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October 2018

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Dear readers,

Now the summer is officially over, the days are starting to get colder and darker, but this doesn't mean there isn't anything fun to do in the Leiden region! We have once again tried to find the best events to attend in October for expats and internationals and you can find these below.

We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated for the PPS2018 elections, and are in the final top 3!

Enjoy the read!

Expat Centre Leiden

Webster University Leiden Campus Open Day

On Saturday October 27th, Webster Leiden Campus will open its doors to parents and prospective students interested in a Webster Bachelor program. The day will be a great opportunity to experience a sample class, tour the campus and housing options, speak to current students about clubs, and ask questions about the application process during Q&A.

Budget Day - 30% Ruling

As announced in April this year, the term of the 30%-ruling will be reduced from 8 to 5 years as per 2019. For current rulings, the original term as mentioned on the notification will be reduced by 3 years, but no further back than till December 31, 2018. This may mean that the term of these rulings may actually become much shorter than 5 years, e.g. in a situation where the initial term of 8 years was already reduced due to late application.

The reduction of the term also applies to the election for the partial non-resident status and the alternative option to reimburse the actual extraterritorial costs.

Wavelength Festival

October 5th and 6th

Wavelength is a fesitval for classical music and science in Leiden Bio Science Park. Enjoy innovative performances by top musicians in leading bioscience companies. Go on a tour through places not usually open to the public whilst listening to classical music. All within walking distance of Leiden Central Station.

Ivoh Marloh Will Visit During Showing of "All the Wild Horses" at Het Kijkhuis

October 6th

A great visit in het Kijkhuis: on Saturday October 6th American director Ivo Marloh will visit Leiden to answer the audience’s questions at a one-time showing of his documentary “ALL THE WILD HORSES”.

Cheese and Apples Bike Tour

October 6th

Go on a relaxing bike tour which also lets you experience Dutch delicacies and culture at its finest! Stops include cheese farms, an apple orchard and a wind mill.

Movies That Matter on Tour: Thank You For the Rain

October 8th

Documentary about the itinerary of Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musaya, who turned climate activist out of necessity. Starts at local level, and ends up at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015. 
After the screening, two young intellectuals, Tim Meijers and Petra van der Kooij will reflect on questons relating to the content of the documentary.

Christmas Choir

October 9th - December 18th

If you like to sing and are keen to meet some new people in the weeks before Christmas, then this choir is all you need to get you through the dark and cold wintery weeks. 

Expat Cinema: Best of LISFE

October 10th

This edition will feature the best of the best from last years Leiden International Short Film Experience, all films will have English subtitles. 

Tell Me More...! Stories You've Never Heard Before

October 12th

The long, hot summer has come to an end. It’s time to cuddle up inside with a cup of tea, vegan soup/ snacks. And from now on you can do that every month at Theater de Generator during the TELL ME MORE storytelling evenings.  Get yourself mesmerised to other places, experiences and times. Find similarities and wonder. An evening to listen to stories you’ve never heard before. 

Escape Room in Red Carpet Lounge

October 13th - November 30th

An escape room in an old bank vault? Leiden has one! The ambiance in the old bank vault can usually only be experienced in movies but now anyone can give robbing the bank a go! 

Argentine Tango Workshop

October 17th

Federico Suarez from Argentina and Silvia Mezzasoma are offering a free beginners workshop and demonstration at their Tango school "La Marabunta" in Leiden, exclusively for the Expat Centre community!

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WijnSpijs Surprise Dinner

October 25th

Perfect for adventurous eaters, enjoy a 3-course meal with a matching wine accompanying each course! The restaurants you will visit remain a surprise until the last minute. 

World Music Concert

October 27th

Double concert: Masha Vahdat, playing music influenced by traditional music from different parts of Iran, and Tarmonica, a duo who play a fascinating combination of western and Persian music. 

More activities?

Would you like to see more activities? Visit our event page! Every day we will provide the latest activities in the Leiden region relevant for non-Dutch speakers.

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 Every new month we provide you with special articles and blogs!

Take a look at the blogs overview.

Expat Centre Leiden in Top 3 of PPS2018 Elections

The Expat Centre Leiden belongs to the top three in the election Public-Private Collaboration 2018 (PPS2018) organised by foundation CLOK. In the preselections the Expat Centre Leiden, a project by Economie71, already achieved a position in the top five. After intensive deliberation by the jury members a top three has been selected out of the original top five, amongst those is the Expat Centre Leiden. On November 1st – the National Day of EZ – the winner of the contest PPS2018 will be announced.

Leiden: A Warm Welcome For Newcomers?

Expat Centre Leiden was present at the 16th edition of "Leiden aan tafel", where the guests discussed the question of how to welcome newcomers to Leiden. 

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