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We have an amazing program off performances for non dutch speakers! Hope to see you in our Stadsschouwburg Utrecht again! Freedom is an explosive, high-energy and moving dance performance, in the 20-year tradition of Club Guy & Roni | 2 Nov Breakin’ Convention, the pioneering hip-hop festival from London. Count on breathtaking performances by internationally acclaimed poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls | 6 Nov Rocio Molina combines Flamenco, guitar music and poetry together in ‘Al Fondo Riela’ and makes the stage feel like Spain | 7 Nov In Stuk 12+ you will experience an unquiet mix off breakdance, comedy, live music and video | 10 & 11 Nov Nederlands Dans Theater 2 presents two new storytellers who will both give a world premiere: Marcos Morau and Nadav Zelner | 14 &15 Nov Choreographer Ed Wubbe (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam) uses the 1942 Hollywood classic Casablanca as a visual representation for his dance performance | 4 & 5 Dec


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Welcome to Utrecht When it comes to cultural events, there’s plenty to do in the last months of the year. In the first week of November, you can visit the Saint Martin Route, a route around over 200 magical light sculptures. In the same period, Le Guess Who? - the festival for boundarycrossing music and culture will be taking over the city with performances by more than 150 artists. We’ve also lined up some newly opened cafés and restaurants, where you can go for an evening of fine dining, or opt for coffee and a cake, or a hearty lunch. And in case you don’t know what to give your loved ones (or yourself) for Christmas, we’ve lined up some great local and often sustainable products that would make anyone happy!


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What’s happening? THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO

November & December

SUPPORT LOCAL CREATIVES

Winter shopping in Merwede

On 27 November you can wander around the creative hotspots in the Merwede district, such as Vechtclub, Kanaal30, De Alchemist and Createur, as they open their doors for some winter shopping. You can buy unique, hand-crafted gifts made by talented local makers, listen to live music, check out some music and theatre performances and have something to eat and drink.

LOCAL FAVOURITES

Stadsjochies

Last summer saw the opening of Stadsjochies in a lovely spot in UtrechtOost. Stadsjochies is what’s known as a ‘kastaurant’, a place where your breakfast, lunch or dinner is made from ingredients from the restaurant’s own greenhouse and garden. The dishes change with the seasons, depending on the available products. They also adhere to a zero-waste policy: every part of all of the products is used, from stalk to flower. You can go on a herb safari in the tea garden, there’s a shop with home-grown fruit and veg, as well as a playground for the children. > Rijndijk 14 stadsjochies.nl

> 27 November, creative hotspots in Merwede makersvanmerwede.nl


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OPEN-AIR ART

Giant bird

On the side-wall of Lauwerecht 55, you’ll see a cheerful mural of an enormous bird. The design for ‘Vogel Piet’ was created by Derk Wessels, an artist with learning difficulties, and it was painted on the wall by JanIsDeMan. Another example of the special collaboration between these two can be seen on Draaiweg. > side wall of Lauwerecht 55

Photography Joris Louwes, Unsplash/Atharva Tulsi, Het Utrechts Archief/D.C. Goosen

A CHEERFUL MURAL OF A COLOURFUL BIRD ADORNS THE SIDE-WALL OF A LAUWERECHT HOUSE MUST-SEE

The Invisible Dom Tower

The first stone for the Dom Tower was laid exactly 700 years ago. In honour of Utrecht’s best-known structure, the Zuilens Fanfare Corps has put together a compilation of specially composed music and unique images to take you on a journey through the history of the tower, from the bottom of the cellar to the tip of the tower. > 7 November, Theater Kikker and 27 November, ZIMIHC Stefanus zfc-utrecht.nl

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November & December THE COLLECTIVE GARDEN WILL BE A VENUE FOR LOCAL BANDS HIDDEN GEM

Jamming in a vaulted cellar

Cultural and social podium De Kargadoor has been an institution in Utrecht for sixty years. As well as hosting lectures and debating evenings, this vaulted cellar under the building on Oudegracht is also a haven for undiscovered talent: twice a month, novice and experienced jazz musicians can come here to jam together in the Jazz Cellar. On 19 November and 17 December, the Comedyhuis organises English comedy nights. And on 25 November, there’s a U-Rap Open Mic session, where underground hip-hop artists have a chance to show what they’re made of. > various dates in November and December, De Kargadoor kargadoor.nl

MUST-DO

India on the rise?

During his seven years in office, the Indian prime-minister Modi has been accused of concentrating authority in his own hands, dismantling democratic institutions and advancing religious majoritarianism in political and public life. Meanwhile, he and his party continue to win election after election. Why is he so popular? How do democratic challenges on the domestic front affect India’s global rise to power? With political scientist Prof Srirupa Roy (University of Göttingen). > 30 November, Utrecht University Hall sg.uu.nl/agenda/2021/india-rise


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The Hof van Cartesius, a hotspot for creative and sustainable entrepreneurs, is located on Vlampijpstraat. On 20 November from 12 noon to 6 p.m., the entrepreneurs will be opening the doors of their circular-built pavilions. Ideal if you’re looking for a unique, sustainable gift for Christmas. While you’re there, take a look at the 16-meter-high tower, built for 99% from recycled materials. From noon until evening, the collective garden will be a venue for local bands, so find yourself a drink and a snack and listen to the music in the cosy warmth of the campfire.

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What You See Festival

Positively activist, inviting and unifying: this international multidisciplinary festival features dance, theatre, performance, exhibitions, music, parties, symposiums, workshops and much, much more, and encourages artists and the public to fantasise about a gender diverse, equal society. > 18 to 21 November, various locations whatyouseefestival.nl

IMPAKT Festival

We seem to be heading for a future in which algorithms, artificial intelligence and online interaction determine our romantic experiences. The elderly are being given cute robot animals to counter loneliness, and social media provides endless possibilities for embarking on virtual romantic fantasies. How can artists help us to understand how new technologies are influencing the most basic human emotion - love? > 3 to 7 November, various locations and online impakt.nl/festival/2021

Cultural Sunday

The last Cultural Sunday of the year revolves around unexpected encounters through stories. In six libraries, you can listen to stories being read to you (also by a sign language interpreter), meet other people and get to know their stories in the Human Library, watch spoken word and rap performances and much more. > 7 November, various libraries culturelezondagen.nl

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SPOTLIGHT By Rianne van der Molen

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ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE ROBOTS THAT ARTIST BRAM ELLENS HOLDS IN CAPTIVITY ARE A BIT GRISLY, THEY ARE ALSO VERY APPEALING. ‘I’M GOING TO PUT A NEW-BORN ROBOT UNDER A HEAT LAMP. HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SEE IT?’

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ook, there’s Bassie, the only robot that’s allowed to walk around here’, says Bram Ellens. He’s referring to a white help robot that’s slowly rolling across the room. He passes us, but suddenly stops at a concrete pillar. ‘C-c-c-can I help you?’, Bassie asks. Bram noticed him at a supplier who leases robots. He was actually there to see whether Spot, a flexible robot dog, was suitable for his exhibition. ‘Spot was so smooth that he was quite boring. But then I spotted Bassie in a corner. He’d been rejected because he stammered and couldn’t tell the difference between a person and a pillar. This was endearing enough for my exhibition, which represents a kind of shelter for the unwanted and the misfits.’


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‘ROBOTS DON’T CARE WHETHER THEY PASS YOU A PLATE OF FOOD OR CHOP OFF YOUR HAND’

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SPOTLIGHT

THREATS & FLATTERY

‘Creatures’ are on display in every room. There’s a tower of cages, each one containing an electric car with a tiny, sweet-looking robot that dances out of a box. But there also are more grisly machines, which are firmly chained down and move like wild animals. Jan, an invisible AI robot in a glass safe, is particularly intriguing. Warning signs have been posted on the door. Whatever you do, don’t let Jan out of the safe. Walking into his

Photography Lize Kraan

The artist (who used to be an entrepreneur in the IT world) has been residing in Buitenplaats Doornburgh in Maarssen since July, surrounded by machines. His exhibition Robots in Captivity has been open since July, but is very much a work in progress. Bram is continually improving his installations and producing new work. A robot dog in a glass jar is currently lying on his workbench. ‘I’m going to preserve it’, he explains. ‘I want to create a whole showcase with ‘preserved’ robots in preserving jars. I’m also going to put a newborn robot under a heat lamp. How do you feel when you see it?’ He talks lovingly about the machines. During the tour, he calls them ‘my buddies’ and this is precisely the feeling that Robots in Captivity conjures up. Right from the very first

installation, three remote controlled cars that look as if they’re trying to get out of their cage, you feel as if you are looking at living creatures. ‘This is the first time I’ve used this theme,’ says Bram. ‘My son was given one of these cars for his seventh birthday. It crashed into the wall as soon as he tried it out. It reminded me of an animal trying to escape. I thought: why on earth do I suddenly feel pity for this inanimate object? I’ve been exploring the concept ever since. What sort of things can I assign human or animal features, shove into a cage and bring to life, as it were?’


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area, you hear a friendly greeting. He tells you the code to the safe and asks you to let him out. ‘I have fed Jan with hundreds of different arguments for getting his own way, in ten categories. They include threats, flattery and rousing curiosity. Jan learns which arguments work best from the visitors, and becomes even more adept at talking his way out of the safe. Threats don’t seem to work because people hardly respond to them. We’re going to restart him soon, with new arguments.’

WITHOUT EMPATHY

The current exhibition is still a work in progress. Artists including Lisanne Buik and Mette Sterre will produce work relating to the theme, and lectures about robotics and ethics are being organised. ‘We need to talk more about the increasing use of robots in society’, says Bram. ‘Take, for instance, the gradual appearance of self-scan tills, which are at the expense of human contact. I’m no great fan of help robots either. Robots are born without

empathy. They don’t care whether they pass you a plate of food or chop off your hand. I think that the elderly and the sick need kindness and warmth. Robotisation is degrading the care sector.’ A quick smile. ‘I love being provocative, but of course this is just my personal opinion.’ He points to Bassie, who is still trying to help the pillar in his own stammering way. ‘I hope that people will ask themselves how they’d feel if one of his siblings appeared at their bedside. Walking around the exhibition, I hear these discussions all the time. I want to create more exhibits in the coming months and improve the technical side of others, but I think I’m on the right track in terms of social impact.’

Robots in Captivity runs until 9 January 2022 in Buitenplaats Doornburgh in Maarssen buitenplaatsdoornburgh.nl

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Q&A WITH EBRU AYDIN By Wieneke van Koppen

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You might have heard of the Utrecht-born Ebru Aydin (30) because of her photo project Hijabverhalen, a series of colourful portraits of women in the Netherlands who wear the hijab. There’s always a lot of talk about hijabs, but what do they mean to the people who wear them so proudly? And how do hijabs impact on their lives? ‘This is what I’m trying to convey in this self-initiated photo project.’ Aydin is an autodidactic photographer. ‘I was born and bred in Utrecht and studied sociology in Amsterdam. As a teenager, I was ready for a different, bigger city. As a young Muslim woman, there was simply more for me to do in the capital city, including lots of great halal places to eat. After I graduated, I started to appreciate Utrecht again. It’s a nicer, more friendly version of Amsterdam. I can really see the attraction now.’ So Aydin enjoys living in Utrecht, but her work takes her out of town a lot. Not only as a photographer. ‘My social engagement is the real thread running through my work. You can see it in my photography, which I do independently and to order. But this isn’t all I do: I also think about designing a fitting tribute for migrant workers, I’m making a podcast for Wij Blijven Hier, I’m an active moderator for discussions about inclusion and diversity, and a critical friend.’ But where does this busy bee like to spend her free time?


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Photography Nezaket Aydin, Marco van Reeuwijk

‘’t Koffieboontje (Oudegracht 92) has been a favourite since the start, and it was where I picked up my coffee during the pandemic. I walk along Oudegracht a lot, and I never tire of it. It’s so pretty. I go to ’t Koffieboontje because I like their coffee, it’s a great place to sit and they have nice cakes. But it’s the personal contact that I really enjoy. There are plenty of places where they serve good coffee, but they spoil it by telling you how you should drink it. Not here. But they do remember that you drink cappuccino with soya milk, and it’s this social side that makes all the difference to me.’

Pancakes with syrup ‘As well as strolling along Oudegracht, I also like walking in the woods at Rhijnauwen. I go to the pancake restaurant there with my friends and we eat old-fashioned pancakes with syrup and icing sugar. Ha-ha! I started going there about seven years ago – it was a real discovery. Before that, I used to go to Noordse Park or take a picnic to Julianapark.’ Cousina

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Special place ‘Julianapark is a special place for me because it reminds me of my grandad and the last generation in my family history. My grandad migrated to Utrecht many decades ago. If they wanted a nice photo back in those days, they used to put on their best clothes, do themselves up and come to this park. He moved back to Turkey when I was born, but because of the photos, I always think about him when I’m in this park.’

Chill vibe ‘Surya (Janskerkhof 23) is a great place to go with friends. It feels like a proper restaurant, but it’s still got that chill vibe that attracts a multicultural clientele. They have loads of vegetarian options, but you can get meat dishes, chicken for example, here too. And you can eat halal if you want.’

Cake and couscous Although I’ve never actually been there, stepping into Cousina (Damstraat 2) feels like landing in Morocco. I haven’t been to Cousina that often, but the atmosphere is so good that I’m giving it as a tip anyway. Officially it’s a café with delicious cakes, but they serve fabulous couscous too. It’s open until 18.00, so I’m definitely going again soon!’

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Festivals, theatre, music & more THERE’S PLENTY TO DO IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS OF THE YEAR. THESE ARE THE GO-TO’S FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.


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MAGICAL OPEN-AIR PARTY

Photography Anna van Kooij

THE SAINT MARTIN ROUTE Under normal circumstances, the Saint Martin Parade treks through the centre of Utrecht. This year’s Saint Martin route is reversing the roles: the public walks a route around over 200 magical light sculptures on Berlijnplein instead. Choirs, orchestras, circus artists, clowns and dancers will pop up unexpectedly along the route. In short: a magical open-air party with light, fire, music, dance and performance. You can walk the route free of charge, but remember to reserve a time slot online. There's a lot more to do from 3 to 11 November. For the full programme check sintmaartenutrecht.nl > 5 and 6 November, Berlijnplein rondevansintmaarten.nl


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LOOKING FOR BALANCE

INTERVAL

This production combines dance with architecture through the physical language of choreograph Amos BenTal and the interaction of the dancers with a fascinating kinetic installation made by inter­disciplinary artist Gosse de Kort. The dancers must navigate their way through a continuously shifting architectonic landscape. In this shared space, will they manage to find a balance between personal freedom of movement and empathy for others?

Photography Richard Beukelaar, Paul Sixta, Ben van Duin

> 7 December, Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl

IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK OUT. BUT IF IT DOES, LOVE IS SIMPLY AMAZING

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

LOVE AND THEN...

The notion of love as portrayed in romantic films and books doesn’t usually match up to reality. Love is more often a messy business. Choreographer Anne Suurendonk goes in search of realistic tales of love. Love that takes effort, that sometimes hurts and may not even be good for you. Because... it doesn’t always work out. But if it does, love is simply amazing. > 15 December, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl


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DEEP DESIRES

THE GREAT ESCAPE

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Three figures sit at their desks, suited and booted, faultlessly doing their work. Their dreams and ambitions are stowed away in the filing cabinet, gathering dust. Until one day, one of them looks a bit too deeply into the eyes of a colleague. Suddenly, nothing is the same. Their deepest desires bubble to the surface and there’s no way back.

> 17 December, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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SELF-PORTRAIT

OUR ARMS GREW TOGETHER

Makers duo Marta & Kim sketch a physical metaphor of their relationship. They paint an intimate, honest picture of an issue that usually remains firmly behind closed doors: the sensuality and vulnerability of fusing two bodies to form one. But also the feelings of claustrophobia literally not being able to escape each other, losing control and personal interest. When ‘trusting you with my life’ is not only a metaphor but also a physical reality and necessity, we finally see and feel what is really at stake. Are you brave enough to lose yourself in a joint identity and submit yourself totally to another person? > 11 November, Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl


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Guest curators who invite both established names and emerging acts to perform is an internationally acclaimed feature of Le Guess Who? This year’s curators are multi-instrumentalist John Dwyer, experimental producer Lucrecia Dalt, Japanese percussionist and ambient composer Midori Takada, clarinettist and saxophonist Matana Roberts and singer-songwriter Phil Elverum. On the bill: American pysch garage by the OSEES, the Gambian-British grime and hip-hop artist Pa Salieu, German krautrock group Faust, Zanzibarian Siti Muharam, American neo-soul sensation Gabriels, new and sufi composer Arooj Aftab, Canadian avant-rock group Suuns, British hip hop and grime artist Flohio, and many others.

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A DEFINITE MUST-SEE ARE THE PERFORMANCES BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WHO NORMALLY DON'T PERFORM ON STAGES AND FESTIVALS

on Moskeeplein, workshops and poetry in De Voorkamer and tours of the Ulu Mosque, will return. In addition, there’s lots of things to see in all kinds of other, undiscovered places throughout the city: from performances at the Akwaglot, De Zware Jongens and Vechtclub, to exhibitions and brunches at De Nijverheid and a silent disco on Perron West.

Photography IAMKAT, Titouan Massé, Tim van Veen

Hidden Musics

A definite must-see are the performances by international artists who normally don’t perform on stages or festivals. The often centuries-old traditions they practice mostly have their origins in ‘hidden’ or remote areas around the world. The music of Etran de L’Aïr represents everyday life in Niger, such as at weddings, village festivals and political events. Egyptian ensemble Mazaher is one of the last practitioners of the Zãr ritual, the TunisianBelgian musician, poet, writer, actress and visual artist Ghalia Benali breathes new life into sufi songs with her new project ‘Hadret

Ishq’, and Mónika Lakatos was the firstever Roma singer to win a popular Hungarian talent show in 1996.

Pink Oculus

Dutch-Surinamese vocalist, producer and composer Pink Oculus presents her latest project ‘Before Wisom’ at the festival. Together with audio-visual artist Boris Acket, spatial designer and scenographer Dennis Vanderbroeck, and curator and writer Vincent van Velsen, she created an audio-visual show that focuses on afro­ futurism. ‘We want to create a temple, a ‘safe space’ together, where there is room for empowerment and free expression and where everyone can be themselves’, Pink Oculus says about her project. The album of the same name will be released in 2022.

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Fata Boom

Trippy electro hip hop in a glitter jacket. This is the best way to describe Fata Boom, a collaboration between Dutch indie producer Martijn Groeneveld (Mailmen) and the mysterious singer Ammo K. As soon as you hear the single Double Rum Cola, which featured in the comingof-age film Booksmart, you know that you’re in for a wild night. > 16 December, EKKO ekko.nl


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Wouter Hamel’s Nightclub Inspired by the jazzy pop of the 1930s, 50s and 70s, the Dutch musician Wouter Hamel and his band take you back to the dingy vibe of an old nightclub at the start of the last century. Exciting jazz sounds from the past, with a contemporary twist. > 19 November, Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band

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Armed simply with a guitar, a washboard and small drumkit, this American trio manage to produce an impressive sound. Call it a mix of country blues and acoustic punk rock avant la lettre: raw, exciting and swinging. The band from Indiana consists of Reverend Peyton (one of today’s best ‘fine picking’ guitarists), his wife Breezy Peyton and brother Jayme Peyton. > 2 December, dB’s dbstudio.nl


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Improv

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breathe TWO DIVORCED PARENTS COMPETE FOR THE CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN IN A SLOW-MOTION VACUUMING CHAMPIONSHIP. A PROFESSOR TALKS ABOUT THE APPLICATIONS OF HER NEWLY INVENTED REUSABLE SOUP. IF THIS DOESN’T SOUND LIKE YOUR AVERAGE FRIDAY NIGHT, THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE SPENDING IT IN THE WRONG PLACES. WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IMPROVISED THEATRE. By Merel van ‘t Hooft

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t’s a dreary October night, but the rain hasn’t stopped the participants of this drop-in improv session from showing up. The small group consists of South-African, Italian, American and Dutch enthusiasts. Some of them are regulars, others are here for the very first time. They’ve all gathered for two hours of literal fun and games, in a safe space with only two rules: ‘We always say ‘yes’ and failing is encouraged.’

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Teacher Marieke van Laar seems in her element as she warms up the group with some physical ice-breakers, getting everyone to collaborate, focus and exercise their body and vocal chords. In the hours that follow, we learn the basic rules of miming, work on our gibberish, come up with some very


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Marieke recognises what Curtin says. ‘I did the first pilot of this project in October last year, in between two lockdowns. I realised quite a few expats and international students can feel a little lonely sometimes, and it can be hard to make new friends. In the improv community it’s easy, however, because we’re such an open-minded, welcoming and inclusive group of people.’ ‘You can learn a lot from improv too’, she continues. ‘Not just in 'THIS IS MY ONE CHANCE curious pizza toppings terms of performing TO KIND OF FORGET and comment on arts, but also in daily EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE different household life: really listening, WORLD AND JUST BE A BIT dealing with chores-championships. We morph from unexpected RIDICULOUS' inventors into situations, daring interpreters, to make mistakes. Olympians and journalists.. And not Or becoming more comfortable in a unimportantly: we laugh a great deal. different language.’ Which is why another new group has started recently, SHAKE OFF ANXIETY focusing on internationals who want to Italian student Matilde is a newcomer. improve their Dutch. ‘A friend of mine recommended these ‘See you in two weeks!’, Matilde says at sessions. I want to shake off my anxiety 10pm, as she walks off to her bike. The for public speaking, so this seemed like group scatters and a bunch of tipsy girls a fun way of doing that.’ She’s been living cycle by noisily. The rain still hasn’t in Utrecht for two years now, and doesn’t stopped, and suddenly it seems like a speak Dutch. While there are over twenty normal Friday night again. improv groups in the city, this is the first > For more information about the free English-spoken one. That doesn’t mean drop-in improv lessons (pay what you there are only internationals, however. want), contact Marieke van Laar at ‘It’s usually a mix of Dutch and noninfo@theatersportworkshops.nl. Dutch people’, Marieke says. ‘Some come to improve their English, others are here for a fun night out or to meet new people.’ Curtin, who hails from America but has lived all over the world, belongs to the latter category. He’s been here from the start. ‘This is my one chance to kind of forget everything else in the world and just be a little bit ridiculous. To let the brain... breathe. I didn’t have a social community during Covid - it was just me and my walls. So it’s nice to be able to do something again.’

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Photography Yorian Bordes, Wietse de Jong

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Film in the Library: Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi is a word used by North American Hopi Indians to describe an ‘unbalanced life’. In 1982, Godfrey Reggio made his infamous, almost hypnotic visual essay about the impact of technology on mankind and life on earth, assisted by the composer Philip Glass and cameraman/ co-scriptwriter Ron Fricke. The filming itself took three years, after which the editing and soundtrack took another three years.

Movies

> 19 November, Hoogt in Neude Central Library hoogt.nl

CineArt: This Must Be the Place

He used to be rockstar, but these days Cheyenne’s unkempt black hair and eyeliner give him a seedy appearance. He is travelling from Ireland to New York, the place where his father died. His father’s mission in life was to track down a Nazi, and Cheyenne decides to carry on where he left off. The versatile Sean Penn is incredible as a drawling artiste who, although stuck in the past, still manages to expand his horizons during a road trip through the United States. English-language film by the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza), set to mood-enhancing music by David Byrne. > 25 November, Hoogt on Tour in De Nijverheid hoogt.nl


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House of Gucci

The latest film by the 83-year-old director Ridley Scott is about the massive scandal in the family behind the Gucci empire: the murder in 1995 of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of the founder of the Gucci fashion house. The murderer later confessed that he had been working on the orders of Maurizio’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. Lady Gaga plays the part of Patrizia, and Adam Driver has been cast as Maurizio. Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino complete the film’s star cast.

Photography Fabio Lovino , Takashi Sei

> from 25 November, Louis Hartlooper Complex or Springhaver louishartlooper.nl springhaver.nl

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Her song Strange Fruit, in which she charges against racial inequality and racial violence, made her a target of the Federal Department of Narcotics. Black undercover cop Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she ended up in a tumultuous relationship, was sent to catch her in possession of drugs. In this film, you’ll witness her struggle with addiction, fame and a heart-breaking love. > from 4 November, Louis Hartlooper Complex or Springhaver louishartlooper.nl springhaver.nl

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Gardens are widely seen as idyllic places where you could escape from the daily grind and prevailing chaos. So it’s no surprise that a lot of people became addicted to gardening during the coronavirus pandemic. Henk Wildschut’s photos, which feature improvised gardens in refugee camps, show how thriving plants can provide comfort in the most desperate of situations. Is our current exploitation of nature as idyllic as we think? In sharp contrast (literally) to the idea of a garden as a haven of peace and tranquillity, the South African artist Lungiswa Gqunta presents a lawn as a dangerous landscape of glass shards. > until 9 January 2022, Centraal Museum centraalmuseum.nl

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Utrecht has been a market town for over a thousand years. Even today, dozens of markets are held in the city every week: the fabric market, the flower market, the Vredenburg market and local weekly markets in countless neighbourhoods. This exhibition gives you an idea of the history of Utrecht’s markets and introduces you to the market traders and market-goers. Who uses the markets, and why? And do our markets still have a future? > until 23 January 2022, Volksbuurtmuseum volksbuurtmuseum.nl

NICO KOSTER

Galerie Quintessens is exhibiting a selection of work by the photographer Nico Koster (1940). He took his first professional photos for De Telegraaf newspaper, where he worked from 1963 until 1988. When asked to take photos to accompany art objects, Koster discovered that he relished the contact with artists. He met Chagall and Willem de Kooning, and felt particular chemistry with the CoBrA artists. Making portraits of artists became an important part of his work. Koster always printed his portraits of these striking figures in black-andwhite. ‘The contrast is more powerful, which makes the photos more exciting’, is his own explanation.

> 17 November to 18 December, Galerie Quintessens galeriequintessens.nl

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UNCLOUD:‘TRANSLIMINAL’ Until 2018, the Pieter Baan Centrum on Gansstraat was a psychiatric observation clinic, but until 21 November it is a pop-up museum for audio-visual art. In Uncloud: ‘Transliminal’, over twenty national and international artists test the boundaries of space, sound and image. Transliminal is a metaphor for the current state of the world, a world in which we have all become alienated from our old reality. The exhibits include the latest work by the multidisciplinary art collective Tundra from St. Petersburg: an installation in which algorithms translate data from the immediate surroundings into an intriguing audio-visual experience. You will also see work by the Russian artist/inventor duo 404.zero, Tatsuru Arai from Japan and Arash Akbari from Iran.

Row by Tundra

> until 21 November, former Pieter Baan Centrum uncloud.nl

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BREAKIN’ CONVENTION Calling all dancers! The ground-breaking London hip-hop festival Breakin’ Convention, hosted by hip-hop theatre legend Jonzi D, is making its maiden voyage to the Netherlands on 6 November. There will be shows by internationally renowned poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls, as well as a podium for local talent. Plus DJs, workshops and freestyle sessions... Fancy it? > 6 November, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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MUSEUM NIGHT FOR KIDS A unique opportunity to take your kids on an expedition to a museum: on 20 November, Utrecht museums will open their doors from 17.00 to 22.00 for families with children between 4 and 12. How about discovering the starry skies in Sonnenborgh, admiring the skyline in the dark from the Dom Tower, or learning about trains in the Railway Museum? Utrecht University Museum has arranged a ship especially for the occasion, as the museum itself is currently being renovated. A floating museum, how cool is that? > 20 November, various museums museumnachtkids.nl/utrecht/en

BABY CONCERTS

Apparently, listening to Mozart makes babies smarter. So it’s never too early to introduce your kids to classical music. Bring your baby to the Central Library Neude to listen to some piano music and singing. And in the library in Leidsche Rijn, a teacher from the Utrecht Music School (DUMS) will help you and your baby to make beautiful music together. > 14 November, Central Library Neude, and 15 and 18 November, Leidsche Rijn Library bibliotheekutrecht.nl/agenda

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Four lads want to break stuff in a world that is already broken. It’s as if the carpet is always being pulled out from under their feet, as if someone is pulling their strings and as if people would rather stare at a screen than at them. What’s the point of a real experience if you can’t share it live? This play is about the authenticity of an experience and the intensity with which you feel it. A unique mix of breakdance, physical comedy, live music, video and bizarre humour. > 10 en 11 november, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl

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IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GIVE YOUR LOVED ONES (OR YOURSELF) FOR CHRISTMAS, WE’VE LINED UP SOME GREAT LOCAL - AND OFTEN SUSTAINABLE - PRODUCTS THAT WOULD MAKE ANYONE HAPPY!

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Poster Oudegracht € 25,00 Louissons Picture book € 19,95 Ellen de Bruijn

RBL ANN gin € 46,50 Annerie van den Ham

20x local gifts Stardust 50% milk chocolate € 5,95 Mesjokke

Tote bag Utrecht is my Ibiza € 10,00 Argibald

Key ring Dom Tower € 7,50 Buro Ruig

Sustainable soy wax candle Pine & Amber € 22,50 Brandt kaarsen

Baby socks € 8,95 Lucas

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Mug with local swear words € 25,00 BAM Keramiek


Porcelain necklace monstera € 35,00 All Things We Like

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Spicy tomato jam € 4,95 Twisted Jams

Butter biscuits (box fits through the letterbox) € 4,25 Theo Blom Bakery

Coasters € 5,00 Jochem Coenen Christmas leaves made from local trees € 11,95 Noest

Herbal soap € 5,95 Werfzeep

Wild cider € 8,95 Elegast

Plate with skyline € 29,95 &meer, design

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Christmas bauble € 14,95 De ballen uit Utrecht

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YOU’RE THERE IN JUST 15 MINUTES BY TRAIN: AMERSFOORT, THE PROVINCE OF UTRECHT’S SECOND LARGEST CITY. FROM THE CHARMING LATE-MEDIAEVAL WALL HOUSES BUILT ON THE ORIGINAL CITY WALLS AND A FORMER INDUSTRIAL ESTATE NOW TRANSFORMED INTO A CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE HOTSPOT, TO BEAUTIFUL SQUARES AND SHOPS WITH SUSTAINABILITY AT THE FOREFRONT: AMERSFOORT HAS IT ALL! By Dieuwke de Boer

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Amersfoort is a great city just to roam around. Don’t follow the signs to the city centre when you leave the train station, but take a detour to check out the beautiful houses on Regentesselaan, De Bosch Kemperlaan and Utrechtseweg and follow the bike path along the railway line (running parallel with Kersenbaan). It will take you to a level crossing on Leusderweg, where you’ll see coffee and cake. The coffee at Livingstone 3 Nieuw Mos 1 (Leusderweg 21-27) on the (Groenmarkt 11) is good too, or try a café on opposite side. This is the perfect place for one of the city’s many pretty squares, such as doing your organic grocery shopping, having Dikke Dirck 4 (Groenmarkt 8) or Stadscafé lunch in the café or shopping for sustainable Amersfoort 5 (Lieve Vrouwekerkhof 3). clothing and other products in the department store. If you then WANDER ALONG PICK YOUR WAY THROUGH follow Arnhemseweg towards the VINTAGE ITEMS THE WINDING old city centre and cross the ring It’s not the most obvious of places, PATHS IN THE road, you can wander along the but you’ll be amazed at all the GREEN PARK THAT activity on De Isselt industrial winding paths in the green park ENCIRCLES MUCH estate. There are numerous places that encircles much of the city. Cross to the inside of the moat to to pick your way through endless OF THE CITY Muurhuizen, a more or less vintage items. VINT (entrance via circular street featuring houses with their Nijverheidsweg-Noord 74) is an old factory foundations in the original city walls. hall full of vintage, retro and design items, Eventually, you’ll come to the Brood Atelier including furniture, lamps, accessories and 2 (Nieuweweg 5), where you can stop for clothing. A bit further on there’s another

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in three so-called wall houses, built around hotspot where loads of entrepreneurs have 1540 on the spot where the original city walls their studios. The old Prodent toothpaste once stood. The objects and paintings on factory is now a pop podium called Fluor. If display here will teach you about the history you fancy a drink and a bite to eat, go to Hoog of the city. Also make sure to check the Vuur 9 (Oude Fabriekstraat 26), where they agenda of the FASadE, the Amersfoort forum cook without gas, in on wood-burning ovens. for urban planning, architecture Kroast 10 (Kleine Koppel 36) is in and landscape. They regularly the former Rohm & Haas soap ALMOST organise debates, excursions, factory looking out over the water EVERYTHING lectures, film screenings, of the Eemhaven, and last but not YOU BUY, EAT OR least, there’s Het Lokaal 11 exhibitions, guided tours and DRINK AT HET other events. If you’re into modern (Oliemolenhof 90), a grocery store art, go under the railway to LOKAAL IS MADE selling fresh produce, with a Kunsthal KAde 8 (Eemplein 77). FROM LOCALLY- tasting room for breakfast, lunch This autumn, they’re hosting the and dinner. Almost everything you SOURCED first retrospective exhibitions of buy, eat or drink here is made from PRODUCE work by the artists Natasja locally-sourced produce. Kensmil and Sadik Kwaish Alfraji.

VISIT A CREATIVE HOTSPOT

If you exit the train station on the other side, it’s just a short walk to the vibrant Oliemolen district. Up until the turn of this century, this used to be an industrial estate, but these days, it’s a creative, innovative, sustainable

DO SOME RETAIL THERAPY

Blur your life 12 (Mooierstraat 18) is a shop and café in one. It’s the place for great gifts for yourself or someone else, such as jewellery, home accessories, notebooks, clothing, books and toys for the kids. Everything has a sustainable undertone, including the café: all


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the produce is sourced from local suppliers where possible and the menu has lots of vegetarian and vegan options. If you prefer to drink your coffee surrounded by cats, go to the Kat & Koffie cat café 13 (Scherbierenstraat 3A). The six friendly cats will be delighted to see you. If it’s a new look you’re after, go to Roots 14 (Krommestraat 24-26), where everything is just that little bit different. While you’re there, Hadaya 15 (Achter Het Oude Stadhuis 4) is very close and sells the most fabulous Eastern lamps, hand-painted crockery, bright wicker baskets, Christmas accessories and other fun gift ideas. Next door, you’ll find Hop 16 (Achter Het Oude Stadhuis 2), a haven for beer-lovers. Reuring 17 (Langestraat 109), stocks a lot of Scandinavian clothing brands, Keizerin 18 (Kamp 4) is a boutique for indie-brand women’s clothing and Boetiek 19 (Zuidsingel 70) focuses on socially responsible clothing lines. Anyone with a sweet tooth should try Anna’s Smaakatelier 20 (Grote Sint Jansstraat 4), where you can eat cakes baked by the winner of the Great Dutch Bake-off.


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SEVERAL NEW LUNCH CAFÉS AND RESTAURANTS OPENED ITS DOORS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. GO FOR AN EVENING OF FINE DINING IN RESTAURANT 273, ROEMER OR PAND 33, OR OPT FOR COFFEE AND A CAKE, OR A LUNCH AT MEVROUW PEER OR DE CONCIËRGE.


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Photography Corina van Manen/Foodlovestories

RESTAURANT 273 The Utrecht chef Tommy den Hartog opened his new restaurant in a monumental building on Oudegracht (number 273 in case you hadn’t guessed) at the start of the summer. The menu has classic French roots, enhanced with some more international flavours. Choose between an alternating three-course lunch menu, a four-, six- or eight-course chef’s menu and à la carte. The eightcourse menu can also be served at the Chef’s Table with a view of the kitchen. > Oudegracht 273 restaurant273.com

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MEVROUW PEER The historical signal box on the railway line between Utrecht and Amersfoort was decommissioned 30 years ago, but has now been given a new lease of life. This monumental building in Tuindorp has become home to Mevrouw Peer, a charming family café with an industrial touch. The name could sound slightly familiar, as the owners also run the well-loved Meneer Peer café on Bemuurde Weerd WZ. Come in for breakfast, coffee and home-made cake, lunch or drinks. On weekends, you can stay a bit longer for drinks and snacks. The signal box is right next to De Pan playground, so it’s perfect for kids too. > Eykmanlaan 1250 mevrouwpeerutrecht.nl

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This colourfully decorated pop-up breakfast and lunch café, opened by Akke and Brechje, is located in a small, former caretaker’s house on Vondellaan. The plant-based world food menu is prepared by Brechje, who owns Little World Kitchen. Where possible, ingredients are sourced locally. The menu has strong Indian undertones, as Brechje lived in India for seven years. The all-day breakfast selection comprises things like scrambled tofu masala and poha, a traditional Northern Indian breakfast made of flattened rice, seasonal veg and peanuts. For lunch, there’s soup, salad, a seitan wrap and a puri plate: a selection of Northern Indian street food bites. > Vondellaan 72 littleworld.kitchen


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Another new place that takes its name from its house number: Pand 33. This restaurant, owned by the two friends Pieter and Ditmar, embraces informal dining among a host of plants, the odd neon light and a huge bar for if you just fancy a light snack. The menu has something for everyone and features vegetarian, vegan, fish and meat options, served with matching carefully chosen wines, craft beers, cocktails or mocktails.

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This brand-new restaurant, which opened its doors at the start of October, is the ideal spot for a serious lunch or dinner. You can also opt for the Chef’s Table, from where you watch the kitchen brigade prepare your three, four, five or six-course meal. You can also take a seat at the wine bar for a nice glass of wine and a selection of deliciously tasty bites. > Berlijnplein 2 roemer-utrecht.nl

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JAIMALA FROM INDIA

FROM INDIA, VIA THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ROTTERDAM, JAIMALA WANKHETE SHETTY AND HER HUSBAND FOUND THEIR HOME IN AMERSFOORT. AFTER A BUMPY START OF HER LIFE IN THE NETHERLANDS, JAMAILA FOUND HER OWN WAY TO HAPPINESS. SHE COMMITTED HERSELF TO HELPING EXPATS IN FIGURING OUT HOW TO SETTLE SMOOTHLY AND FIND STABILITY IN THE NETHERLANDS. By Anita Nánási

‘My husband works in Ede. After I finished my studies in Rotterdam we started the hunt for a house. We looked in many places in the area, but really liked Amersfoort. The heritage of the place, the old, majestic atmosphere and people all seemed lovely. Though the expat community is limited compared to Rotterdam, you will still feel very welcome. When we visited the city, we didn’t feel out of place. Though most of the population is Dutch, there’s no differentiation. Everyone will be smiling at you and everyone is friendly. I think Amersfoort is lovely. I have to take a picture of the Koppelpoort every time I’m in the city centre as it is so beautiful. I have so many pictures of already! The rest of the city is very modern. This mix makes me feel at home.’

FAMILY-ORIENTED ‘Rotterdam is the place to be for students.

Amersfoort is more peaceful and has its own pace. The communities are very familyoriented (which is an advantage, because by the time this article is published, Jaimala and her husband’s will have been welcoming a baby – edit.). I was in India at the beginning of my pregnancy. There’s a lot to arrange regarding that and I was afraid that was going to miss out on things because I wasn’t here. But everyone was very helpful when we came back. Even though the specialists I chose were not available anymore, they would recommend other colleagues to go to. That was a big relief.’

MAKING THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION ‘The first three months in the Netherlands were trying. I got into a bike accident, our first apartment was a disaster and I couldn’t find a parttime job. I had been living in the UK for three years and visited the Netherlands and Rotterdam during that


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Jaimala’s favourites DELICIOUS PASTA Cribs is not a very fancy restaurant, but I love their delicious pasta! We go there often for a night out. WALK IN THE PARK Both Park Schothorst and Henschotermeer are beautiful places! I love to take a walk in the park after a long and hectic day. And the lake is perfect on a sunny day. SHOPS De Hof is a centre in the old town with lots of shops and restaurants/cafes to spend your time in.

time, but I realised that being a tourist is completely different from actually living somewhere. I loved the UK and developed some expectations based on my experiences there. I was not well prepared coming to the Netherlands As a result, I wasn’t aware of the cultural differences and didn’t know about certain things.’

STUBBORN ENOUGH TO STAY ‘Why I didn’t leave after all this? I was stubborn enough to stay. I learned from the first experiences and developed my own ways to get adjusted to my environment. I started my own business. When that worked out, I started to like it here. Because that’s how it works: when things are working out, you start to like them. This is also the reason I started joining clubs and groups that help expats, such as the UR Glocal club. I enjoy helping others deal with their expectations and share my experience.’

GET NOTICED Jaimala runs Shwan Consulting, with which she provides services to small and mid-sized businesses for marketing (content development/marketing strategy building/social media management), IT project management and customer support projects.

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The people of Utrecht have always enjoyed a pint. The De Krans brewery, founded in 1840 on Nieuwekade, was the first Utrecht brewery not located on Oudegracht. In 1888, De Krans brewery took over De Kroes brewery, and around 1900, the entire production was moved to Croeselaan, close to where Utrecht Centraal Station now is. In the early twentieth century, De Krans beer was a popular beverage throughout the Netherlands. But the golden era came to an end: in 1930, the brewery was sold. Eight years later, the entire concern was demolished to make way for Graadt van Roggenweg. > In collaboration with Het Utrechts Archief. Visit them at Hamburgerstraat 38 hetutrechtsarchief.nl/english

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Flamenco Biënnale ‘SMALL, STOCKY, BUT SHE DANCES LIKE GOD’

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- El País, 2013

WITH MUSICAL CROSS POLLINATIONS, THE FLAMENCO BIËNNALE NEDERLAND GUARANTEES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS FROM THE ENCHANTING MELTING POT CALLED FLAMENCO. UNFORTUNATELY, THE FESTIVAL COULD NOT TAKE PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR DUE TO CORONA. IN THE AUTUMN OF 2021, IT PRESENTS A FEW SPECIAL FESTIVAL PRODUCTIONS IN VARIOUS CITIES IN THE NETHERLANDS UNDER THE NAME FLAMENCO BIËNNALE 2021 PART 2.

On Sunday 7 November, Rocío Molino will perform Al Fondo Riela in the Douwe Egbertszaal of Stadsschouwburg Utrecht. With ‘La Molina’ a new era has dawned in flamenco dance. In a very personal way, Rocío Molina strips flamenco of its routines and corsets. ‘As soon as she takes the stage, she turns it into a garden of flamenco poetry’, wrote a Spanish newspaper. Rocío Molina likes to interfere. In doing so, she likes to sacrifice the sacred cows of tradition. In her latest performance Al Fondo Riela, she moves in an intimate alliance with her guitarists, at the intersection of tradition and experiment. With phenomenal rhythmic precision and full of poetic imagination, she radically and grandly stretches the boundaries of the genre. Al Fondo Riela (which can be translated as Sparkling in the Depths) is the second part of a guitar trilogy in which ‘La Molina’,

‘FLAMENCO INNOVATOR MOLINA CELEBRATES HER FEMININITY AND PUT THE TRADITION ON EDGE. WITH A CROWBAR, BUT ALSO WITH RESPECT’ Don’t - Theatre newspaper, 2017 miss it! together with two talented guitarists, explores the relationship between flamenco and guitar body, the limits of her own abilities and those of the genre with an unimaginable physical poetry.

> 7 November, Stadschouwburg Utrecht Buy your tickets on ssbu.nl


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NEVER MISS A BEAT

Heart score

In this physical, musical composition, two performers reveal the most honest gauge of how we are feeling: the heart. Led by the rhythm of each other’s heartbeat, their bodies become increasingly intertwined. Will they manage to give their bodies a voice, without missing a beat?

Cultural Events Calendar

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November

1 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Shostakovich Piano Quintet [20:00] The central piece of this evening is Shostakovich’s ‘Piano Quintet’, winner of the 1941 Stalin Prize.

2 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > All Souls [18:30 and 21:00] This evening, the Dutch Bach Society will play a selection of the best German church music of the 17th century. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Brentano String Quartet [20:00] A homage to Igor Stravinsky, the composer of ‘Le sacre du printemps’ and a true innovator of classical music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Bluebirds [20:30] This Dutch trio creates modern country pop and Americana, inspired by the likes of Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

3 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher [20:30] Polish neoclassical pianist and composer Hania Rani creates atmospheric and hypnotising piano music, this time exclusively with the talented cellist Dobrawa Czocher. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] In the heart of Utrecht you will find the best kept jazz secret in the city: the jazz cellar of De Kargadoor. EKKO > 4B2M [20:30] The musicians of 4B2M played in successful indie, garage and jazz bands - Go Back To The Zoo, St. Tropez and De Staat, and now started making music together. VARIOUS HOFMAN CAFÉ > Utrecht Laughs [20:30] A relaxed evening with jokes from experienced and novice stand-up comedians. In English. LECTURES UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > What it

means to be blacklisted [20:00] Terrorist sanction lists, No-Fly lists, and so-called ‘kill lists’ for drone

warfare: lists have made a strong comeback since the 9/11 attacks. Who decides who gets to be listed as untrustworthy or a threat? And what are the consequences? With political scientist Prof Marieke de Goede (UvA).

4 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle [20:15] Rossini’s beloved ‘messe’ manages to bring church music and world music together. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jungle by Night [19:45] Best described as a mix of afro­ beat with influences of jazz, funk, Latin, and a multitude of non-western sounds. DE HELLING > De Kift [20:15] Dutch fanfare punk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Carel Kraayenhof celebrates Astor Piazolla [20:15] This evening, the Residentie Orkest brings tribute to the Argentinian magician of modern tango, Astor Piazolla, who brought tango to the West. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jaimie Branch [20:15] In just a short time, Branch has managed to establish herself as a true talent of the New York jazz scene with her energetic trumpet compositions. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dotan [20:15] This Dutch singer broke through back in 2014. He later released even more hits with an Imagine Dragons-esque feel. DB’S > Proving Grounds showcase [20:30] A musical tour along various Dutch venues with the focus on promising Dutch bands. This edition is all about metal with performance by Ann My Dice, Raven Called Sin and Rising Revolution. EKKO > Gotu Jim & Nelcon [20:30] Rap and hip hop from the Netherlands. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] Every Thursday: band night in the café with local, up-and-coming musicians and bands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Vincent Houdijk: The Polestar Project [21:00] This project was set up to be a creative meeting place for many unconventional instruments, such as the hanging drum and the electric bassoon.

5 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > 500 years of Josquin des Prez [20:15] In 2021 it will be 500 years since Josquin des Prez passed away. Ensemble Hermes presents Josquin’s music in all its diversity. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ MUSEUM SPEELKLOK > Tsjilp! [20:00] Since his early childhood, jazz saxophonist and composer Ad Colen played with the birds and found the inspiration for a unique music project: Bird’s Eye View. Together with his

fellow jazz musicians, he presents new compositions around new birds. EKKO > Wies [20:30] Dutch indie pop. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] Join the English speaking local guides for a free (tip-based) walking tour through the city.

6 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Improvisations

with Silent Film Battling Butler [11:00] A unique chance to see a film like in the olden days: no voices, just live music. DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert for the whole family by ensemble De Blauwe Lijster. CENTRAL LIBRARY > Lying down concert [21:30] Lie down on your own blanket and listen to the enchanting music of Einaudi, performed by pianist Jeroen van Veen. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Claw Boys Claw [19:45] After almost 40 years, this Dutch rock band is still going strong. Their dark rock is reminiscent of The Gun Club and Nick Cave. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Fatoumata Diawara [20:00] This Malian singer and guitarist makes an uplifting mix of afrobeat, jazz, funk, and soul. DE HELLING > Mario Pawlowski [20:15] The founder of the Evil Superstars released his first solo album. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Eric Vaarzon Morel [20:15] This Dutch guitarist is the true king of flamenco. This year he has collaborated with many young flamenco talents and brought a few along for this concert. DB’S > Dia de Muertes feat. Los Paja Brava [20:30] Exotic Latin party inspired by the ‘Day of the Dead’. With a live show by Los Paja Brava, a band that melts cumbia, rock, surf and ska into a swinging performance. EKKO > Tora [20:30] R ‘n B and electro from Down Under. Support by the talented singer Eva Serena. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] The guides show you the most beautiful spots of the historic centre. Book the tour (kids/U-pas €4/adults €8, 1½ hour) in advance.

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compilation of specially composed music and unique images. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] An afternoon of live jazz music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ilse DeLange [20:00] After the success of The Common Linnets, DeLange finally gained the international success she deserved. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Theo Croker [20:15] This American jazz trumpetist is considered to be one of this generation’s most innovative players, and that is not just because he is Doc Cheatham’s grandson. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Black Lips [20:15] This band’s music is often described as ‘garage rock’, but if we’re allowed to use more words, punk-countrypsychedelic-rockabilly-blues music would be more accurate. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Natalie Bergman [20:30] She might be more well-known as half of pop duo Wild Belle, but Natalie Bergman’s solo work should definitely not be overlooked. Her debut album Mercy is a surprising mix of psychedelic rock, gospel, and soul. PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > Al Fondo Riela [20:00] A new take on flamenco in which traditions are broken and imagination is stretched to its limits. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

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9 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jacob TV [20:00] The main programme of this night is ‘The Freedom Songs’, an ode to 75 years of freedom full of electronical, classical, avant-garde, and pop music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Connan Mockasin [20:15] His music is psychedelic, avantgarde and experimental, but can maybe best be described as Prince on shrooms. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lee Ritenour [20:15] You’ve probably heard this guitarists’ work before, on one of his

10 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ben l’Oncle Soul [19:45] You might know this French soul singer from his danceable cover of ‘Seven Nation Army’, but his own work is definitely worth checking out too. His latest album is full of retrosoul with a hint of Motown. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jett Rebel [20:00] This Dutch singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer seems to be good at everything. This is his first solo tour: vulnerable and intimate but not without its rock moments. DE HELLING > Kimono [20:15] R ’n B from the Netherlands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Louis Cole & Metropole Orchestra [20:15] Cole is a man of many talents, whether it is producing, playing multiple instruments, or making viral YouTube videos.

11 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 4. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Our arms grew together [20:30] Makers duo Marta & Kim sketch a self-portrait of their own love affair in this dance performance.

12 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > MAZE Voices [20:15] Listen to songs with a common theme: getting lost. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Light on Scriabin [20:15] Two memorable Russian master­p ieces take the stage tonight: Prokofiev’s cantata ‘Alexander Nevski’ and Scriabin’s grand symphonic composition ‘Prometheus: The Poem of Fire’. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

13 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Listen to the world premiere of the new work by Jan van

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. de Putte, performed by Dom organist Jan Hage. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Harmonieorkest Vleuten [20:00] For a long time, the musicians of the Harmonieorkest Vleuten and the Koninklijke Harmonie Pieter Aafjes were unable to play together. Now they’re back with a fantastic concert. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Le Guess Who? [20:30] Le Guess Who? presents an evening in collaboration with the London based Le Vida Es Un Mus record label which is all about punk bands from all regions of the world, such as Moroccan punk band Taqbir and others. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sat 6.

14 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > U? [15:00] U? is the new free satellite festival of Le Guess Who? This day centres around the so-called Werkspoorkwartier. With shows by various national and international bands like Girls in Synthesis from the UK. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 7. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

16 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Balthazar [19:45] With every new album, this indie rock band seems to reinvent itself. Latest album ‘Sand’ (2021) is soulful and cinematic, with melodies that will get stuck in your head for days.

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Asko|Schönberg [20:00] The latest composition by the Netherlands’ national composer is based on the ancient tale of Odysseus, told through music and visuals. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] See Wed 3. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Malford Milligan [20:15] This Texan singer is often compared to Otis Redding and Al Green because of his powerful and

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Van Swieten Society [18:30 & 21:00] Let yourself be taken on a journey from 1750 to 1850, a transitional period from Baroque to Romance. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Children of Happyland [20:00] In her visual and physical performance, theatre maker Zarah Bracht creates an allegoric world, between a fairy-tale and a nightmare, which exposes the inconvenience of our time.

many accompaniments for artists like B.B King and Pink Floyd. His latest album is his first solo work. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Level 42 [20:15] One of the most iconic pop funk bands of the 80s, that still sounds great. LECTURES UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > Superpower Brazil? [20:00] Cultural anthropologist Prof. Kees Koonings about the largest country of SouthAmerica. Can Brazil find new paths to economic growth?

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raw voice that fits his soulful music perfectly. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Nordmann [20:30] Instrumental jazz rock with a trance-inducing power. Flemish newspaper De Tijd described the band as ‘the Radiohead of Belgian jazz’. VARIOUS HOFMAN CAFÉ > Utrecht Laughs [20:30] See Wed 3.

18 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Duncan Laurence [19:45] This Dutch singer-songwriter won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his emotional hit ‘Arcade’. Expect similarly atmospheric songs with a hint of mystery. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Danny Vera [20:00] A true pride of the Dutch music scene. DE HELLING > Het Gezelschap [20:15] Hip hop electro with a hint of blues. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Wardruna [20:15] This Norwegian band plays hypnotising, dark folk on traditional instruments and all the lyrics are sung in the Old Norse language. DB’S > Stillbirth & Hurakan [20:30] Banging international death metal. EKKO > Wolf & Moon [20:30] Pop with a hint of folk and electro. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Douglas Firs [20:45] The carefully crafted songs by this indie rock band are reminiscent of The War on Drugs and Ryan Adams. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 4.

19 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC PIETERSKERK > Carte Blanche [20:15] Chamber choir NEXT presents its favourite music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hohe Messe [20:15] Johann Sebastian Bach’s widely acclaimed and world famous ‘Mass in b’, performed by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Wouter Hamel’s Nightclub [20:00] Wouter Hamel and his band take their inspiration from jazzy pop from the 1930s to the 1950s, sprinkle it musically with a 1970s sauce and confidently bring it into the 21st century. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Danny Vera [20:00] See Thu 18. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lucas Hamming [20:00] After a year-long ‘theatre break’, this finalist of The Best SingerSongwriter is back to writing music. His latest single ‘Falling’ already received multiple awards. DE HELLING > Rob Dekay [20:15] Soulful country pop. DB’S > Monolord & Blackwater Holylight [20:30] Heavy stoner doom

from Sweden and heavy rock by all female band from the US. DE NIJVERHEID > Sinead O’Brien [20:30] Poetic post punk from Ireland. EKKO > Tangarine [20:30] The folk twins return with a new live show with piano pop and rock. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Dears [20:45] This Canadian indie rock band makes chamber pop songs for true connoisseurs. PERFORMING ARTS DE KARGADOOR > Stand-up comedy nights [20:30] Monthly English comedy nights at the Comedyhuis. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Rembrandt Frerichs Trio [15:00] This trio has developed a unique unconventional jazz sound. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Joe Buck [20:30] This Dutch singer-songwriter travelled all the way to the US to study his favourite genre: country. His first album ‘Black’ took him all over the world as the supporting act of Kacey Musgraves. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 7. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Soloists ensemble Cantores Martini perform work by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Jacob Obrecht. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Wind Instrument Ensemble [20:00] This year, the ensemble is dedicating its concerts to Stravinsky. Tonight, it is time for the infamous pocket opera ‘Mavra’. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Club Fluxus – Trio

CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dutch Chambre Choir [20:15] Central piece of this evening is Daniel-Lesur’s ‘Le cantique des cantiques’, a piece many choirs avoid because of its difficulty. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ibrahim Maalouf [20:00] This French-Lebanese jazz trumpetist is one of the biggest bridge builders of this century. His ability to blend classical, jazz and Arabic music with his mystical trumpet melodies is incredible. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dulce Pontes [20:15] Pontes truly belongs to the top of fado music. Together with her band, she plays the piano and sings with Arabian influences.

Napalov|Fridman|Basilova [20:30] This trio consists of pianist Helena Basilova, percussionist Konstantyn Napolov, and cellist Maya Fridman. The pieces played tonight are all inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s art. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DB’S > Sweat ‘n Wild Festival [20:30] This festival keeps the memory of the legendary cafe The Boothill Saloon alive with rock, metal, punk and acoustic bands. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Niels Geusebroek [20:30] A true master of song writing. His lyrics tell personal stories that manage to move even the coldest hearts. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sat 6.

21 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Piano Quartet Corneille [11:00 and 13:30] Fauré and Schumann would have been proud of this much talent on one stage. All musicians have won multiple awards, and for good reason. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Northern Dutch Orchestra [15:00] Strauss’s ‘Vier letzte Lieder’ is a romantic ode to his wife Pauline de Auhna. His main inspiration for this composition was ‘Im Abendrot’, a poem about an old couple at the end of a long and fulfilling life.

23 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Young Gun Silver Fox [19:45] This laid-back west coast pop duo makes easy-going so-called ‘palm tree rock’, the perfect medicine for these trying times. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ara Malikian [20:00] This Lebanese violin player is not your typical classical musician. During this tour, Malikian takes the audience along on a journey through many genres. EKKO > Magnapop + Captain Naysayer [20:30] Cult rock foursome from the United States return in the original line-up. Support by Captain Naysayer with their no-nonsense rock ‘n roll.

24 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ir Sais [20:15] This Dutch-Caribbean singer rose to international fame with the remix of his track ‘Dream Girl’.

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[18:30 and 21:00] Baritone Oliemans is one of the most celebrated opera singers of 2021. Tonight, he’s singing the best chansons France has to offer. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lenine & Martin Fondse [20:00] Lenine has won seven Latin Grammy’s and has written for legends like Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento. For this concert, he’s brought along good friend and pianist Fondse. DE KARGADOOR > U-Rap Open Mic [20:00] Underground hip hop artists get the chance to show their skills. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Judy Blank [20:15] This Dutch singer-songwriter combines a clear, soulful voice with groovy Americana and enigmatic roots pop. DB’S > Club 3voor12/Utrecht [20:30] Showcase organised by Utrecht music platform 3voor12/Utrecht. EKKO > Yin Yin [20:30] The Dutch answer to Khruangbin and Kikagaku Moyo: South-East Asian folklore mixed with disco funk and psych rock. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 4.

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GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

27 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Listen to the world premiere of new work by Christiaan Winter, performed by Domcantorij. ZIMIHC STEFANUS > The Invisible Dom Tower [20:00] See Sun 7. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Rolf Sanchez [20:15] The most successful Latin artist of the Netherlands. DB’S > The Courettes [20:30] Front woman and guitarist Flavia and drummer Martin breathe sixties rock ‘n roll. They have an excellent reputation as a live band. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Camille Camille [20:30] This Belgian singersongwriter makes exactly the type of music that this generation needs: melancholic yet hopeful folk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Tim Akkerman & The Ivy League [20:30] After touring with his Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Akkerman is back riding solo again. His latest single ‘Silver Linings’ already makes us excited for his upcoming album. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sat 6.

28 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Metropole Orchestra Cellos [14:00] For anyone who wants to try to get their friends/ family into classical music, this combination of pop and classical music-light is perfect. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 7. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Kika Sprangers & Irene Reig [15:00] ‘Alto For Two’ is the brand new project by two talented European jazz talents with a truly unique sound. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Gallowstreet [20:00] This Dutch brass band blows audiences away on festivals all over the world with its catchy blend of funk, afrobeat, and jazz.

TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Madeleine Peyroux [20:15] This jazz legend is back to celebrate the anniversary of her best-selling album ‘Careless Love’, giving it new life in the modern age. DB’S > Tribute to The Cure [20:30] Professor Nomad and members of Bettie Serveert pay tribute to The Cure’s oeuvre. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Heen [20:00] Solo without words about the influence of psychoses on a life. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 5.

29 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Woodkid [19:45] This French musician does not only make dark, intriguing neo folk, but also directs music videos for stars like Lana Del Rey, Drake, and Rihanna . TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ocobar [20:15] A homage to Eric Clapton’s entire discography. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Heen [20:00] See Sun 28.

30 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Woodkid [19:45] See Mon 29. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Heartscore [20:00] Visual listening experience in which the dialogue between head and body is intriguingly being given a sound. We ask a lot of our bodies, but what does the body actually want to tell us? LECTURES UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > India on the rise? [20:00] Political scientist Prof Srirupa Roy on potential superpower India. How do democratic challenges affect India’s global rise to power?

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1 Wednesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Joep Beving [20:15] Beving describes his music as ‘accessible music for complex emotions’. His albums ‘Solipsism’,

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Chamber Music by Duo Milstein [20:15] These two sisters are known for their melancholic playing style. A compilation of the best sonatas the violin has to offer. PIETERSKERK > Cappella Pratensis [20:15] Presenting music by the great sixteenth century master Josquin des Prez, one of the first composers to express meaning and emotion in his music. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > Utregticana [20:00] Music in the wharf cellar with Utrecht musician Van Piekeren. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > James Brown Tribute [20:00] The largest funk band in the Netherlands pays a flaming tribute to James Brown. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Karsu [20:00] This Dutch-Turkish singer and pianist has travelled all around the world, spreading her perfect mix of jazz, pop, classical and Turkish folk music. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > De Bergen Gieren [20:15] These adventurers bring modern jazz close to the edge of the unknown, with a mix of electronic and acoustic instruments. DB’S > Stake & Onmens [20:30] Stake started out as Steak Number Eight as young teenagers who played every festival field at home and abroad. The band made a fresh start as Stake. EKKO > Jason Waterfalls + The Young River [20:30] Catchy pop rock from Utrecht. Support by The Young River with American country and radio rock. PERFORMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Do Not Look Back

With Regret [20:00] This performance takes you through a grieving process, in which two women say farewell to each other during a snowfall. Expect a poetic performance that is both universal and alarming, and in which theatre, mime and performance are framed by the music of Jimi Zoet.

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2 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Son Mieux [19:45] After the success of the first EP, Son Mieux decided to release a fulllength album, consisting of ten perfect pop songs with irresistible hooks and choruses. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Scott Matthews [20:15] This singer-songwriter creates folk in the style of fellow Brits Richard Thompson and Nick Drake. DB’S > Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band [20:30] Armed simply with a guitar, a washboard and small drumkit, this American trio manage to produce an impressive sound. EKKO > Equal Idiots [20:30] No-nonsense up-tempo garage rock from Flanders. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] Every Thursday: band night in the café with local, up-and-coming musicians and bands.

3 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Maya Fridman

& Celle Octet Amsterdam [18:30 and 21:00] Young Ukranian composer Maxim Shalygin’s philosophy-inspired compositions and Maya Fridman’s emotional folklore are a match made in heaven. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > La Pegatina [20:00] This Catalan mestizo band makes a danceable mix of ska, polka, and rumba that makes any summer festival a true party. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Árstíđir [20:15] This Icelandic band’s music exceeds genres, but is best described as indie folk rock influenced by classical music.

TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Maria Milstein Plays Bruch [20:15] Max Bruch’s most well-known violin concert starts as a romantic opera, but gradually moves to an epic journey, complete with a euphoric end. EKKO > La Loye + Géonne Hartman [20:30] Loving indie folk by singersongwriter from Amsterdam. Support by jazz folk singer Géonne Hartman. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] Join the English speaking local guides for a free (tip-based) walking tour through the city.

4 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] Enjoy a free classical concert in the church on Domplein. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Done Early: Early Parties, Long Sleep [19:00] The perfect event for people who like to party, but don’t like to mess up their sleeping schedule too much. Musically this is for everyone, from reggae to rock. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Faun [19:30] This German band is one of the greats of the pagan folk world. The mixedgender formation makes medieval music that ranges from melancholic ballads to danceable bagpipe tunes. DB’S > Hangman’s Chair [20:00] The sound of this band is best described as a mix of doom and grunge. DE HELLING > The Ultimate Eagles [20:15] The ultimate Eagles live experience. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Evergreen Top 1000 with Arnold Mühren [20:15] A perfectly nostalgic evening, full of beautiful songs that will never grow old. Expect both Dutch and English evergreens. EKKO > The Vices [20:30] Rock in all shapes and sizes from the north of the Netherlands. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] The guides show you the most beautiful spots of the historic centre. Book the tour (kids/U-pas €4/adults €8, 1½ hour) in advance.

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Orchestra with Liza Ferschtman [15:00] Prokofiev is a true chameleon. After traveling all around the world, it makes sense that his compositions have such a cosmopolitan sound.

MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] An afternoon of live jazz music. PERFORMING ARTS GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

6 Monday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Hives [20:00] After their breakthrough single ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, this Swedish garage rock band finally got the recognition they deserved. The latest album proves that even after 25 years, there’s no stopping them. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Brel by Olivier Laurent [20:15] Laurent almost seems like a reincarnation of Jacques Brel. With his intimate homage, Laurent is able to make audiences all over the world go quiet.

7 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Igorrr [19:15] This French musician makes a mix of black metal, jazz, classical music, breakcore, klezmer, nintendocore and many more. DE HELLING > Nathan Ball [20:15] This British singer-songwriter combines his love for soundscapes with indie folk. The result is reminiscent of a mix of Ben Howard and The War On Drugs. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > GoGo Penguin [20:15] Going back to traditional jazz instruments, but with a modern twist. PERFOMING ARTS THEATER KIKKER > Interval [20:00] In this cooperation between choreographer Amos Ben-Tal and interdisciplinary artist Gosse de Kort, the dancers must navigate their relationships and intuitions in an ever-shifting architectural landscape.

8 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] In the heart of Utrecht you will find the best kept jazz secret in the city: the jazz cellar of De Kargadoor. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Christoph

Irniger Trio feat. Ben van Gelder + Luca Sisera Roofer [20:15] Two great jazz bands unite forces for the best jazz Europe has to offer. They are accompanied by one of the best alto saxophonists of today, Ben van Gelder. EKKO > Personal Trainer [20:30] The line-up of this collective is constantly All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information.


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changing, but one thing stays the same: the indie and garage music. LECTURES UTRECHT UNIVERSITY HALL > The Global War on Terror in the neighbourhood [20:00] Why is there a tendency to blame particular neighbourhoods for terrorist violence? With anthropologist Dr Luuk Slooter (UU).

9 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Zuco 103 [20:15] Brazilectro and Tropical Base. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Elvis Concert [20:15] A tribute to The King himself. Some of the original members of Elvis’ live band are playing tonight. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Big One: The Pink Floyd Show [20:15] One of the best Pink Floyd tribute bands of Europe. DB’S > Hang Youth [20:30] Dutch punk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Job Roggeveen [20:45] Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Roggeveen’s musical project ‘Happy Camper’, full of melancholic yet uplifting melodies. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 2.

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11 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > We’ll Never Let

12 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jef Neve: Mysterium [15:00] For this album presentation, Belgian pianist Jef Neve brought the crème de la crème of European jazz and classical music along with him, such as Teus Nobel. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Orchestre

Philharmonique Du Luxembourg [15:00] Mahler’s ‘Symphony No.3’ is an ode to nature. From fluttering butterflies to tsunamis, no aspect of nature gets skipped. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 5. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Yorick van Norden [20:30] This Dutch singersongwriter is heavily inspired by the 60s, and writes Beatle-like melodies. His latest album however, has a more modern and fresh sound. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ramón Valle: Boundless Forces [20:30] The musical tale of Cuban jazz pianist Ramón Valle, who came to the Netherlands 22 years ago and changed Dutch jazz forever. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

13 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Trio Leonskaja,

Ferschtman and Koranyi [20:00]

Both of Schubert’s piano trios will be performed in one sitting, making the contrast between the feminine and masculine even more clear. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Christmas Carols: The Choir of St. John’s College Cambridge [20:15] Christmas carols sung by one of the best men’s choirs.

14 Tuesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Anneke van Giersbergen [18:30 and 21:15] She might have one of the most versatile and magical voices of the Dutch music industry, perfect for this evening’s theme: fairy tales. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Anúna [20:15] This Irish classical choir enchants every audience with its angel-like singing and Gregorian chants.

15 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE HELLING > Muyayo Rif [20:15] A mix of Latin, ska and punk. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Rome [20:15] This Luxembourgian neo folk band is a project with varying musicians combined with unique poetry, philosophy, history and literature. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Michelle David & The True-Tones [20:30] Their unique combination of gospel, soul, blues, jazz, and afrobeat is hard to find anywhere else. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Wim Mertens [20:30] Mertens is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a neoclassical pianist. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dubioza Kolektiv [20:30] A mix of rock, ska, hip-hop and dub. VARIOUS HOFMAN CAFÉ > Utrecht Laughs [20:30] See Wed 1.

16 Thursday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Club Fluxus: Michela Amici Trio [19:45] This trio makes use of interactive sound installations and handmade instruments, to give a classical music a fresh sound. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Animato Quartet [20:30] The jury’s choice of the Dutch Classical Talent award, described as ‘four amazing musicians full of energy, who manage to capture your attention from the first note’. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ EKKO > Fata Boom [20:30] A one of a kind mix of trippy electro hip hop. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 2. PERFORMING ARTS PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Dansclick 23 [20:30] DansClick 23 introduces a new

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CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lucas & Arthur Jussen play Roukens [20:15] This evening’s composition by Joey Roukens was written with the two brothers Jussen in mind. Besides this piece, work from Janácek will also be played. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Steven Kamperman: City Maps [21:00] This Utrecht-born clarinet player takes you along a city trip to an imaginary city. For his latest album, he took inspiration from modern cityscapes. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Arlo Parks [19:45] This London alt pop singer makes laidback, soulful music with poetic lyrics and serene vocals. DE HELLING > Whispering Sons [20:15] Belgian post punk. DB’S > Kaspar Baum [20:30] Local band that was formed in one of the COVID-lockdowns around Erny Green (who sings in Joy Division Undercover). EKKO > Classic Water [20:30] Nostalgic folk music. PODIUM HOGE WOERD > Denise Jannah & musicians [20:30] Jannah takes a new dive into her musical versatility. A wonderful mix of soul, jazz and blues. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

You Down [14:00] This chamber opera is an ode to Jacqueline du Pré, the gifted cellist who passed away at 42 years old due to MS. DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 4. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Annelie [20:30] Annelie plays meditative piano melodies that are partly improvised. Definitely check her out if you’re a fan of Joep Beving, Einaudi or Nils Frahm. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > WeihnachtsOratorium [19:30] Every year, the Dutch Chamber Choir invites a new orchestra to play this masterpiece by Bach. This year it’s time for the Freiburger Barockorchester. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Jeangu Macrooy [19:45] This Surinamese soul singer described his participation in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest as ‘an ode to everyone who stands up for themselves and finds power in their own authenticity’. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sat 4.

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17 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Schubert and

Bannink by Thomas Oliemans [20:00] Tonight, baritone Oliemans combines the music of Schubert with the songs of Harry Bannink, while accompanying himself on the piano. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium [20:15] A legendary musical performance about the birth of Jesus, conducted by the great Justin Doyle. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ AZOTOD > Final of De Grote Prijs van Leidsche Rijn 2021 [19:30] Final of the band competition in Leidsche Rijn and Vleuten-De Meern. EKKO > Brihang + Ikraaan [20:30] A Belgian line-up with jazzy R ‘n B and bedroom R ’n B mixed with piano pop. DE HELLING > Bombers feat. Abbath [20:15] The Ultimate Motorhead tribute. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Great Communicators [20:15] After the frontman’s writer’s block, this Dutch indie band took a break, but now they’re back and catchier than ever. PERFORMING ARTS DE KARGADOOR > Stand-up comedy nights [20:30] Monthly English comedy nights at the Comedyhuis. STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT > The great escape [20:30] Best described as a physical theatre thriller, with unexpectedly funny moments. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

18 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 4. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Händel’s Messiah [17:00 and 19:30] For this concert, Händel combined his three loves: Italian opera, German passion music and English cathedral hymns. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Wulf [19:45] After his break-through single ‘Summer On You’ back in 2016, there’s been no stopping this Dutch artist, whose feel-good music can rise anyone’s spirits. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Dans Dans [20:00] The exciting collaboration project of three of the best musicians Belgium has to offer. Together, they create a unique, rousing musical universe full of jazz and rock. DE HELLING > Nona [20:15] Soul.

EKKO > Meskerem Mees [20:30] This Belgian singer-songwriter manages to create beautiful Nirvana and Gorki covers, using just a guitar and a cello. Her own work is definitely worth checking out too. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sat 4.

19 Sunday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Ensemble In

Residence The National Choirs & Ludwig [13:00] A true Christmas miracle performed by over 130 young singers. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Holland Baroque & London Community Gospel Choir [20:15] A unique combination of baroque and gospel in one evening, full of history. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 5. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Maarten

Hogenhuis & National Youth Jazz Orchestra [15:00] Composer and saxophonist Hogenhuis is performing an eclectic programme, together with a big band of 20 young musical talents. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

20 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Hohe Messe [20:15] A magnificent performance of Bach’s magnum opus: ‘Hohe Messe’, conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Top 2000 Live: Crazy! [20:15] A live compilation of some of the best songs of all time, performed by many Dutch legends.

21 Tuesday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > The Nutcracker [14:00] An original take on the classic ballet, performed in front of two pianos. MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Lizz Wright [20:15] She belongs to the new generation of jazz vocalists who built on the heritage of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, but with a modern twist.

22 Wednesday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ DE KARGADOOR > JazzKelder [19:30] See Wed 8.

TIVOLIVREDENBURG > RONDÉ [19:45] Catchy pop music with intense vocals and heavy electronic influences. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Officium Ensemble [20:00] If you’re in need of an early taste of Christmas, this Portuguese choir can help you out. The old Gregorian chants ‘Hodie Christus natus est’ is the central composition of this evening.

23 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > HAEVN [19:45] With their unique dream pop, HAEVN has captured the hearts of music lovers all over the world. Their latest EP is recorded with a live string orchestra. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Altin Gün [20:00] This band from Amsterdam brings Turkish psychedelic folk rock back to life, resulting in irresistibly danceable music. DE HELLING > Admiral Freebee [20:15] Belgian roots rock. HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 2. TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Sven Hammond [21:00] On this tour, Dutch keyboard player Sven Figee brings a homage to jazz legend Thelonious Monk, but with a hip-hop twist.

24 Friday CLASSICAL MUSIC TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Cantate de Noël [20:15] A combination of French and German Christmas songs, conducted by Markus Stenz, the former head conductor of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

25 Saturday CLASSICAL MUSIC DOM CHURCH > Saturday afternoon concert [15:30] See Sat 4. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3. IN FRONT OF THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE > Gilde Utrecht guided walking tour [14:00] See Sat 4 .

26 Sunday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Jazzbende [15:00] See Sun 5. GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

27 Monday CLASSICAL MUSIC CULTUURCAMPUS > Orchestra of

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30 Thursday MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ HOFMAN CAFÉ > Hofman Live [21:00] See Thu 2.

31 Friday GUIDED TOURS DOMPLEIN > Free Walking Tour Utrecht [13:30] See Fri 3.

Sinterklaas Revue [15:00] A festive and theatrical Sinterklaas concert for kids older than 3 years.

15 Wednesday (Dec) PERFORMING ARTS THEATER LOMBOK > Stapel [9:30 and 11:00] Musical performance without words for children from 1 to 4 years old about discovering, building and breaking down. EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Kris Kras

Kids

7 Sunday (Nov) MUSIC / POP, WORLD, JAZZ TIVOLIVREDENBURG > Takatá Takatá (4+) [15:00] A journey through flamenco for the whole family. Everyone is allowed to sing, dance and clap along, whenever, wherever.

10 Wednesday (Nov) PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG > Stuk (12+) [20:30] The boys of 155 treat you to a unique mix of breakdance, physical comedy, live music, video and bizarre humour.

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14 Sunday (Nov) PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY LEIDSCHE RIJN CENTRUM >

Boris Beer is niet moe [10:00] Classical concert for baby’s and their parents. CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Boris Beer is niet moe [12:00] Classical concert for baby’s and their parents.

15 Monday (Nov)

CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Muziek op schoot [9:15] Make some music together with your baby (0-1 years old).

18 Thursday (Nov) LIBRARY LEIDSCHE RIJN CENTRUM > Muziek op schoot [12:00] See Mon 15.

27 Saturday (Nov) PERFORMING ARTS CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > The

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. observatory and wonder at the starry heavens. Learn all about the stars in de sky and the weather in one of our exhibitions, tours or lectures. Or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Sun on Sunday [every Sunday] Do you fancy watching a star during the day? In clear weather you can study the sun with your own eyes. The largest solar telescope in the Netherlands will then be aimed at the sun. In clear weather you can see the sunspots and gas clouds on the solar surface. DE VRIJSTAAT > Flower Bomb [every Sunday until 28 Nov between 12:0017:00] Looking for a creative family outing? In this creative workshop artist Jolanda Schouten takes you on a journey of discovery through the garden. You also get to make a flower bomb, paint or help make the garden carpet. DE VRIJSTAAT > KunstAcademy [until 28 Nov] For kids and youngsters who like to develop their creative skills. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM > Fossil Hunt Download the app and go on a fossil hunt! In this audio tour scientist Jelle Reumer shows you all kinds of fossils in unusual, often hidden places in the city centre. At every stop, he will disclose some interesting facts, you’ll be able to do your own research and answer some quiz questions. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ONLINE > Become a real researcher! The Online Museum of the offers the possibility to start research at home. Check umu.nl/museum-online.

Movies

HOOGT ON TOUR AT CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE 19 NOV > Movie in the Library: Koyaanisquatsi [20:00] A hallucinatory documentary with powerful music about the impact of

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PERFORMING ARTS STADSSCHOUWBURG > Stuk (12+) [20:30] See Wed 10.

Atelier [every Friday and Saturday] Drawing, painting, smearing, scattering or dipping, anything goes in this creative workshop. CENTRAL LIBRARY NEUDE > Open Lab [4, 11, 18 and 25 Nov from 16:00 to 20:00] Get acquainted with new technology, machines and robotics. MIFFY MUSEUM > Step into the world of Miffy and her friends [permanent] Ten rooms, each dedicated to a different subject, invite young children to discover the world around them step by step. MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT > House of Sinterklaas [15 Nov - 5 Dec] An insight into the Dutch tradition of ‘Sinterklaas’: children will learn more about the history and life of this saint by walking a playful route past the various rooms of Sinterklaas. MUSEUM HOGE WOERD > ArcheoHotspot [permanent] Archaeology comes to life in Museum Hoge Woerd. Contribute to the ongoing research by helping the (voluntary) archaeologists. RAILWAY MUSEUM > eduTRAINer (all ages) [permanent] The EduTRAINers are on hand every day to tell you all about our trains, the turntable, signal box and train dispatch centre. Keep an eye out for them; you can recognise them by their vests covered in railway buttons and insignias. RAILWAY MUSEUM > Tech lab (4+) [permanent] How do electric trains get their power? Why can pigeons sit on overhead wires without getting electrocuted? What keeps trains from derailing all the time and how do train brakes work, anyway? This practical learning lab has answers to all these questions. RAILWAY MUSEUM > Trial by fire (12+) [permanent] A tour that ends with a real trial by fire. Do you dare? Narrator Rutger Hauer guides you on a journey through railway history. Experience what it was like to be an engine driver in the old days. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY > Bringing far away close by Climb the stairs to the

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Check the websites of the movie theatres for the most up-to-date film programme. HOOGT ON TOUR > hoogt.nl (Central Library Neude: six days a week, De

Nijverheid: once a month, Werkspoorfabriek: once a month). LOUIS HARTLOOPER COMPLEX > hartlooper.nl/en SPRINGHAVER > springhaver.nl/en

Festivals & Events

DE RONDE VAN SINT MAARTEN – 5 AND 6 NOV BERLIJNPLEIN > [time tba] A magical open-air route revolving around Saint Martin, the patron saint of Utrecht, with light, fire, music, dance and performance. IMPAKT FESTIVAL – 5 - 7 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND ONLINE > [time tba] This festival with lectures, panels, film screenings and an exhibition at the IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture is all about Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) and is curated by Katerina Gregos and Arjon Dunnewind. URBAN WALK UTRECHT – 7 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [from 8:30] Take a 12 or 20 kilometre walk along highlights and hidden gems in Utrecht. This year’s route focuses on Gerrit Rietveld, a world famous Dutch furniture designer and architect born in Utrecht. LE GUESS WHO? – 11 - 14 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] Festival for boundary-crossing music and culture. WHAT YOU SEE FESTIVAL – 18 - 21 NOV VARIOUS LOCATIONS > [various times] The fourth edition of the annual multidisciplinary art festival. With performances, exhibitions, music, parties, symposiums and workshops across town, What You See tries to question and overturn gender and identity norms. UTRECHT MUSEUM NIGHT FOR KIDS – 20 NOV VARIOUS MUSEUMS > [from 17:00 to 22:00] Ten museums in Utrecht will open their doors specially for families with children between 4 and 12. WINTER ON THE HOF – 20 NOV HOF VAN CARTESIUS > [12:00] The Hof van Cartesius, a hotspot for creative and sustainable entrepreneurs, is opening its doors. From noon until evening, the collective garden will be a venue for local bands.

WINTER SHOPPING IN MERWEDE – 27 NOV MERWEDE > [all day] Creative hotspots of Merwede district, such as Kanaal30, Vechtclub, De Alchemist and Createur, open their doors for some winter shopping. You can wander around the studio and buy unique, hand-crafted gifts. WINTER MARKET – 12 DEC MOLEN DE STER > [11:00 to 17:00] Buy some local products while drinking hot chocolate and eating typically Dutch pea soup. MIFFY LIVES HERE – THE WHOLE WINTER SEASON MIFFY MUSEUM > [from 17:00 to 23:00] Stop and watch the winter adventures of Miffy and her friends in the animation ‘Miffy lives here’, that is projected on the façade of the museum.

Exhibitions & Museums

BAK 1 NOV - 31 DEC > An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives The archive speaks to and about exhibitions which have made a difference to the thinking and working practices of those who have encountered them, both then and now. BUITENPLAATS DOORNBURGH UNTIL 9 JAN 2022 > Robots in Captivity As a visual artist, Bram Ellens creates sculptures and installations that explore the relationship between man and technology. Who is actually controlling whom? CENTRAAL MUSEUM UNTIL 6 FEB 2022 > jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Acts of modernism with Antonis Pittas and Theo van Doesburg. UNTIL 9 JAN 2022 > The botanical

revolution, on the necessity of art and gardening This exhibition forms the story of the garden as a fertile source of inspiration for artists. Throughout the centuries, artists, writers, poets and philosophers have described, depicted and defined the garden in constantly changing ways. UNTIL 28 NOV > Utrecht Lokaal: Jasper Hagenaar Paintings inspired by works from the museum’s modern art collection – the kind of modernism Hagenaar became familiar with in his youth through museum visits with his parents. UNTIL 7 NOV > Joost van Bleiswijk:


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DOM CHURCH PERMANENT > Visit the church The cathedral is open to the public 7 days a week. PERMANENT > Dutch Museum Churches Discover the hidden treasures of the Dom Church with an English audio tour. DOM TOWER PERMANENT > Tour of the Dom Climb the steps of the Dom Tower and learn everything about its history. There’s also a lift that takes you to the top to admire the beautiful skyline of the city. DOMUNDER PERMANENT > Secrets of Domplein Discover 2,000 years of history underneath the Domplein square. Explore the archaeological findings, dating back to the Roman Castellum ‘Trajectum’, with an interactive flashlight.

EXBOOT MONDAYS TILL FRIDAYS > Monthly

changing exhibitions of upcoming artists EXboot used to be a boat for window prostitution, but was transformed into an exhibition space for art, located at De Nijverheid. EXBUNKER SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND EVERY 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH > Monthly changing

exhibitions of upcoming artists EXbunker used to be a bunker during World War II, but is now an exhibition space for art. DE HAAR CASTLE 1 NOV - 31 DEC > Visit De Haar Castle De Haar Castle is the biggest and most luxurious castle in The Netherlands. A visit will take you back to the glory days of the castle and will show you the splendour that surrounded the international rich and famous in the early 20th century. KUNSTLIEFDE UNTIL 14 NOV > OCTA II The ingenious result of the artist collective Or Call This Art (OCTA), consisting of four artists from Utrecht four artists from The Hague, working together for a set period of time in the gallery. 20 NOV - 24 DEC > Present In December, the gallery is transformed into a shopping space full of surprising and affordable art and design by artists and leading or promising designers. MIFFY MUSEUM PERMANENT > Step into the world of Miffy and her friends Ten rooms, each dedicated to a different subject, invite young children to discover the world around them step by step. MOLEN DE STER EVERY SATURDAY > Visit the mill This mill in the Lombok district is a traditional working sawmill. The volunteers put the mill into action and explain its history. Free admission. MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT UNTIL 6 FEB 2022 > Mystical Moluccan Highlighting an extremely intimate religious phenomenon: the piring natzar. This offering bowl plays an important role in the ProtestantChristian Moluccan tradition. UNTIL 9 JAN 2022 > Maria Magdalena Mary Magdalen is a woman of extremes and that has given rise to a multiplicity of interpretations: a wealth of representations, conspiracy theories and controversies. This special exhibition will introduce the visitor to the rich, paradoxical and constantly evolving imagery surrounding this mysterious biblical figure. PERMANENT > Museum collection Get an insight into the Christian art and

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information. cultural history of the Netherlands and its influence on Dutch society. PERMANENT > Rembrandt and the Golden Age Meet Rembrandt’s predecessors, followers and contemporaries through 16th- and 17th-century masterpieces from the museum’s collection of bible paintings. MUSEUM HOGE WOERD PERMANENT > Visit the castellum Discover everything about Castellum Hoge Woerd, a contemporary reconstruction of the Roman fortress that once stood here. Three thematic audio tours are available in English and several other languages. There is also a free English handout available. MUSEUM SPEELKLOK UNTIL 7 JAN 2022 > Straatbeeld Get to know the many different types of fairground organ figures and discover the work of artist Peter Demetz, who makes lifelike, unpainted dreamy, wooden images, inspired by the age-old organ figures. PERMANENT > The musical tour This tour takes you to the wonderful world of self-playing musical instruments, surprising you with cheerful tunes emanating from all corners of the museum. NEDERLANDS VOLKSBUURTMUSEUM UNTIL 23 JAN 2022 > People of the market Utrecht has been a real market town for over a thousand years. In this exhibition, you’ll learn more about the history of the Utrecht markets and meet market vendors and market goers. PERMANENT > Museum collection The Dutch museum of backstreets and working class neighbourhoods will show you the two hundred yearhistory of the day-to-day life of the man in the street. QUINTESSENS GALLERY 17 NOV – 18 DEC > Charlotte van Pallandt and Nico Koster Sculptures, paintings and drawings by Charlotte van Pallandt (1898-1997), one of the first female artists in the Netherlands. Photographer Nico Koster (1940) photographed John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s Bed-in for Peace and travelled to Cuba with Corneille. This exhibition focuses on the artist portraits Koster made. RAILWAY MUSEUM UNTIL 21 NOV > Track of Imagination This exhibition revolves around 150 years of Dutch railway posters and tells the history of railway travel in beautiful and colourful posters. PERMANENT > The great discovery

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Reconnect This exhibition shows the Dutch designer’s oeuvre on the basis of four themes in his work: No Screw No Glue, Sketch, Ripped and Teared and Proto-Punk. His work is combined with modern and contemporary art that he himself selected from the museum’s collection, including work by Charley Toorop, Theo van Doesburg and Dick Bruna. PERMANENT > The Utrecht Ship Interactive lighting installation on the thousand years old ship that was found in Utrecht in 1930. PERMANENT > Gerrit Rietveld The museum has the largest Rietveld collection in the world. This collection consists of more than 250 pieces of furniture and other objects, such as scale models and furniture models. PERMANENT > The World of Utrecht This exhibition is as wide-ranging as the title suggests. It not only draws liberally from the museum’s extensive collection, but the exhibition themes date back to the start of the Common Era and stretch all around the world. All disciplines rub shoulders in this exhibition: modern art, city history, fashion and costumes, old art and applied arts. PERMANENT > Studio Dick Bruna Dick Bruna’s studio (he’s the creator of Miffy) has been moved from its location in Utrecht’s inner city to Centraal Museum. The studio now has a new and permanent place on the top floor of the museum, which exudes the same atmosphere as Bruna’s studio at present. PERMANENT > Sculpture before the iconoclasm In the Nicolai Church, on the square next to the museum, a selection of medieval sculpture from the collection of the museum is exhibited.

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62 MAG Utrecht — Nov/Dec 2021 After descending 150 metres in a lift, you’ll step out into the early 19th century, a world filled with soot and steam. Listen to the special audio tour to hear all the stories. PERMANENT > Loaded trains In this exhibition, the museum remembers the forced transport of Jews, Roma and Sinti to extermination camps during World War II. PERMANENT > Trains through the years From the Maliebaan Station, you’ll walk along the platform to the museum building. In the central hall, you’ll find the most important trains from the history of the Dutch railway. RAUM PERMANENT > RAUM Exhibitions Come and visit RAUM city lab, the biggest playground for design, art and technology in Utrecht. RIETVELD SCHRÖDERHUIS WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY > Visit the Rietveld Schröderhuis Utrecht architect Gerrit Rietveld designed this whole building along the lines of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl, known for its geometric shapes and primary colours. Reservation is compulsory. SALON VAN WELEER PERMANENT > Salon van Weleer Visit the Salon van Weleer for the Tearoom of Yesteryear (a unique Salon, live games Scriptorium, Purgatorium and Reliquiarium.

SLOT ZUYLEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY > Visit Slot Zuylen Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features, this castle on the river Vecht in the tiny village of Oud-Zuilen was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century. SONNENBORGH MUSEUM & OBSERVATORY PERMANENT > Bringing far away close by Climb the stairs to the observatory and wonder at the starry heavens. Learn all about the stars in de sky and the weather in one of our exhibitions, tours or lectures. Or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium. EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MAY AND JUN > Sun on Sunday Do you fancy watching a star during the day? In clear weather you can study the sun with your own eyes. The largest solar telescope in the Netherlands will then be aimed at the sun. In clear weather you can see the sunspots and gas clouds on the solar surface. HET UTRECHTS ARCHIEF PERMANENT > Utrecht starts here! The exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey through the city’s history, based on accounts given by residents. UTRECHT BOTANIC GARDENS UNTIL 1 DEC > Tropical Butterfly Festival Admire lots of spectacular

Editor in chief Dieuwke de Boer Editorial board Dieuwke de Boer, Ronald Besemer and Pam van der Veen Design & cover design Flowdesign.nl Designers Merel Brouns, Saskia Janssen, Rosa Mathijssen and Linda Sier Contributors Merel van 't Hooft, Rianne van der Molen and Anita Nánási Translations Caroline McNeal Listings Dieuwke de Boer and Merel van 't Hooft Deadline for listings Edition Jan/Feb 2022: 8 Nov at the latest via redactie@magutrecht.com Advertising Carsten van Rossen T 06 52 62 11 06 c.vanrossen@utrechtmarketing.nl

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tropical butterflies such as the beautiful iridescent blue Morpho butterflies, the huge Atlas moths, which are bigger than your hand, and many more. UTRECHT UNIVERSITY/UMC UTRECHT YEAR ROUND > Utrecht Time Machine In Utrecht, history is there for the taking. With innovative techniques, Utrecht Time Machine brings bygone days to life and places them in the middle of our world. By scanning one of the thirty QR tiles with your phone, you can dive into the history of Utrecht. ZOCHER PARK UNTIL 11 NOV > Het Ogenblik Photo exhibition in public space: fifteen large panels with portraits of Utrecht homeless people, photographed by Ruud Spaargaren.

All events listed in this calendar are subject to change. Check the website of the venues for the most up-to-date information.

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Photography Anne Hamers

Photography Anne Hamers

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Local presents

Practicalities Tourist Information Centre At the foot of the Dom Tower, you’ll find the Tourist Information Centre. They are more than happy to help you book tickets for heading up the Dom Tower, tours or bikes to get around the city. Of course, they can also tell you about everything you can do in and around Utrecht. > open daily from 10.00 to 17.00, Domplein 9

Getting around BY BIKE > Cycling is the easiest and fastest way for getting

Must-sees & must-dos

For more tourist information, must-sees and must-dos, go to visit-utrecht.com

Visit the store of the Tourist Information Centre for all kinds of presents made by local producers

around town. There are several bike renting spots in the city centre and around the station. Bikes are also for rent at the Tourist Information Centre. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT > The U-OV day ticket (Dagkaart) is valid for one day (€ 6,20), 2 days (€ 9,25) or 3 days (€ 11,85) on all buses and trams. Buy your ticket at the U-OV Service Store in the main hall of Utrecht Central Station. Children up to the age of 4 can travel for free on U-OV buses and trams. THE OV-CHIP CARD (OV-CHIPKAART) is a public transport card which is accepted by all operators in the Utrecht region. You can buy an anonymous card for € 7,50 at the ticket vending machines in the main hall of Utrecht Central Station. You can also get one at the Tourist Information Centre. Please note that it’s mandatory to wear a face mask in all buses, trams and trains. THE UTRECHT REGION PASS provides access to the entire public transport system in the

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New? New in town? THE IWCUR IS THERE TO HELP The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region (IWCUR) is located on the second floor of the Stadskantoor (Utrecht municipal offices). The staff helps international newcomers and residents with all their questions and paperwork regarding their move to the region, including formalities with the municipality and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The IWCUR also provides information about housing, education, job opportunities, health care and more. For opening hours, check welcome.utrechtregion.com. You can also contact the IWCUR by phone and email.

Netherlands. You can book the travel pass online, collect it when you arrive in town (at the Tourist Information Centre, for example) and start travelling straight away. Check utrechtregionpass.com for more information.

Free tours Free walking tours provide you with inside information you won’t find in a guide book. Most of these tours start on Domplein. The Tourist Information Centre also organises walking tours in English.


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Louis Hartlooper Complex hartlooper.nl/en Makers van Merwede makersvanmerwede.nl Miffy Museum nijntjemuseum.nl Moira moira-utrecht.nl Molen de Ster molendester.nu Museum Catharijneconvent catharijneconvent.nl/english Museum Hoge Woerd museumhogewoerd.nl Museum Speelklok museumspeelklok.nl Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum volksbuurtmuseum.nl/visitorinformation Nicolaïkerk nicolaikerk.nl De Nijverheid denijverheid.com Pieterskerk pieterskerkconcerten.nl Podium Hoge Woerd podiumhogewoerd.nl Quintessens Gallery galeriequintessens.nl Railway Museum spoorwegmuseum.nl RAUM raumutrecht.nl Rietveld Schröderhuis centraalmuseum.nl/en/visit/ locations/rietveld-schroder-house Ronde van Sint Maarten rondevansintmaarten.nl Salon van Weleer salonvanweleer.nl Slot Zuylen slotzuylen.nl/english Sonnenborgh Museum & Observatory sonnenborgh.nl/english Springhaver springhaver.nl/en Stadsschouwburg Utrecht stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl Studium Generale Utrecht University sg.uu.nl/en

Theater Kikker theaterkikker.nl Theater Lombok theaterlombok.nl TivoliVredenburg tivolivredenburg.nl Tourist Information Centre visit-utrecht.com Urban Walk Utrecht urbanwalkutrecht.nl Het Utrechts Archief hetutrechtsarchief.nl Utrecht Botanic Gardens uu.nl/en/utrecht-botanic-gardens Utrecht University Hall uu.nl/en/organisation/utrechtuniversity-hall University Museum Utrecht universiteitsmuseum.nl/english Utrecht Museum Night for Kids museumnachtkids.nl/utrecht De Vrijstaat devrijstaat.nl What You See Festival whatyouseefestival.nl Zimihc zimihc.nl


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Next time? IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BASE FOR A WEEKEND IN UTRECHT, YOU SHOULD HEAD TO THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL CITY CENTER LODGE, RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE OLD CITY CENTRE. IT HAS VIEWS OF THE CANAL, THE GREEN OF THE PARK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WATER AND THE STATELY HOUSES ON LUCASBOLWERK.

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CITY CENTER LODGE Before it became a hotel, the building on Wittevrouwensingel, which dates back to 1878, was a tyre factory. Instead of tyres, the hotel now offers 22 different-sized rooms: from a room with a view of the Dom Tower, to huge luxurious suites. An interesting detail:

none of the rooms look alike. Oh, and did we mention that as well as being pretty, this spot is wonderfully peaceful? > Wittevrouwensingel 37 citycenterlodgeutrecht.nl

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