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Writers Unlimited - Winternachten festival The Hague 2012

Winternachten 2012

Monday 16 - Sunday 22 January 2012

Programme

Winternacht 2

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

Timetable

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

Winternacht 2 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. You can download the programme schedule (PDF) here. The evening starts with the stirring sounds of the Ghana Community Choir. In Gold Diggers we hear Arthur Japin, Annejet van der Zijl and Said el Haji about the inspiration they found in history. Adriaan van Dis talks to an Indonesian and a South African writer about forgiving or forgetting. Robert Vuijsje is a guest in Lust and Colour and in Burger King or Citizenship the subject is 'civil confidence'. 

Surinamese authors talk about their dreams for Surinam, the Big Double Play Translation Game is played with Frank Martinus Arion, very young poets perform in Who's Afraid of Youth and this year strip cartoonists like Peter Milligan and Inge Heremans are guests in the programme Comics and Taboos. 

You can watch a film, among others the moving documentary Cindy Kerseborn made about Edgar Caïro, look for a book or two in the Paagman Bookstore stand in the foyer or go to VPRO De Avonden live, where Willem Jan Otten and the other nominees of the VSB Poetry Award will be the guests.

With your ticket you're free to walk in and out of all the programmes and films.
Extra: Dinner in the theatre? From 18.30-19.30 a fancy meal for €15. Book in advance!

  • Lust and Colour

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

    What about sexual relationships between white and black in post-apartheid South Africa? Do women in Brazil, which swelters with eroticism, move as freely as it seems? Dutch men, fantasising about …

    With: Edney Silvestre, Kopano Matlwa, Robert Vuijsje, Wim Brands

  • 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

  • Who's Afraid of Youth

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    20:00 - 20:55

    Pupils of Haags Montessori Lyceum and het Diamant College climb the stage and recite poems of their own. More than ten hours of poetry lessons they have behind them. Inspiration came from poet …

    With: Faya, Maarten Inghels, Nicole Terborg

  • Ghana Community Choir

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    20:00 - 20:20

    The Ghana Community Choir from Amsterdam Zuid-Oost brings genuine Ghanaian gospel. Musical leader is Amo (Daniel Opoku Amo). The repertory is a combination of indegenous African rhythms, authentic …

    With: Ghana Community Choir

  • Treasure hunters

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    20:25 - 21:15

    History is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for writers. Arthur Japin usually bases himself on historic events and characters. Where in his work does he draw the line between fact and the …

    With: Annejet van der Zijl, Arthur Japin, Paul van der Gaag, Said el Haji

  • Danser a Deux: Zouk

    Theater aan het Spui - foyer
    20:30 - 21:00

    Seize the opportunity to learn the Antillian Zouk dance under the inspiring leadership of Morry Krispijn of dancing school Salsaventura. The cheerful Danser à Deux programme has been developed for …

    With: Salsaventura

  • DJ Jairzinho

    Theater aan het Spui - foyer
    21:00 - 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

  • Burger King & Citizenship

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

    Since the crisis there has been a lot of talk about consumer confidence. But what about 'citizen confidence'? The 21st century citizen seems to be adrift. He feels powerless, unheard and misunderstoo…

    With: Chris Keulemans, David Van Reybrouck, Patrick van der Hijden, Samuel Vriezen

  • Comics and taboos

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

    Time to put the comic strip in the picture! Comic strip reviewer Peter Breedveld talks to Inge Heremans (Ilah), who breaks taboos with her cartoon Cordelia, and Peter Milligan, scriptwriter of X-Men, …

    With: Inge Heremans, Peter Breedveld, Peter Milligan

  • Rode Rozen (Red Roses)

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:00 - 21:15

    Rode Rozen makes intimate musical theatre and looks for an autonomous  combination between text and music. Composer Allard van den Bremen and theatre writer Renée van Marissing earlier made performan…

    With: Nicole Terborg, Rode Rozen

  • Ghana Community Choir

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    21:20 - 21:40

    The Ghana Community Choir from Amsterdam Zuid-Oost brings genuine Ghanaian gospel. Musical leader is Amo (Daniel Opoku Amo). The repertory is a combination of indegenous African rhythms, authentic …

    With: Ghana Community Choir

  • Shortlist VSB Poetry Prize

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    21:20 - 22:00

    Days before the announcement of the winner of the VSB Poetry Award, the five nominees read at the festival. Peter Ghyssaert, Jan Lauwereyns, Willem Jan Otten, Erik Spinoy and Anne Vegter will recite …

    With: Anne Vegter, Erik Spinoy, Jan Lauwereyns, Nicole Terborg, Peter Ghyssaert, Willem Jan Otten

  • Forgive or Forget

    Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
    21:45 - 22:35

    Can we learn from history or is humanity doomed to go on repeating the same mistakes for ever? Did the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission bring just that or did it yield anger and …

    With: Adriaan van Dis, Anil Ramdas, Kopano Matlwa, Leila Chudori

  • Poetry and Politics

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

    A Lebanese and a Turkish writer, who, apart from being a poet and a writer, happen to be concerned columnists. A conversation about their work, their political stand and literary commitment. In …

    With: Bejan Matur, Bram Vermeulen, Joumana Haddad

  • Writers reading

    Filmhuis - zaal 7
    22:30 - 23:00

    Enjoy the work of the writers you have come to see. They read old and new work.  Without further ado and without discussion, introduced by Nicole Terborg. Dutch and English.

    With: Edney Silvestre, Nicole Terborg, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Said el Haji

  • Dream Birds

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

    Bernlef is one of Holland's finest poets; Ramsey Nasr has made a name for himself as - among many other things - Poet Laureate, and Like Marsman is an important up-and-coming talent. Their poetry …

    With: Bernlef, Lieke Marsman, Ramsey Nasr, Trio Droomvogels

  • Film: No More Fear

    Filmhuis - zaal 6
    22:45 - 00:00

    This documentary by Mourad Ben Cheikh follows a human rights lawyer, a blogger and a journalist during the Jasmin revolution in Tunisia and shows the importance of the Internet and social media in …

  • Surinamese dreams

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

    'I have a Dream!' Noraly Beyer presents three Dutch/Surinamese authors (Karin Amatmoekrim, Anil Ramdas, Sheila Sitalsing), who will read a column inspired by the famous speech by the reverend King. …

    With: Anil Ramdas, Karin Amatmoekrim, Noraly Beyer, Sheila Sitalsing

  • 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