7 Exhibitions during Summer

7 Exhibitions during Summer

We’re pleased to introduce no less than 7 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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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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Darkroom Diaries Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

Darkroom Diaries Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

“Are you safe?” “Yes I am safe.” “Ok great. Then we don’t need a condom…” About poppers, PREP and to rim or not to rim. For all gays and for straights who want to know what really happens in a darkroom. Who’s on stage? Johan Goossens created this show (in English) about Amsterdam’s Gay Night Life. It’s sub-title is looking for love in all the wrong places, so we expect a range of hilarious insights….

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Women Friendly City Award for owner Vivelavie

Women Friendly City Award for owner Vivelavie

Mieke Martelhoff, owner of bar Vivelavie, is the first to receive the Women Friendly City award. The award is an initiative of the city of Amsterdam to recognise and thank women who help making the city more women friendly. In awarding Mieke Martelhoff, Amsterdam recognises the many years Mieke has contributed to making Amsterdam a safe and welcome city. Her bar Vivelavie is a safe place for women (and men by the way) to meet…

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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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