The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival From 29th of September till 1st of October

The F Word – a Fantastic Feminist Festival From 29th of September till 1st of October

The F Word is a festival celebrating the return of feminism. This year is the 4th edition of the F Word. The festival’s goal is “to approach feminism from a broad, inclusive and intersectional perspective”. It offers is a variety of workshops and discussions on equality, feminism, anti-sexism, queer and gender politics. There will also be a movie program and two nights of party with live bands and DJs. The idea behind the F Word How…

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Gender neutral language push in The Netherlands Longread on cultural changes towards an inclusive society

Gender neutral language push in The Netherlands Longread on cultural changes towards an inclusive society

Gender neutral language got a big boost in The Netherlands over the last few weeks. The City Council of Amsterdam issued a language instruction to its employees to refrain from the traditional ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ and instead use the more inclusive ‘Dear Amsterdammers’. In a similar move the Dutch Railways changed their announcement policy to ‘Dear passengers’ or ‘Dear travelers’. What is behind this change and why is it such an important and for some…

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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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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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