Lionel Wendt exhibition a review Sensual pictures from Sri Lanka/Ceylon

Lionel Wendt exhibition a review Sensual pictures from Sri Lanka/Ceylon

Lionel Wendt might be a name you have never heard of. But with a major exhibition in photographic museum Huis van Marseille until September 3rd, you have a change to get to know him. This will be the first time that over 140 prints from various international private collections are brought together in a single retrospective exhibition. We visited this exhibition in this charming and relaxed museum. And his pictures touched us and despite being…

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Premiere documentary Iron Legs about lesbian soccer team in Cambodia Free film viewing in Public Library Amsterdam

Premiere documentary Iron Legs about lesbian soccer team in Cambodia Free film viewing in Public Library Amsterdam

On Saturday the 17th of June you have the change to attend a free premiere of the documentary Iron Legs. This documentary is about a lesbian soccer team in Cambodia. The director of the documentary Vanna Hem will be present to show his film about a lesbian girls soccer team in Cambodia. Iron Legs The documentary itself is financed by a crowdfunding action on the website Document Our History Now. After successfully raising around €10.000,- Vanna…

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Art Zuid 2017 Outdoor Expo of Sculptures

Art Zuid 2017 Outdoor Expo of Sculptures

What is it? Art Zuid is an exhibition of modern art in Amsterdam Zuid, so the area around Apollolaan, Minervalaan and the business area of the Amsterdam Zuid train station. The exhibition is organised every two years and was originally initiated by people living in this area. This year’s Art Zuid is a display of 65 abstract sculptures of post second world war artists, selected by guest curator Rudi Fuchs. This year the exhibition is…

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A comedian tells it all – review of Darkroom Diaries Johan Goossens first comedy show in English

A comedian tells it all – review of Darkroom Diaries Johan Goossens first comedy show in English

Darkroom Diaries is a new comedy show in English by Johan Goossens, written out of necessity. People visiting his others shows were complaining about the five minutes of jokes about sex. So Johan decided to cut out those five minutes and write a whole show about sex. And the necessity was also born out of a booking to do shows in Brighton (UK), so Goossens needed to write a English language show. We visited one…

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The Straight and Narrow by InPlayers – a review

The Straight and Narrow by InPlayers – a review

Theatre is alive and kicking in Amsterdam, but mostly in Dutch. Once in a while an international theatre company visits the city, for example at the Holland Festival. But if you need your shot of English language theatre, there are a few semi-professional theatre groups in Amsterdam. We went to a performance by InPlayers the oldest English language theatre group in the city. The play and players at hand InPlayers performed the play “The Straight and…

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Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Never mind the bad weather, a lot of people picked up their coat and made their way to the Westergasfabriek for the Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival or Roze Filmdagen. In fact a record number of people visited the film festival. Over 9600 people attended one of the many LGBTQ themed films and documentaries. That was 5 percent more than last year. Werner Borkes, the director of the film festival, is quoted to say: “The succes…

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Queer Amsterdam, a webseries that explores boundaries Who do you love?

Queer Amsterdam, a webseries that explores boundaries Who do you love?

This week a Dutch broadcaster published a new web series on Youtube, called Queer Amsterdam. In this series we follow the events in the lives of young people in Amsterdam around the Canal Parade of 2016. The central characters are brother (Jesse) and (still) sister (Sam) and their new roommate Mira. Each episode is about 7 minutes long and there are 9 episodes in total. Queer Amsterdam is spoken in Dutch, but fortunately it has…

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