Writer’s Block Happenings: Weeks 47 & 48

It’s time for another edition of Writer’s Block Happenings! Let’s see what’s happing in Amsterdam in the upcoming weeks:

  • London Jazz Festival Bimhuis, 19 November 8.30 pm

During Bimhuis’s 40 Years of City Links programme, the London Jazz Festival has been invited to do an exchange. Make sure to be here for the best London jazz: http://bimhuis.nl/concerten/london-jazz-festival—bimhuis.

  • IDFA 19 – 30 November

Amsterdam’s documentary film festival. Student tickets €7,50: www.idfa.nl

  • Film Screening: Inside Llewyn Davis P.C. Hoofthuis, 20 November: 19.30

Etcetera’s Book Club is hosting a film screening of the Coen brothers’ latest film about a struggling folk musician in Greenwich Village in 1961.

  • Simone de Beauvoir (SLAA) Tolhuistuin, 25 November 8 pm

SLAA (Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam) presents a night of discussions and lectures about Simone de Beauvoir. Feminism, Sartre, and literature are key elements. Don’t miss out, student tickets €5,-: http://www.tolhuistuin.nl/agenda/slaa-alles-welbeschouwd-het-leven-en-werk-van-simone-de-beauvoir

  • Kunst, kapitaal en avant-garde De Balie, 29 November 10.30 am

In light of the Amsterdam Art Weekend, De Balie’s hosting a discussion about the financial value of art that is nowadays auctioned for millions and millions of euros. A morning about the art market that has undergone radical changes with quite an impressive panel: Beatrix Ruf (Director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Olav Velthuis (Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam), Matthew Slotover (Co-founder Frieze) and artist Zachary Formwalt. Student tickets €7,50: http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/kunst-kapitaal–avant+garde/e_9491548/p_11647645

  • RIJKSAKADEMIEOPEN 2014 Rijksakademie, 29 and 30 November 11 am – 7 pm

The weekend every artist and art lover has been waiting for! All of Rijksakademie’s artists invite you for a sneak peek in their studios. There will be live radio, tours, performances, film, and presentations: http://www.rijksakademie.nl/NL/rijksakademieopen.

Don’t forget there’s a whole slew of events from the last few weeks that might still be going on! The complete list of events is always featured on the right of the page, so use the search function if you’re looking for info on a specific event that’s not on the above list. Do you happen to have a really good suggestion for the next edition of WB Happenings? Let us know through writerssblock@gmail.com, and we might include your suggestion in the next edition!

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s