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Project news | Think Tank takes the stand for bees on Wednesday

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Project news | Think Tank takes the stand for bees on Wednesday

FRANEKER – Inside studio Het Kleine Huis, a meeting of Silence of the Bees, one of the projects of the Capital of Culture, will take place on Wednesday. In this, (inter)national event, artists and research centers, bee keepers (associations), municipalities, farmers and schools collaborate to attract attention to the plight of the bees.

This collaboration results in art works, installations, compositions, festivals, bee-friendly municipalities and much-needed changes in agricultural processes in (and leading up to) 2018.

During the kick-off of Silence of the Bees on April 28, the preliminary program was presented and various participants presented a five-minute pitch about their ideas and proposals. For an overview of the pitches and the presentations click on this link.

During the meeting, participants agreed to meet as a Think Tank on a regular basis. To share ideas, form new initiatives and contrive how the Silence of the Bees-program could be expanded and further developed.

The first Think Tank will take place next Wednesday in Franeker. There are still seats available. The meeting will be combined with the presentation of the Felt Beehive in the Martena-garden, next to the studio.

The meeting starts at 2.30 pm. (doors open). Panel leaders are Klaas Sietse Spoelstra (Spring Fever), Australian Sue McCauley (artistic leader of Silence of the Bees), Jan-Willem van Kruyssen (Spring Fever), Joke Lunsing (a teacher at NHL and initiator of the Felt Beehive).

Time and Location: 3.00-6.00 pm (entrance from 2.30 pm.), Atelier Het Kleine Huis, Voorstraat 27, Franeker

Language: Dutch/English

Sign-in: via 2018@vankruyssen.eu (tel: 06-31665582).

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