May 24, 2019

Indonesia at Belgium International Pencak Silat Championship

On the picture Ambassador Yuri O. Thamrin. Indonesian Contingent Participates in 24th Belgium International Pencak Silat Championship at Schoten, 26-28 April 2019 Statement by Indonesian Embassy in Brussel 2019. Brussels, 26 April 2019 – The Indonesian contingent of Silat again participated in the Belgium International Pencak Silat Championship in Schoten, Belgium which was held on 26 – 28 April 2019. The Indonesian delegation at the 24th international championship consisted of 32 athletes (23 male athletes 9 female athletes) and 15 officials from the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) and the DKI Jakarta Student Sports Education and Training Center (PPLM). In this year’s championship, Indonesian Athletes contingent…

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Classical music in the outdoors

Fifth edition festival Wonderfeel Wonderfeel is the biggest outdoor festival for classical music in the Netherlands. This year’s festival will take place from July 19th to July 21st, in the natural parks of the Schaep & Burgh estate in ‘s-Graveland (near Hilversum). More than 400 of the finest musicians will give over 100 performances, ranging the gamut from baroque to minimal, with connections to jazz, pop and world music. Escape the urban frenzy and daily hustle by stepping into the relaxed festival bubble of Wonderfeel, and recharge with classical music in a beautiful environment. Three days of music, all in…

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Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival

Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival (28 May- 2 June) announces Launch Event (30 April). The Launch Event on April 30th is an opportunity for people to get a first taste of what the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival will bring to the city’s cinemas by the end of May. The Argentinian film Recreo (Break) will festively kick-off the countdown to the fifth edition of the Amsterdam Spanish Film festival on April 30th at 20:00 at the beautiful Pathé Tuschinski. The program launch event will set the tone for the upcoming fifth edition, which will run from May 28th until June 2nd in…

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Czechoslovakia Through the Lens of Dagmar Hochová

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the Czech Centre Rotterdam is preparing a new photography exhibition:  “Czechoslovakia Through the Lens of Dagmar Hochová” which will be opened  1st May – 1st July 2019 in Internationaal Perscentrum Nieuwspoort  (Lange Poten 10, 2511 CL Den Haag). For more information visit our website: https://bit.ly/2IqCk5F And/or find it on FB: https://bit.ly/2Gh8W0p

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Bauhaus Museum Weimar opens

Saturday, 6 April 2019, Weimar, Free State of Thuringia: It is 100 years since the pioneer of modernism Walter Gropius opened the original Staatliches Bauhaus or Bauhaus School in Weimar. In celebration of the movement’s unparalleled and above all enduring impact, the city of Weimar opened a museum edifice dedicated to the design school in the city where it was based between 1919 and 1925.  Located near the Nazi-era Gauforum Square and the Neues Museum Weimar, the Bauhaus Museum Weimar is a simple five-storey concrete box broken only with its entrance and a couple of windows, designed by Prof Heike Hanada. The museum contains 2,000 square metres of exhibition space, which shall…

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10 years International Chamber Music Festival Wassenaar, a MUST for music lovers

By John Dunkelgrün. About 11 years ago the originally Romanian violinist Irina Simon-Renes developed the idea of an international chamber music festival in Wassenaar. This green and leafy town next to The Hague (please don’t call it a suburb!) is home to many people with strong cultural interests, but it lacked a good classical music program. Irina herself is a well-known violinist, who gives master classes and has performed with major international orchestra’s and at the famous Prinsengracht Festival in Amsterdam. In a town like Wassenaar with many excellent smaller venues, a chamber music event seemed the most appropriate to…

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Yves Saint Laurent’s palatial headquarters

French international fashion label Yves Saint Laurent has moved into a palatial manor that houses most of the company’s more than 400-Paris-based employees.  The rue de Bellechasse headquarters was the idea YSL’s President and CEO Francesca Bellettini after she joined YSL from another Kering brand, Bottega Veneta, in 2013. After three years of restoration work, the French fashion house has finally moved into its expansive new headquarters on the French capital’s Left Bank.  The site at 37-39 Rue de Bellechasse dates back to 1671, when it was founded as the Abbaye de Penthemont convent. It was rebuilt in the XVIII century, it was most recently used by the Ministry of French…

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From the Highest Point: Land surveys in the time of Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag and TU Delft move together onto a higher plane with the exhibition 14 March 2019, Den Haag _ In 1880, while Mesdag was making sketches for his Panorama from the highest dune in Scheveningen, land surveyors were trekking across the entire country drawing up a map of the Netherlands. The painter and land surveyors alike sought out the highest points in the landscape: the first to create a spatial illusion and the latter to measure distances accurately. What similarities and differences were there in the approach of the artist and that of the surveyors? Thanks to a collaboration…

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“In Parallel”; a retrospective on Rashid Al Khalifa’s art

In Parallel Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 18 March – 1 April 2019 ‘In Parallel’ interprets artist Rashid Al Khalifa’s artistic œuvre by considering the interconnectedness of styles that define certain periods. Beginning with landscape painting in the ‘70s and continuing on to minimalistic, parametric structures that Rashid has exhibited most recently, his vast body of work has seen distinct shifts in style through varied use of mediums. However, the recurrence of certain sentiments resonates throughout. Matte, aluminum installations from 2012 onwards, recall his desert landscapes from the ‘70s, whereby the shadows cast by the soft desert light in these early…

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Dutch translation of Philippines’ literary masterpiece “Noli Mi Tangere” 

By Anton Lutter. In a few months a new and extended translation will be published in The Netherlands by Gerard Arp of Arpenco Publishers. It has been for over a century since Noli Mi Tangere has been translated into the Dutch language. To date the only work of Rizal which has been translated into Dutch. The “Noli” is the first novel published by the Philippines national hero Jose Rizal and is considered one of the great literary legacies of the Philippines. Originally it was written in Spanish and published in Berlin in 1887. The book was quickly banned by the…

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