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Ongoing program

  • Where can you experience many languages in 2018 and enjoy activities and food from many different language communities? In the specially-designed language pavilion MeM (Frisian for 'mother') in the Prinsentuin. At MeM it's as homely inside as its outer appearance…
    This week at MeM: theme ‘faith’
    Sunday 14 October 2018 -
    Sunday 21 October 2018

    This week at MeM: the last week
    Sunday 21 October 2018 -
    Sunday 28 October 2018

  • Main program

    From 31st of March to 28to of October 2018, the Prinsentuin in Leeuwarden will be transformed into the Language Garden, full of adventures for children from 0 to 12 years, their older brothers/sisters and their parents/grandparents. Playground features, interactive installations,…
    Deropút mei heit&mem
    Saturday 20 October 2018 -
    Saturday 20 October 2018

    Der op út mei heit&mem
    Saturday 27 October 2018 -
    Saturday 27 October 2018

  • In Leeuwarden, the city dialect (Liwwadders) is spoken in addition to Frisian and many other languages. It is also the name of the floating pavilion in the canal at the edge of the Prinsentuin.
    DNA Expedition
    Thursday 25 October 2018 -
    Thursday 25 October 2018

  • The Oldehove was too skewed and too unfinished to be a status symbol for Leeuwarden. However, for Lân van taal, the tower - often the subject of story and song - is in fact a perfect, stubborn icon. It’s also…
    All 4 projections in a single evening
    Wednesday 7 November 2018 -
    Wednesday 7 November 2018

  • Main program

    Our language and our city, both are well known to us. We know the words, sentences and questions, and we know the streets, the sounds, the crowds and the people. Or do we? Join us on the 'Taaltoer' / Language…
    Language tour: Sign language
    Thursday 18 October 2018 -
    Thursday 18 October 2018

    Language tour: Personification
    Thursday 15 November 2018 -
    Thursday 15 November 2018

  • Most activities on our calendar are connected to one of our (partners) specific projects. But, there are more activities that we would like to bring to your attention in Lân fan taal. These activities you'll find below.
    Swalkboeken foarlêsmiddei
    Saturday 20 October 2018 -
    Saturday 20 October 2018

    Swalkboeken foarlêsmiddei
    Saturday 27 October 2018 -
    Saturday 27 October 2018

    Saturday 17 November 2018 -
    Sunday 18 November 2018

  • Re-Opening, part of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, will end in November with the 39th edition of the Northern Film Festival. As always, you will be able to enjoy great films, interesting documentaries and local talent, although this year the festival’s spotlight will…
    Experimenting with language and stop-motion
    Monday 5 November 2018 -
    Friday 9 November 2018

    Performances with archive film
    Saturday 10 November 2018 -
    Saturday 10 November 2018

  • In 2018, the University of Groningen and Lân fan taal will organize six popular scientific lectures, with a focus on language. They take place on Tuesday evenings from 20.00-21.00 in Obe. Free entrance, but you have to sign up.
    Lecture by Dr. Remco Knooihuizen
    Tuesday 6 November 2018 -
    Tuesday 6 November 2018

    Lecture by Dr. Hanneke Loerts
    Tuesday 4 December 2018 -
    Tuesday 4 December 2018

  • Secondary program

    Explore the North is a winter weekend city festival overflowing with music and stories to warm you up. It uses the historical centre of Leeuwarden as a stage, where will come across music, literature, art and more as you wander…
    Liquid Loft: Church of Ignorance
    Thursday 15 November 2018 -
    Saturday 17 November 2018

    Explore the North
    Thursday 22 November 2018 -
    Saturday 24 November 2018

  • In addition to a free Language Kit, there are more events and programmes suitable for both primary and secondary education.
    The 2018 x Education Work Symposium
    Wednesday 14 November 2018 -
    Wednesday 14 November 2018

  • Why does language exist? What can you do with it? The Lân fan taal educational programme is based around the necessity of language. And, not to forget: the love of language! Primary school pupils can discover what the body says,…
    Monday 19 November 2018 -
    Friday 23 November 2018