Dinnertime for Amsterdam’s homeless

So Dam Local took part in ‘Koken in een andere keuken’ run by Amsterdam Verbindt at the Stoelen Project, a homeless shelter off the Marnixstraat in Amsterdam. The team cooked dinner for 45-50 homeless people and organiser, Hennie Heijmans, popped by to explain more about the scheme and how it connects those who are well off with those in need. This feature was first broadcast on Amsterdam’s Salto 1 TV channel on 18.11.14 on So Dam Local TV show, produced by Stichting Broadcast Amsterdam. Director & Editor: Cathy Leung

Links:
amsterdamverbindt.nl
kokenineenanderekeuken.nl

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Get yourself Konnektid!!

Interested in learning a new skill, have an urge to play the ukele or learn SEO? well maybe Konnektid can help, we went to talk to Michel Visser, founder of the new Amsterdam based skills exchange website to see what it was all about and Nicola learnt to play the piano!! Many thanks to Bektash for being so patient. Check out the film and see what is happening in your neighbourhood.

Take a tour of the Almatuin

It’s not often you discover a hidden gem in Amsterdam but The Almatuin in Amsterdam’s Zuidas is certainly one of those. A community garden surrounded by the office buildings of the Zuidas, it is a green oasis in a busy part of the city. Aveen Colgan gave us the background to the garden, why it is so important to the workers and residents of the area and how it is being threatened with paved over. Watch the film and learn how you too could participate.

Watch our Taste of Amsterdam interview

Live oyster-shucking from Marcus the ‘Oysterman’ and a chat with Julia, organiser of this weekend’s Taste of Amsterdam. Maybe that’s one of the things you missed on Tuesday’s So Dam Local.

Watch it here …

Tonight on So Dam Local …

LuisterfinkJoin So Dam Local at 18:00 tonight for:

  • Amsterdam Kitchen: ‘Soil to Table’, the start of a mini food series featuring local farmer, Andre.
  • ACCESS, a live interview with Exec Director, Deobrah Valentine. We will talk about the support ACCESS gives to internationals in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam courses that are part of the ACCESS network, the approaching June issue of the ACCESS magazine and the new book, Ready Steady, Go Dutch.
  • Luisterfink Educational Garden, Part 1: Introducing the garden.
  • Taster for a new satirical news show from Greg Shapiro (launch 6 May).
  • Film chat: The Railway Man – out in the Dutch cinemas from Thursday.

Watch on Salto 1 (UPC channel 32) or online at Salto.

Walking with your ears!

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 13.44.56Watch our film about Sound Track City, an organisation in Amsterdam who are trying to give you a different perspective on Amsterdam. Justin Bennett, who co-created the soundwalk “Secret of the Amsterdam Canals” gave us an insight into the process behind making it and how sound can change they way you percieve the world around you. Unfortunately, the special walk on the 21st of April is booked out but they have added an extra walks on April 27th and May 11th, see their site for more details – www.soundtrackcity.nl

 

Preview of tonight’s So Dam Local

daanstellerJoin us at 18:00 tonight for:

  • Soundtrackcity ‘soundwalk’ around Amsterdam: a film feature
  • Amsterdam Kitchen gets inspired for Restaurant Day: One month to go to get your shit together pop-up wannabes! Organisor Cathelijn de Reede joins us live in the studio.
  • Expedition Why Not? sets off from Amsterdam and So Dam Local were there to report on it
  • Muddy Mates is happening this weekend: catch our live interview with one of the organisers.

Watch on Salto 1 (UPC channel 32) or online at Salto.