november, 2019

28nov5:30 pm7:30 pmBook presentation "Welcome to the Lloyd Hotel"

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Event Details

A very big hotel in Amsterdam is the home of two very small mice: Piep and Katya. They live behind the wall and watch the people go by. As the years go by, they see the building change: at first many people come to stay, but soon Piep and Katya play in the deserted rooms and halls, they paint the walls in bright colours and swim in the flooded basement.

Welcome to the Lloyd Hotel is the extraordinary story of Lloyd Hotel. Since opening in 1921 the building has served as a hotel for emigrants, prison, youth prison and housed artists’ workshops. In 2004, it was restored to its former glory and reopened as a hotel. Etsuko Nozaka’s poetic texts and Yasuyoshi Botan’s imaginative watercolours invite children on a journey through the building and its eventful history.

The book was originally launched in 2017 in Japan. Now the Dutch and English version of the book will be launched at Lloyd Hotel on November 28th. Dutch tv-host Dieuwertje Blok will host the evening. Dieuwertje’s grandmother used to organize shows in the Lloyd Hotel to entertain the emigrants who were staying there. The Japanes author Etsuko Nozaka and illustrator Yasuyoshi Botan will attend. Also there will be a small Kamishibai performance. Please RSVP before November 25th via post@lloyd.nl

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Lloyd Hotel

Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam

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