Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Recently we saw Bleach, a play by the British Exist Theatre group. The play was performed in the Compagnie theatre as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. This festival showcases every september upcoming theatre talent in unexpected locations around the city during eleven days. A great way to discover international talent and this play was a good example of that. Bleach, the story Bleach tells the story of Tyler Everett, a rent boy in London….

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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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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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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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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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Looking for Langston a film by Isaac Julien

Looking for Langston a film by Isaac Julien

We went to an exhibition in gallery Ron Mandos of the film ‘Looking for Langston’ by Isaac Julien. The exhibition shows blown up stills, photographs and sketches of the movie. You can also see the movie at a free showing in a small cinema within the gallery. It gave us a very enjoyable and moving 42 minutes. Looking for Langston Looking for Langston (1989) is a memoriam to Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance viewed from a black…

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Macho Macho performance theatre on masculinity

Macho Macho performance theatre on masculinity

Once  in a while there will be a theatre performance that intrigues. Or a play that possibly enchants. But definitely an experience that challenges your way of thinking. ‘Macho Macho’ at the Compagnietheater promises to be just that. It is a performance as a part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (1-11 september 2016).  The performance will also be performed in February 2017. And the great thing about this physical performance is: “Since language is not a…

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