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Talepaviljoen (Language Pavilion)
Where can you experience many languages in 2018 and enjoy activities and food from many different language communities? In the specially-designed language pavilion in the Prinsentuin, which is as homely inside as its appearance suggests!

The pavilion is situated under the skirts of two female figures - since we’re talking about “mother tongues”! Inside, small European languages and lesser-known languages in Leeuwarden are central. These include Basque, the Celtic languages, Friulian, Catalan and Estonian, but also Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Papiamento, German and, of course, Liwadders! One of these languages, in addition to Frisian, will always take central stage in the language pavilion.

A total of around 30 language communities will participate: 10 from Friesland and the Netherlands, 10 from Europe and 10 from the city of Leeuwarden.

Activities
On Thursday eve…

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Talepaviljoen (Language Pavilion)
Where can you experience many languages in 2018 and enjoy activities and food from many different language communities? In the specially-designed language pavilion in the Prinsentuin, which is as homely inside as its appearance suggests!

The pavilion is situated under the skirts of two female figures - since we’re talking about “mother tongues”! Inside, small European languages and lesser-known languages in Leeuwarden are central. These include Basque, the Celtic languages, Friulian, Catalan and Estonian, but also Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Papiamento, German and, of course, Liwadders! One of these languages, in addition to Frisian, will always take central stage in the language pavilion.

A total of around 30 language communities will participate: 10 from Friesland and the Netherlands, 10 from Europe and 10 from the city of Leeuwarden.

Activities
On Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon, the relevant language communities will arrange activities: poetry, music, storytelling, theatre, lectures, discussions and presentations. Each Sunday, we bid farewell to one of the language communities and welcome the next. Throughout the week, during school hours, the pavilion will be a meeting place for teachers and students. Other visitors are also welcome at these times.

Ordering a little differently
In the Language Pavilion, you can enjoy a drink and a small bite to eat. The menu consists of dishes from the region featured at the time. Hoor Friesland “supplies” the pavilion’s deaf hosts. After all, language is more than just speech. And so you'll not only need to decide what you want to order, but also how!

Collections & exhibitions
During the course of 2018, the roof of the pavilion will be completely covered with the most beautiful words of visitors and the participating language communities. Roof tiles are already being “sent out” for this purpose: the rest will be filled in on site. Not just as roofing, but also in the form of photos, audio and video. What's more, it's an outlet not just for your love, but also your frustration!

Opening Hours
Open daily from 30 March-28 October 2018.

Opening hours April, May, June en October*
Monday to Friday: 12.00-18.00
Thursdays to 23.00
Saturday, Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Opening hours July, August, September*
Monday to Sunday: 10.00-19.00
Thursdays and Fridays to 23.00

* opening times can vary depending on (extra) programming.

Partners
Afûk (coordination), BUOG, different language communities and organizations, HoorFriesland

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