Exhibition - The Art of Aardman, Shaun the Sheep and Friends
Opening 19 September 2020 at Forum Groningen.
Do you want to practice and even improve your Dutch this summer? Join us at the summer school at Forum Groningen. Six mornings, six different themes, including architecture, literature, film, etc. With guided tours and, last but not least, a short bike trip. Every session has a standalone theme and can be separately booked.
The Dutch spoken during the sessions is easy to understand, with plenty of opportunities to practice your Dutch. The supervisors are Janine Eleveld and Rudi Kamminga, who work at Forum as lecturers of Dutch as a second language. The programme offers two separate tracks: level A2/B1 and higher levels.
We discuss the books that you enjoy and introduce you to a number of popular Dutch writers, whose books are easy to read. You will be given a tour of the Forum's library, with special attention to the Lees & Schrijf and foreign-language books sections.
What are some special buildings in Groningen and what is your take on housing in the Netherlands? You learn some typical Dutch expressions or idioms related to building and living and will be given a tour of the Forum. You will even get to see places that are almost never open to the public!
How many Dutch Oscar winners do you know? Or do you prefer to watch films from your home country? We discuss our favourite films and Dutch film culture. And we go to the cinema, of course! The Forum programmer will screen a number of fragments from some 'iconic' Dutch films.
We will introduce you to a number of famous Dutch (and Flemish) comics and picture books. Can Nijntje, Ollie B. Bommel and Jan, Jans en de kinderen help you get to know the Netherlands better? You will also tour Storyworld, the one and only museum for comics, animation and games in Forum.
What do you find special, beautiful, or perhaps even annoying about Groningen and the people of Groningen? You take part in a discussion about the city and the province with a special guest, i.e., Martin Hillenga, a historian and the author of 'Wadapatja - 101 Groninger tradities, gebruiken en (eigen)aardigheden'. Coffee and poffert will be served and perhaps we'll even have time for a short walk around the city.
We hop on our bikes to cycle from Forum to Garmerwolde (near Groningen). Once there, we visit the stunning medieval church and an exhibition titled Feest! In Oost en West. Our visit ends with coffee (or tea) and a delicious slice of cake in the tearoom next to the church.