Episode 26: Marten Toonder senior, One out of thousand and productive Harm de JongeFirst aired: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 17.00 hours
In this episode Annette Timmer talks with biographer Erik de Graaf of the father's life of the famous cartoonist Marten Toonder, with Aline Kiers her play and the project “Duizend Huizen” and Joep van Ruiten about new work by an award-winning children's author, a Frisian poet and a comedian.
Historian Erik de Graaf studied the life of Marten Bearer senior, father of the famous cartoonist Marten junior and writer Jan Gerhard. He wrote a biography of his former fellow villager, who with a stubborn persistence had worked for cattleman and sheep boy to captain and commissioner in the NV of the Toonder Studio. Saturday, October 17 in the Open Air Museum Het Hoogeland a combined presentation of the book and an exhibition about the life of Marten Toonder senior. 50 years after his death Warffum has found a lost son.
Joep van Ruiten works as a cultural journalist lives in Emmen and. He is editor of Dagblad van het Noorden / Leeuwarder Courant, founder of culture site without form and void, creator of the Poetry Show, member of the advisory committee for the Cultural Prize of Drenthe, Adviser to the Fund Cultural and coordinator of the poetry project Ode to Emmen performed during Cultural Drenthe Municipality 2015/2016. Every month he brings news from the northern front in book Pure North.
Alina Kiers is an actress, presenter and theater maker. Frank den Hollander and Peter de Haan years they formed the Gang of Baflo Bill, later Before the Gang.
Commissioned by Stichting Berlagehuis Usquert wrote and she plays one of a thousand. Her performance is part of the project thousand homes. This is about the housing plan from 1950 of mayor of Ottevanger Ulrum that answer had to give up the acute housing shortage in the country of Groningen. In two years time, in 30 municipalities of the province of Groningen thousand new workers' houses built. Also in Ten Post, where Alina grew up, was a row of such houses. While the homes themselves are far from monumental, it Groningen has been a milestone in construction and economies located. Alina plays her solo performance 16 and October 17 in such a dwelling in Uithuizen.