International Conducting Competition, Rotterdam (ICCR)

Twenty-four conductors from eighteen different countries worldwide have been selected to take part in the first edition of the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam (ICCR). Last July 165 conductors from 50 countries, aged 23 to 35 years old, applied.

GREG SHAPIRO presents Leaving Trumpland on tour

Every serious comedian – I mean the ones with something relevant to say, not those that are not funny – must rub their hands with glee when someone like Donald J. Trump – or even Boris Johnson – appears on the world stage . . .

New British Ambassador to The Netherlands

The new British Ambassador, Joanna Roper, presented her credentials to His Majesty King Willem Alexander in The Hague on Wednesday, 7th October. Previously, Ms Roper was the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality from April 2017 until July 2020.


Situated in the De Wallen near the Oude Kerk and the Red-Light District by the famous Amsterdam canals is the Ons Lieve Heer Op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic). It is a complex made of three canal houses combined to make a House Church in the 17th Century.