8 Exhibitions during Summer

8 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 8 interesting exhibitions during the summer period. Some international, others very local. Some more aimed at creating art, others aimed at triggering discussion and interaction. But in all cases unique in their own right and worth visiting. Young and Gay Shows photos of young gay and lesbian people and it tells the story of their coming out. Photographer Marjolein Annegarn shows a range of pictures of boys and…

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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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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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Gerritjan Deunk the man behind the design of April, Exit and iT

Gerritjan Deunk the man behind the design of April, Exit and iT

Those were the days! The Reguliersdwarsstraat was the heart of the Amsterdam gay scene with iconic bars like, April, Exit and Havana. And later the famous iT the ultimate place to go. Ah, yes, those days. We do remember them and the gay men that made it happen. Gerritjan Deunk was one of them. Gerritjan was instrumental in all of this. He contributed with profesional design, wonderful magazines and of course great logo’s. Thanks to…

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Dance performance ‘What do we know’ – a review

Dance performance ‘What do we know’ – a review

We went to the first public dance performance by the Gross Dance Company, called “what do we know”. The dance is an interpretation by choreographers Sagi Gross and Jeroen Fransen of stories they heard of LGBTQ refugees from Syria and other countries. They combined these with elements of Kafka’s description of bureaucracy in “The Process”. We saw an intense, emotional and beautiful dance performance by six dancers. An emotional dance performance The dance piece asks…

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