Tilburg International Club

OUR MISSION

tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for internationals living in Brabant. Read more About tíc.

Upcoming Events

  • Ugly Xmas Sweater Borrel 17 December 2021
  • tícWalkie Talkies 19 December 2021
  • Annual Holiday Brunch 16 January 2022
  • Book Club: Hiddensee 17 January 2022
  • tícWalkie Talkies 23 January 2022

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News Archive

Meet the board! tíc Treasurer

Tilburg International Club Treasurer

tíc Treasurer, Katie Schweitzer

 

I have been living in the Netherlands since Aug 2017. I am originally from the US. I was raised outside of Philadelphia, PA, but moved to Washington, DC for my bachelor’s degree and then worked there for 5 years before moving to the Netherlands.

I knew I had wanted to move to Europe at some point. I had been going to Ireland to visit family – my mother is Irish – since I was a kid. But a study abroad semester in Germany really left a lasting impression. Not only did I love the lifestyle, I loved being able to travel to so many different countries, and experience different cultures, with only a short plane or train ride.

So, when the opportune moment came, I decided to get my master’s degree in the Netherlands and have been working here since I completed my studies.

Book Discussion review: “The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

Tilburg International Club Expat Book ClubReview by Anne van Oorschot

18.10.2021. The Book Club had such a fun gathering to discuss our latest book, The Beekeeper of Aleppo! There were 10 in attendance, with 1 brand new member and 1 potential member, and all enjoyed drinks and snacks while having an interesting, thoughtful discussion of this good, but difficult book.

While not everyone had finished the book – the subject matter made it a tough read at times – all agreed that having a personal glimpse into the lives of a refugee family helped one to understand and sympathize with their plight. It also brought home the seemingly insurmountable challenges refugees’ face, on top of the massive trauma many have experienced in their home countries forcing them to leave, as well as on their journey to get away.

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tícMovie Night: Travels with My Aunt review

Tilburg International Club Movie Nightby Anne van Oorschot

08.10.2021. For our last book before the summer, Essi had brought 3 choices, all of which had been made into a movie, the suggestion being to read the book and then watch the movie together. What a fun idea! We set a date for the movie in September but ended up having to postpone due to…generational challenges. This I must explain, of course!

I, Anne-the-dinosaur, watch movies on Netflix or via a DVD, while Essi, who is young and hip, streams everything and doesn’t even have a DVD player. We would watch the film at my place, Anne’s, on my reasonably big smart TV but, due to an unexpected conflict, Essi could not attend. Since I felt that streaming a film was not something I was sure I could manage on my own and this older film was not quickly available any other way, we postponed to a later date. A hilarious step in our book-to-film adventure I think. 😊 (more…)

President’s Message – November 2021

Tilburg International Club president

Yolonda van Riel, Tilburg International Club President

Where are we now?

As I write this message, I am singing You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive in my head because I feel like we are spinning round again back to the old corona rules! Like many of you, I’m back to working mostly from home and taking my meetings online, yet I am allowed to go on an international business trip because those rules have been lifted. It’s getting hard to keep up!!

Fun Times

Your tic board is also constantly shifting from in-person to online events and perhaps we may even be able to do some in a hybrid fashion. We had a great Welcome Event by Restaurant RAW this year and it was so nice to see everyone in person and catch up with what’s been going on in each other’s world. We have also arranged some other nice things like GLOW Eindhoven, an English comedy show, movie night and book club. Hopefully you were able to join us for some of those fun events. (more…)

#FBF Book Club review: “Educated, A Memoir”

On Monday, we will be meeting for our next book club; a gathering that sometimes has intense debates, but is always a lot of fun. For #FlashBackFriday, let’s take a look at a book club review from 2019.

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Review by Anne van Oorschot

19 Mar 2019. For our March book club gathering, after getting a warm drink, we settled around a crackling fireplace and with a tray of yummy snacks. While not everyone had finished the book, Educated, all agreed that it was a remarkable story and well written.
Tara was the youngest of 7 children and her childhood looked idylic on the surface – living on a breathtakingly beautiful mountain in rural Idaho with her own goats and horses. Her mother was a midwife and herbalist and Tara spent a lot of hours walking on the mountain, gathering rose hips and mullein flowers that her Mom could stew into tinctures.

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Join (virtual) Book Club!

Expat Book Club

Are you up for a good discussion with a group of friendly book-lovers?

Would you like to expand your reading horizons by reading a book you may not have chosen yourself?

Do you want to spend a relaxed evening chatting about a book, and often many other life topics, with a cup of tea, coffee or perhaps glass of wine in your hand?

Join tíc’s Book Club where we meet up approximately once every 6 weeks to discuss the latest book pick by the group.

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Tilburg International Club - Val (SA/NL) testimonial

#FBF tícMovie Night: The Gentlemen review

Tonight we’ll meet up for another tícMovie Night. For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at the Cinecitta movie “The Gentlemen”!

by Anne van Oorschot

5 Jun 2020. After weeks of event cancellations, it was with great enthusiasm that I heard movie theaters could reopen on June 1st. 🙂

Pathé was careful to stick to the required 1.5 meter distance and we were assigned seats individually as we entered the theater. We sat in pairs with 3 seats and 2 rows separating guests. The Gentlemen, a combination gangster/shoot-em-up and comedy film, was a good choice and just what we needed. (more…)

INVITE: Morning Mug with tíc!

Grab your favorite drink and a quick morning chat with us!

For those of you still working from home, let’s start the week together.

Tilburg International Club Coffee Morning

 

Morning Mug Schedule

Tuesday, 16 November
Tuesday, 30 November
Tuesday, 14 December

 

No worries if you’re unable join us at the beginning or stay the entire time – just drop in to say hello.

Jump online and join us! See you there!
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#FBF: GLOW International Light Art Festival

This weekend, tíc is taking a trip to the GLOW light art festival in Eindhoven. In honour of #FlashbackFriday, let’s take a look at our last trip from 2018!

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review and pictures by Mélanie Magnier

17 November 2018. tíc members met at the Tilburg station to take the train together to go to Eindhoven and discover GLOW, the International Light Art festival.

Right out of the station, the Student Hotel was animated on a facade by a projected video. (more…)

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