Author Archives: Geoff Coupe

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.

Last Night of the Proms 2019

So, it’s over for another year – we will have to wait until the 17th July 2020 for the next season of the BBC Proms to start. Meanwhile, I’ll remember the Last Night of the Proms for 2019 (last night…) … Continue reading

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Wise Words and Sad Leaves

Raoni Metuktire, chief of the indigenous Brazilian Kayapó people, has a few words of advice for us. Unfortunately, I doubt that we will listen.

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The Mother of Parliaments

Jos Collignon, the political cartoonist of the Dutch Volkskrant newspaper sums up the shenanigans of Boris Johnson and his gang of shits, charlatans and shysters (thank you, John Crace) pretty accurately this week… I see Farage has muscled in on … Continue reading

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Plex Drops a Bomb

Back in the mists of time (i.e. 2006), I installed a home cinema setup here: a Denon AVR with 7.1 audio, B&W speakers, and a Bluray player connected to the TV. After four years of service, I began to wonder … Continue reading

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Erwin Olaf: I Am

My blog post about the photographer Jimmy Nelson reminded me to write a post about another photographer whose work I really like: Erwin Olaf. There’s recently been a major exhibition of his work in two museums in The Hague, and … Continue reading

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Carmina Burana

I was revisiting an old post of mine about a strange version of Carmen, and discovered that there’s a sequel that is perhaps even more weird: Carmina Burana – as you’ve definitely never seen it before…

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Homage to Humanity

While I was in Deventer at the book market, I popped into Deventer’s largest bookshop to check out the new book by photographer Jimmy Nelson: Homage to Humanity. I already have a copy of his previous book Before They Pass … Continue reading

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