About

Kate is a multi-lingual blogger, arts and culture contributor, journalist and translator. Posts and articles by her are published by international websites as well as traditional media. She also regularly organizes cultural activities including guided walks, museum and exhibitions visits.

In 2014, she won a column-writer prize at the Gentse Schrijversdagen, Ghent, Belgium. She previously won prizes in national translating competitions for her literary translations, as well as for illustrations based on children’s books and stories.

Kate worked as executive secretary,  assistant event manager and supportive roles at internationally well-known museums, including the Rembrandt House Museum and the Mauritshuis.

Before becoming interested in Cultural Heritage and History of Arts, Kate had successful careers in HRM and ICT. A fully qualified teacher of English, Kate also taught English language and literature courses at teacher training colleges, international schools and (special-need) secondary schools.

This blog contains posts on cultural subjects, the arts, literature, travel, (expat) life and the occasional odd adventure.

Posts have been featured and re-posted on sites including:
– The Merovingian Kingdoms and similar specialist (web)sites;
– Utrecht Early Music Festival;
– art, culture, antiques magazines and websites;
– websites of artists, performers, museums; including the Scroll Ensemble.

Kate contributes to and translates for various sites. Features, contributions and translated material appear(ed) on news-, expat and tourism websites. She regularly reviews books for websites. Reviews of English, French and German books appear on this blog, as well as on Goodreads, Hebban and similar sites.

A member of several readers’ groups and libraries, Kate is addicted to reading and literature, the arts, history, culture, music, languages, traveling, dogs, cats, good friends, good food, good wines – and an awful lot more.

Kate occasionally uses Twitter; Facebook less. She is no fan of social media’s  careless attitude regarding user data. Nor does she agree with social media companies earning mega-bucks using customers’ personal information.

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2 thoughts on “About

    • Thanks! With all the concerts on offer each day, it is always difficult to choose. I somehow managed to miss out on a cembalo concert and a harp concert. Am still miffed about this. 😉 However, many of the ensembles can be heard live during concerts throughout the EU. Keep an eye on their websites or facebook pages!
      Next year’s theme will be England, so plenty Dowland and others – as well as Purcell!

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