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Hemels Festival As summer is coming the season of the open-air festivals and concerts is approaching. Hemelvaart, meaning two days off, is right in front of you and this also means that the Hemels Festival is taking place in Leeuwarden. The location is the Oldehoofsterkerkhof right in the center of the beautiful city. The festival was first hosted in 2011 and was such a success that it is being repeated ever since every year at the same time, which is the 29th of May the hemelvaart day. The festival has already featured various different acts, where some of them are popular and familiar ones like Bassjackers, Showtek and Sydney Samson. This year the line up will consist of Magnificence, Oliver Heldens, Mental Theo, MC

Apster, La Fuente, 2 Faced Funks, Julian Jordan and Ferry Corsten. The entrance fee is 5 euro before 17.00 and 10 euro if you come after 17.00. The music that is going to be played by the acts is mostly house and electro music so if you are a fan of that you should definitely not miss out on this opportunity. The event has its doors open from 14.00 till 23.00 at night so you can move on to any of the other places in Leeuwarden to party like Club Hemmingway, Club Red or the awesome pub street. Check out some of the artists and their music with the links below:

Oliver Heldens

Mental Theo

MC Apster

2 Faced Funks

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Review: Fries Straatfestival The Fries Straatfestival took place last week in Leeuwarden and was a huge success for the hosts and a lot of fun for everyone who went. I was talking to some of the third year managers who went to this event and they told me that everything that was offered there like music and theater was fun to watch and of high quality in performance. As it wasn’t raining a lot of people went to this event and one 3rd year manager mentioned that it felt like the whole of Leeuwarden was at this

festival. They hade a wide variety of performances and lots of dressed up people walking around. The festival was attended by all of the age groups and everyone enjoyed it pretty much as it also offers interactive play for children.

The architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham first used the Pecha Kucha presentation method at a design event in Tokyo. It involves a power point presentation, which is set up with 20 slides and each slide is shown for 20 seconds resulting in a 6,40 minutes long presentation. The slides should only contain pictures and almost no text except from logos with text. The trick fro a successful Pecha Kucha presentation is not to try to make the text, meaning the things that need to be said in the presentation, fit onto the 20-second slides but rather to talk over the slides. The presenter is the main focus in this type of presentation and the slides

in the background are only a visual aid to support what the presenter is saying. This type of presentation is to avoid on overload of written text, which can lead to a phenomenon called “death by PowerPoint “or `”PowerPoint poisoning”.

Pecha Kucha Presentation


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Check out Youtube for nice examples like this one: watch?v=wGaCLWaZLI4

Project D: Board Game One of the different projects the 3rd year students are working on in the media productions module is the project to develop an educational board game for a Dutch board game publisher. The client’s company, called Sensalot, is based in Zwolle and the client himself, Arthur Scholte, is a game designer and publisher. The client asks us to develop a sensory board game for Dutch primary schools with a target group of children aged 8 to 12. The game has to be educational about the senses or should use the senses to educate on something else. The group I am working with is Game Lightning, which consists of Arjan, Daphne, Charissa, Wilbert, Jasper and me, Jana. We have started this project with an idea brainstorm to put down the first thoughts we were having about board games and the sensory aspects. After that we looked into board games that are already out on the market to have a better understanding of what a sensory board game could look like.

The scheduled client meeting also gave a deeper insight about what the clients expectations are, which I think is one of the most important aspects for the project. The media productions module is all about generating real life working experience through working in the learning company and developing products and services for real clients. The board game idea was developed in the third and fourth week and took the feedback and the clients expectations into consideration. We are now in the making of the prototype which will somewhat look like this:

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