Think Inside the Box…Conversations about Culture in the Time of Corona


Joshua Baumgarten, vriend van Haarlems Bodem, interviewt in Think Inside the Box Haarlemmers uit de culturele sector. Want deze brede sector is een belangrijk onderdeel van de Haarlemse economie. Hoe hebben de horecaondernemers, de poppodia en de culturele instellingen zich er de afgelopen maanden doorheen geslagen en hoe zien zij de toekomst voor zich?

Marleen Klooswijk

One of Haarlemtowns most cherished summer festivals is the Houtfestival. Comprissing the Saturday afternoon/evening with the Houtnacht and all of the Sunday with the Houtfestival; the Houtfestival is a “multicultural” whirlwind of music, art, dance, food and culture from around the world. This past June the Houtfestival would have celebrated their 35th anniversary. Unfortunately due to the Corona virus situation that celebration will have to wait, we all hope, till next year. It was truly a pleasure to sit down and talk with the festivals director Marleen Klooswijk about the ins and outs of the Houtfestival, how it will survive the cultural cutbacks and how the arts need to be funded. All of this plus her newly appointed “ridderschap” from the King. So listen in and enjoy.

Meer Inside the Box? Check hier het gesprek met Fay, eigenaresse van de Wolfhound.


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