Kate is a multi-lingual blogger, writer, journalist and translator focusing on culture, cultural heritage, the arts.

In 2014, she won a column-writers prize at the Gentse Schrijversdagen, Gand, Belgium. She has previously won prizes in national translator competitions for literary translations and book illustrating.

Kate works part-time for museums in the EU as freelance museum assistant, events organizer and museum guide. She also worked as executive secretary to the Director Public Affairs of an internationally renowned museum and as assistant event manager at another well-known museum.

Before becoming interested in Cultural Heritage and History of Arts, Kate had successful careers in HRM and ICT. She is also a fully qualified teacher and lecturer with a MA in Education, English Language, Literature and Culture.

This blog contains posts on cultural subjects, the arts, literature, travel, (expat) life and the occasional odd adventure. Kate regularly contributes to international and expat (news) websites, magazines and other media.

Posts from this blog have been featured and re-blogged on sites like
– The Merovingian Kingdoms and similar specialist websites;
– Musician and (book) reviewers’ websites;
– Utrecht Early Music Festival website;
– websites of artists, performers, museums, theatres.

Kate also works as a (volunteer) translator, copy editor and proof reader for charities and NGOs. For more information regarding translation, teaching, language training, writing and related services, visit the website Dogsbodies Language Services.

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


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    • 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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