April 26, 2018

“Remember – Unite – Renew” Rwanda Remembrance Day

A Walk to Remember, on the picture  H.E Jean Pierre Karabaranga leading the walk  The Hague. By Sofie Victoria T. Hagen Saturday April 7th marked the 24th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi. In correlation with this, the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda and its ambassador H.E Jean Pierre Karabaranga, in collaboration with the Rwandan Diaspora organization, hosted a reception at the Hilton Hotel The Hague to commemorate these atrocities. The reception, themed “Remember – Unite – Renew” urged the participants of this important event to take a moment to remember the atrocities that took place 24 years…

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Bangladesh in the Netherlands – ‘Shades of Passion’

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal Ambassador of Bangladesh. By Roy Lie Atjam Ms. Anika a young Bangladeshi artist based in the Netherlands invited H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal Ambassador of Bangladesh to deliver his opening remarks. The venue of the event was at the atrium of the City Hall Den Haag on Friday 30 March 2017. Noteworthy was the presence of Mr. Rafiqun Nabi, Nestor of Bangladesh art along with his delegation who were flown in from Dhaka for the inauguration ceremony of the first Art Exhibition of Bangladesh in the Netherlands – ‘Shades of Passion’. The Ambassadors of Tunisia, South Corea,…

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Don’t Miss This Play !

By John Dunkelgrün. ANNE & EMMETT, The story of Anne Frank and Emmett Till meeting in a place called Memory by Janet Langhart Cohen De La Mar theatre, Amsterdam / May 18th and 19th at 20.30 Anne Frank is arguably the most iconic girl in the world. She personifies innocence, brutally murdered because of nothing but her religion.  Emmett Till is less known outside the United States, but he too was an innocent youngster who was murdered in an atrocious way because of nothing but his race. The story of Anne Frank is well known. Emmett Till was a black boy…

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Bibliothèque diplomatique numérique in Paris

Monday, 12 March 2018, Paris: France’s Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs in partnership with the French National Library (BnF) launched the «bibliothèque diplomatique numérique» in the presence of the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry (“Quai d’Orsay”) Maurice Gourdault-Montagne as well as Laurence Engel, President of the French National Library. Through he «bibliothèque diplomatique numérique» the Foreign Ministry makes more archives concerning diplomatic treaties and agreements available to the general public. Documents now available online include treaties of diplomatic, cultural, scientific and commercial value signed by France and various countries, institutions and entities around the globe. For further information:…

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Jewerelly accesoires from 1920 to 1970 by Van Cleef & Arpels

Paris, Van Cleef & Arpels’ boutique. About fifty objets d’art created between the 1920s and the beginning of the 1970s from Van Cleef & Arpels collection are unveiled at a bespoke exhibition. Preserved by the Maison, vanity-boxes, Minaudières™, evening bags and compacts reveal another facet of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creativity, namely fashion accessories. Loyal to trends, gestures and rituals of their time, these precious objects also bear witness to the evolution of materials and sources of inspiration over the decades. Practical information: Van Cleef & Arpels’ Boutique Galerie du Patrimoine 20, place Vendôme, FR- 75001 PARIS From 22 January…

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Hong Kong Takes on London Fashion Week

DăCuòLe Vol. II collection by HEAVEN PLEASE+ remixes 1950s Western style with Hong Kong fashion.  For the first time ever, Hong Kong designers were represented at one of the fashion industry’s most esteemed events. Most designers can only dream of showing their work at London Fashion Week (LFW), where Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended this year’s show for the first time. But such lofty aspirations became a reality for some of Hong Kong’s most talented designers, who were selected by the British Fashion Council to showcase their AW2018 collections at the presentation with Fashion Hong Kong, a series of international events…

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Rvle your night by Bvlgari

Prince Maximilian and Princess Lilly zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Bvlgari Brand Ambassador, Baron Henri Estramant and Richard Getz. Photography by Bvlgari. Bvlgari celebrated its annual party on the occasion of the Berlin film festival – Berlinale – under the motto  “Rvle your night”; VIP guests included Her Serene Highness Princess Lilly zu Sayn Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Bvlgari Brand Ambassador, her son and princely beau, HSH Hereditary Prince Donatus zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Liev Schreiber, Lottie Moss, Toni Garrn, Alicia von Rittberg, Marie Bäumer and Tim Oliver Schultz. Berlin, Thursday, 15 February 2018 – For the opening night of the 68th Berlin film festival, Bvlgari hosted its exclusive “Rvle your night” party, welcoming…

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German Fashion Night in London

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, German Ambassador’s Residence, London, UK: Chargé d’affaires at the German Embassy to the United Kingdom, Baroness Tania von Uslar-Gleichen and Ms Christiane Arp, President of the Fashion Council Germany, organised a bespoke event for more than two hundred invited guests from the fashion industry in the framework of London Fashion week, winter 2018. Curated by President Christiane Arp, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Germany, German designers exhibited included Agnes Nordenholz, Benu Berlin, Damir Doma, Esther Perbandt, Gembalies, Horror Vacui, I’VR Isabel Vollrath, Ottolinger, Philomena Zanetti, Rianna + Nina, Steinrohner, Stiebich & Rieth, William Fan, Working Title as well as Zazi Vintage Highlights. The…

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Wagashi demonstration, Japan Embassy

Wagashi demonstration, Japan Embassy, Friday, February 23rd, 2018  By Roy Strik. The Department of Cultural Affairs, Press and Information of the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands hosted a lecture and demonstration of “Wagashi”-making. Much of Japanese art, culture, and cuisine draws on the principles of aesthetic beauty and the passing of the seasons. “Wagashi” too has a strong seasonal character. Each season brings its own delights, techniques and flavours. For additional Roy Strik’s pictures, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157693922958335   The style of “Wagashi” we see today, was developed between the 17th and 19th century. European countries (like Holland…

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Imperial poetry translated to German 

Empress Michiko – Picture by State Department photo by William Ng. Her Imperial Majesty The Empress of Japan has written 50 waka poems for a book of her own poetry that was recently published in Germany The Empress wrote poetry following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and when the German publishing house Herder learned of their existence, they approached the Imperial Household Agency in case the Empress would consider publishing them. The book, entitled “Nur eine kleine Maulbeere. Aber sie wog schwer” (English: “Just a little mulberry, but it weighs heavily”), was published in January 2018, and launched at the Nipponse Embassy…

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