Past events

Stichting Perdu - Kantlijn live 2024_03-01
22 May at 19:30 | doors open: 19:00 | tickets: regular €5, stadspashouder free | language: Dutch | Guest programme

Kantlijn Live: Stories from the Street

Festive evening where writers from Kantlijn perform stories around the theme of hot air balloons and dream destinations.

Stichting Perdu - Bart-van-leeuwenburgh
19 May at 15:00 | door open: 14:30 | tickets: regular €12, members of Humanistisch Verbond €5 | language: Dutch | Partner programme

HUMA-Café - Bart van Leeuwenburgh: Het noodlot van vrijdenker Adriaan Koerbaghs

Once a month at HUMA café in Perdu, a guest speaker talks about the art of living, philosophy or current social issues. Organised by Humanistisch Verbond, region Amsterdam Amstelland.

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18 May at 20:00 | doors open: 19:30 | entrance: free but sign up via info@uitgeverijvleugels.nl | language: Dutch | Book presentation

Double Presentation Willem Thies and Eva Gerlach & Bianca Sistermans

Stichting Perdu - Hypathia shortlist 2024
18 May at 14:30 | Doors open: 14h Start program: 14h30 Free Entree Language: Dutch | Guest programme

Hypatia prize

Hypatia award ceremony

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17 May at 20:00 | doors open: 19:30 | tickets: regular €12.50, student €10, livestream €6 | language: Dutch, Arabic, English | Perdu programme

Palestinian Poetry, an Introduction

With Marianne Dagevos, Amal Karam, Maureen Ghazal and Rasha Hilwi. Host: asha karami.

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16 May at 20:00 | doors open: 19:30 | tickets: regular €13.50, student €11, livestream €9 | language: Dutch | Partner programme

Shame and Sexual Violence

The last in a series of four evening programs on shame. With Nelleke Nicolai, Martine Groen, and performances by Liesbeth Vreeburg and Manon Uphoff. Moderator: Koen Hilberdink.

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13 May at 14:00 | Door open: 13:30 Start program: 14:00 Tickets: free of entrance, just let us know you'll be here via the link Language: English | Guest programme

Terminally Online: Fatigue

CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKES

A talk about fatigue, especially the one caused by technology with Keynote speaker: Geert Lovink, a student panel and round table conversation.

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10 May at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30 Tickets: Regular €12,50, Student €10, Livestream €10. Language: Multilingual | Perdu programme

The Poetry and Lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse

An introduction to the less well-known poetic and lyrical works of the famous humorous author P.G. Wodehouse. With Hal Cazalet, Donald Duk, Maria Jette, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Tony Ring + employees/volunteers from Perdu. Host: Rob Sander.

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04 May at 15:00 | Doors open: 14:30 Tickets: Free, registration via link Language: English | Guest programme

On Crisis and Representation

An invitation to reflect on the prevailing structures of contemporary crises and their critical representations. Featuring 12 artists and 4 mentors from across the globe, the event will engage with their distinct strategies for re-examining history and challenging dominant narratives.

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03 May at 20:00 | Doors open: 19:30 Tickets: Regular €12,50, Student €10, Livestream €6. Language: English & Portuguese. | Perdu programme

If I remain seated, no one will see me

A poetry evening with Adelaide Ivánova and Clara Amaral. Host: Jimena Casas.

Stichting Perdu - Kleintheater zwaan 1
02 May at 20:00 | Doors open: 19:30 start show: 20:00 Tickets: €17,50 Language: Dutch | Guest programme

Running for Happiness

Coen Cuijpers (1981) is and adventurer, writer, poet, and nomad. In this performance, he will play himself as much as possible...

Stichting Perdu - Portrait of poet Nanne Timmer in her studio.
01 May at 18:30 | Free event. Language: Spanish, Dutch, English. | Book presentation

Book presentation 'Doble Papagayo'

Readings and performances in conversation with Nanne Timmer. Hosted by Jimena Casas in Perdu's bookshop.

Stichting Perdu - Return_of_balot
30 Apr at 19:30 | Doors open: 19:00 Free event. | Guest programme

AICA Salon about the Venice Biennial 2024

A discussion about the Dutch selection for the Venice biennial. Roundtable discussion and lecture. More info on: https://www.aicanederland.org/contact-aica/

Stichting Perdu - Beeld cover verhalen voor saga
28 Apr at 16:00 | Tickets: Regular €5,- Language: Dutch | Poetry reading

Presentation 'Verhalen voor Saga'

13 texts for a baby, a project by Jonathan Griffioen and Watershed, with live readings by Alara Adilow, Erik Jan Harmens, Gerda Blees, Iduna Paalman and Jonathan Griffioen himself.

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26 Apr at 20:00 | Doors open: 19:30 Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestream €6 Language: English | Perdu programme

Mira Mattar & Keston Sutherland

Readings by two of the UK’s foremost radical poets, Mira Mattar and Keston Sutherland. Hosts: Phil Baber & Marija Cetinić.

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23 Apr at 10:30 | Doors open: 10:00. Tickets: Free, please use link to participate nonetheless. Language: English | Guest programme

Studio Encounters on Water #2

Engage with the work of involved artists: Müge Yılmaz, Joy Brandsma, Dorothy Blokland, Carlo De Gaetano, Janine Armin, and Femke Dekker. Keynote speaker: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

Stichting Perdu - Koen-haegens-c-dirkjanvandijk
21 Apr at 15:00 | Walk-in: 14:30 Informal chat after the event: 17:00 Tickets*: Standard: €12, Members HV €5 Language: Dutch * incl. tea and coffee at the start and in the break, and a drink afterwards. | Guest programme

HUMA Café met Koen Haegens: op zoek naar de verstrooide tijd

At HUMA café in Perdu, a guest talks about the art of living, philosophy or current social issues once every month. Organised by the Humanistisch Verbond, Amsterdam Amstelland.

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20 Apr at 19:30 | Doors open: 19h Tickets: pay as you like (suggested €5) Language: English

International Writers' Collective Spring Reading

Come hear a rousing selection of poetry and prose from students and faculty of the International Writers' Collective. Stay afterward for drinks, bites, and literary camaraderie.

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19 Apr at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30 Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestream €6. Language: Dutch | Perdu programme

Opening, vluchtlijn, visioen: over poëzie en politiek

An evening about the relation between poetry and radical politics, with Maxime Garcia Diaz, Hannah van Binsbergen, Arno van Vlierberghe, and Çağlar Köseoğlu. Hosts: Jarmo Berkhout and Hanna de Grave Loyson.

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16 Apr at 20:00 | Doors open: 19:30 Tickets: Standard: €12, Student €10. Language: Dutch.

Felix&Sofie: Tijd, toeval en causaliteit

A monthly philosophical programme with different guest speakers and themes. This time, Jeroen Hopster and Victor Gijsbers will speak about the relationship between time, coincidence, and casuality.

Editing and moderators: Trijsje Franssen & Marcel Zuijderland.

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16 Apr at 15:30 | Door open: 15:00 Free entrance, please register via Eventbrite. | Guest programme

Archives of Space, Sound and Material

The launch of four pioneering humanities research projects with Dr. Emily Clark, Dr. Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou,Dr. Marek Jancovic, and Dr. Iris Burgers. Moderated by Dr. Colin Sterling.

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14 Apr at 14:00 | deur open: 13:30 start voorstelling: 14:00 Tickets Standaard: €12,50 Student: €7,50 taal: Nederlands

De Driestuiversopera

Talenten uit diverse disciplines komen 13 en 14 april samen om een Nederlandse versie van Brecht en Weill's parodische en maatschappijkritische Dreigroschenoper ten tonele te brengen.

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13 Apr at 20:00 | Deur open: 19:30 Start voorstelling: 20:00 Tickets Standaard: €12,50 Studenten: €7,50 Taal: Nederlands

De Driestuiversopera

Talenten uit diverse disciplines komen 13 en 14 april samen om een Nederlandse versie van Brecht en Weill's parodische en maatschappijkritische Dreigroschenoper ten tonele te brengen.

Stichting Perdu - Nieuwe poster dso
13 Apr at 14:00 | Deur open: 13:30 Start voorstelling: 14:00 Tickets standaard: €12,50 studenten: €7,50 taal: Nederlands

De Driestuiversopera

Talenten uit diverse disciplines komen 13 en 14 april samen om een Nederlandse versie van Brecht en Weill's parodische en maatschappijkritische Dreigroschenoper ten tonele te brengen.

Stichting Perdu - Gilliams-maurice
11 Apr at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30 Tickets: Regular €12.50, Livestream €8. Language: Dutch | Guest programme

De Biografie in Psychoanalyse: Weerspiegeld in een waterglas, Maurice Gilliams 1900-1982

The fourth and final evening in the new season of the successful series THE BIOGRAPHY IN PSYCHOANALYSE. Annette Portegies will talk about her biography 'Weerspiegeld in een waterglas, Maurice Gilliams 1900-1982' (Athenaeum, 2022).

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05 Apr at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Language: Dutch Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestream €6. Language: Dutch. | Poetry reading

Vers van het Mes in Amsterdam

With David Alberti, Lotte Brown, Benjamin De Roover and Annemarie van der Meulen. Host: Anne Bosveld.

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24 Mar at 15:00 | Free programme Language: Dutch | Other

twee nieuwe gedichten / F. van Dixhoorn

Presentation of 2 new bundles by F. van Dixhoorn with Arjen Duinker, Joost Oomen, Kees ’t Hart, Samuel Vriezen and F. van Dixhoorn of course!

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16 Mar at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30 start program: 20:00 Tickets: standard: €15,- student: €12,50 Language: Afrikaans, Dutch and English

Poetic Reflections: A Multilingual Evening

Experience a rich, multilingual tapestry of poetry with Alwyn Roux, Tom Dreyer, Hannah van Binsbergen, and Nachoem Wijnberg at Perdu's Poetic Reflections..

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15 Mar at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30 Language: Dutch Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestream €6.

The ecological system

Poet/composer Rozalie Hirs and writer/artist Miek Zwamborn will dive into the subjects that keep surfacing in their practices. Interviewed by Anneke Brassinga.

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14 Mar at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Bar open until 23:00. Tickets: Regular €13.50, Students, Stadspas en 65+ € 11, Livestream €9. Language: Dutch.

Schaamte op de Werkvloer

The third in a series of four evenings about the theme of 'Shame.' Organised by Stichting Breukvlakken in close collaboration with Stichting Perdu. With Erik Koenen & Aukje Nauta and contributions by Elke Geurts & Luan Buleshkaj. Moderator: Christien Brinkgreve.

Stichting Perdu - Vlerk
01 Mar at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestream €6. Language: Dutch.

Poëzie Integraal: VLERK

With poetry by Idwer de la Parra and music by composer Heleen Van Haegenborgh. Host: asha karami.

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29 Feb at 18:00 | Language: English. Tickets: €5.

Poetry for Palestine

A joint poetry reading in Perdu's bookshop by Shira Wolfe en Amir Abualrob, in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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23 Feb at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestream €6. Language: Dutch & English.

I call upon you

To celebrate the publication of 'Virgula' in English, Perdu has the pleasure of hosting Sasja Janssen, Anne Vegter, Michele Hutchison and Jess Chandler. Hosted by Oliver Taylor. In partnership with Prototype Publishing.

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16 Feb at 19:30 | Walk-in from 19:00. Language: Mainly in Dutch and English. Tickets: Regular: €12.50, Student/Stadspas/CJP €10, Livestream €6.

30+30 Dichtersmarathon 2024

Every year Perdu organises the ultimate cross-section of Dutch-language poetry: no fewer than 30 poets in 3 hours. Only interrupted by one break, not by announcements, bio or bibliographical information.

Stichting Perdu - Simons-ida
15 Feb at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Tickets: Regular €12.50, Livestream €8. Language: Dutch.

Biography and Psychoanalysis: Ida Simons. Pianist, writer, survivor

Mieke Tillema talks about her biography 'Ida Simons. Pianiste, schrijfster, overlevende' (Cossee, 2021). With psychiatrist/psychoanalytic psychotherapist Greet Kuipers. Moderator is Annelies van Hees.

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11 Feb at 15:00 | Doors open: 14:30 Start performance: 15:00 Language: Dutch Tickets: E19,-

Come Fly with Me

A comic autobiographical performance with honest tales from Sam's personal life.

Performance: Sam Eggenhuizen
Music: Ben van Daal
Stage direction: Annemieke Ros
Dramaturgy and production: Dana Bezemer and Sam Eggenhuizen
Set: Sam Eggenhuizen with support from HB Staging

Stichting Perdu - Oulipo en route!
08 Feb at 19:30 | Doors open 19:00. Tickets: €12.50. Language: Dutch.

Oulipo en route!

A lecture programme full of images by monshouwer editions and bradwolff projects.
With: Lisa Huissoon, Guido van de Wiel, and Carel Blotkamp. Mystery guest Nishiko - Marc Nagtzaam & Stephan Keppel.

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02 Feb at 20:00 - 11 Feb at 22:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Tickets: Regular €12.50, Student €10, Livestrem €6. Language: Dutch.

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Poets Veva Leye, Caroline Ruijgrok, Betül Sefika, Simone Atangana Bekono en Tabea Nixdorff will search for how a poem becomes a body through newly-created works. Hosted by Anne Bosveld.

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25 Jan at 20:00 | Doors open at 19:30. Tickets: Regular €15, Student €12.50, Livestream €6. Language: Dutch.

Why Do We Read in English?

As part of Poetry Week, SLAA and Perdu present an evening on Thursday 25 January around the importance of literary translation. The programme will be moderated by Elte Rauch.

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21 Jan at 15:00 | Tickets: 15,- Doors open: 14:30 Start performance: 15:00 Language: Italian with Dutch surtitle

HELL, een theatrical recital for soprano and piano by Boudewijn Tarenskeen

Soprano; Bernadate Astari
Piano; Gerard Bouwhuis
Music; Boudewijn Tarenskeen
Text; Dante Alighieri
Director: Paul Koek

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20 Jan at 20:30 | Tickets: 15,- Doors open: 20:00 Start performance: 20:30 Language: Italian - Dutch surtitle

HELL, a theatrical for soprano and piano by Boudewijn Tarenskeen

Music; Boudewijn Tarenskeen, 2022
Soprano; Bernadeta Astari
Pianist; Gerard Bouwhuis
Directed by Paul Koek
Costume; Patricia Lim

Stichting Perdu - Massproducedobjects
19 Jan at 20:00 | Doors open 19:30. Tickets: Regular €12.50, student €10, livestream €6. Language: English.

Mass Produced Objects

An evening of performative readings, video and sound works by students of the MA Critical Studies at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. Hosts: Marija Cetinić and Alec Mateo.

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18 Jan at 20:00 | Walk-in from 19:30. Event ends at 22:00 and the bar is open until 23:00. Tickets: Regular €13.50, Student €11, Livestream €9. Language: Dutch.

Exclusion and Shame

With Wouter Gomperts, Maggie Eybrechts, Valentijn de Heer en Hava Güveli. Moderator is Martine Groen.