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Date: Wednesday, 4 Sept 2019
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 3 Sept 2019 (registration form below)
Member Cost: Free!
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)
As a young man and a prisoner of war, Kurt Vonnegut witnessed the 1945 US fire-bombing of Dresden in Germany, which…
reduced the once proudly beautiful city to rubble and claimed the lives of thousands of its citizens. For many years, Kurt tried to write about Dresden but the words would not come. When he did write about it, he combined his trademark humour, unfettered imagination, boundless humanity and keen sense of irony to create one of the most powerful anti-war books every written, and an enduring American classic.
Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller – these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse Five is one of the world’s great anti-war books. While centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
- `An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist’ New York Times Book Review
- `The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.’ George Saunders
Plenty of time in the summer to relax with a good and interesting book. Should you have time and a desire to read more, try one of the other suggested books :
- Normal People, by Salley Rooney (304 pages)
- The Sirens of Titan, by Kunt Vonnegut (224 pages)
- Everything is Illuminated, by Johathan Safran Foer (276 PAGES)
Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing summer, with plenty of time for a good book.
#bookclub #tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #Slaughterhouse5 #KurtVonnegut
Did you know that with the tíc membership card, you can get a day pass to shop at the Tilburg wholesale store, Sligro?
Sligro is a modern, volume-shopping warehouse that covers 11.000 m² and offers fresh produce, wine, food and food supply items. Typical clients of Sligro are businesses, restaurants and self-employed business owners that buy their supplies in bulk. Sligro also has in-store samples of many of their food items as well as product tasting evenings.
With the tíc membership card shown at the door*, our members can shop like the professionals or just stock up on kitchen favourites!
Check the Sligro website for information about their assortment and opening hours!
*Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to enter.
#tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #shopping #sligro #volumediscount
Did you know that TIC has a dedicated JOBS page to help expats find jobs in the Netherlands, and specifically in and around the Tilburg area?
We get many requests all year round for help with job searches. More and more job searches are done through social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook as well as through the professional networking site LinkedIn. In-person networking is also an important factor in getting a foot in the door. tíc can help you build your social and professional network through its many activities that bring expats together.
Many job listings are posted on Twitter asking for candidates who speak a foreign language that isn’t Dutch. You can follow @tilintclub to get regular notices of vacancies. You can also do various searches to find job vacancies (for example, job vacancy Tilburg). Many groups such as @nativespeakerss, @IamExpatJobs, @jobportaal and @BlueLynxJobs all post their vacancies several times a day.
Facebook is also worth investigating for jobs, specifically groups that are dedicated to posting position for jobs in the Netherlands, such as English speaking Jobs & Events in the Netherlands. Take a look today!
#tilburginternationalclub #jobs #expatlife #English #network