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Summer Concert Gijs Groenteman about Harry Bannink

No one left a bigger mark on Dutch popular music than composer Harry Bannink (1929-1999), who wrote over 3000 songs during his life. His compositions for tv shows (Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster, Sesamstraat, ’t Schaep met de 5 poten, De film van Ome Willem) and musicals (Heerlijk duurt het langst, Foxtrot) are undoubtedly part of Dutch cultural canon.

In honour of Bannink’s, journalist Gijs Groenteman started “De Grote Harry Bannink Podcast” last year. He spoke to dozens of people who worked with the composer. The podcast became one of the most popular in the Netherlands, and Groenteman will tour various theatres after the summer to talk about Bannink. But first he’ll be in the Dutch centre to talk about the composer and his influence on the Netherlands.

Singers Anouk Scheepens and Jorgen Veninga will perform a number of Bannink classics.

Groenteman will be joined by Sanne Thierens, who received a PhD from the University of Winchester for her research on the musicals Harry Bannink wrote together with Annie M.G. Schmidt. Composer and lyricist Arnoud Breitbarth will host the evening.

Event details

  • Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
  • English Spoken
  • Time: 7.00 pm
  • Doors open: 6.30 pm
  • Tickets: £12, students £7,-.
  • Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA
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  • June 21, 2018
  • Thursday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Summer Concert Gijs Groenteman about Harry Bannink

Thursday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
June 21, 2018


Joelle Steijnis

I'm excited to be part of the Dutch Centre team! I'm an Event Coordinator with a passion for bringing people together through cultural experiences. In my current role at the Dutch Centre, I manage all communication for our cultural events.
This includes creating content for the website, social media, and newsletters, as well as recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the events. As a Sponsorship and Raffle Donations coordinator I'm also actively involved in organizing the annual Dutch King's Day celebration in London. Prior to joining the Dutch Centre, I have over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, and communications. I've worked with a variety of organizations, from the Netherlands Film Festival to the Nederlandse Reisopera. In all my roles, I've thrived on creating successful events and using communication to connect with audiences.


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