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Bezoekerscentrum OBE

Bezoekerscentrum OBE A brand new building forms the entrance to Lân fan taal: OBE. You will be welcomed here as a new “resident” and you can immediately (and playfully) get to work with language...

2018
  • 10:00
  • Heer Ivostraatje 1
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Tim Etchells

Art Installation by Tim Etchells The British artist, Tim Etchells, has created a new, space-filling work for the new Lân fan Taal building at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof. The ingredients: neon letters, ringing telephones and personal messages...

2018
  • 10:00
  • Oldehoofsterkerkhof 1
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The Great Black-tailed Godwit Theatre

In previous years, visitors to the Friesland Museum of Nature have been introduced to the king of the meadow: the black-tailed godwit. Through, for example, the Great Black-tailed Godwit Race during the 2014 spring holidays and More flowers in the meadow make godwits happy! in 2015. All these activities serve as a prelude to the great exhibition in 2018. It's finally here: the black-tailed godwit returns in The Great Black-tailed Godwit Theatre in the courtyard of the Friesland Museum of Nature. The Great Black-tailed Godwit Theatre is a collaboration with King of the Meadows. This civic initiative draws attention to the future of the meadow and cultural landscape, all the life and work involved in and around it, including our grassland birds. It is a club of committed and enthusiastic doers who chose a new, multidisciplinary approach in order to lay bare and secure the future of the meadow. The concept of this unique experience is at the hands of Theun Mosk. Mosk studied at the Theatre School in Amsterdam and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He creates designs for (music) theatre, opera, dance, exhibitions and also makes autonomous installations. The Great Black-tailed Godwit Theatre takes the world of the black-tailed godwit as the starting point. Small spaces become different experiences and are focused on how one perceives his or her environment. This is far from your average exhibition. Experience what it’s like to be a black-tailed godwit, perceive the world he lives in and put your senses to the test.

Exhibitions - 2018
  • 10:00
  • Natuurmuseum Fryslân
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Mata Hari, the myth and the girl

On October 14, 2017, one hundred years after her death, the Frisian Museum opens the largest Mata Hari exhibition to date. You get to know Margaretha Zelle, the girl behind the iconic Mata Hari, through her personal belongings, photographs, scrapbooks, letters, and military files. Join her on her journey from her birth place Leeuwarden to the Dutch East Indies, where fate stalks her. Experience her glorious rise in the Parisian dance theatres and discover the web of intrigue that ensnares her during the First World War.

Exhibitions
  • 11:00
  • Fries Museum
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Beyond Dada & De Stijl: Part 1

Beyond Dada & De Stijl Part 1 and Part 2 cover important post-war avant-garde movements. In these exhibitions, the focus is not so much on the historical avant-garde itself, but on how the movements...

2018
  • 11:00
  • Museumplein 2
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Marijke Muoi

Leeuwarden, August 1795 Radical revolutionaries storm the Grote Kerk, smash everything, take valuable metals from the graves and kick around the bones of the Nassau family.

2018
  • Bredeplaats 4
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Sjong

Sjong! Zing! Sing! Isn't it great to sing in class? In Frisian, another language, or even in several languages? During 2017-18, schools and classes will write their own lyrics about themselves and their environment...

2018
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Other Words

What an exciting idea: being “posted”, as a writer in a small/minority language, to another area in Europe with a small language, to work, blog and perform! This has been happening since 2016 as part of the literary exchange project...

2018
  • Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden
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Taal in Byld

Language billboards by children From the end of 2017, billboards written and designed by children will appear in Leeuwarden. They are the result of “Taal yn Byld”...

2018
  • Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden
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Meeuw Jonge Schrijvers

Do you enjoy writing for the stage? And do you also enjoy taking to the stage (with others) to present your own poetry, story or performance? Good news: you can now take lessons from the best!

2018
  • Oostersingel 70 b