Exhibition at Henk Helmantel’s

Still life with peaches

Dear international friends,

An exhibition at Henk Helmantel – September 16, 2011


Gardens, flowers and fruits in art
Various artists from the 20th & 21th centuries
The Museum of Weem in Westeremden
Sept. 1 t / m 29 October 2011

As the new season is about to begin we would like to welcome back old friends who have joined us in the past, but also to invite new friends to participate in our meetings of International Café.

We have planned a special event on Friday, September 16 to open our new season of International Café. We will visit the home and museum of Henk Helmantel, well-known Dutch figurative artist. Some of you have already visited his home and seen his amazingly realistic work. This time, however, there will be work by other figurative artists, focusing on paintings of gardens, flowers and fruits. Admission to the exhibition is 4 euro’s pp.


We will meet in Groningen at 15:15 at Central Station at platform 2a, to take the stop train leaving at 15:32 in direction Delfzijl. We will get out at Stedum and walk 2 kilometers to Westeremden. The train trip takes 20 minutes. It costs 8.20 euros round trip (unless you have a train discount card). Be sure to be on time! Hans van Seventer will meet you at the station in Groningen, and you will see other international students as well. We expect to return to Groningen sometime around 20:00 o’clock.


At the home of the Helmantels you will be welcomed with coffee or tea and cake. Then you can visit the exhibition and enjoy the beautiful garden and buildings, a medieval parsonage with its barn, a “Weem” in Dutch, and a medieval church. Later there will be a free meal of soup, salads and bread.


This will be our first official meeting of this season. We hope you can join us. Please do let us know by September 14 if you are coming. Always sign up:

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If you have signed up but for some reason are not able to come will you please let us know as soon as you can so that we know how much food will be needed!



Our regular monthly meeting of International Café will be held on Saturday, September 24 at the Hereweg 1 in Groningen. Click here for more details.

Location: Abt Emopad 2, Westeremden (to the North of Groningen)

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