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  • Second Day, France
    never do what the other does they compliment each other through their respect and dedication their acceptance and deliverance to the other and because they communicate After the rounds were done the Vin d honeur began in the centre of the village publicly and deliberately The opening was officially transacted and the glasses lifted to toast the oncoming days events and the exhibitions Bob then discussed with all three mayors the issue of the Culture Trail continuation 2011 to which all three agreed to work on together to bring the artists to the schools and churches of all three communities The afternoon began to see a multitude of peolple arriving out of their houses in the village The older generation was there as well enjoying the revival of their village life as they knew it many many years ago before people could afford a car and travel quickly to the venues of the larger cities of Tours and Angers The concentration of events in the cities and the attraction to draw all the younger generation away from their villages has left desolate villages everywhere in Europe The result is that the villages have less and less communication and the older people have only the garden gossip and 200 TV channels to block out any personal creativity The truth is that the older generation has a lot to give if they had the chance to show something Their appreciation of the Culture Trail activities was written all over their faces and they had stayed the night before through all the rain and even through the rock concert Today they were to be thanked with a new programme under warm skies A short shower in the afternoon did not stop the show and the evening was blessed with a clear and sparkling

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  • Next stop, Deventer
    minute of arriving to the minute of leaving As we drove off at 6 15 am many of the host families were there to say goodbye and bon voyage We slipped away into the morning sun down to the Loire and along the banks of the river until reaching Tours then onto the highway toward Paris The journey went very well except for a blown tyre on our VW van just 65 kilometres before reaching Deventer The jack to lift the van could not go high enough to change the wheel so Bob had to get on the blower to ADAC road service in Munich to send someone from the French partner company to help jack up the van so we could change the wheel They were there litereally within a few minutes and the man spent more time shaking hands with the artists and finding out what we were all about than actually working Arriving in Deventer we did the job of seperating the material for the last two festivals We no longer need the trailer because in Deventer and Lincoln we do not need the sound system or the lights any more Patrick arranged for the trailer to be left safely locked up for the period we are away in the UK and we can pick it up on the way back We then sat down to eat some good hearty Dutch colonial food Rice with different types of meats and sauces with plenty of vegetables and fruit Jean Lucs wine came in really handy now as we got a run down of the festival programme from Patrick We then went to the boat to sort out our accomodation and the boat owners Francine and Bert were really friendly offering a glass of very nice Borgogne Chardonnay as

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=164%3Anext-stop-deventer&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=de (2016-02-16)
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  • Next stop, Deventer
    the minute of arriving to the minute of leaving As we drove off at 6 15 am many of the host families were there to say goodbye and bon voyage We slipped away into the morning sun down to the Loire and along the banks of the river until reaching Tours then onto the highway toward Paris The journey went very well except for a blown tyre on our VW van just 65 kilometres before reaching Deventer The jack to lift the van could not go high enough to change the wheel so Bob had to get on the blower to ADAC road service in Munich to send someone from the French partner company to help jack up the van so we could change the wheel They were there litereally within a few minutes and the man spent more time shaking hands with the artists and finding out what we were all about than actually working Arriving in Deventer we did the job of seperating the material for the last two festivals We no longer need the trailer because in Deventer and Lincoln we do not need the sound system or the lights any more Patrick arranged for the trailer to be left safely locked up for the period we are away in the UK and we can pick it up on the way back We then sat down to eat some good hearty Dutch colonial food Rice with different types of meats and sauces with plenty of vegetables and fruit Jean Lucs wine came in really handy now as we got a run down of the festival programme from Patrick We then went to the boat to sort out our accomodation and the boat owners Francine and Bert were really friendly offering a glass of very nice Borgogne Chardonnay

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=164%3Anext-stop-deventer&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=es (2016-02-16)
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  • Deventer, First Day
    yet embedded in tranquil water ways with swans and ducks pleasantly promenading the calm surroundings with safe havens of reeds for breeding At 10 am it was time for Bob to accompany Grzegorz to the city hall the Stadhuis for his concert On arrival in town Grzegorz began immediately to set up and tune his zithers He decided to use the old wooden table in the reception hall to place his zithers because it was a natural resonance body for the instruments Johan Kuiper adopted all artists who were not busy at that time for a guided tour through the citycenter under his wings and nice annecdotes and historical facts In the meantime Bekir Viorica Arjen Bouw a local actor and Robert were busy with the childrens workshops in the Mozaiek School in Deventer and the band was rehearsing in a side building Grzegorz s concert was an hour of audible bliss as his music echoed through the hall and everyone congratulated him after he finished A meal in the restaurant of the city hall was organised and then back to the Havenquartier Patrick and Bob then caught up with the documentation material and the reports At 6 pm was the official meeting with the mayor of Deventer Andries Heidema who was really interested in the whole exhibition and the Culture Trail His warm words of greeting the Culture Trail in Deventer were sincere and he then joined the team for the evening meal made by Jean Klare a Deventer artist who enjoys cooking for groups like ours when no set menu is asked for and he can use his experience and imagination and combine them in trumping with a more creative cuisine delicious Judith Antonio and Thomas were the openers for the evening with their theatre piece about an

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=165%3Adeventer-first-day&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=de (2016-02-16)
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  • Deventer, First Day
    and yet embedded in tranquil water ways with swans and ducks pleasantly promenading the calm surroundings with safe havens of reeds for breeding At 10 am it was time for Bob to accompany Grzegorz to the city hall the Stadhuis for his concert On arrival in town Grzegorz began immediately to set up and tune his zithers He decided to use the old wooden table in the reception hall to place his zithers because it was a natural resonance body for the instruments Johan Kuiper adopted all artists who were not busy at that time for a guided tour through the citycenter under his wings and nice annecdotes and historical facts In the meantime Bekir Viorica Arjen Bouw a local actor and Robert were busy with the childrens workshops in the Mozaiek School in Deventer and the band was rehearsing in a side building Grzegorz s concert was an hour of audible bliss as his music echoed through the hall and everyone congratulated him after he finished A meal in the restaurant of the city hall was organised and then back to the Havenquartier Patrick and Bob then caught up with the documentation material and the reports At 6 pm was the official meeting with the mayor of Deventer Andries Heidema who was really interested in the whole exhibition and the Culture Trail His warm words of greeting the Culture Trail in Deventer were sincere and he then joined the team for the evening meal made by Jean Klare a Deventer artist who enjoys cooking for groups like ours when no set menu is asked for and he can use his experience and imagination and combine them in trumping with a more creative cuisine delicious Judith Antonio and Thomas were the openers for the evening with their theatre piece about

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=165%3Adeventer-first-day&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=es (2016-02-16)
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  • Deventer, Second Day
    were plenty of cultural operators present and the main topic of discussion was the Culture Trail its meaning its beginning and its aims A very interesting discussion emerged concerning artists work and the function of the institutions how these two bodies meet at present and how the future can show more progress in working closer together in awareness of common goals and aims The evening meal was Asian and was a variety of Indonesian and Chinese foods The Dutch are really spoiling the team most of whom will find it difficult to go back to their bachelor diet at the end of the tour After a few relaxing hours the evening programme started with soundscapes poetry and video performance by Mia Mia Her haunting texts were floating on the waves of sound and pictures creating new communication forms of the spoken word its root its meaning uncovering the essence of unspoken emotion Almar Otten and Heleen Bosma are a couple and both authors They are really well known to all the locals Almar is best known for his thrillers which take place in Deventer Heleen is the city poet until 2011 Their depth and humor in the spoken word is a reminder of the importance of the language and how each word paints a picture in the sub conscience which we hardly recognize consciously but feel with our hearts when the word strikes the chord of our souls Then it was time for the Culture Trail band to play Their hosts from the boat Fransien and Bert had taken time extra to come over and listen to them The band played to a welcoming audience their sound perfected by the sound engineer Elio Debets from Studio Delta Beats which resides in the Havenkwartier After the gig Elio said he found

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=166%3Adeventer-second-day&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=de (2016-02-16)
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  • Deventer, Second Day
    There were plenty of cultural operators present and the main topic of discussion was the Culture Trail its meaning its beginning and its aims A very interesting discussion emerged concerning artists work and the function of the institutions how these two bodies meet at present and how the future can show more progress in working closer together in awareness of common goals and aims The evening meal was Asian and was a variety of Indonesian and Chinese foods The Dutch are really spoiling the team most of whom will find it difficult to go back to their bachelor diet at the end of the tour After a few relaxing hours the evening programme started with soundscapes poetry and video performance by Mia Mia Her haunting texts were floating on the waves of sound and pictures creating new communication forms of the spoken word its root its meaning uncovering the essence of unspoken emotion Almar Otten and Heleen Bosma are a couple and both authors They are really well known to all the locals Almar is best known for his thrillers which take place in Deventer Heleen is the city poet until 2011 Their depth and humor in the spoken word is a reminder of the importance of the language and how each word paints a picture in the sub conscience which we hardly recognize consciously but feel with our hearts when the word strikes the chord of our souls Then it was time for the Culture Trail band to play Their hosts from the boat Fransien and Bert had taken time extra to come over and listen to them The band played to a welcoming audience their sound perfected by the sound engineer Elio Debets from Studio Delta Beats which resides in the Havenkwartier After the gig Elio said he

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=166%3Adeventer-second-day&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=es (2016-02-16)
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  • Lincoln, here we come
    all The trailer will be left behind too and so willany other things not needed The back line and personal luggage the instruments food and drink were packed alongside Bekir s paintings and Patricks installations and we mounted our two vehicles now bound for England via Hoek van Holland and Harwich Bekir could not be with us on this last leg of the tour As a White Russian he would have to send his passport to the hub embassy of his country in Warsaw and the time for his passport to return with a visa could not be guaranteed so he had to make a decision and decided not to risk the rest of the tour Most of us will meet at a press conference in Langen Germany on the 22 June 2010 Bekir will join the group again there for a final evening The vans then set off toward the harbour at the Hoek van Holland and although there was pretty heavy traffic the flow was moving steadily on its way and after three hours the group arrived at the port with plenty of time to spare The crossing was smoothe on the Hollandica a brand new ship from Stena Line Spain played against Switzerland and lost to the amazment of especially the Spaniards on tour with the Trail but they were able to laugh about it well almost Bob and Patrick set up camp and began writing reports and getting the documentation videos and fotos prepared to send to Thomas in Langen who is cutting the film Culture Trail 2010 A little nap in between and the crossing was over at 8 pm local time which is 9 pm continental time The Hollandica reached Harwich on time and we were back in the vans and driving toward Lincoln

    Original URL path: http://www.europeanhouseofarts.org/jo/index.php?view=article&catid=73%3Ajournal&id=167%3Alincoln-here-we-come&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=163&lang=de (2016-02-16)
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