March - May 2013
On 11 March 2013 we will with Primary Essentials; an English teachers development course for primary school teachers. The online course is meant for teachers in Dutch primary schools and will be moderated by a UK expert. This is a unique opportunity for teachers to engage with each other and to help teachers develop their English syllabus and lesson plans. On 12 February, participants and people interested in the course will have the opportunity to meet the moderator at the Primary English seminar.
Visit the English page for more information and registration
16 - 17 May 2013
What Design Can Do is a yearly design conference that celebrates the strengths and analytical capabilities of design.
What Design Can Do is all about the potency of design today. Throughout all disciplines, What Design Can Do is the platform for presenting alternative strategies for the future.
What Design Can Do is an event hosted in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
What Design Can Do focuses on the Netherlands and beyond. Its speakers and public are a mix of both locals and foreigners.
For more information please visit What Design Can Do
16-26 May 2013
British performances will be presented this year at the Spring Performing Arts Festival in Utrecht.
Quarantine with Rania Ho & Wang Wei will present the Kitchen Project 18, 19 and 20 May
Candoco Dance Company will present In Translation / Looking Back on 18 and 19 May
Performance by Yes Sir Boss on 23 May
View the full programme
18 - 20 May 2013
From 18 to 20 May (Pentecost) the Jagthuis will host a unique three day Chamber Music Festival to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten. The Jagthuis is located between Amsterdam and Utrecht where the concerthall has a beautiful view on the polderlandscape. Enjoy the wonderful chambermusic of Benjamin Britten, played by excellent musicians: Canticles, String Quartet, Serenade, Suites for Harp & Cello solo! Detailed concertprograms and information on the Jagthuis's website
21 May 2013BorderKitchen is very happy to welcome Nadeem Aslam on May 21st. The British Pakistani novelist will be interviewed about his new book The Blind Man’s Garden, and its Dutch translation De tuin van de blinde.
Nadeem Aslam was born in Pakistan. He moved to England at the age of fourteen and lived in a community of Pakistani immigrants. His novel Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) is set partially in this community. A gripping novel which was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award among others. Nadeem Aslam wrote another novel which was translated into Dutch: The Wasted Vigil (2008).
Aslam is coming to The Hague on the occasion of his new novel The Blind Man’s Garden. After the attacks on the Twin Towers the Pakistani foster brothers Jeo and Mikal decide to go to Afghanistan to take care of the wounded. After they have lost sight of each other, Mikal is forced to start a search for his brother, unaware of his death. The boys’ blind father and his daughter-in-law, Jeo’s wife, are the ones left behind hoping for news.
This BorderKitchen will take place in collaboration with publisher Atlas Contact. The Blind Man’s Garden has been translated into Dutch by Harm Damsma and Niek Miedema as De tuin van de blinde
Tickets can be ordered by email or calling 070-3462355
26 May 2013
The viola has always played an important role in the United Kingdom. This country has another talented performer to boast about. This is apparent during violinist Rosalind Ventris’s performance of York Bowen’s Fantasia and a more recent piece by Edwin Roxburgh. During the second half of the concert, the Chinese pianist Rachel Cheung performs Debussy’s Estampes and Schumann’s demanding Fantasy Op. 17. These compositions have inspired both Roxburgh and Bowen.
This concert will take place in Het Concertgebouw is Amsterdam. For more information and tickets please visit Het Concertgebouw's website