Night of the Proms Rotterdam

Night of the Proms Rotterdam

The Night of the Proms in Rotterdam is an annual concert series that brings together pop and classical music. Special guest pop superstars of recent editions include Seal, Gavin DeGraw, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan.
 
Every year, Rotterdam Ahoy is host to the Night of the Proms. The Night of the Proms is an event that brings pop and classical music together. The concert repertoire features pop hits as well as classical intermezzos with music from the past three centuries. Past editions saw top-tier artists like Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Gavin DeGraw take the stage.
 
The 2018 edition featured Seal, Al Mckay's Earth Wind & Fire Experience, Milow, Suzanne Vega, John Miles and Leona Philippo.
 
Suzanne Vega performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamSuzanne Vega performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Al Mckay of Earth Wind & Fire performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamAl Mckay of Earth Wind & Fire performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Milow performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamMilow performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Seal performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamSeal performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Leona Philippo performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamLeona Philippo performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
John Miles performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamJohn Miles performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
 
 
The Night of the Proms always features the guest superstars alongside the impressive Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra and resident cinematic choir Fine Fleur.
 
In 2018, the 29th edition of Night of the Proms featured Alexandra Arrieche as the orchestra conductor as well as performances by "fluteman" Gabor Vosteen and classical guitarist Petrit Çeku.
 
Alexandra Arrieche conducting the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra at Night of the Proms RotterdamAlexandra Arrieche conducting the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Gabor Vosteen performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamGabor Vosteen performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
Petrit Çeku performing at Night of the Proms RotterdamPetrit Çeku performing at Night of the Proms Rotterdam
 
Night of the Proms is the brainchild of two Belgian students, Jan Vereecke and Jan Van Esbroeck, who back in 1985 came up with the concept. The event is loosely modelled after the BBC Proms classical concert series but differs in various ways. For starters, the mix between classical music and pop is unique to the Night of the Proms. Moreover, the Night of the Proms is held in various European countries such as Belgium, Germany, Poland and Denmark as well as in the United States.
 

Event details

Night of the Proms 2018

Place:
Rotterdam Ahoy
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
 
17 November 2018 | 20:00 - 23:00

Featuring:
Seal, Suzanne Vega, Al Mckay, Milow among others


Entrance/Tickets
:
Regular: €42

Event type:
Music Concert

You can find the official festival line-up on the Night of the Proms website

 

Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

 
Glory returns to Rotterdam with 8 man heavyweight tournament

Glory returns to Rotterdam with 8 man heavyweight tournament

If you're into kickboxing, then Rotterdam Ahoy is the place to be on December 8th 2018. Glory 62 will be an 8 man heavyweight tournament featuring some of the best fighters in the division. 
 

Glory 62 Rotterdam

Leading Kickboxing organisation Glory announced on Saturday, October 20th that the next event to be held in Rotterdam will be an all-out 8 man heavyweight eliminator. At the moment, it is unclear whether or not there'll be a title on the line. Nonetheless, the winner gets to take home a grand total of $150,000 in prize money.
 
The following participating fighters have been named:
  • Benjamin "Mister Gentleman" Adegbuyi (31-5, 18 KO, fighting out of Romania)
  • Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (32-7 1 NC, 26 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands)
  • Jahfarr Wilnis (31-10-1, 8 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands)
  • Guto Inocente (35-9, 17 KO, fighting out of Brazil)
  • Junior "The Juggernaut" Tafa (20-3, 16 KO, fighting out of Australia)
  • Tomas "The Giant Slovak" Mozny (20-6-1, 6 KO, fighting out of Slovakia)
  • Arkadiusz "Hightower" Wrzosek  (11-4-0, 6 KO, fighting out of Poland)
  • Mohamed Abdallah (12-2-0, 5 KO, fighting out of Germany)
 

Glory 62 tournament fight schedule

Bout A: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Arkadiusz Wrzosek
Bout B: Jamal Ben Saddik vs. Junior Tafa
Bout C: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Tomas Mozny
Bout D: Guto Inocente vs. Mohamed Abdallah
Bout E: Winner bout A vs. Winner bout C
Bout F: Winnner bout B vs. Winner bout D
Final: Winner bout E vs. Winner bout F
 
A co-headline bout has also been announced featuring light heavyweight Luis Tavares (52-7, 22 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) versus Artur Gorlov (23-6-0, 10 KO, fighting out of Latvia).
 

Event details

Glory 62 Rotterdam

Place:
Rotterdam Ahoy
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
 
Saturday, 8 December 2018 at 17:00

Featuring:
Benjamin Adegbuyi, Jamal Ben Saddik, Jahfarr Wilnis among others


Entrance/Tickets
:
Various: €89 - €419

Event type:
Kickboxing tournament

You can find the official tournament information on the GLORY website

 

Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

 
Rotterdam Zombie Walk - Celebrate Halloween in Rotterdam

Rotterdam Zombie Walk - Celebrate Halloween in Rotterdam

In Rotterdam and looking for something to do on Halloween? Consider taking part in the Rotterdam Zombie Walk. The next zombie invasion is happening on Saturday, 27th of October.

 

Rotterdam Zombie Walk

If you're looking for a one of a kind experience, consider taking part in the Rotterdam Zombie Walk. The first Zombie Walk in Rotterdam took place back in 2014. The event attracted over 300 zombies. Fast forward a couple of years later and the event is expected to draw even larger numbers of the undead.

 

The next zombie invasion is happening on Saturday, 27th of October. At 20:00, zombies will start their takeover of the city centre, going block by block as they stagger along the route.

 

Event details

Rotterdam Zombie Walk 2018

Place (start of the walk):
Koopgoot
3012 AT Rotterdam

Date & Time(s):
 
Saturday, 27 October 2018
17:00 - Zombification (ticket required)
20:00 - Assemble at Koopgoot
20:30-21:00 - Start of Zombie Walk
21:30-22:00 - End of Zombie Walk

21:30 Afterparties begin at Rotown, Bar3 and Vibes.

Featuring:
Everybody is welcome to participate


Tickets for Zombification (makeup)
:
Regular: €15

Event type:
Walk

The Zombie Walk is totally free for participants who arrange their own costume and makeup. If that's too much trouble, you can also get yourself a professional zombie makeover. Tickets for 'zombification' cost €15 and can be bought from the official Rotterdam Zombie Walk website.

 

Location: Koopgoot

 
HEMA stores host children's reading afternoons

HEMA stores host children's reading afternoons

On Wednesday, October 10th, HEMA Foundation organizes reading afternoons in 21 of it's HEMA stores throughout the Netherlands.
 
Children who are read aloud regularly develop a broad vocabulary, they learn to listen and concentrate well and they also perform better at school later on. Reading is also fun. That is why employees, store managers and loyal customers will be reading Jip & Janneke stories in 21 HEMA stores across the country.
 
After the reading, children get to work together while playing fun language games. Parents, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandfathers and grandmothers can also participate. Fresh treats and cups of coffee are provided.
 
The afternoon is suitable for children up to 8 years.
 

Event details

HEMA Reading afternoon

Place:
HEMA Ijsselmonde
HEMA Lagekand
HEMA Zuidplein

Date(s) & Time(s):
 
Wednesday, 10 October at 14:00


Entrance/Tickets
:
Free

Check out the HEMA Foundation website for the entire country-wide list of participating stores and the starting times.

 

About HEMA Foundation

HEMA Foundation was founded in 2018. An independent foundation that, among other things, is committed to language skills. Good reading and writing can have a great positive impact on daily life. Yet 2.5 million Dutch people have great difficulty with this. And 1 in 10 Dutch children leave primary school without being able to read and write sufficiently.
Low literacy is often passed on from generation to generation. For kids growing up in a language-poor family where little is spoken and read aloud, the chance of low literacy later increases considerably. That is why HEMA Foundation supports language projects aimed at families with young children, sets up awareness campaigns and organizes language activities for young and old. Like this reading afternoon for children and their families.
 
Launch of special LGBTI Awards during Rotterdam Pride

Launch of special LGBTI Awards during Rotterdam Pride

Inspiring role models to be honoured at the very first Cocktail Awards show during Rotterdam Pride week. The event takes place at Cocktail Fest in Maassilo. 
 
Rotterdam Pride kicks off on September 27th. What does this mean? Four days of inclusiveness and diversity with lots of activities and parties from the 27th through the 30th of September 2018. The highlight of Rotterdam Pride 2018 is the presentation of the first-ever Cocktail Awards on Saturday, 29th of September in the Maassilo.
 
With the launch of the awards, the initiators want to reflect on special people who inspire others to be themselves. The 33 selected candidates are all examples and inspirations for the LGBTI community. A vote can be cast on candidates in four categories; the most beautiful drag, most influential influencer, biggest hotspot and best DJ. The winners will be announced during Cocktail Fest - the main party of Rotterdam Pride - with locally well-known invited guests and performers such as Gerard Joling, Gordon, Fred van Leer and Everon Jackson Hooi.
 
Cocktail Fest RotterdamCocktail Fest Rotterdam
 
"Sometimes it is hard work to be yourself. It helps if there are role models who show that you can be who you are and love who you want" says organiser Robin Pors (Vengaboys). "But we often do not think about it or simply think it's normal that these people do this. That's why we want to roll out the pink carpet.
 
Among the 33 inspirational LGBTI nominees for The Cocktail Awards, 2018 are Karin Bloemen, Jan-Kees de Jager, Diva MayDay and Lady Galore. The awards are a collaboration between Cocktail Fest, OUTtv and Attitude Magazine. You can vote until September 24 via outtvpro.com/cocktail.
 

Blooming LGBTI culture in Rotterdam

The success of Rotterdam goes hand in hand with the resurgence of Rotterdam's famous LGBTI culture. The return of several well-known LGBTI events, the increasingly crowded street parties during Rotterdam Pride and the third edition of Cocktail Fest, show that the city is once again becoming an attractive LGBTI destination.
 
Cocktail Fest is known for its seamless amalgamation of various target groups and party scenes in the free-minded community. With 5 areas in the Maassilo, the festival has something for everyone. Visitors can go for pop, R&B, techno, deep-house and circuit-house. The motto of the festival is 'Be yourself, Experience everyone', and with an all-encompassing dress code, people are encouraged to dress whichever way they want. Previous editions of Cocktail Fest have attracted thousands of visitors from all over Europe.
 
Cocktail Fest RotterdamCocktail Fest Rotterdam
 

Event details

The Cocktail Awards 2018

Place:
Maassilo Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
 
Saturday, 29 September 2018: 22:00 - 06:00


Entrance/Tickets
:
Fashionable Late Tail Ticket: €36.17
The Official Afterparty Ticket: €11.17

More information about The Cocktail Awards, the festival, the location and tickets can be found on the Cocktail Fest website and on the Cocktail Fest Facebook page.

 

Location: Maassilo Rotterdam

 

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