ArtsTalk Radio

ArtsTalk Magazine editor Michael Hasted presents a podcast featuring interviews and reviews focusing on cultural events in and around The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.


We are back in Delft this week and we talk to Bram Stoeken, the organizer of the Jazz Festival. We also (at 5.20) talk to the owner of Artline, a new contemporary art gallery in the town. There is also (at 10.35) a song from Rotterdam-based Portuguese singer-songwriter Magda Mendes.  26th August 2022


This week’s programme is dedicated to one topic – the Delft Chamber Music Festival which this year celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary. The Festival has been under the artistic direction of violinist Liza Ferschtman since 2007 but now there is a new director, Nino Gvetadze, and we talk to her at the festival’s main venue, the Mandelezaal in Delft’s historic Prinsenhof. 26th July 2022


COMEDY SPECIAL! It’s all about comedy this week. We have a guest in the studio, Stephen Grindle who is also known as Dingle Fingle and Baron von Grindle. He talks about life as an English clown living in Holland and after that (at 18.30 mins) Amsterdam based comedian Greg Shapiro reads the final excerpt from his book An American Netherlander – 25 Years of Expat Tales. 12th June 2022


The DELFT FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022. We speak to the organizer Roel Funcken and (at 6.20 mins) to Robin Lie and Doortje Peters of the Tappin-It Collective about their show Doemsdee. We also (at 15.00 mins) talk to bass player, poet and performance artist Jonathan Nagel about is show Eventually and hear one of his tracks. 29th May 2022


We find out about three exciting new projects. We talk to Ralph Remers and Emilia Moscovich of the new Amsterdam based English language theatre company STRIKE ME PINK and then (at 7.50 mins) to Brazilian dancer and choreographer SAMIR CALIXTO about his new company. Finally (at 17.40 mins) we are in Delft to talk to HELEEN VAN HAAFTEN about her new contemporary art gallery, ARTLINE. 12th May 2022


We visit the VERMEER CENTRE in Delft and talk to guide LOUK VAN RIET. JONATHAN NAGEL (at 16.50 mins) is a German double-bass player, poet and performance artist based in Amsterdam and we have a track from his new album entitled eventually. Finally, (at 22 mins) comedian GREG SHAPIRO reads more from his book The American Netherlander – Twenty Five Years of Ex-Pat Tales.  28th April 2022


We are at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam for the opening of the JOB, JORIS & MARIEKE  animation exhibition and talk to JOB ROGGEVEEN. Brazilian dancer and choreographer SAMIR CALIXTO talks (at 6.30 mins) about his new work DIDO AENEAS US AND ALL which is currently on tour and (at 13.50mins) SOUWIE BUIS talks to WENDY FOSSEN of Casa Dell’Arte about the ALPHONSE MUCHA exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in The Hague.   9th March 2022


We talk to Anita Jansen, curator of the BRAM BOGART exhibition at the Museum Prinsenhof in Delft and (at 22 mins) there is a song from Canadian artist RONLEY TEPER. 24th February 2022


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