Admire art in the gardens of Exmorra, indulge in a moving theater in Leeuwarden or experience classical music in all its diversity in Oranjewoud: Uitjes in Friesland

Come and see art in Exmorra, experience a theater performance from a previously driving refrigerated truck, enjoy music from the teachers at the music school Opus 3 or listen to classical music in the middle of nature. In the coming days you can experience enough culture in Friesland.

A summer of art in Exmorra

In various gardens in Exmorra more than twenty artists from all over the Netherlands exhibit their most beautiful works during the exhibition Art in the Gardens † Sculpture, decorative forging and various forms of glass art are some of the techniques used by the artists. From large to small and from figurative to abstract.

All works are displayed outdoors along the hiking route It Eksmoarster Rûntsje. There are also works of art by children who have started working on the theme ‘Catch the Wind’. The exhibition can be visited until Friday 5 August. More information about the route and the artists can be found at

Exmorra – Various gardens, until August 4, free to visit daily, free of charge

Moving theater performance ‘Cargo Shanghai – Friesland’

The famous German Rimini Protocol has made a Frisian version of their theatrical performance Cargo † I Cargo Shanghai – Friesland, you will hear the life stories of truck drivers Willem and Louw † With anecdotes about life on the road, stories about their work and the globalized dairy industry. You experience a fictional journey backwards: from the milk powder in the Chinese supermarkets, via the port of Istanbul, over the European highways, to the stables of the Frisian dairy farmers.

The journey is accompanied by a soundtrack that coincides with the world on the other side of the window, and there are unexpected encounters along the way. The moving cinema is a former refrigerated truck. Where previously frozen goods were stacked, you now sit as a spectator. A ten meter long window gives you a view of the city and the passing landscape to experience both from a whole new perspective. This moving theater performance departs from Snekertrekweg 1 in Leeuwarden.

Leeuwarden – Snekertrekweg 1, until 23 June, every Tuesday to Sunday at 20.00, 22 euros

Teachers of Opus 3 in Dokkum together in concert

Many teachers at Opus 3 Music School in Dokkum not only teach, but are also themselves performing musicians and musicians. During a concert in Grote Kerk in Dokkum you can meet this side of the teachers tomorrow † Together, they present a program consisting of different styles and atmospheres and with unusual combinations of instruments, such as oboe with guitar and accordion with piano.

The program includes: Nature boy The Pirates of the Caribbean , works by Poulenc and Franck and a humorous piece and play for six hands on one piano. Participating in the concert: Paul Horjus (piano and vocals) Ben Brunt (vocals), Saskia Zoet (piano), Monique van de Ven (piano), Boukje Bonnema (accordion), Hans Oosterhof (oboe), Nouschka van Schaik (violin), Gerard Viet (clarinet) and guest musicians Arie Goud (organ) and Ineke van Slageren (flute).

Dokkum – Grote- or Martinuskerk, Thurs at 19.30, free (pick-up at the end)

Sophisticated indie pop by Celine Cairo

Celine Cairo is a singer-songwriter from Amsterdam whose music can best be described as sophisticated indie pop. She scored high with her strong debut album Free fall in 2017, after which she worked for three years between Amsterdam and London on new songs for the sequel.

Together with producer Tim Bran, German producer Benjamin Rheinlander and her regular band, she recorded the new album last year overflow on, which will be published on 27 August. The result is a strong pop album with a mix of acoustic instruments, subtle electronics and her signature voice. Cairo’s narrative texts about growing up in a rapidly changing and digitizing world are the icing on the cake. On Friday she can be seen and heard in Popcentrum Neushoorn in Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden – Rhinoceros, Fri kl. 20.45, 14 euros

Classical music in the middle of nature

Oranjewoud Park Landscape near Heerenveen is from Friday the decor for the Oranjewoud Festival for four days † This year is already the tenth edition of the festival, which has since grown into one of the leading classical music festivals in the Netherlands.

Oranjewoud park landscape is the source of inspiration for the three program lines: Comfort, Expedition and Play. In nature you can hear, feel and experience classical music in all its diversity and appearance. The festival opens on Friday night at 20.15 with a concert by British Mnozil Brass, which is now sold out. The bands Gallowstreet and Pynarello close the festival on Monday at 17.00. The full program can be found at

Oranjewoud – Oranjewoud Estate, 3 to 6 June, Fri kl. 18:00, Saturday at 05.00, Sun at 10.00-13.00, Mon kl. 10.00-18.00, from kl. 9.50 to 44.50 euros

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