From Friday 19 August 2016 you won’t have to worry about rushing out a gig to catch your last tube home or your hotel anymore as the much-anticipated London Night Tube is finally here!
“A long time ago, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests” there lay the English town of Corby. Just on the outskirts of the town one can find a little tranquil green haven made up from two little woods that used to be part of the ancient and bigger woods of Rockingham Forest, once the royal hunting grounds for King William I. From 1 August till 31 October, you can experience a magical moment whilst visiting the Fermynwoods Contemporary Art exhibition ‘Beyond Seven Mountains’ in these old Corby woodlands.
Traditionally the summer has always been the season for big Hollywood blockbuster films to open in the cinema. There has been a shift in recent years resulting in some amazing TV productions. Despite being a cinephile, I too have fallen for the temptations of bingewatching complete TV series. And boy, how I have bingewatched these recent months! In this post I’m sharing with you my MUST WATCH TV series tips for summer 2016.
Tucked away at the end of Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane and past the numerous Shoreditch graffiti and Jack the Ripper tour groups, you find Libreria, a spacious and unique bookshop where you can lose yourself for hours.
It’s the 1st of July already and apparently we’re in the midst of summer. Since it feels more like autumn rather than summer at the moment, I’d thought you would appreciate some film tips to hide from the rain over the next weeks. As always I’ve done some research for you and selected my personal Top 5 Must See Films and Top 5 Must Avoid Films.
When photographer Claude Crommelin moved from Amsterdam to Shoreditch (East London) in 2008, he was overwhelmed by the amount of astonishing street art in the area. Motivated by the short lifespan of most of the works he bought his first digital photo camera and started to document the vibrant street art scene. In 2013 he published his book ‘New Street Art’ which was completely sold out in just three months. Read more about Claude and his book in the interview and also how you can win a copy of his recently re-issued book!
Once upon a time there was a Dutch painter named Hieronymus Bosch whose artworks depicted the most incredible fantasy figures and gruesome scenes that must have sprung from either a very troubled or intoxicated mind. Both his fame and works expanded across the international cultural landscape and several centuries. This year his hometown of ‘s-Hertogenbosch celebrates the 500th anniversary of his death.
After the success of my post ’24 Hours Instagram Diary – Netherlands’ last February, here’s a new blog post with my favourite 15 Instagram photos I uploaded in April.
About a year ago my hubby had his eyesight tested because he wanted to take up driving lessons. It turned out that he indeed needed glasses, but we were also told he has rather high eye pressure which could lead to gradual eyesight loss. After hubby’s discovery I decided to also have an eye test done.
After over a month of silence, I’m slowly awakening from my winter sleep and regaining blogging inspiration. Instead of blogging, I spent most of the cold winter evenings wrapped up in my fleece blanket binge-watching complete TV series and loads of films. In this post I selected my favourites especially for you.
The first art & culture quarterly overview for 2016. Here are my personal picks for art exhibitions and book recommendations.
The Dance & Music part of my ‘Dutch Girl Does Arts & Culture’ series covering anything from ballet, flamenco, electronic music, organ music and a modular synth meet.
Happy Friday everybody! I hope you all have an amazing weekend to look forward to. Here are some of my favourite new music tunes of the moment to get you going. Listen, dance, enjoy and celebrate the weekend!
I’m briefly back in the Netherlands to attend the premiere of Fresas, the latest dance production by Dutch National Ballet scored by my hubby, also known as Robin Rimbaud (artist name Scanner). In this interview Robin speaks about the importance of art and the process of writing dance scores.
Earlier this week I went on a 24H-tour around the Netherlands to meet & greet with friends. When I rushed out the house in the morning, I forgot to take my photo camera with me, but kept a 24H Instagram diary instead.