Excursions in Groningen and Drenthe: Jazz poetry, Wonen&Co, art in Akerk, commemoration of Camp Westerbork and Festival of Sweet Temptations

Come and listen to jazz poetry by Kika Sprangers, get inspiration for your interior at Wonen&Co, visit Camp Westerbork, see works by Groningen artists in the church or let yourself be tempted by a festival full of cakes, cupcakes and other sweet baked goods.

Jazz poetry by Kika Sprangers and ensemble

With her velvety sound, sonic language and compelling compositions, saxophonist Kika Sprangers in her game with full surrender vulnerability and strength. She has a preference for unorthodox instrumentation and tensions from symphonic full passages to charged silences. Her artistic quest revolves around what makes people human; her debut album Human characteristics of her ensemble expresses this in the combination of portrait photography and music. The album was nominated in 2020 for the Edison Jazz/World Audience Award and the Edison Jazz National. This year Sprangers was also named one of the 101 promising artists in the Netherlands and Belgium by the NRC.

In her own quintet, she lets Anna Serierse’s textless singing voice flow into her own saxophone sound. Alessandro Fongaro (bass), Willem Romers (drums) and Koen Schalkwijk (piano and wurlitzer) make up the rhythm section. Together, they are outspoken musical characters who flourish in teamwork, unexpected decisions and a place where song and saxophone can embrace each other. In this jazz poetry you can hear influences from artists like Kenny Wheeler & Norma Winstone and Jakob Bro.

Groningen – Brewery Martinus, Wed (today) 20 hours, 15 euros

Trends and design classics at Wonen&Co

Looking for inspiration for a new interior? There are plenty of ideas to be found in the latest issue of Wonen&Co, with all kinds of interior items, design classics and home trends. This year the fair’s theme is ‘Fresh’; with trendy colors that make you happy and fun. At the fair you will discover the return of the seventies and the urban nineties, full of floral prints, wood on the wall, warm colors, round shapes, neon colors, graphic prints and street art.

As a contrast, you see the Japandi 2.0 housing trend with peace, space, silence and simplicity. You can also get free advice from live experts and attend trend presentations or workshops. Next to Favoritternes Gade, there is a food square where you can have a bite to eat.

Groningen – MartiniPlaza, Thu to Sun 13-22 hours, 12.50 euros

The memory of Camp Westerbork

The exhibition The memory of Camp Westerbork shows how we have handled our memory of the war over the last 75 years. Part of the public exhibition consists of interpretations by eight guest curators who reflect their own view of the camp Westerbork’s past and present.

The first guest curatorship (until September) belongs to Jewish survivors and relatives Rozette Kats, Betty Schols-Meents, Alex Freddy Kan and Naomi Eliasar. In the coming year and a half, seven other themes, such as archaeology, cultural heritage, visual arts and photography, will be addressed within De Memory of Camp Westerbork.

Hooghalen – Memorial Center Camp Westerbork, daily until 5 November

One hundred Groningen artists in the church

What are Groningen artists currently working on? From Thursday to Sunday you can find out in Groningen Akerk and other places in the city. One hundred artists, designers and illustrators from the municipality of Groningen will present one work from their oeuvre. See paintings, objects, installations, performance art, drawings, photography and video art.

There are works by Annemiek Vos, Bernard Divendal, Harm Naaijer, Tanja Isbarn, Marc Wiers Dagnino, Dolf Verlinden, René de Rooze, Marina Sulima, Savvas Gerolemidis, Marianne Brouwer, Janneke Hoek, Alida Everts, Silvio Zangarini, Julian Verkerk (photo ) and much more to see. More information can be found at kunstpuntgroningen.nl.

Groningen – Der Aa-kerk / Synagogue/ various galleries, Thu 10-13:30 and Fri to Sun 10-17, free

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The Festival of Sweet Temptations is especially for cake bakers and those with a sweet tooth who want to marvel at all kinds of delicacies and want to see well-known patisseries in reality in the baking theatre. Watch baking demonstrations by Hidde de Brabander, Rutger van den Broek, Sarena Solari and the brand new winner of Whole Holland Baked Enzo Pérès-Labourdette, who surprised the judges with his creative vegan baking.

Chef Mikael Lindqvist from Villa BlauwHemel from Diever shows how the Swedes make their fika delicacies. You can also walk past various stands filled with gadgets, home goods and brocante or you can follow various workshops. You can find the entire program at festivalzoet.nl.

Fluitenberg – Gasterij De Schildhoeve, Fri to Sun at 10-18, 8.50 euros

You can find more excursions at dvhn.nl/agenda

You can register for an event via uitservice.nl

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