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Fri 03 October

Superglue Launch Event: Reshaping the Web

The past few months we worked on an awesome tool - that’s why it’s called Superglue! - A tool that makes it possible to build your own website from your own house. You don’t even need the knowledge for all those difficult codes and you will stay the owner of your own data - not Mark Suckerberg.

Sat 27 September

Workshop ‘Get a Moustache!’ by Louis(e) de Ville!

This workshop will challenge you to discover your inner drag king by making a mustache!

For more information and tickets, go to the website.

Sat 27 September

Workshop ‘Get a Moustache!’ door Louis(e) de Ville!

Discover your inner drag king and make a moustache!

Sat 13 September

Alerta Pop-Up: Restyle Yourself

Don’t change, just restyle! Start your cultural new season by restyling yourself. Alerta Pop-Up invites you to recycle and restyle your old clothes. An early evening event to start the new cultural season in a new style. Restyle yourself with music, drinks, drawings and swop till you drop!

Wed 10 September

Movement Class with Roser López Espinosa

Join us for a Movement Class with choreographer Roser López Espinosa. Roser is currently working with two of the tallented dancers of Conny Janssen Danst for a new piece she will be presenting during DANSLOKAAL 2.

Mon 29 September

Tweedride Rotterdam

Again, the 28th of september the Tweedride Rotterdam.A bicycle event (not a race) in style. Dapper Chaps and brave lasses dressed in their best Tweed outfits cycle across Rotterdam. With some refreshing and entertaining stops.

Thu 04 September

Rotterdam Late Night

Every first Thursday of the month WORM presents the Rotterdam Late Night Show. Your host, Ernest van der Kwast invites all types of ‘Rotterdammerts’ who will tell their story.



Escape010 brings you an exciting, challenging and unpredictable game. With a group of 2 to 6 people, you go into a room and the door will be closed.

Sun 31 August

workshop Reuse This Exhibition!  | construct your own furniture

The finissage of the exhibition Designing Scarcity in Het Nieuwe Instituut will comprise two workshops on 31 August at which participants will disassemble the exhibition structure and use it to build new designs they can take away with them.

Thu 04 September

Rotterdam Late Night #16

Joep van Lieshout, artist and founder of Atelier Van Lieshout, announces a new industrial revolution. On Thursday September 4 he will talk about his New Tribal Labyrinth during the Rotterdam Late Night. Where is he upto in the next few months? And why should it all be so primitive? There is also live music from the Rotterdam based band Offshore, a mini-lecture and an ode to a special Rotterdam person.

Sat 30 August

Crazy cocktail night @ Burgertrut

Saturday august 30th, we’ll be shaking up the place with some insanely delicious cocktails!

Hosted by Paulie D.

Don’t forget your cocktail dresses, cocktailworstjes and cocktailprikkers!

Burgertrut @ Hang 5, next to the new Markthal

Tue 26 August


CAPSLOCsPEAK open podium, 5 minutes per participant. Aspiring writers, poets, songwriters, spoken word lovers, readers and listeners are all welcome.

Sat 09 August

Workshop, make your own bag!

Develop your fashion talent in this little workshop. Make a clutch, totenbag or even an envelope-bag.

Mon 25 August

Dance Masterclass Matt Luck (USA)

On Monday, August 25th ROOTS & ROUTES organizes a dance masterclass (modern dance) with choreographer Matt Luck (from USA).

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.