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November 2018

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Dear readers,

Fall weather has officially begun, with colder weather, darker days and more rain. However, we hope you still have a great November!

Enjoy the read!

Expat Centre Leiden

Stick and Plan Your To Do's With 'Plan-In'

This article is about getting round to important things and planning them. But... planning - Ugh! Some people don't want to hear about it. Because then you feel that you're in a straitjacket - and life never works out as planned anyway. These can both be true - if you don't plan realistically. Use Ellen Massaro, professional organizer's method of 'Plan-in'. Read more about the method in the article by clicking the link below.

Find Out What It Takes to Get Started in the Tech Industry at Move It Forward: Female Digital Starters in Leiden

While many employment sectors are becoming increasingly co-ed, the tech industry remains predominantly male. One upcoming event seeks to encourage more women to pursue careers in the field. 

Moscow Nights

November 2nd

Soprano Olga Zinovieve takes you to her country of birth, Russia. She presents you with the most beautiful works composed by famous compatriots. She is accompanied by the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands. An enervating and surprising programme with many compositions you will hear for the first time in your life!

'Bock' Beer Walk

November 4th

Bock Beer Walk, where you will visit 6 cafes in Leiden to try bockbier from various small-scale breweries, plus snacks.

The Man Machine: Technologizing the Human Body and Humanizing Technology

November 5th - November 11th

Film programme by Eye and Leiden International Film Festival, which is about the fusion of man and machine, and the role of high-tech and big data. The festival explores the cinematic representation of the fears and desires that inevitably come with it.

Astronomy on Tap

November 5th

The universe is an exciting and amazing place. And now you can explore it from your local bar! Astronomy on Tap features scientists and educators wwho speak of their passion for astronomy and research.

Fake News

November 6th - November 10th

Exhibition of Jeroen van Loon's absurdist perspective on conversations about fake news, Facebook users' privacy and future Facebook regulations. He presents his art by projecting Mark Zuckerberg's US Congress interrogation on three screens, each using different Instagram Face Filters. 

HUBOT: Job Agency for People and Robots

November 7th - November 9th

HUBOT explores the future of work. Our goal is to inspire everybody, from all different levels of education, from young to old, including those who are currently excluded from the labour market. Are you ready for a challenging job? Take the job test and find out which HUBOT jobs suit you best.

Brave New World

November 8th - November 9th

Annual conference for people who want to know what the future has in store and how this will affect their business, politics and life. Discussions about ethical and societal impact of new technologies will take place.

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

November 9th

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.

Iberian Jazz

November 9th

The Spanish Isabel Bermeio, Leiden Jazz Award 2018 finalist, mixes jazz with world music, flamenco and rock; creating her own unique blend of music.
She plays acoustically with her band, the Impact Band.

Move It Forward: Female Digital Starter Weekend

November 10th - November 11th

Find out what it takes to get started in the tech industry at Move It Forward: Female Digital Starters in Leiden. Participants can attend hands-on workshops about digital technologies that will help them develop projects and acquire useful real-world skills.

I Am Expat Fair

November 10th

Fair designed to support internationals in the Netherlands, providing them with everything they need in one location, on one day!

WijnSpijs Surprise Dinner

November 15th

Surprise dinner consisting of a 3 course meal, accompanied by a matching wine. Each WijnSpijs combination is served at a different location.

1984 - Play

November 16th - 18th

Leiden English Theatre will perform an adaptation of the book 1984, written by George Orwell. 
Be prepared to witness Winston and Julia trying to survive in a world with non-stop surveillance of Big Brother.

Thanksgiving Day Service

November 22nd

We hope you will join us at this non-denominational service on Thanksgiving morning at the prehistoric Pieterskerk. There will be a Catholic priest, Protestant ministers, a rabbi and a cantor. Bring your Dutch friends and friends from all nations and of all faiths! This is a service for everyone!

The Sixties Exhibition

September 22nd - January 20th

Exhibition in Museum Voorschoten showcasing what life was like in Voorschoten, and the world, in the 1960s. 

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.

Why You Should Stay in the Leiden Region Over Christmas Break

Christmas break - a time when most expats fly out of the Netherlands to celebrate Christmas in their "home" country, but why not stay in the Leiden region? The area has a lot to offer in the winter months, and it would be a shame for you to miss it. Here are 6 reasons why you should stay and experience Christmas and New Years the Dutch way!

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