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Feel at Home International Community Fair

Some 130 exhibitors with a dynamic programme of activities, performances and information. This is the trademark of this year’s Feel at Home International Community Fair in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall on Sunday, 2 February.

Learn more about things to do and events and activities happening in your region. Nearly half of the stands at the Feel at Home Fair are sport, social and community groups representing all kinds of hobbies and pastimes for every age.

For visitors it is a one-stop shop for everything from buying a house or choosing a school, to finding a sports club or building a business. But just as importantly, the fair is a meeting point and fun day out for the whole community.

At the Feel at Home International Community Fair you can:

  • Network with like-minded internationals
  • Discover events, activities and challenges
  • Check out the free seminars from the city’s top international employers
  • Sign up for the free workshop programme
  • Find interesting career and business opportunites
  • Join a local club, take a challenge or volunteer for a worthy cause
  • Find out what’s happening in our region

More info

The Feel at Home International Community Fair will be held from 11.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Sunday, 2 February in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall (Spui 70).

Entrance is free if you register in advance on link). Here you can also sign up for the free workshop programme and activities as well as view the entertainment and activity programme.

You can also keep up to date with developments on the Facebook page of the Fair.(externe link)



ACQUA ALTA: Venice-Amsterdam & Amsterdam-Venice – Special Fundraiser Concert Anonimo Venexian
Keizersgracht Church, Keizersgracht 566, AmsterdamFriday 31 January 2020

Press release from the Italian Embassy and the Poorters Association of Venice
[21 Jan 20]
ACQUA ALTA:  Venice and Amsterdam – Amsterdam and Venice
Special fundraiser concert Anonimo Venexian

Venice is historically, culturally, scientifically, musically, artfully, economically, and politically the equivalent of Amsterdam.  Apart from local problems, we have to join forces to support Venice right now.  The proceeds of this special concert will go to the preservation of Venice. The duo Inês d’Avena and Claudio Ribeiro play unknown baroque pieces of music found in Venetian archives:  culminating in an unknown recorder sonata by Vivaldi.

when  Friday, 31 January 20, at 19.00

where  Keizersgracht Church, Keizersgracht 566, Amsterdam

cost  Admission free, donate digitally or donate at the concert.

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Save Venice
The lagoon city was world news in November.  The city underwent an exceptionally high acqua alta.  The water level reached a height of 187 cm, which is only a few centimeters less than the position of 1966, when Venice nearly went uder and the international community started to work for the preservation of the city and its art and cultural treasures.  Public opinion, in Italy and abroad, has taken note of this disaster with a shock.  That shock can and must be a decisive stimulus to finally solve the problem of water management.  The future of Venice depends on it.  And that not only applies to the private living conditions of the residents, but also and especially to the infrastructure of the city, the foundations of the buildings.  An exceptional acqua alta potential causes damage there that only comes to light after a longer period of time and can in principle be disastrous.
On Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm a special “Red Venice” concert will take place in the Keizersgrachtkerk, Keizersgracht 566, Amsterdam. This concert can be realized with the support of the Italian embassy and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with the Poorters Association of Venice.  The proceeds of the action will be managed by the Poorters of Venice, which has cultural ANBI status, and will be spent on restoration work carried out by Italian experts.

For more information:

tel:  Bart Boon (organizer) 06123326024

Recorder player Inês d’Avena and harpsichordist Claudio Ribeiro
Inês d’Avena and Claudio Ribeiro have spent 40 days researching all kinds of Venetian music archives.  They found six sonatas in a manuscript from the Fondo Correr / Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello and from the Fondazione Querini Stampalia.  The Sonata per Flauto in F major was in the “Fondo Esposti e Provenienze Diverse”, and originally came from the Ospedale della Pietà.  It was not signed, but the two early music specialists believe that the sonata must be a work of Antonio Vivaldi, because of the Vivaldian language in which it is written.
The CD program includes a number of anonymous sonatas per flauto and 2 anonymous sonatas for harpsichord solo, all premieres, supplemented by a toccata by Francesco Gasparini and 2 sonatas by Diogenio Bigaglia.  The CD Anonimo Venexian was recorded in the oval-shaped Sala della Musica of the Ospedale dei Derelitti in Venice, known as the Ospedaletto, and was completed in 1777.  This space was already used by Vivaldi as a music hall.  Here, with this acoustics of the authentic eighteenth-century Venetian concert hall, the music comes into its own.  The room, with its terrazzo alla veneziana floor, beautiful eighteenth-century frescoes by Jacopo Guarana and special ceiling painting, was restored a few years ago, with the financial support of the Poorters of Venice.