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The work consists of translating the Dutch Newsletter into English once a month,  using ” WordPress”, which is easy to handle, and sending it on the fixed date to the subscribers via Your Mailinglist Provider.

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21 October 2014


15 October 2014, FH


Klokhuis and Vredeskapel join forces in a campaign to collect food products that can be kept and sanitary products for theFood Bank. You are invited to hand in your contribution on Monday 3 November thru Wednesday 5 November

* at ‘t Klokhuis , Celebesstraat, from 9.00 am till 16.00 pm

* at De Vredeskapel, Malakkastraat, from 16.00 till 20.00 pm

Food products like coffe, tea, creamer, sugar, pasta, rice, and sauces, vegetables and fruit in cans or jars. Sanitary products like washing powder, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. The Food Bank will come and collect them and see to it that they are handed out to the right people.

For more information please contact Anne Tieleman (070-3512703) or Marion Brieko (06.40715327).

24 October 2014



* Fine and Mellow – swing jazz songs with Alexander Serban, Mart de Jong (piano), Michel Turk (bass) and Lex Velleman (drums)

* Old Music by the Due Recercada with Ingrid Bertsch-van der Craats (recorder) en Tineke Geurtsen (viola da gamba)

* the Clarinet Trio of Nino Rota by Ben Schueler (clarinet), Ton Hagie (piano) and Jaap Drijver (cello)


* the JS Mainstreamjazzoctet, directed by Victor Borkent

Place: Vredeskapel, Malakkastraat 1-3, Archipel

Time: Saturday 8 November, 15.00-17.00 hrs; doors open 14.30 hrs for coffee and tea; drinks afterwards

Fee: € 5,00

24 October 2014    www.vredeskapel.nl


Witte Nachten – Carel de Nerée tot Babberich, Henri van Booven en Louis Couperus is the title of the new exhibition which opens at the Louis Couperus Museum.

Carel de Nerée tot Babberich (1880-1909) was an artist whose work reminds one of Aubrey Beardsley and Jan Toorop. He admired Louis Couperus and made illustrations for the novel “Extase”. A number of these drawings will be on show.

Henri van Booven (1877-1964) was the first to write a biography of Couperus. Around 1900 he was a well-known author. The exhibition presents the work of three Dutch gentlemen who were famous around 1900, their mutual friendships and working relationship.

Louis Couperus Museum, Javastraat 17

9 November 2014 – 10 May 2015: Wednesday thru Sunday 12.00-17.00 hrs.

24 October 2014


The Great British Quiz  Quizmaster: Chris Bates

Saturday 15 November 2014 – 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm, at the Pastoral Centre, Koningin Marialaan 4, The Hague.

Indian Curry Supper, beer, wine, raffle. Supper and one drink – € 20 per person. Profits will go to the Club Charity for 2014: Shelterbox.

Enjoy the competitive fun whatever your age! Come as an individual or book as a team/table of 6. Sign-up sheets can be found on the Office Table. For more information: info@britishclubofthehague.nl

23 October 2014


More & Merrier!!!

We are delighted to welcome you to this year’s English Church Christmas Market on Saturday 22nd November at Ary van der Spuyweg 1, Den Haag.  Our doors will be open from 11.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs with more stalls than ever, in the church, the hall and the grounds themselves.

Come along with friends and family to enjoy British making and baking at its homemade best plus a cosy café, and a wonderful array of creative and affordable gift items, ideal for Sinterklaas and Christmas.

There are also activities for children, warm soups and snacks plus live music all day long!  A real community event raising money for excellent causes that’s not to be missed.

23 October 2014


From 10 November 2014 up to and including 1 March 2015 Panorama Mesdag presents the project “New Horizons” by the artist Bruno van den Elshout (The Hague, 1979). A new outlook on a world famous view: The North Sea Horizon of The Netherlands.

During the whole year of 2012, every hour of every day, Bruno van den Elshout took a photo of the North Sea horizon. He used a fixed standpoint: the rooftop of hotel NH Atlantic in Kijkduin. The result is a collection of 8.785 stylish impressions of sea and air in all conceivable circumstances: moonlit nights, autumnal storms, sunset moods and winter clouds in a whole range of colours. Out of this immense collection of horizon portraits Panorama Mesdag shows a selection of 23 works.

Living and working in the hustle and bustle of citylife, recording the intriguing horizon became for Bruno van den Elshout a way to escape from the illusion of everyday life. With help from technical photographer Roelof de Vries, he built on the roof of the hotel from a single-lense reflex camera, a heating system and a windshield wiper an intelligent machine that worked under all circumstances. It  produced images up to 2 metres in width and the result is breathtakingly beautiful.

Hendrik Willem Mesdag loved the sea and for 30 years he painted the sea and sky in all their colours and moods. He did this from a fixed standpoint: his studio in Scheveningen. To exhibit the project “New Horizons” is therefore for Panorama Mesdag the obvious choice.

Part of the exhibition “New Horizons” is the presentationon 4 December 2014 of the monumental 212 page book, of which a maximum of 2012 numbered copies will be published.

23 October 2014