Kate is a multi-lingual blogger, writer, journalist and translator focusing on culture, cultural heritage, the arts. She also regularly organizes cultural activities like guided walks,  museum and exhibitions visits.

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

Kate previously worked as executive secretary and assistant event manager 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. She worked for public utilities, municipalities and international companies as programmer, technical developer, software specialist, implementation coordinator, team coordinator.

A fully qualified teacher of English, Kate taught English language and literature and other subjects at a Rotterdam teacher training college, international schools and (special) secondary Dutch schools.

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

Posts from this blog have been featured and re-blogged on sites including:
– The Merovingian Kingdoms and similar specialist (web)sites;
– Utrecht Early Music Festival;
Arts Talk Magazine;
– websites of artists, performers, museums; including the Scroll Ensemble.

Kate contributes to and translates for sites including Eindhoven News, The Hague Online and similar ones. She also contributes to international history, antiques, art and culture magazines.

To contact Kate re translations, language training, proof reading, copy editing and related services, have a look at the website Dogsbodies Language Services.

A member of several readers’ groups and libraries, Kate is addicted to reading and literature, the arts, history, culture, music, languages, travelling, 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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