It is becoming more and more fun in the city centre of Dordt. The fine weather and the easing of restrictions on Corona obviously contribute to this. But let us not underestimate the entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm of the people of Dordrecht themselves.
New projects, initiatives and surprising shops create even more liveliness.
Lovers of special (residential) objects are in luck. Since recently Jantine Lindner's studio is located at Wijnstraat 147 Atelier Dieudonnée of Jantine Lindner. With her husband and five children, she lives above the striking historic building, which still has the large 'steam printing office' on its façade. Jantine sells a mix of new and design from the 50s to the 90s, including unusual lamps, vintage items such as vases and crockery, but also furniture, cushions, fragrances that she has selected together with Vicino Sei and much more. How did the psychologist end up in the world of interiors? "I got into it through our own house. Family and friends were impressed and increasingly asked for interior advice. And so it went on. More projects, more contacts with suppliers and the most beautiful objects that I regret if they are not also available to other design lovers." Precisely those objects can now be found in her home furnishing shop and studio.
It is impossible to pass DOOR on the Spuiboulevard without at least looking around. Eight enormous painted panels are attached to the pillars of the building. Each panel is a work of art in itself. However, they all have the same theme, for this first edition (of four) it is 'dog'. Sammie Schakel of Iconoclash (his street art can already be seen in many places in Dordrecht) is curator of art in public space and the organiser of this original project. "Every edition, four artists get the challenge to show what they can do on two panels. For this first edition there are five artists: Lotte Koppens, Maarten Mooren, Simian Switch, graffiti artist Rims and Michael Geurin. The project is financially supported by the municipality with the aim of stimulating artists to use their talents in the public space. Corona in particular has an extra need for this. As far as Schakel is concerned, there may be many more works of art, also in other places in the city. "My goal? A Dordrecht collection of street art that no other city has. I am happy to work on that.
Do you fancy a surprising music evening? Then come to the Energieplein on 26 June, but be sure to observe all the corona measures in force at the time. The evening starts with the results of the top 10 favourite Bach that Dordrecht citizens could vote for recently. Early music company Collegium Musicum and Govert van der Kolm's band will take you on an original mix of Bach in various styles. After this, the evening slowly moves on to electronic music. Here, too, Bach is not far away: DJ Solarstone plays a set based on the prelude and fugue in C. He passes the baton on to the musicians, who play the prelude and fugue in C. He passes the baton to the winner of the DJ competition: TimoNoize. The evening thus ends with a Trance party. To gain access, you need a special test that is not older than 40 hours or a full vaccination.