October 16, 2018

Storms at Panorama Mesdag

16th October 2018, The Hague–turbulent seas, menacing skies, devastation, and suffering in the fishing community: in an exhibition that opens on 18 November, the focus at Panorama Mesdag will be on storms, culminating in the storm of 1894.A remarkable selection of paintings will be on show, by artists including Hendrik Willem Mesdag, JozefIsraëls, Louis Meijer, Andreas Schelfhout, and Johannes Christiaan Schotel, with stirring depictions of the overwhelming power of nature.   Storms in 19th-century painting Storms were a popular subject for artists in the early 19th century. Andreas Schelfhoutand Johannes Christiaan Schotelpainted romanticised scenes that emphasised the insignificance of the…

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Capella Stella Maris Vocal Concert

Vocal ensemble Capella Stella Maris will give a concert with the music by Pierre de la Rue (1452 – 1518), one of the greatest Flemish Renaissance composer, and his secular songs. Capella Stella Maris is a vocal ensemble from The Hague that performs religious music from the 15th and 16th centuries. They sing mostly from copies of early manuscripts from the Renaissance period. November 17th from 8pm Waalsekerk, Noordeinde 25, Den Haag The entree fee is € 15 / € 12,50 for students and over-65s. Contact and reservations: Ed Mos 0627295369 or capellastellamaris@gmail.com

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American Women’s Club festive 2018 Holiday Bazaar!

Santa and his elves have been busy organizing a festive 2018 AWC Holiday Bazaar! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas – we invite you to join us. Our bazaar is open to the public and a lovely way to kick off the holiday season. Why travel to other Christmas Markets when there is one right in our backyard! The Holiday Bazaar will feature a wide variety of international items and unique, handcrafted gifts galore. We’ll have everything from baked goods to wine and beer, essential oils, paintings, textiles, ceramics and jewelry to name a few! You won’t want…

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Wanderlust, a Hop On, Hop Off Music Experience

ZUCO 103 – Get ready for an evening of wandering in and around the Zuiderstrandtheater, the theatre by the sea. Meet new friends, hang out with familiar faces, explore fresh music styles, grab a bite, have a drink or two and maybe even try your hand at making some music yourself! The Wanderlust music experience is a hop-on, hop-off journey that lets you experience pop, classical, jazz and so much more. A magical mystery tour where you can sample not just different types of music but also a wide range of culinary delights. From gin & tonic to Beethoven and…

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Residentieorkest Annual Prinsjesdag concert 2018

By Roy Lie Atjam. It has been a longstanding tradition, every third Tuesday of September is. Prinsjesdag the traditional launching of the parliamentary year for the Dutch Senate and the Lower House. King Willem-Alexander delivers what is called the speech from the throne in the Ridderzaal(Guildhall) in which the government unfold its most important plans for the coming parliamentary year. For additional pictures by Hester Dijsktra, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157674294795468 Another tradition is the prinsjesdag concert organized by The Hague philharmonic orchestra(Residentieorkest) in conclusion of prinsjesdag.The concert started with the Dutch National Anthem, followed by the first of…

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Michiel Van Erp at International Theater Amsterdam

MICHIEL VAN ERP MAKES HIS MAIN STAGE THEATRE DEBUT WITH THE WOOD AT INTERNATIONAAL THEATER AMSTERDAM The filmmaker laureate. That is how Michiel van Erp, known from e.g. the award-winning series Ramses, was described in 2016, the year he had been active as a creator of documentaries for 25 years. Now he is directing The wood by Jeroen Brouwers for ITA. Van Erp: ‘The wood is about the mechanisms behind the collective concealment of abuse. And about the dilemmas that individuals face when they want to do something about it, and about the courage that is required to step forward.’…

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Oktoberfest in The Hague

The German Club in the Netherlands is organizing their traditional Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 6 from 7 pm to 11 pm at Marriot The Hague. The diplomatic and international community together with the German and Dutch are welcome to attend this special celebration. The Oktoberfest started as a wedding party in Munich when the crown prince of Bavaria Kronprinz Ludwig (1786 -1868), later King Ludwig I (reign: 1825 – 1848), married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to…

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Breguet piano soirée in Munich

Monday, 7 May 2018, Munich, Free State of Bavaria: Breguet hosted a selective piano soirée for nearly two hundreds VIP guests in Munich. In partnership with retailer Wempe, this exquisite evening of elegance gave prominence to the prestige of watch-making. The art of guilloche, a quintessential craft of Breguet, enthralled attendees with its intricate artistry. Surrounded by a specialised artisan, invitees had the opportunity to try their hand at this delicate engraving technique, introduced on watch dials in 1786 by Abraham-Louis Breguet. Guests were also charmed by the maison’s most recent creations unveiled during Baselworld 2018. For further information : https://www.breguet.com/en/house-breguet/news/ https://www.wempe.com/de-de/wempe-staedte/deutschland/muenchen/uebersicht?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuafdBRDmARIsAPpBmVXf7esfBU8tqzItaCUUEjhydrLNislz7wvAX1ze7Tpy0NlMAW090DAaAgmjEALw_wcB

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Bali Democracy Forum in Berlin

Retno Marsudi and Heiko Maas – Picture by Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Twitter. Friday, 14 September 2018, Berlin, Germany: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi and her German counterpart Heiko Maas opened the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) Chapter Berlin. The forum is the same with previous BDF Chapter Tunis. Themes on the agenda are democracy and migration. Approximately 140 participants partook at Bali Democracy Forum Chapter Berlin according to the Indonesian Foreign Ministry. Most relevant issue was immigration, wherein the handling immigration experiences were shared between Indonesia and Germany. The output of BDF Chapter Berlin will be brought to the XI Bali Democracy…

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Talented Hungarian artists at The International Holland Music Sessions

Each summer, The International Holland Music Sessions attracts over 100 young musical talents from all over the world. During the five-week festival, talents receive lessons and give over 150 concerts throughout the Netherlands. The 2018 edition welcomed 14 Hungarian musicians. On 8 August, the representatives of the Embassy of Hungary attended a TIHMS event in Bergen. This included a concert by the Pál Hermann Ensemble and a lecture by the Leo Smit Foundation. During the lecture, the Leo Smit Foundation introduced the unknown repertoire of composers who were persecuted during the Second World War. The focus was on composers who…

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