Musical performances, lectures and documentaries revolving around Jewish culture will be part of the Gein Cultuur festival this weekend in Groningen.
Translation by Thomas Ansell
The festival describes itself as ‘a bit Jewish, a bit Northern, and a bit of culture’, and will be held from 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday 31st March in the Doopsgezinde Church on the Oude Boteringestraat.
Musical performances at the festival include Annette Kruisbrink (classical guitarist and composer), the Anido Guitar duo, and A-Lidele (who perform in Yiddish). Lectures and readings will be given by artist and cultural scholars Gerhild van Rooij and Frank Scheerer, and Jewish culture expert Lena Egyed.
Documentaries to be shown during the festival will include “Bloeme’s Raadsel”, “Amnon’s Journey: A Violinmaker’s Life”, and a film about the Dutch composer Pieter van der Staak. The full programme is available on the festivals’ website.
General admission to the festival is 13 euros, and anyone with a ‘Book Week Gift’ (boekenweekgeschenk) will only pay 10 euros to get in.
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Photo source: Gein Cultuur