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

'Fish and Chips for the Soul' magazine | May 2015
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Due to a minor hand injury, this month’s 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

Monthly Britsoc Chairman's Message
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Dear members,Read this month's chairman's letter here. Read More
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Sports

Join the Rugby Sevens Party
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Last year we sent an elite team of die hard volunteers of the British Society to investigate the rumours of an outdoor party on the outskirts of Amsterdam West that included rugby, lashings of cold beer, a plethora of fit men and women in shorts and an amazing family atmosphere. You may also recall that we reported that the rumours are true and that the Amsterdam Sevens ticks all of those boxes. Read More
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Sponsors

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. 40 nationalities. Read More
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Architecture and Design

Amsterdam's rainbow station
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Amsterdam Central Station after dark. At a random moment on each day of the week, the 125-year-old arch over the platforms briefly transforms into a rainbow. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde's contribution to the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.Read More
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Books and Literature

Beth's Book Blog
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In the run up to the Dutch 4 and 5 May memorial activities, I have been reading many Holocaust and resistance stories in both Dutch and English. But I want to make you aware of a book which has just come across my desk. Read More
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Sponsors

Kingsalmarkt World Famous Foodstore
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Taste Life!Kingsalmarkt, the world-famous foodstore!Read More
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Food and Drink

Jacketz Restaurant Review
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We had both wandered past Jacketz a number of times whilst doing the groceries on a rushed Saturday, but this time we had the opportunity of sampling its delights and were not to be disappointed!Read More
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Cooking Coach

Asian Coleslaw with Baked Salmon
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The Cooking Coach Karen Vivers. Eating out is my favourite thing. My second favourite thing is eating in. This is how this recipe for Asian Coleslaw with Baked Salmon Came about. I had just finished a culinary tasting tour with a really nice couple from the U.S and was cycling home thinking about the fresh bread that I bought and how I was going to enjoy it, when my phone rang.Read More
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The International School of Amsterdam
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Setting the stage to excite and develop young minds. Read More
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Art and Culture

A British Artist Abroad
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The exhibition showcased the recent work of, amongst others, Alexandra Breeze, a British born ceramic artist who currently lives and works in Holland.Read More
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Texel Island Discs

Sand, Surf & Song
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While the thought of being marooned with only 10 songs to listen to for the rest of my life is terrifying; I had a great time searching through favourite albums, both old and new, in order to produce this list. I was constantly adding new songs to an ever growing playlist but, ultimately, I found that I could not bring myself to even contemplate life without the following:Listen
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The British School in the Netherlands
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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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Automotive

It's Electric
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One of our Zine contributors recently had a letter published in CAR magazine, a monthly British publication about cars that is widely respected across the motoring industry. The letter sang the praises of the Tesla saloon...Drive on
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Poetry

Silence
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Another fine poem by one of our blossoming Britsoc poets. Wax lyrical
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Amsterdam International Community School
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To be a community where learning is at the heart of everything we do. Read More
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Nick's Nosh

Battle of the Brunches
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Sit back and put on your bibs as our Nick dishes out the stars. Nick Nugent is our roving and raving Britsoc food correspondent, who dips his quilled fork each month into the eateries of Amsterdam. Feed Me
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The Beer Hunter

A Taste of Jazz
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The Beer Hunter has ventured further afield in pursuit of the smooth sound of jazz to accompany the taste of a fine beer. More Beer Here
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British Language Training Centre
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Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam. Read More
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Koningsdag

Vlaardingen on Koningsdag
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What a day, we were in Vlaardingen on Koningsdag this year and we had a great time, the weather was very kind to us and at one part of the day we were in sunbathing mode with a nice beer in hand.Read More
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Art and Culture

De Oase van Matisse
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I think the reason I find Matisse so interesting is because of his artistic journey. He lived to be 84 and, having started painting when he was 20, he spent more than 60 years developing his vision and experimenting with new mediums. Read More

 

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