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Britsoc Magazine | Fish and chips for the soul | June 2015

'Fish and Chips for the Soul' magazine | June 2015
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Due to a minor hand injury, the Zine Magazine has been temporarily replaced with our swimmingly cool “Fish and Chips for the Soul magazine”, which this month reports back from the deep blue waters of the Britsoc underworld.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a trapped nerve in the designers hand, we are unable to bring you the full glossy version of his month’s digital Zine magazine. Never one to miss an opportunity out of the misfortune of others, John the Editor has kindly put together a simpler version of the magazine called ‘Fish and Chips for the Soul’. It has all the great writing and insights of the glossy Zine magazine, but with the added benefits of audio and video. We think our sponsors will like the added attention and links as well.

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Chairman's Message

June 2015
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Dear members,

Read this month's chairman's letter here. Read More
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Nick's Nosh Cooking Class

With Mik the Chef
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This month our Nick wanders into the kitchen and learns how to cook from Mik the chef. Feed Me
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Britsoc Advertiser

Kingsalmarkt World Famous Foodstore
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Taste Life!

Kingsalmarkt, the world-famous foodstore!

Visit us for your favourite American cornflakes, brownies and soups, British jams andhoney, Mexican tortillas, Spanish tapas and ham, Italian coffee and pasta and French cheese. Read More
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Shot of the Month

Photography Lesson #11
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Let children, above all, be themselves. Learn More
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Beth’s Book Blog

June Books 2015
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Flood of Fire, the long-awaited third book in the Ibis Trilogy of Amitav Ghosh, has just been released and I am eagerly devouring it – while trying to savour every word of this impeccably researched tale.Read More
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The International School of Amsterdam
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Setting the stage to excite and develop young minds

At ISA, we believe that great facilities can set the stage for great learning. Read More
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Texel Island Discs

June 2015
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Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the north of Amsterdam, David Raleigh from AngloInfo chooses his favourite 10 discs to take with him. Learn More
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The Beer Hunter

Cafe Gollem
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The Beer Hunter reports back from his selfless pursuit of great places selling great beers.Read More
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Amsterdam International Community School
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Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)

The Amsterdam International Community School is a Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English. Read More
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Cooking Coach

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Goat’s Cheese and Herb Dressing
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Cooking Coach Karen Vivers gets our mouths watering with Roast Pumpkin Salad with Goat’s Cheese and Herb Dressing. Learn More
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A Day In The Park

Vondel Park Series
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Our Alison takes an early morning stroll through the Vondelpark, Amsterdam. Experience the magic
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Britsoc Sponsor

British Language Training Centre
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Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam

Your centre of choice for English and Dutch courses as well as Cambridge Examinations, Business English, International Legal English, International Financial English and Teaching English (TEFL) qualification courses

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ARTZUID 2015

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
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Running from 22nd May to 22nd September, ARTZUID is an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition that takes place every two years in Amsterdam South. It extends for 2.5 kilometres along the Apollolaan, the Minervalaan and as far as Zuidas. Learn More
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Art as propaganda or reality?

The Kim Utopia exhibition
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After an hour of studying the paintings and watching a documentary about North Korea in The Kim Utopia exhibition a restless feeling seeped under my skin. My western mindset found the paintings of ecstatic workers, sublimely pretty traffic wardens and tranquil farm scenes far too surreal. Learn More
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The British School of Amsterdam
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Small classes and personal attention.

We provide an all-round education that develops the whole person and delivers academic success. Read More
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Home is where the art is

Art in our homes
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I am happy to admit that I am something of an Ignoramus when it comes to ‘Art’. Each day I look at it I see something different and the colours make my soul sing.  Gosh, I sound like Sister Wendy Beckett, and if a picture can make you do that, it’s got to be Art!  Hasn’t it? Read More
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A Day at the Keukenhof

Flower Photography
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It may be due to the cooler start to Spring but the flowers in the gardens were in superb condition with vibrant splashes of colour wherever the eye strayed. We hope that you enjoy the pictures! See More 
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The British School in The Netherlands
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Internationally Curious

Nurturing every child’s natural desire to investigate, question and inquire - developing it into a skill that  will help them thrive anywhere in the world. Read More
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Expat Poetry

One Last Push
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One Last Push

by Carol Moore.Read More
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Coffee Festival Amsterdam

Fresh young musical talent
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Starring three singer-songwriters, hot from a freshly brewed pot of young musical talent. Read More
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Benjamin Arthur Photographer
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The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ART Read More
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Expat poetry

Feral Nuns
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Feral Nuns

by John RichardsonRead More
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Expat Poetry

Hardknott Pass
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Hardknott Pass

By Dave ThomasRead More
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Britsoc Sailing Season 2015

From Kaag and Loosdrecht
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Hello Sailors,

The 2015 Britsoc Sailing Season is here

We’re more social than serious racing types so beginners are welcome. We sail from Kaag (12.00 ) and Loosdrecht (10.00 ). Read More

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Food From Home

Missing British food?
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Missing British food?

Living abroad you often miss the simple things from home, such as the food. No longer. Here is a guide to the shops selling expat food products in the Netherlands. Read More
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Amsterdam Expat Golf

Amsterdam Hogedijk course, near the AMC and IKEA
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Spring is in the air.

And Britsoc Amsterdam Expat Golf is on the course.

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Britsoc Classifieds

Buy/Sell your stuff here
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Sell your past. Make space for your future. Browse our Expat classifieds. Have a job to advertise? An apartment to rent? A car to sell? Post a Classified Ad. Read More

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