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#FBF: Ugly Sweaters and a good borrel was had by all!

Next Sunday we’ll meet up again for our annual Ugly Sweater Borrel. For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look at our “ugly” gathering from 2018!

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by Mala Raman

22.12.2018. Once again, we had a great time socializing and snacking during our traditional Christmas borrel.  This year we met at Cafe Bakker with everyone charged with wearing their best “ugly sweater.” It was interesting to see what our members’ ideas were of an “ugly” sweater.

Despite the overcrowding around the Korte Heuvel that we were expecting, it was pleasantly cozy in Cafe Bakker where members shared their happiness of starting the holiday season and discussing Christmas and New Year’s plans.

A borrel was the perfect way to bid everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

tícMovie Night – The French Dispatch

by Katie Schweitzer

11 Nov 2021. For our Friday night movie, we chose a film full of well known actors that looked absurd and funny – The French Dispatch. The clip looked pretty absurd at any rate 😉Tilburg International Club Movie Night

The French Dispatch is a classic Wes Anderson movie (apparently, I’ve only seen one other one) about “The French Dispatch,” a newspaper based in France which circulates in Kansas, USA, bringing foreign culture, events, and perspective to a place that otherwise would have no exposure to them.

The core of the film was focused on three distinct short stories, which were featured in that very newspaper. A notable group of famous stars played roles big and small.

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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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#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…)

Book Discussion review: A Gentleman in Moscow

Tilburg International Club Expat Book Clubby Donna Dekker

08.09.2021. “He can’t leave. You won’t want to.” It’s the back of the book blurb from Amor Towles’ bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow, our pick for the September tíc book club. We met to discuss the novel and it was great
to see each other in person again! We met consistently on Zoom through Covid-19, which helped us all stay in touch.

The book’s main character, Count Alexander Rostov, has been sentenced to house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow for being an unrepentant aristocrat; the novel details how he creates a life for himself there with the hotel’s denizens and develops rich friendships, romance and even parenthood while witnessing history being made in the Soviet Union.
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2021 tíc Welcome Event – Live again!

by Rochelle Buhr

25.09.2021. The tilburg international club (tíc) once again kicked-off another club season with its annual Welcome Event; this year at RAW Restaurant in the Spoorzone.

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Once again, a great Welcome Event from the Tilburg International Club!

The afternoon started with a warm greeting, of course, by tic board members and an official welcome from Tilburg City Council member, Vice-Mayor Oscar Dusschooten. (more…)

Hot Topic: How to Raise Multilingual Children

Tilburg International Club Multilingual Children Webinar18 March 2021. by Anne-Lise Artaud. We had a very lovely evening around a hot topic for us expat. How to raise multilingual children? This subject was presented and all our questions answered by an experienced researcher that has herself personal experience on this matter. It was very interesting to learn about the flexibility and resilience of children that from a young age are able to learn and retain different languages.

Language forms part of our identity

The Netherlands is a country that welcomes a large number of immigrants and expats, making it a very culturally rich and diverse nation. A part of this cultural diversity is the great variety of languages spoken both inside and outside the home. And, language forms an important part of who we are.

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#TBT Paradox borrel

Tomorrow we’ll be online again for another fun borrel/game night. For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back at one of our borrels from 2014 at the Paradox! (Hopefully we’ll get back to hosting in-person barrels again soon!)

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by Patricia Gonzalez. Confession time. I’ve lived in Tilburg for two years now, practically in the neighborhood of Paradox, and I profess to be a lover of all things jazz. Yet I had never been there until the night of TIC’s borrel. It wasn’t because I had never heard of the place. Paradox is a popular jazz venue among Tilburg residents and the non-profit foundation has been around for almost 30 years. Still, I had never gone. (more…)

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