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Episode 28: Hein Klompmaker, Musical school, Liberation Groningen & Jan Henk de Groot

First aired: Friday, 27 March 2015 at 17.00 hours

Week-end, a great way to start the weekend. This week in Week End:

Dolmens, Hein Klompmaker

In the province of Drenthe there are still 52 dolmens, and just across the border in the province of Groningen is one. Dolmens are the oldest monuments in the Netherlands. These monuments are about 5000 years ago in the New Stone Age, the last period of the Stone Age. Dolmens were made of huge boulders that the ice, in the ice age of about 100,000 years ago moved to the north of the Netherlands. These boulders are found only where the ice sheet has been: the north of the Netherlands. The huge boulders are called megaliths (derived from the Greek words mega = large and lithos = stone). Dolmens were used as burial chambers. The bones of the deceased people have perished in the course of 5000 years. Part of the grave gifts is well preserved: jars of pottery, stone tools and weapons, and jewelry, for example amber.

But can you just dig a dolmen? The ancient burial chambers today have also suffered from vandalism.

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The Musical school

Who does not want to shine like a star in a musical? Playing in a musical is more than only acting. Song and dance are a major part you must poses. In Leeuwarden theater De Bres will start a training to teach young talents all those disciplines. The foundation's Blaue Toer is led by Mark Riemer, Dennis Dronkers and Ramon Menger provide a three year course. There have been searching for people with "guts" with talent for the musical. On Thursday, April 2, there is an open audiition in Leeuwarden.

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Liberation Groningen

Netherlands celebrates it 70 years ago was liberated by the Allies. Everywhere in the country are major events. Groningen kicks off with all national celebrations and commemorations on the weekend of 10 to 12 April, "Liberation of Groningen." Weekends are a large number of events planned as a grand finale "Mock Battle". On the Grote Markt the battles are re-enacted between the Canadians and the Germans that were in Groningen during the liberation of the city.

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Jan Henk de Groot

The Groningen singer-songwriter also known as Henkus. In 2002 he won the audience during GPVN and 3FM demo award. The single "She's the girl" was a modest hit and made especially in North Netherlands for fame. In 2007, the band stopped and Jan Henk took more time for work and family. In 2010 this family was another reason to pick up the music.

In addition to his work in English Jan Henk also sings and writes in Gronings. In November 2013, Jan Henk first Groningen language album titled "Again”came out. Jan Henk won in March 2014 with this album the Dagblad van het Noorden Streektaalprijs.

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About this program:

Week-eind is a up-to-date talkshow to start with a good weekend.

Dick Jansen receives guests at the table who have special stories to tell or get enthusiastic about ideas, or are at the center of the news or perhaps yet to come. A pleasant mix of news, information and entertainment.