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Sun 20 July

Fashion workshop, make your own summer shorts

The weather is great, it’s summer. Will this be the first selfmade item of your summer outfit?

In this workshop you will learn how to make shorts. In just a day you will learn how to make one of these cute summer-pants.

Sun 20 July

Haka workshop @ Roodkapje

This sunday from 15.00 to 18.00, a free haka workshop at Roodkapje Rotterdam. Learn how to haka from rugbycoach Zane Gardiner.

Fri 11 July

Filmwerkplaats presents Oxberry Benefit

The filmwerkplaats has the opportunity to get a free Oxberry Optical Printer from a company based in London! With a crowd-funding action, The Filmwerkplaats raises money to pay for the transport.

Thu 10 July

The Design of Scarcity

Three leading international urban thinkers and designers from different generations - Jeremy Till, John Habraken and Axel Timm - share their insights in the ways in which scarcity is constructed. They will shed light on the role of scarcity in the design of the built environment and will present their own design approaches that creatively transform the notion of scarcity.

Sat 28 June

NK Skateboarden Junioren

This weekend Skateland Rotterdam will be the arena of some real skateboarding action. It’s the first official NK skateboarding ever held for juniors. Kids from all over the nation will come to Rotterdam to compete for this prestigious title. Come and check out the future of Dutch skateboarding!

Sat 12 July

double book presentation

2 books: one Dutch, one English.


International Exposition 1001 Inventions

This August, the international award-winning exposition 1001 Inventions will premier in the Netherlands.

Fri 27 June

OCH TOCH: Fersteinn, Marc Matter, Jörg Piringer

OCH TOCH is an event during which acoustic quartet Fersteinn, turntablist Marc Matter and visual poet Jörg Piringer will focus on the voice as medium and object. Their performances intersect where acoustics and digital means complement eachother, to create fascinating artistry & good practice for the ears.

Sun 29 June

Workshop Love-ism (free)

Every weekend in June a special dance-program takes place at Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam. With Sunday 29th of June at 15:00 hrs. a (free) Love-ism Workshop by choreographer Mor Shani. No experience necessary! For everybody interested in meeting eachother in a different way.

Fri 27 June

Uptown Gossip

Every last Friday of the month Uptown Gossip takes place on the Raampoort terrace (in front of BIRD, Lokaal and Nonna & Nene’s). Giles and Rudy serve a warm mix of boogie, jazz, funk and disco, we take care of the coldest beer. Kickstart your weekend: eat, drink and gossip!

Thu 12 June

Discussion: Yourtopia, with Bjarne Mastenbroek, Iwan Baan and Sami Rintala

What is the minimum needed to achieve a maximum quality of life? Architect Bjarne Mastenbroek went back to this fundamental question in his design for The New Pavilion 2014 - Yourtopia by SeARCH. During this special evening, Mastenbroek will unfold his vision for the pavilion. On invitation by Mastenbroek photographer Iwan Baan and Finnish architect and artist Sami Rintala will reflect on his position from their own perspective.

Sun 14 September

The BIRD Boat

On 14 September shipping company De Tender and BIRD get together again for a brand new round cruise with great food and even tastier music. Come aboard to enjoy all the good that De Tenders and BIRD have to offer.

Sun 24 August

The BIRD Boat

On 24 August and 14 September shipping company De Tender and BIRD get together again fort wo brand new round cruises with great food and even tastier music. Come aboard to enjoy all the good that De Tenders and BIRD have to offer.

Wed 11 June

INDIGO workshop

This workshop provides an introduction to dyeing with Indigo. You will learn more about the background of this vegetable dye, different painting techniques and how to make an organic dye. You make swatches and we do some small experiments with afbind Shibori technique. After this workshop you will have enough information to get started. Itself The workshop includes materials and a publication (pdf). All materials to work with are on sale after the workshop. Photo Daisy van Groningen

Tue 24 June

The Art of Documentation + Politics of Craft

Presentation of nine documents in one hour.

Fri 13 June


For the Dutch and the Spanish the World Cup in Brazil starts Friday 13th of June. The perfect match to hand the reigning World Champion some bad luck! Or will Casillas have his feet in the right place again? Yes… We remember.

Fri 13 June

Rotje Rond - Friday Dirteen Sprintrace

Rotje Rond organizes races and other bike events in and around Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sat 07 June

MOHO bingo alleycat

Our favorite local bikeshop has been around for 2 years now. Come and join us to celebrate!

Thu 12 June

Sustainbility and Innovation

Lecture tour session #2 Gallery ArtAttack Delfshaven.

Have fun with a small crowd browsing the ins and outs of sustainable innovation. What’s happening and what are the big boys and girls in the industry doing for us. Gabrielle van Zoeren takes you on a tour. Don’t miss it at Aelbrechtskolk 25c!

Thu 05 June

Rotterdam Late Night #14

This is the last Rotterdam Late Night before the summer break. The perfect moment for a beautiful tribute to Albert, the famous doorman of Rotown, who is going te retire in July. Other guests are the Turkish poet Toni Margulies and art historian Wilma Sütö. Host is, as always, writer Ernest van der Kwast. Don’t miss it and put it in your diary now!