Broadcast Amsterdam is launching an internet radio station this autumn!
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We plan to bring you …
- latest music
- local news & events in English
- local interviews
- pop-up shows
- opportunities to pitch for a radio show/spot
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Meanwhile, here’s a playlist of artists with local gigs coming up …
Coming soon, an interview with local illustrator Rachelle Meyer about her Faces on the Ferry project.
A hammam with history! Our SO DAM LOCAL filmmakers captured the old-time vibe of the Hammam Amsterdam beautifully and the owner tells us their story. #gezelligheid
Filmmakers: Aimilia Mouzaki & Bondo,
We Amsterdammers cycle a lot. But it also rains a lot. A normal raincoat doesn’t really do the trick. Don’t you hate those wet patches on your thighs? And waterproof trousers are such a hassle to pull on and off. Perhaps a rain cape is the answer.
We tested three raincapes out for our viewers. And here’s what we found …
IMPORT > CLEVERHOOD CAPE
$249 | cleverhood.com
We tried out the Electric Gingham raincape, but there are lots of different designs. Plus points:
- loads actually!
- quick drying
- easy thumb loops and magnetic arm holes
- can tailor to your head size with the fitted hood
- reflective grid
- high quality finish.
Cleverhood is offering 15% off for Broadcast Amsterdam viewers. Ask for details.
MID RANGE > VAUDE’S VALDIPINO PONCHO
€42 | vaude.com
The sensible choice. Good for:
- sustainable materials
- big front pocket
- fitted hood
- value for money
- also available in the Netherlands from the Bever chain.
BUDGET > HEMA
€2,50 | hema.nl
- you are broke
- you need a quick high street fix
- you really don’t care how you look.
ALSO SPOTTED, RAINCAPES FOR SALE FROM:
Praxis, Ikea, AGU.
Dutch bike company, VanMoof, have been promising their all-singing all-dancing rain cape, Boncho, for ages and it is now shipping. It’s what they call the “love-child of a pop-up tent and a rain poncho”. NB For a good comparison of the Boncho and Cleverhood see here: https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/raincape-comparison-boncho-cleverlite/ (now that’s the way to do a raincape test, btw!)
But tell us what you think? Raincapes YES/NO?
Here’s a playlist of videos we’ve made for Amsterdammers with young children.
It’s called ‘Happy Families’. I think you know why.
So follow us and subscribe on YouTube because there’s more to come …
Jens Rabiega interviews Cata.Pirata of Amsterdam-based band, Skip&Die (skipndie.com).
This feature was also broadcast on Amsterdam’s Salto 2 TV channel during Spring 2017 as part of SO DAM LOCAL tv show’s Spring episode, produced by Broadcast Amsterdam
© Broadcast Amsterdam 2017
This autumn we invited two Amsterdam-based creators over to Cathy’s house to talk about their recent work …
Jesus de Vega, choreographer (jesusdevega.com)
On his piece, Stigma: “I felt that there was a change in the climate … more homophobic voices … I felt that, as a maker, I wanted to somehow make a stand for the LGBTQ community .”
Emilio Brizzi, photographer (emilio-brizzi.com)
“We are given this beautiful memory … so we can recall the time before we were here … And so maybe … it’s good thing to record a time when we are here , so that your children will eventually look back on these years and find some tangible proof of what it was.”