The Stadskas (heart of the festival ‘City Greenhouse’ at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 15–25 November)

Explore the North is building a Stadskas – a City Greenhouse – at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof! It can be visited daily from 12 noon until 12 midnight, 15–25 November, for a bite to eat or a drink, to party and to relax.

But there's more too: together with our partners, such as the Stadsoase, Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018’s Fuck Up Nights, the Academy for Pop Culture, and Frisian film archives Fries Film Archief, we will also be presenting a new programme every day. In addition, together with leading bookshop Boekhandel Van der Velde we will also be presenting book signings with the authors from the Explore programme. And of course there will also be the opportunity to purchase your favourite authors’ books.

The Stadskas is the place to find information about every aspect of Explore the North and purchase tickets for Explore and Liquid Loft. You can also pick up your festival wristband during the festival (22–24 November) there.

Programme

Open daily | 12 noon–1 AM
Explore ticket sales | 12 noon–9 PM (trade in tickets for wristbands 22–24 November)
Stadskas Lunch daily | 12 noon–2 PM
Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap) | 6–9:30 PM in collaboration with Stadshap Dokkum and House of Taste Leeuwarden

Thursday 15 November

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
4–4:30 PM | MOHA press conference
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
8–8:15 PM | Oldehove projections
8:15–9:30 PM | Fuckup Night

FuckUp Nights is a worldwide event, where in 200 cities – now including in Leeuwarden – entrepreneurs tell all about their greatest fuck-up. The audience acts as jury in selecting the very best Fuckup shared during the event. Simply by booing the best Fuckup the loudest, the winner is chosen. Organised in collaboration with LF2018 and Innovatiepact Fryslan.

9:45 PM–12:45 AM | Influenza Bingo

We really miss those good old cheery bingo nights – and we're not the only ones. Spinning, clattering balls, bingo cards scratched and marked: it's all part of the fun. Are you ready to rake in the prizes? Then dig that lucky pen out of your desk drawer and lets rock that Bingo!

Friday 16 November in collaboration with Stadsoase

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
4–7 PM | Friday afternoon drinks party VRIJMIBO WITH VERSATILITY (afro/house/techno)
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
8–8:15 PM | Oldehove projections
8:15–9:30 PM | Fuckup Night
9:30–11 PM | KLAP (house/techno)
11 PM–1 AM | silent disco w/ Pete Blaker vs KLAP

Saturday 17 November in collaboration with Stadsoase

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
1–7 PM | Closet Sale
4-5 PM | Opening Artwork
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
8–8:15 PM | Oldehove projections
8 PM–1 AM | Biergarten B-Movie Night + Afterparty w/ Sfeerwolf (silent disco)

Sunday 18 November

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
3–5 PM | Fries Film Archief

In what ways can historical film footage trigger the imagination of performers? How can they provide archival images they have chosen themselves with new dimensions, using music, sketches, poetry, spoken word or rap? The performers selected footage from the collections of three northern provincial archives, Drents Audio Visueel Archief, Groninger Archieven and Fries Film Archief. In collaboration with Syds Wiersma of the Fries Film Archief.

6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
8–8:15 PM | Oldehove projections

Monday 19 November

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
7:30–9:30 PM | Storytelling night

With stories told or read by Frank Belt, Joost Oomen and Baukje Koolhaas. In collaboration with Henk Rigter.

Tuesday 20 November

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
9–10:30 PM | Syrian music night by Karoun en Rani

Rani Elias (40) and Karoun Baghboudarian (38) played trumpet and cello at the highest level in Syria until the war laid waste to all good things. The couple are currently studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen. In collaboration with New Faces.

Wednesday 21 November

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
3:30 PM–1 AM | Academy for Pop Culture students: GROEI (growth)

3:30–4:30 PM | Achter de Geraniums (stuck behind the geraniums)

Artists who have reached retirement age or who are nearly there share life lessons, explain whether artists can actually ever retire and if you're an artist for life, and much, much more ....

5–6 PM | Krap bij Kas (running low on money) panel

Entrepreneurs and students engage in discussion on working in the creative sector. Why would you ever study at a pop academy? How do you survive on a pittance? What kind of life do you lead as a poor artist? And so on ....

6–7 PM | Krap bij Kas dinner

We will be concluding the panel discussion with the most popular student dinner for those with just two euros to their name.

7–11 PM | Influenza Bingo – The ShowKas 

Academy artists will be performing, including the Wabe en Wobbe Komeet.

11 PM–1 AM | RozenbottelRave 

Greenhouse rave with DJ Naten and more.

Thursday 22 Nov | Start of Explore the North

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
9:30–11 PM | Leendert van der Valk plays voodoo

Friday 23 Nov | Explore the North

12 noon | open
12 noon–2 PM | Stadskas Lunch
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
7:30 PM | book signing sessions with Maxim Februari, Hanna Bervoets and Adriaan van Dis (Please note that this will be taking place in theWesterkerk!)

Saturday 24 Nov | Explore the North

12 noon–1 PM | Bacon and eggs

On Saturday 24 November, there will be a fun start to the festival day together, featuring bacon and eggs! House of Taste will be providing a delicious start to your Saturday afternoon.

3:30 PM | Book signing session with Johan Harstad
4:30 PM | Book signing session with Peter Middendorp
5:30 PM | Book signing session with Leendert van der Valk
6–7:30 PM | Stadskas Dinner Special (Stadskashap)
7 PM | Book signing session with Fieke Gosselaar and Nyk de Vries

Sunday 25 Nov | Closing night of ReOpening Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

5 PM | Reception with Glühwein, coffee, tea and suikerbrood (sugar bread)
5:30–7 PM | Omrop Fryslân talk show
6:30 PM | Stamppot (mash)
7 PM | Première of Aftermovie LF2018, followed by Lân fan taal projections, New Noardic Wave.
8:30 PM | Projected end. Festivities will continue in the city with the wonderful LUNA light festival at various locations throughout the city.

PS: The Stadskas will be open on the sly for a private gathering of Werksymposium 2018 x Onderwijs participants (by invitation only).

The Stadskas (heart of the festival ‘City Greenhouse’ at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 15–25 November)
The Stadskas (heart of the festival ‘City Greenhouse’ at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 15–25 November)