Cynics in the ICC

By Alissea Melchiorre, Bala Chambers, Ines Mette, James Field   A day in the ICC: Never meet your Heroes It’s almost impossible to enter the ICC without being marvelled and inspired by what the international community has come together to build, in the name of justice, even in the gloomy rain and cloud covering The…

Groningen Starts Up for one Weekend

By Anna Portella Could you imagine powering your phone’s battery with the energy generated by your bike as you commute? A pedal power generator could be your Christmas present, if only you could add it into your Facebook’s “My wish list,” aimed to stop feeding your worst-ever-received-gifts catalogue, by sharing your preferences with your friends. Here are…

The outsider’s look: Jonge Harten Theater Festival

Fresh, raw and experimental International theater festival Jonge Harten with an 18-year tradition has opened its gates for Groningers and international audience this Saturday, November 19th. By Petra Ondrisakova, Masha Tsnompilantze, Migle Vaisnoraite “When everything is human, human is an entirely different thing” If you think that silence is boring and decorations are necessary for a…

Grab your skates, as “Groningen on ice” returns.

By Bala Chambers The centre of Groningen will be transformed into an ice skating rink during the Xmas period. Those interested will able to don their skates from 26th November until 6th of January, confirmed a tourist information spokesman . The rink will open daily from 9am until 11pm, as  “Groningen on ice” takes over…

The Reluctant Remainer

By Matt Richards Hamish Mardell opens the door to his student room. Crammed inside: a sofa, armchair, coffee table, bed, wardrobe, chair, desk, golf clubs, shelves. A Union Jack hangs prominently on one wall. The eighteen-year-old British student arrived at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands two months ago, and will stick around for…

“Brexit, what’s happening?”

By Frans Snackers At the start of the Grote Kromme Elleboog street in Groningen, one shop stands out because of its remarkable window display. A large board built to look like a ruined battlefield is covered by two factions of miniature warriors, ready to engage in combat with each other. Their life-like paint jobs are…