Since Leeuwarden is the European Capital of Culture 2018, different activities and events have been and are taking place in the city. One of the most special ones is the Oldehove Projections, organised by Lân fan taal, that is being carried out since February. Lân fan taal is an institution which goal is “to position Fryslân as an audience and knowledge centre for multilingualism” by giving language diversity a future. 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
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.