Plenty of spring holidays this week in Groningen and Drenthe. Come visit Friday and many other places

This week is of course spring break and there is plenty to do in Drenthe and Groningen. For example, you can enjoy fun afternoons on Friday and you can be creative and build churches in Ezinge.

Traditional and modern music influences merge

Bongeziwe Mabandla fuses traditional and modern musical influences in inventive soulful folk songs. The singer and guitarist grew up in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, but later moved to Johannesburg to pursue his career.

Despite this change, he continued to sing and write in Xhosa, his native language. He has now released three albums and won several South African Music Awards (SAMA). With his approach to African music, Bongeziwe Mabandla is now heard worldwide and he also appeared on Alfa Mist’s latest single Apho.

Groningen – SPOT/De Oosterpoort, Wed 8 p.m., 18.50 euros

Plenty of spring break on Friday

During the spring holidays there is a special Free Walk-in at VRIJDAG . Children aged 4 to 12 can work with real artists from Tuesday to Thursday. During this special Free Walk-in, you all get into the rocket and leave for the universe. You enter a whole new universe in the basement of the building. How do you actually do that, walking in space? Or sleep floating, without gravity? We will discover special planets and you may also encounter aliens. What would they look like and what language do they speak?

Every afternoon starts at 1 p.m. with a short introduction and an explanation of the various activities of the day. You can choose on the spot what you want to do: music, theater or visual arts.

Groningen – FRIDAY Walstraat, Tue (today) to Thu, 1-4 p.m., free

Creative event with a touch of history

Most churches on De Wierden are made of clay from the surrounding land. This is unknown to many people. The inhabitants of the mound baked large bricks from the clay in a field oven near the church. This resulted in the well-known red churches with a tower. On Wednesday afternoon, children aged 6 to 12 can make their own small church from clay from the area or another type of clay. This is possible in Museum Wierdenland in Ezinge.

If you want to be sure that you can participate, register via [email protected]. In short: a creative event with a touch of history.

Ezinge – Museum Wierdenland, Wed 2-3.30 pm, 3 euros

Neighbor & Neighbor are moving

Neighbor & Neighbor are moving. So there is a lot of work to be done. Lugging furniture, installing a new kitchen, sanding the floor. Oh and there could also be some new wallpaper on the wall. Then hang up some paintings and you’re done. Will that go well? Will A JE TO be heard loudly throughout the room? For each other!

The two clumsiest handymen in the country come to De Tamboer with this musical. Comedian and director Jelle Kuiper and language artist Ivo de Wijs bring the Czech handymen to life in the theater for the sixth time. The show can be seen on Thursdays at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

Hoogeveen – De Tamboer, Thu 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM, 19.50 euros

Admiring inventions and scientists

In the University Museum you can not only admire scientists and their inventions, but – even more fun – you can also get started yourself. Due to the great interest during the Christmas holidays, the crafts and experiments corner will also return during the spring holidays, but now even more extensively. In the young inventors craft corner you can make a paper stained glass animal, fold origami or carry out real experiments. For example, create an optical illusion just like psychologist Gerard Heymans, or imitate Johann Bernoulli and experiment with air pressure.

This holiday also features an exciting plasma ball where you see flashes of lightning appear when you touch it with your fingers. In the experiments corner you can also make bath salts, with beautiful colors and a scent. Perfect for a warm bath at home in these cold winter months. Of course, you make the bath salts in a lab coat like a real professor. Finally, there is a microscope where you can view special preparations under supervision, including dragonflies, plants, wood and various creatures. Under the microscope the smallest details become visible. This way you learn a lot about nature. There are also various skulls. Do you see the difference between a dog and a cat? The crafts and experiments corner can be visited until Friday.

Groningen – University Museum, until Fri, 11am-4pm, 7.50 euros