Tilburg International Club

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

Upcoming Events

  • Pentanque (Jue de Beule) Borrel 28 January 2022
  • Webinar: Dutch Pensions 10 February 2022
  • tícWalkie Talkies 19 February 2022
  • Karaoke Night 25 February 2022

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News Archive

#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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#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…)

tícMovie Night review: Respect

Tilburg International Club Movie Nightby Yolonda van Riel

17.09.2021. Respect – what I give Jennifer Hudson for taking on the iconic role of Aretha Franklin. It must have been a daunting task to try and emulate the “Queen of Soul” but I can’t imagine anyone else capable of singing all those hits any better (except Aretha, of course!)

A small group of tic movie lovers gathered for the film at Cinecitta and, although our seats were quite close to the front, it was almost like being at a concert.

The film depicts Aretha’s life from a young girl into adulthood and how she overcame an overbearing father (played by Forest Whitaker), the death of her mother and abusive relationships to find her voice – both physically and figuratively. The film was over 2 hours but, if you haven’t seen it, make sure you stay through the credits to see a live performance from Aretha Franklin that is totally worth the wait!

Check out our movie review of The Honest Thief!

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