Jac Schepens made this video.
This 2012 video is called Birds of Holland in the Spring – PIJNACKER – The Netherlands.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Five Dutch North Brabant province municipalities have committed to conservation of birds and bats. Breda, Den Bosch, Eindhoven, Helmond and Tilburg have agreed with BirdLife in the Netherlands, among other things, to increase the number of nesting places.
This video says about itself:
29 September 2016
Beautiful footage of beautiful mammals, all eighteen species of British bat are featured.
Bat brain signals illuminate navigation in the dark. With new tech, researchers track nerve cell activity as bats dodge and weave. By Amber Dance, 12:30pm, September 20, 2017.
Work for a better world
For art and design enthusiasts, now is the time to visit the Netherlands, for it is the year of Mondriaan and ‘Dutch Design’. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the founding in Leiden of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl (The Style). Beginning at the end of the First World War, artists such as Bart van der Leck and Piet Mondriaan attempted to utilise this principally abstract and entirely ‘new art’ to make the world a better place, and modernise society.
The ‘Work for a Better World’ exhibition at Museum Helmond gives art lovers the opportunity to enjoy art from artists including Peter Alma, Bart van der Leck and Johan van Hell. ‘Work for a better world’ will run from 4 April to 27 August in De Kunsthal, located in the centre of Helmond and easily accessible by bicycle, car, public transport and on foot.
Speaking up for workers
Artists such as Alma, Van der Leck and Toorop spoke up for workers at a time when they were afforded few rights, received low wages and worked long, hard days. Begun as a journal, De Stijl showcased artists who used their social commitment to produce paintings and prints. Peter Alma in particular, a friend of Mondriaan and Van der Leck, used elements such as black lines, primary colours and abundant white in his work. Alma’s main aim was to produce art for the ordinary man. His wood carving ‘8 uur’ (8 o’clock) from 1928 is a battle cry for workers’ rights, while ‘Stilleven met blaasbalg, hamer en bijl’ (Still Life with Bellows, Hammer and Axe) from 1918 is a textbook example of De Stijl.
Johan van Hell and others
The exhibition has been put together from the museum’s own collection Mens en Werk, supplemented by loaned items. In addition to works from proponents of De Stijl as mentioned above, the exhibition will also feature works from artists including Lou Loeber, Johan van Hell, Theo van Stiphout and Meijer Bleekroode.