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ZINE Magazine Dec Issue 2015

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It's Out | Zine Magazine 2.0 |Dec Issue 2015
Click the squares below to brush off autumn and get ready for the holiday season  

This month our deep fried “Fish and Chips for the Soul magazine” compares North Sea cod with the art of Edvard Munch’.

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Chairman's Corner Nov 2015

Britsoc Chairman
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Dear Britsoc Members,

It was terrible to see the events in Paris recently and on behalf of the British Society our thoughts are with all our French friends.Read More
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Great British Ball Sponsors

Thank You
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We would like to thank all the following sponsors.

Money raised will go to the VUmc Cancer Centre Amsterdam

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Britsoc Sponsors

The British School in The Netherlands - Britsoc Sponsors
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The British School in The Netherlands

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, we are now one of the largest and most successful international schools in Europe.

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Burns Night Ceilidh 2016

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We'll be celebrating our annual Burns' Night this year on Saturday, January 30th, 2015

So note the date in your diaries and keep it free.

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Iconic food for an iconic ball

Christmas Ball
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Michelin star chef Chris Naylor sprinkles some stardust over the three course menu

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Britsoc Sponsor

The British School of Amsterdam - Britsoc Sponsors
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Small classes and personal attention. At the British School of Amsterdam we get to know each and every student. Read More
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Cooking Coach Dec 2015

Trifle
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As I’ve never come across Bird’s trifle in the Netherlands, I taught myself to make trifle (almost) from scratch.

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Britsoc Meetup Page

Britsoc Meetup
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Britsoc is known for its big 3 B's: Bonfire, Ball and Burns.

Now we will organise a number of smaller events through MeetUp.

Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. Read More
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Britsoc Sponsor

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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Bonfire Night 2015

Bonfire Night
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The Glastonbury of Amsterdam!

It was yet another sell out for this year’s bonfire night celebrations. We could sell the tickets for this event 3 or 4 times over. It truly has become the Glastonbury of Amsterdam!Read More
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Texel Island Discs Nov 2015

Sand, Surf and Song
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Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the North of Holland, Leigh Stouffer chooses her favourite 10 discs to take with her to keep sane.

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Britsoc Sponsor

Benjamin Arthur | British Photographer
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Benjamin Arthur

The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ARTRead More
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Happy Kidz Amsterdam

Private Nanny
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The nanny agency caters to expats with demanding jobs and hectic schedules

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Britsoc Photo Lesson #14

Photography
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Long exposures create wonderful effects

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Britsoc Sponsor

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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Beth's Book Blog

Nov 2015
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"With Dickensian detail and terrific story lines for each of its many characters, we are reminded of the cycles of poverty contrasted with the fin-de-siecle glamour and glitz of the super wealthy of the Big Apple" 

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Dyslexia Parent Support Group

Parent Support
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Do you have a child who is, or may be, dyslexic?

Come and join our group. We will be discussing and sharing ideas on how to help a dyslexic child with their reading, spelling and homework, as well as all the other issues that affect their lives.

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Britsoc Sponsor

British Language Training Centre | Britsoc Sponsor
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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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Beauty and health

Gemma White
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Gemma has kindly decided to sponsor the Great British Ball, so in return we have agreed to tell her new business story here:

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Expat Poetry

Ghent by Dave Thomas
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Ghent

shrouded in naked silence
Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
scarcely attracts a visitor
at the Museum of Fine Art

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Kingsalmarkt World Famous Foodstore & Britsoc Sponsor
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Taste Life!

Kingsalmarkt, the world-famous foodstore!

We are known for our wide range of products from countries all over the world. ‘Taste life’ is what we call that. Read More
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Footprints in the snow

Self Published Books
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By Maggie Holman

The book is a Christmas story with a spooky moment at the end, for children aged 8-11.

It tells the story of ten-year-old Jamie, a shy London boy who goes to stay with his grandfather in the Forest of Dean, where he discovers local people searching for an elusive panther and meets traveller children who talk to animals.DOWNLOAD FIRST CHAPTER HERE Read More
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Nick's Nosh Guest Reviewer

Balti House
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Readers may have spotted the fact that the regular author of Nicks Nosh is currently distracted by the fact that he is the new Chair of the British Society.

Rather than lose this regular slot in Zine editions, we are inviting guest contributors to submit their restaurant reviews for consideration.

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Spectre Review

Film and Entertainment
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Our Andy seeks out a good old fashioned action movie with chases, thrills and spills then some.

Book your cinema tickets now.

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Edvard Munch at the van Gogh Museum

Art and Culture
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I was looking forward to the Edvard Munch exhibition

It's currently showing at the van Gogh Museum until 17th January 2016, as his work was being compared to that of van Gogh and I wasn’t aware of the similarities.

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Postcard from Iceland

Travel and holidays
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A schoolfriend recently turned 50 and, having commiserated with me when I hit the half century, she called in the return favour and asked me to go with her to Iceland to see the Aurora Borealis to fulfil the number 1 item on her freshly written bucket list. 

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Joke of the Month

Nov 2015
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Three blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Texas Highway Patrol.

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