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Culture program Delft and the Golden Age

Theme year 2019

Cultural entrepreneurs and organizers have put together a beautiful ‘golden’ and varied culture program during the ‘Delft & the Golden Age’ theme year. Below you will find an overview of (most) activities that will take place this year.


Culture program – Glorious Delft Blue

Continious

Delft Golden Guild Walk

Delft Golden Guild Walks by Guild Delft in collaboration with Something Extra (by appointment)

Continious

Step into the Golden Age

Photo shoot as a character or painting from the Golden Age or a ride in costume by horse drawn tram or carriage with Something Extra (by appointment)

Continious

Moodz Vermeer City Audio Tour

Moodz Delft
Continious

Moodz Golden Age Dinner Cruise

Moodz Delft

18 Jan – 30 Jun

Exhibition Glorious Delft Blue

Exhibition on the Delft Blue glory and grandeur of the Golden Age in relation to the contemporary at Royal Delft.

End of March, beginning of May

Florensis Delfensis

Between the tulips in the courtyards of Delft stories are told about the historical significance of tulips. From tulip bulbs, tulip vases and the unique story of a Delft apothecary from the Golden Age.

Mar-Sep

Visual art in public space

Artist Nynke Koster processes unique facing stones of buildings from the Golden Age in contemporary street furniture. Delivery in September.

Mar-May

Exhibition ‘Eating and drinking in the Golden Age’

Exhibition in Vermeer Centrum Delft with, among other things, food-related soil discoveries in the 17th century, photographs and products. There are also ten evenings with a guided tour and a 17th-century meal

From 15 Mar

Delft Westwal snack and drink route

Cycle route led by a guide who tells about the history surrounding the old city wall on the west side of the city center.

Mar-Sep

Golden Age-souvenirs

This project was conceived and is being implemented by BES & Cultuur, cultural participation for the elderly (Jos Buijtendijk & Gonny Stuut). Together with seniors from Pieter van Foreest they are going to make golden souvenirs inspired by the Golden Age. At the end of all workshops, the souvenirs are displayed and then sold, with part of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer Delft-Westland-Oostland.

Spring

Grandeur and Prodigy

Short series of films around the Grandeur and Prodigy theme’.

6 Apr – 29 Sep

Exhibition 17th century painter ‘De Vos’

Exhibition of 17th century paintings at Paul Tetar van Elven with paintings by the 17th century painter De Vos.

6/7 Apr

Weekend Delft Gold: ‘Living Delft blue window days’

Weekend with various activities (see 26/27 Jan). Extra: living window displays in over 100 stores.

12 Apr

Exhibition MOJO Backstage

Exhibition on the occasion of the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) of a special Delft organization: MOJO Concerts.

19 Apr – 21 Jul

Exhibition ‘The Milkmaid of Vermeer’

Exhibition in Vermeer Centrum Delft with works created by amateurs and artists inspired by one of Vermeer’s most famous works: ‘The Milkmaid’.

Saturday 20 April from 14.00 to 22.00

Fun LenteBok Cycle Tour

Delft City Oldest Brewery De Koperen Kat

26 Apr

Painting about the Golden Age

Workshop Botanical Garden: ’17th century still life painting with flora from the Botanical Garden’ by artist Gonny Stuut.

26 Apr

‘Golden’ King’s night

Music festival on the Markt

May

It is not all gold that shines

Exhibition in the Maria van Jessekerk where besides the church silver also the poverty side of the Golden Age is highlighted. Open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon from May.

11 May

Musical event ‘Delft Masters’

World premiere by the Royal Harmony Chapel in the Nieuwe Kerk.

25 May

Musical event ‘Delft Masters’

Concert by the Royal Conservation Chapel in the Nieuwe Kerk.

25/26 May

Weekend Delft Gold: theme ‘Flowery’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something ExtraSaturday

25 May from 10.00 to 16.00

Brewery Boat Trip

Delft City Oldest Brewery De Koperen Kat

30 May

GOLDEN Tenloop

Running event.

30 May-10 Jun

Delft Fringe Festival ‘Pink is the new gold’

Theater festival.

31 May

Painting about the Golden Age

Workshop Botanical Garden: ’17th century still life painting with flora from the Botanical Garden’ by artist Gonny Stuut.

Saturday 1 Jun from 14.00 to 24.00

DKK Summer beer festival & 8th annual party

Delft City Oldest Brewery De Koperen Kat

20 Jun

Another look at Vermeer: ‘the astronomer’ and ‘the girl with the Pearl’

Lecture by Arjen Dijkstra and Lea van der Vinde (Mauritshuis).

29 Jun-20 Jul

A heart of Gold

Exhibition with an idiosyncratic interpretation on paintings from the past Golden Age?

Jun

Weekend Delft Gold: theme ‘Playful shop windows’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

Jun-Jul

Canal-art ‘Delft & the Golden Age’

Floating exhibition of free artistic expressions around the theme Golden Age on the historic canals of Delft.

Jun-Dec

Golden times

Exciting cinematic theater tour about Pieter de Hooch, the Golden Age and in 2018 in and around Museum Prinsenhof Delft.


Culture program – Summer Gold

1 Jul

Delft Mills in the Golden Age

Theme exhibition in Molen de Roos. Mills have been of crucial economic and social importance to the Golden Age: without windmills there probably was not even a ‘Golden Age’ in the Netherlands!

14 Jul

Gold mining

Audiovisual spectacle about the cultural gold in the city where the scenes take place in the Golden Age, but with a contemporary twist.

25 Jul-4 Aug

Delft Chamber Music Festival

With compositions from the Golden Age.

Jul

Weekend Delft Gold: theme ‘Playful shop windows’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

2-4 Aug

Sailing Corso

With a ‘golden’ Delft themed boat.

Aug

Weekend Delft Gold: theme ‘Welcome to my street’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

14 Sep

Déjà Vu

Exhibition in the outdoor area in the Spoorzon area with works by various artists who have incorporated the Golden Age in a contemporary way.

14/15 Sep

Heritage Days – Pleasure Places of the Golden Age

Opening of buildings from the Golden Age with singing, music and stories inspired by the theme of ‘Pleasure Places’ in the Golden Age.

14/15 Sep

‘Stadsarchief de Hort Op’

Life-size game of goose with collected life courses of Delft people from the Golden Age until now.

8-15 Sep

Madonnari Festival – Pieter de Hooch in the picture

Route along 12 large 2D and 3D street drawings in the center inspired by the theme of ‘mother and child’ by Pieter de Hooch. Around the drawings there will be music, workshops and debates about care, poverty and upbringing.

Sep

Weekend Delft Gold: theme ‘Welcome to my street’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

Autumn

Dutch Interior

Film festival in which daily life in Dutch film is central, based on the daily life of Pieter de Hooch.


Culture program – Pieter De Hooch

From 11 Oct

Pieter de Hooch in Delft. Out of the shadow of Vermeer

Exhibition with about 30 original works by Pieter de Hooch, an important contemporary of Vermeer. The exhibition focuses on the paintings that De Hooch made in Delft (circa 1652-1660).

From 12 Oct

Just special (especially just)

Art manifestation by 38CC including an art route through various locations in the city where visual artists depict ‘the everyday’, inspired by the everyday scenes of Pieter de Hooch.

From12 Oct

Narrow House

Crowd puller of the art event ‘Just special (especially just)’.

19/20 Oct 

Weekend Delfts Goud: theme ‘Living history’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

18-20 Oct
& 25-27 Oct

Delft Fringe Festival Production ‘Pink is the new gold’

Performance inspired by the Golden Age.

Nov

Weekend Delfts Goud: theme ‘Masterworks Pieter de Hooch’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

Dec

Creating a Pieter de Hooch

To the beat of the music of drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk, music school Popta and the carillon of the Nieuwe Kerk, a picture projection of a painting by Pieter de Hooch appears – pixel by pixel – at the Town Hall.

10 Dec

Golden Evening of lights

12/13 Dec

Golden Winter Wonder walk

14/15 Dec

Weekend Delft Gold: theme ‘Totally gold’

Weekend with various activities:
– warm welcome at Markt
– living window displays
– ‘Golden Age show’
– tea room
– walks with a character from Golden Age as a guide
– workshop ‘contribute your bit to the ceramics Map of Delft.
Something Extra

More information can be found in due course on the websites of the relevant organizations, Delft.com or via Facebook.

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