Whether you are new to THE HAGUE or have been here for years, DutchbuzZ is here to help you feel like this is your city. In our weekly radio broadcast & podcasts, we tell you, in English, what is happening around you, and how you can make the most of your time here. Every individual, group or community needs a VOICE that reflects who you are, your goals and expectations, your interests and concerns or merely your rants and raves. DutchbuzZ aims to be that listening ear, sounding board and reflective voice for the whole international community in The Hague.
The UIT Festival - Interview with Patricia Cardona
The UIT Festival: theatre, song and dance in The Hague:
It’s curtains up for the performing arts in The Hague this weekend! After more than a year of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, audiences are being invited back to see plays, listen to concerts and view live performances again. The annual UIT Festival marks the opening of the season by giving you a taste of what’s to come in the city of Peace, Justice AND entertainment. DutchbuzZ caught up with local actor, Patricia Cardona to hear about upcoming performances.
The Hague Pearls - Thomas Verfuss
Dutchbuzz speaks with Thomas Verfuss, the Hague representative of Journalists For Justice.
Positive Story Wool For Warmth Celebrates
“Wool for Warmth is not only about keeping the Hague’s homeless people warm in the winter but also about giving something back to our volunteers.” Cathy Delhanty has a talent for attracting treasure, both in terms of volunteers and in terms of donated items. Her unique model is to use the hidden talents of her volunteers to boost the value of the items they sell, thus bringing visibility to some undiscovered artists while raising money to support the homeless.
News Story of the Week - Back To School June 2021
High schools around the Netherlands go back fulltime this week as the government balances our children's need for education and companionship with safety concerns. How has it been for our young people since the schools closed in November 2020? And how different will the lessons look when they go back? DutchbuzZ discusses suspended friendships, exam stress and self tests with two pupils from the Hague.
The Hague Pearls - Fiona Passantino
People working from home and kids toiling away behind their screens instead of attending school. For some of us the learning curve in digital communication has been steep, while most kids have taken to it like ducks to water. Of course, it can't replace our social contacts, but without digital communication we would have been truly isolated and even out of a job! Visual communication specialist and corporate storyteller Fiona Passantino has never been busier. Resident in The Hague with her international family, she has brought out a Post Covid Handbook that is proving to be very timely. Lily-Anne Stroobach recently added her to our String of Pearls and spoke to her on DutchbuzZ...
The Hague Pearls - Dominique Fontaine
Dominique Fontaine moved to The Hague 30 years ago and despite a busy corporate job she has always been involved in initiatives to support the French community in The Hague. As President of the Alliance Française, she started the language school for those wanting to improve their French and since retiring she has been the force behind a number of initiatives to promote small businesses run by French and Francophone residents of the Netherlands. These include a directory of small businesses and a think tank to reflect on current affairs affecting internationals. In the context of the French consular elections, Dominique tells DutchbuzZ why it is so important to stay connected to the community.