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Spring Update Dutch Culture in the UK | News Article

News | 12-04-2023 | 18:00

With art exhibitions, design biennials, live music, contemporary dance and theater, there’s something for everyone’s taste in this spring’s ‘Dutch Culture in Britain’ calendar.

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Wives of the World Ragazze Quartet


Queer East Festival brings Robin Nimanon’s latest contemporary dance productions to London. Cyborg DNA It will be performed at The Place on April 19th. This performance imagines humanity’s evolution towards transhumanism, enhanced by sophisticated technology, and how today’s focus on race, gender and ethnicity shifts to different new parameters.

That same night – April 19th – Nederland Dance Theater at Sadler’s WellsNDT is definitely world-class, so it’s no surprise that all the shows are already sold out.

If you want to see legendary Dutch roller skating dancers crack a few moves, and learn some crazy skills from these pros, you need to go. Leeds Northern Roll May 19th, 20th and 21st. Stefan “DJ StayFun” Seedorf rides steel wheels, while Bryan Druiventak and Chris Frank give a masterclass on how to steal the show on wheels.

live music

Performed by the Dutch Ragazze Quartet.wife of the worldOn 2nd May at The Barbican Center with transgender opera singer Lucia Lucas. We will have 3 concerts.the first concert Collaboration with Dutch baritone Maarten Konningsbergerthe second concert was Just the Ragazze Quartetand the third concert was Collaboration with Dutch pianist Nicola MeeusenI also have Meeuwsen Solo concert in Orkney on June 17thpart of the same festival.

Dutch pop, rock and jazz bands are also making inroads into the UK. Artin Gün Rock band to appear at Electric Brixton on April 13 concentration As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, they performed at Sage Gateshead on April 14th, Pip Blom They toured the UK in January and February.jazz ensemble Sam Newbold Quintet Like the pop formation, they are planning a UK tour for late 2023. who.

Art exhibition

An eco-friendly art gallery “waste artIt is a shame that the work of Jan-Eric Visser, the godfather of art based on “waste”, is not included. Groundwork in Kings Lynn, Norfolk His gallery understands that. The gallery, which has previously worked with Jan-Erik Visser, is exhibiting the work of the Dutch artist until 15 July 2023.

100 Years Gallery Show in Londoninternal organs‘ May 11th to 14th, by Richard Bolhuis. The artist says he will be in London for the entire four days, so there is a good chance that you will see him when you visit the exhibition.

At the Ruskin Museum in Coniston, Cumbria, “above ground windowBy Dutch photographer Loek van Vliet until June 11th.

The Tate Modern presents works by the famous Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and a lesser-known Swedish painter, who worked around the same time as Mondrian.This exhibition Hilma Af Klint and Piet Mondrian It runs from April 20th to September 3rd.

The National Gallery in London has just opened.After ImpressionismIncluding works by Vincent van Gogh.


Traditionally, design biennales consist of “country pavilions”. Governments and cultural institutions rent square meters at trade fairs to showcase their country’s ‘world-class design’. London Design Biennale It usually works in much the same way, but this year designers from different countries are also encouraged to collaborate with each other. it was done. “Global challenges require global cooperation,” explains Aric Chan, Director of the Newe Institute. Therefore, the theme of this year’s Biennale is ‘Global Gaming, Remapping Collaboration’. Via an online game, all designers exhibiting work at the Biennale will be able to bring their brains together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Holland is also seeking a pavilion at the London Design Biennale at Somerset House in June 2023.the curator Dutch pavilion, Colin Keyes came up with a brilliant plan for interacting with pavilions from other countries. The idea is that elements of the Dutch design work (still under construction) can be borrowed in other pavilions and used as seating, tables or lecterns when hosting events in that space.

Smogware proves that design can help put social issues on the political agenda. This Dutch initiative to make glass tableware from locally collected air pollutants is coming to Glasgow. On June 15th, National Clean Air Day, an afternoon tea will be held at Glasgow City Hall to discuss the city’s polluted air problems with local politicians.All participants drink tea from glazed cups Dust collected in the streets of GlasgowSmogware is collaborating with Make It Glasgow, Asthma & Lung UK and City of Glasgow College on this project.


From May 26th to June 4th, Dutch Season at Brighton FringeThe festival’s directors have chosen four shows found on the Amsterdam Fringe to bring these exciting new productions to audiences in Brighton. Artists from the Netherlands also run theater workshops while in Brighton.

From May 28th to June 18th at the Artemis Theater,Invisible ManA fun show for young audiences (ages 5-11) at London’s Unicorn Theatre.

‘A Little Life’ at the Harold Pinter Theater directed by Ivo van Hove at the International Theater Amsterdam sold out. But the good news is that the run will be extended for his five weeks. Savoy Theateralso in London.


Many of the cultural activities mentioned in this article are financially supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in the UK. The Embassy supports UK-based arts institutions that introduce Dutch culture to UK-based audiences. But we do more. We also support residencies that give Holland-based artists the opportunity to further develop their art, with the support of UK-based arts organizations.An example is the place of residence of Sachi Miyaji and Nina Glockner and Van Gogh House London During May 2023.

Cooperation with other embassies

The Dutch embassy is planning its own cultural event. We prefer to leave it to the experts. However, the embassies of many other countries tend to be actively involved in bringing artists from their home countries to the UK, and the UK is part of her EUNIC network promoting culture from across the EU. Therefore, I agreed to participate. At film festivals and literary festivals, her 1 filmmaker or 1 author from each EU country gains the platform. There’s a short film festival at Leeds’ Everyman Cinema on April 21st and 22nd, and a literary festival at the British Library in London on May 20th and 21st.

the dutch movie Hannah’s dream Directed by Emily Leakers and Eugene Arts. Everyman will be screened at his Leeds on Saturday 22nd April.Dutch participants at literature festival are poets Nachom WeinbergHe will take the stage at the British Library on Saturday 20th May at 4pm.

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Want to find out more about the work of the cultural team at the Dutch Embassy in London? Go to www.netherlandsandyou.nl/uk/culture.

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