and sexuality. The pieces range from gigantic but simple, bird-shaped structures to sculptures with intricate flower patterns that reveal the artist’s fingerprints having carefully worked the clay.

Canto, Jazz & Champagne at TenClub, Amsterdam

Musically, it was an incredible evening, no doubt. But just as amazing was the sense of community in this small, enclosed space and the energy that developed from a crowd of avid listeners and brilliant musicians coming together to self-reflect, socialize and enjoy life and music.

Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS on tour

You can’t go wrong with Alan Bennett. His words are so well chosen, his observations so accurate that it becomes real, like over-hearing a conversation on the top of a bus rather than watching a play.

JAN TAMINIAU at Centraal Museum in Utrecht

Utrecht’s Centraal Museum has another fabulous fashion exhibition. This time, fashion created by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau stuns visitors. He is famous for creating several outfits worn by Queen Maxima . . . Glamour and glitter play an important part in what is exhibited. Most of Taminiau’s creations are for the well-heeled.