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Writers Unlimited - Winternachten festival The Hague 2012

Winternachten 2012

Monday 16 - Sunday 22 January 2012

Programme

Winternacht 1

Theater aan het Spui & Filmhuis Den Haag
Tickets € 27,50 / Vroegboekprijs (voor 1 jan.) € 25,- / UITpas € 25,- / CJP, Studenten, Ooievaarspas € 13,75

Timetable

Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
Filmhuis - zaal 7
Theater aan het Spui - foyer
Filmhuis - zaal 6
Theater aan het Spui - De Kas

Winternacht 1 offers a wide variety of literary programmes, music, film and dance in the halls and foyer of Theater aan het Spui and Filmhuis Den Haag. With a ticket you are free to walk in and out of all the programmes. You can download the programme schedule (PDF) here.

Tonight in De Hollandse lente (The Dutch Spring) Tommy Wieringa, Nazmiye Oral and Kader Abdolah report on what our country could look like, Bas Heijne and the British philosopher John Gray look into the question whether we ought to love one another and writers vent their anger in Mad as Hell.

More highlights: How to be a Dictator in Africa, Wet Dreams on a Winter's Night, the debutants of Extaze, Nigeria and Oil: The Novel and the Movie. Watch the penetrating film on the Green Revolution in Iran (The Green Wave) or the moving The Glass House, about a unique rehab centre in Tehran. There is music by Ghalia Benali, the Batiband and Trio Koenijn and in the foyer you can learn Cuban dances.

Well, actually, every programme is more than worth it! Below you'll find detailed information. Dinner in the theatre? From18.30-19.30, a fancy meal for € 15. Online booking required!

  • Who's Afraid of Youth

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    20:00 - 21:00

    Pupils of SG Johan de Witt and Lyceum Ypenburg climb the stage and recite poems of their own. More than ten hours of poetry lessons they have behind them. Inspiration came from poet Marjolijn van …

    With: Faya, Marjolijn van Heemstra, Nicole Terborg, Trio Koenijn

  • How to be a Dictator in Africa

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    20:00 - 20:55

    Writers put themselves in the shoes of African dictators. They take us with them in the spirit of the once so optimistic leaders who, after the independence of their countries, turned into dictators …

    With: Andrew Makkinga, David Van Reybrouck, Dinaw Mengestu, Helon Habila

  • Foyer Programme

    Theater aan het Spui - foyer
    20:00 - 20:30

    Francis Broekhuijsen presents a festive programme in the foyer of the theatre. With dance and music workshops by DJ Jairzinho, the sale of books by Paagman Bookstore, signing sessions by the writers, …

    With: DJ Jairzinho, Francis Broekhuijsen

  • Film: The Green Wave

    Filmhuis - zaal 6
    20:00 - 21:20

    Ali Samadi Ahadi's penetrating editing of cell phone footage, interviews, animation scenes, blogs and tweets provides a clear, often shocking reconstruction of the Green Revolution in Iran. In German …

  • The Dutch Spring

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    20:30 - 21:20

    The Arab Spring created a stir in the Netherlands. Perhabs secretly we long for a Dutch Spring too. What would our country look like after such a spring? Writers, tell us!

    With: Kader Abdolah, Naïma Azough, Nazmiye Oral, Tommy Wieringa

  • Music: Batiband

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    21:00 - 21:45

    The Batiband brings a sparkling mix of modern and traditional Ethiopian music. With Afework Nigussie (vocals, masenqo), Jasper de Beer (bass), Natalio Sued (tenor sax), Mark Tuinstra (guitar) and …

    With: Batiband

  • VPRO De Avonden

    Theater aan het Spui - De Kas
    21:00 - 23:00

    In the square in front of the theatre there is De Kas. The whole evening Jeroen van Kan talks with writers at the festival for the VPRO radio programme De Avonden Live. Visitors are allowed to peek …

    With: Bejan Matur, Bernice Chauly, Chika Unigwe, Ghalia Benali, Jeroen van Kan, Kader Abdolah, Nazmiye Oral, Rodaan Al Galidi

  • Trio Koenijn

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:00 - 21:15

    Wilko Sterke (piano and sax), Frank van Kasteren (guitar) and philosopher Koenijn sing melancholic and oldfashioned as well as brand new songs. Trio Koenijn is part of the Circus Treurdier, a young …

    With: Nicole Terborg, Trio Koenijn

  • Mad as Hell - part 1

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:15 - 21:25

    rant   verb (used without object) 1.   to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way What happens if the rules of good taste, false decency and rippling nuance are …

    With: Khadija Massaoudi, Nicole Terborg

  • DJ Jairzinho

    Theater aan het Spui - foyer
    21:15 - 22:00

    In between dance workshops DJ Jairhinzo plays his music. Host Francis Broekhuijsen keeps us abreast of what's going on in the halls of the theatre and the filmhuis. Meanwhile: a snack, a drink, and …

    With: DJ Jairzinho

  • Should we love one another?

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    21:25 - 22:15

    Writer Bas Heijne and the British philosopher John Gray take a closer look at the secret of the success of populist parties, against the background of ongoing globalisation and the changing balance …

    With: Bas Heijne, John Gray

  • Mad as Hell - part 2

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:25 - 21:45

    Hadjar Ben Miloud, Massih Hutak and Nii Ayikwei Parkes enter the stage one by one and for a couple of minutes turn off their sense of nuance, eventualities, 'perhaps this could be seen from another …

    With: Hadjar Benmiloud, Massih Hutak, Nicole Terborg, Nii Ayikwei Parkes

  • Poetry Jam

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:45 - 22:00

    An on-stage meeting of Trio Koenijn and Najiba Abdellaoui in music and poetry. They nor we know exactly what will happen. Only the frames have been set within which it is the improvisation which …

    With: Najiba Abdellaoui, Nicole Terborg, Trio Koenijn

  • Family Ties

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    21:50 - 22:40

    A discussion between Bernice Chauly (Malaysia) and Edney Silvestre (Brazil) about choking family ties and how religious and cultural pressure destroy dreams and frustrate loves. Host: Nicole Lefever. …

    With: Bernice Chauly, Edney Silvestre, Nicole le Fever

  • Mad as Hell - part 3

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    22:00 - 22:25

    Joumana Haddad and Özcan Akyol enter the stage one by one and for a couple of minutes turn off their sense of nuance, eventualities, 'perhaps this could be seen from another perspective' and other …

    With: Joumana Haddad, Nicole Terborg, Özcan Akyol

  • Film: The Glass House

    Filmhuis - zaal 6
    22:25 - 00:00

    Director Hamid Rahmanian sketches an intimate image of teen girls from the Teheran subclass in a unique rehab centre. By creative writing and rap musiec they try to break away from abuse, domestic …

  • Writers reading

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    22:25 - 22:45

    Enjoy the work of the writers you have come to see. They read old and new work. Without further ado and without discussion. In English.

    With: Bejan Matur, Dinaw Mengestu, Nicole Terborg

  • Extaze - debutants from The Hague

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    22:45 - 23:40

    Cor Gout of the The Hague liiterary magazine Extaze selected six debutants, who read from their own work: Ronnie Krepel, Gertrude Kunze, Nina Roos, Murat Tuncel, Theo van der Wacht and Hugo Wapperom. …

    With: Gertrude Kunze, Hugo Wapperom, Murat Tuncel, Nicole Terborg, Nina Roos, Paul van der Gaag, Ronnie Krepel, Theo van der Wacht

  • DJ Jairzinho

    Theater aan het Spui - foyer
    22:45 - 23:40

    In between dance workshops DJ Jairhinzo plays his music. Host Francis Broekhuijsen keeps us abreast of what's going on in the halls of the theatre and the filmhuis. Meanwhile: a snack, a drink, and …

    With: DJ Jairzinho

  • Dream Language

    Theater aan het Spui - kleine zaal
    22:45 - 23:40

    'Come to me, my language, come back', Derek Walcott wrote. How does it feel to write in another language than your own? Does this new language also become the language in which you dream? Asis Aynan …

    With: Ahmad Al Malik, Asis Aynan, Chika Unigwe, Lourens van Haaften, Raj Mohan, Rodaan Al Galidi

  • Wet Dreams on a Winter's Night

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    22:55 - 23:40

    Four liberated writers about the joys of shamelessness. Petra Stienen hosts a discussion on writing about sex, the narrow-minded reactions of (some) men and their 'je m'en fou' attitude vis-a-vis …

    With: Astrid Theunissen, Bernice Chauly, Joumana Haddad, Marion Bloem, Petra Stienen