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When you are interested in placing sun collectors on your roof you can get all the information you need at the Energy Cafe on 3 October 2014. You can meet residents who already have sun collectors and Energy Guards, the supplier we invited.
Location: Winkelman & Van Hessen, Bankaplein 3, entrance via parking lot.
Please register: duurzaam&archipelwillemspark.nl
24 September 2014
Remmy de Hilster studied drawing and painting at the Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten at The Hague. She specialized in watercolours, her teacher was Bob Tomanovic. She has exhibitions in and around The Hague at regular intervals. The themes of her work are: water, air, cows, and French and Italian landscapes. Her latest series of colourful and interesting watercolours are about the theme “Mother Earth”.
23 September 2014, CJP
The first concert of the new season in De Vredeskapel will be on 11 October 2014, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs.
Entrance fee: € 5,00
Doors open at 14.30 hrs for coffee and tea; after the concert drinks will be offered
* Three poems about war and peace by Louis Aragon, Guillaume Apollinaire and Charles d’Orléans, put to music by Francis Poulenc; vocals Marianne van der Heuvel and piano Geert Woltjer; spoken connecting texts about wars in all times
* Piano Trio by Joseph Haydn, played by Gerda Regter, Roel Regter and Ananda Goud
* The Vocal Group Quiet Colours sings American and Hebrew songs
* and … Homemade Jazz: Leonie Woudstra (vocals), Vanessa Monfils (altsax), Anne Marie Neuwahl (piano), Peter van Leeuwen (guitar), Hans Bevers (double bass) play from the repertory of the American Songbook.
Next concerts will be on the second Saturday of each month: 8 November, 13 December, (not in January), 14 February, 14 March, 11 April and 14 May.
26 September 2014, FH
The International Family Fair is a day full of inspiring workshops, interesting seminars and an information market where you may speak to experts in the fields of parenting, raising international children, child development, health & wellbeing, education, third culture kids and moving across borders. The fair is here to help parents with children from 0 to 12 years old, it doesn’t matter whether you are new to the Netherlands or have been here for years, whether you are looking for specific services or just want to know what is available for international parents, all parents (and their kids) are welcome!
International Family Fair
Date: 11th of October 2014
Location: BLOOM – House of Health in the center of The Hague
(Koninginnegracht 28, The Hague)
Costs: €12,50 (including 2 presentations of choice)
Children 6+ : €2.50
More info and tickets: www.internationalfamilyfair.nl
29 September 2014
Tuesday morning, 14 October at 8.30 am, we open our new Green Schoolyard !
You are cordially invited to participate in this festive occasion !
De Haagsche School Vereeniging, Nassaulaan 26, The Hague
23 September 2014, FH
Jubilee-edition Betovering: The best way to spend your ten-day Autumn break in The Netherlands! From the 17th to the 26th of October at over forty locations in The Hague.
Festival De Betovering (The Enchantment) celebrates its fifteenth year this year. The Hague sees the manifestation of its very own zoo in the 2014 Autumn break and children from 2 – 12 years of age are once again invited to enjoy all this festival has to offer. Laugh and be surprised during a theatre or dance production, get busy in a tattoo or film workshop, stay overnight in a museum, discover which musical instrument suits you best and much, much more! The Enchantment is the international arts festival for a younger audience during the Autumn break in The Hague and, last year, welcomed a record number of visitors: over 20,000.
The Hague’s kids want their zoo back! There was once an actual zoo in The Hague – with elephants, lions, camels, tigers, llamas, zebras and even a live sea lion show – until a route had to be made for troops during a war and the zoo was closed down. “A big town like The Hague just has to have a zoo!” as stated by the children who took part in the 2013 brainstorm, arranged by the organisation, to pool ideas for this year’s festival. After having built their own city, Tapatoo during past editions of the festival, this year they’re all revved up for TapaZOO! Tapazoo will not only be founded and built during the festival in Theater aan het Spui (the heart of the festival), but will extend outside along the special Tapatoo route from the Spui to the Grote Markt: The Animal Allée!
A taste of the programme Of the 350+ options included in the programme, many are international productions. These include the Swedish Marmalade for toddlers, Circ Panic from Spain, Kish Kush, a dance performance from Italy, Mavis Sparkle from England and many shows originating from Belgium. The more established of The Hague’s own companies also join in to celebrate the jubilee; NTjong will perform in various libraries, the Residentie Orkest will visit local neighbourhoods and the Nederlands Dans Theater collaborates with the Holland Dance Festival on a spectacular dance tour. You can sleep over in the Kinderboekenmuseum just like Mees Kees on camp. There are also all sorts of workshops to choose from, as usual, such as learning how to make paper in the Nationaal Archief, painting in the Mauritshuis or camera-acting at Theaterschool Rabarber.
De Betovering (The Enchantment) Each year during the Autumn Break the international children’s art festival ‘De Betovering’ (The Enchantment) takes place in The Hague. From the 17th till the 26th of October 2014, children between the ages of 2 and 12 years will be treated to some 350 performances and workshops in almost all of The Hague’s museums and theatres.
Suzanne Verboeket, director of De Betovering: “I believe in fantasy and tales, I believe that they tell us a lot about who we really are, deep down inside. When children come into contact with art, they see the stories in another’s heart and mind. When they create things themselves, they open a door to that place in their minds where their own imagination and stories lie. That’s why I find it so important for children to experience and create art themselves. It helps them to better understand themselves, others and the world around them, to be more open. Ten days of The Enchantment: it’s going to be a feast of fantasy and wondrous tales!”
— Check www.debetovering.nl for the complete programme, how to book tickets, ticket prices and other information. Many of the performances, dance workshops and visual arts workshops are suitable for non Dutch-speaking visitors. Please take note of the NDR-logos in the programmes (No Dutch required) or, when viewing the full festival programme via our website choose the British flag. The ticket price for the majority of the performances and workshops is €6.00.
— Festival De Betovering For: everyone from 2 to 12 years of age Where: in 48 cultural institutions, in and around The Hague When: Friday the 17th to Sunday the 26th of October, 2014 Programme/Tickets: www.debetovering.nl
29 September 2014
Until Sunday 26 October 2014 Panorama Mesdag presents an exhibition of original prints by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who was related to the famous The Hague painter Hendrik Mesdag. Added are 20 ‘Grand Tour Souvenirs’ that refer to Alma-Tadema’s work.
The prints are engravings copying Alma-Tadema’s oil-paintings, which were romanticized depictions of life in Antiquity that charmed European and North American contemporaries. The colourful and decorative prints, which are historically and archeologically amazingly well documented, have now become rare.
27 September 2014
Podium Vocale – Laan van Meerdervoort 32, The Hague.
* Thursday 23 October, 12.45-13.15 hrs, Entrance free
DuoSuoni sing and play Strozzi, Frescobaldi, Caccini
* Sunday 26 October, 12.00-13.00 hrs. Entrance € 8,50
Compositions for clarinet and piano by Reger, Cahuzac and Poulenc
* Sunday 16 November, 14.30 hrs. Entrance € 4,00
Open Podium Concert for amateur musicians. Participation free of charge. Please contact Henk Mak van Dijk 070-3106292 or Nora Tours 070-3451423
* Sunday 23 November, coffee concert, 12.00-13.00 hrs. Entrance € 8,50
Piano compositions by Schumann and Chopin
* Thursday 27 November, luch concert 12.45-13.15 hrs. Entrance free
Delta Pianotrio plays Beethoven and Brahms
* Sunday 7 December, coffee concert 12.00-13.00 hrs. Entrance € 8.50
Ensemble Scaramuccia plays The Dresden Manuscript – old compositions for violin and basso continuo
For more information please go to www.podiumvocale.nl
29 September 2014
We are very happy about the low criminality rates in our district! One might run into an occasional con man and once in a while there is a marijuana plantation that needs to be dismantled, but when all is said and done it does not amount to much.
However, this morning I found out that we might have cause for concern. At the tobacconist’s newspapers often get stolen. One of the clients in the shop said that her newspaper is stolen from her letterbox on a regular basis. Obviously our neighbourhood is teeming with newspaper thieves!
Well, we might take this phenomenon as an indication of a high grade of literacy. And isn’t that something we can be happy about?
27 September 2014, FH
Mrs Vandana Sharma, an experienced cook and teacher, offers delightful workshops for Indian cooking. She writes:
Here is the schedule of the coming workshops for the months of September till December 2014. These sessions will be organized at my home (Atjehstraat) on Saturdays from 6 pm till 10 p.m. The cost is €40 per person per workshop. If you participate in 3 sessions, you will get 10% discount.
Learn some easy to prepare, nutritious and impressive dishes for sophisticated everyday cooking highlighting recipes from different parts of India like dal (lentils), palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese), biryani (rice), kebabs etc. The mouth- watering recipes are easily adaptable to other vegetables, pulses, grains or even meat, fish and poultry, if you are cooking for friends and family at home.
I also offer special events such as teambuilding cooking classes for your employees or cooking parties. Do you wish to surprise someone with an original gift? Give them something they’ll never forget! You can choose a date, time and also the style and menu perfect for your friends/event.
|27th September||Mughlai cuisine OR Parsi cuisine|
|4th October||Punjabi menu|
|11th October||Traditional Vegetarian meal|
|18th – 25th October||CLOSED for Herfstvakantie|
|1st November||Traditional Indian meal|
|8th November||Indian Party snacks|
|15th November||Traditional Vegetarian meal|
|22nd November||Punjabi menu|
|29th November||Mughlai cuisine OR Parsi cuisine|
|6th December||CLOSED for Sinterklaas|
|13th December||Traditional Indian meal|
Hope to hear from you and look forward to seeing you soon!!
Vandana Sharma, 24 September 2014