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Language tour

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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 Tour. Discover that language does not speak for itself, and that it has some odd […]

Game – US: Lân fan taal

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Unravel an ancient mystery with a brand new game! It is 1867. Cornelis over de Linden discovers a runic manuscript describing a 4,000-year-old Frisian civilisation. He reveals his discovery, and in 1872 it is published under the name “Oera Linda”. But is the piece genuine, or is it a complete forgery? Join one of the […]

Obe – Visitor centre Lân fan taal

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A brand new building forms the entrance to Lân fan taal: Obe. You will be welcomed here as a new “resident” and you can immediately (and playfully) get to work with language. Experience the art installation by Tim Etchells and find out what else there is to do!

Language Garden

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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, exciting routes: there’s plenty to do for families and school classes!

Language billboards by children

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From the end of 2017, billboards written and designed by children will appear in Leeuwarden. They are the result of “Taal yn Byld”, a project by NHL University of Applied Sciences and seven primary schools: : IKC Aventurijn, obs Eestroom, IKC de Kinderkoepel, obs De Plataanschool, cbs Prins Mauritsschool, IKC Trianova and cbs Willem Alexanderschool.

Youth performance for schools

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“Jolifanto bambla ô falli bambla”. Say what? Is this Spanish or Afrikaans? No, these are the first two lines from Karawane, a 100-year-old sound poem by the Dadaist Hugo Ball. Hugo and other Dada poets wrote this ‘sound of illogic’ to make us look at things differently. To let us listen.

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