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One of the Netherlands’ greatest poets, Jan Jacob Slauerhoff (1898-1936), came from Leeuwarden. His work has been translated in 26 languages. This constantly restless, flamboyant and melancholic man travelled all the world’s seas. His longest poem, with 34 verses, is In Memoriam Patris. It’s about his father and his funeral in Huizum.
In 2018, the internationally acclaimed Slauerhoff returns to his hometown and to the oldest monument in Leeuwarden, the Dorpskerk Huizum (12th century). The ‘prodigal son’ looks for his father there. You’ll get the answer to the special quest of this unique Dutchman via an exhibit and a theatre performance in and around this beautiful monument.
In addition to these two main events, there will be a Slauerhoff route in the city and the poem In Memoriam Patris will be translated into at least five languages, which is a unique initiative.
Artistic leader and director: Gooitsen Eenling, author Gerrit Jan Zwier. Brought to you by five choirs, dozens of volunteers from the Dorpskerk, Huizum-East neighbourhood organisation and many others.
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