The festival that started off on a beer mat. Welcome to the Village was established in 2013. A group of friends that form the organization of ‘Poppodium Asteriks’ were having a drink together and decided they wanted to do something outside, a festival. This soon turned into a unique festival that is becoming more popular every year. Rutger Smit, festival- and production coordinator of Welcome to the Village (see picture),is giving us a better look at the festival. More
If you walk from the Wilhelminaplein to the Station in Leeuwarden, you will notice some artworks. This time it is literally streetart, because there are five art works directly placed on the street, or more on the sidewalk. More
This is a very ironic one! The big white circle with the black point in the middle symbolises an eye. However, the other small circles are the signs for the language for blind people. But blind people cannot read the graffiti because the signs are not engraved in the wall and conversely, normally people cannot read the braille. The graffiti work is made by „Ljvant“ or also named „L.J. van Tuinen“ or „LJ van T“, an autonome artist. Many photos of his art works and some information can be found online.
The graffiti of the joker is a leftover of the former coffeeshop „Flower Power“. The face of the Joker seems a bit sneaky and that should symbolise the use and effect of smoking weed. Sadly, there is no artist written but I heard this work of art was made by a woman. You can find it at Ipe Brouwersteeg.
This work of graffiti, made by Harke Broersma, is very visibly located in the centre of Leeuwarden. You can find the artwork in the Oude Doelesteeg. The graffiti is a reproduction of a detail of the painting “Een gunstig uitkijkpunt” from the Dutch 19th century painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who was born in Dronrijp, Fryslân, and went to school in Leeuwarden. He was an influential academic realism painter. In the work is also the webpage www.mooileeuwarden.nl mentioned, a site with information about cultural happenings and places in Leeuwarden.
I came to Leeuwarden about two months ago and noticed the many very beautiful graffiti and street art works around. Therefore I wanted to get deeper into the topic. More
Gallery Westerkade organises the exhibition ‘Artist show your Arts on 20×18 in 2018’. In this exhibition more than 500 block panels of the format of 20x18cm, made by more than 350 artists from many different fields, are displayed. More
Attention readers! The YourPost team is happy to announce to you its newest rubric –“People of Leeuwarden”. Dedicated specially to people and for people to read, this rubric will tell the stories of different men and women who live in Leeuwarden. Our ultimate goal is to show the diverse citizens of this beautiful city and to introduce them to you –our readers.
Every week we will publish a photo of a person whose life you will read about. However, not everything will be revealed with the photo –the YourPost team hopes to give you the chance to guess and discuss what this person’s story is. We ask you to be creative and to give your honest (and nice) opinion about the lovely people that we will introduce to you. A day after the photo has been shared with you, we will publish an official post about the person on our Website.
You can expect our first story this week – gather up your ideas and let your imagination work.
My name is Sare Safari, 29 years old from Iran, Tehran. I am living in Groningen from 2013. More
Yes, that’s right we have a green star of our own. It is a land full of white rabbits always hurrying, checking their clocks. Humans fall into the rabbit wholes and then forget about time as we know it, drink magic potions, and sit with the Mad Hatter. Well okay, in the normal world Groene Ster is a park hidden right outside of Leeuwarden as easy to reach with any type of transport. More
LEEUWARDEN – Takudzwa Matondi is an interesting person, he is 22 years old and he came from Zimbabwe to Leeuwarden for his study when he was 19. He now focusses on different forms of arts: he writes poetry and puts this poetry into music. He also founded the community Chosen Identity in Leeuwarden, were people with an interest for art, music and/or entertainment can come together and share their passion. More
LEEUWARDEN – ,,I’ve always been fascinated by any kind of technology and art, obviously photography is a perfect combination of these two disciplines. Photography has many facets and art photography is only one of them. A camera can be a powerful tool for a great many works. I continuously try to explore all the facets of photography and keep learning,” says Robert Vartanov. More