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Feast of Languages

Friday 12 October 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, Lân Fan Taal has been a free state that welcomes all languages. We celebrate language with – mostly freely accessible – festivals, projections, exhibitions and activities. Lân Fan Taal is also part of the Re-Opening of LF2018, and has organised a great programme for November.

Jan Minno Rozendal selected for Other Words-residency in Macedonia

Friday 14 September 2018

​Historian and publicist Jan Minno Rozendal was chosen by the jury of Other Words Fryslân for a residence in Macedonia. sOf the two submitted plans, the jury found that Rozendal’s was the strongest. Next week, he will travel to the Macedonian city of Bitola for an eight week residence.

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Premiere 3rd projection on Oldehove with Nynke Laverman

Tuesday 10 July 2018

[PRESS RELEASE – Leeuwarden, 11 July 2018] – On Friday 27 July the third Lân fan taal projection on the Oldehove will premiere. It is the poetic short film One of Us, made by singer/poet Nynke Laverman, filmmaker Douwe Dijkstra and composer/percussionist Sytze Pruiksma. With the collaboration of Catalan poet Eduard Escoffet, Flemish actor Hendrik […]

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Premiere Projection #2 & Language Garden Festival

Tuesday 20 March 2018

The second, multilingual video projection on the Oldehove will premiere on Friday 13 April at 22.00 hours: ‘Weagen / Waves / Wellen’, in which work by poet Tsjêbbe Hettinga is combined with old film images. Created by producer / musician René Duursma, writer / poet Rodaan al Galidi and animator Antonia Rehnen.

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Opening Language Garden & Pavilions

Wednesday 14 March 2018

This Easter weekend it’s finally time for a new part of Lân fan taal to be officially opened in the Prinsentuin of Leeuwarden! Then, everybody will be able to enjoy the Language Garden with the two new pavilions ‘MeM-Livingroom of Languages‘ (run by Afûk/BUOG) and pavilion ‘Liwwadders‘ (run by Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden and partner DNALWD2018). […]

Programme opening Lân fan taal

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The first weekend of February, Lân fan taal opens. To celebrate this, there will be a free language festival. On Friday evening the premiere of ‘Foarlopich lân / Voorlopig land’ takes place, a multilingual video projection on the Oldehove. On Saturday, February 3, Tresoar will organise an open house and on Sunday, February 4, DNALWD2018 […]

Poetry installation at Explore the North

Tuesday 21 November 2017

From Friday 24th till Saturday 25th of November the 5th edition of Explore the North will take place. The festival turns the city center of Leeuwarden into a platform for writers, musicians, dancers and actors from all directions. Lân fan taal treats visitors to multilingual fragments from the poem that was written especially for Lân […]

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Lân fan taal to the DRONGO language festival

Wednesday 20 September 2017

The DRONGO Language Festival is upon us. On Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of September from 10.00 to 17.00 the Beatrix building of the Jaarbeurs Utrecht is entirely dedicated to languages. Of course, Lân fan taal is present! We offer a preview of the projects we are developing for next year, when we […]

Lân fan taal on European stage

Friday 9 June 2017

During an international conference this week in Soraga (Italy), Lân fan taal was presented as an exemplary project of LF2018. The Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) organized the conference.

Multilingual announcement birth OBE

Wednesday 19 April 2017

OBE is the final name for the new building on the Oldehoofsterkerkhof in Leeuwarden. Bouwbedrijf Lont is responsible for the construction of the language experience center. Deputy Sietske Poepjes announced this today at the Oldehove, during a multilingual kickoff of Lân fan taal.

Rules visible in campaign & language translated to images

Monday 3 April 2017

On April 19, 2017 the contractor of the new building on the Oldehoofsterkerkhof will be anounced. From now on you can encounter Lân fan taal. Our “rules” turn up in and on the buildings of Lft-partners, on billboards and in newspaper Leeuwarder Courant.

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