The Friends of the Great or St.-Bavo’s Church in Haarlem are pleased to present the English edition of the comic book “The basilisks strike again” on Thursday, 21 July 2016, at 20.00 h. in the lounge of Stempels Hotel and Restaurant, Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 HK Haarlem. English speakers are invited to attend the event.
No entrance fee. A drink and a bite will be available; music will be provided; you will have the opportunity to buy the book (€ 8,95).
The comic book “The basilisks strike again”
The Dutch version of this first ever comic book about the Great or St.-Bavo’s Church in Haarlem was presented to Alderman Jur Botter in June. The author is Aad Peters, expert on the church, church tour guide and teacher. The drawings are by Eric J. Coolen, a well-known Haarlem illustrator. Penny Sandford, Vice-chair of the Friends and church tour guide translated the text into English. The book is intended for children and adults.
The Great or St.-Bavo’s Church in Haarlem
“The most beautiful church in the Netherlands is undoubtedly the old Great or St.-Bavo’s Church in Haarlem.”
Writer Godfried Bomans in the Volkskrant on 6 April 1966.
Whether or not the most beautiful church, it is certainly unique and the most important monument in Haarlem.
Its history begins around 900 AD with a small, wooden chapel. The present church, which originates from 1370, is the fourth.
The oude Baaf has witnessed many events – fires, wars, processions, funerals, feasts, riots and revolutions – and harbours many stories. Its history was written by master builders, noblemen, high-ranking clergy, the military, artists and the people of Haarlem.
This monumental building is supported by the Friends of the Great or St Bavo’s Church in Haarlem, a not-for-profit association which helps maintain and care for the cultural heritage of the church. The association offers guided tours, funds restoration projects, supports concerts and publishes articles, leaflets and books on the church and its history.
Event information and contact details
Thursday, 21 July 2016, at 20.00 h. in the lounge of Stempels Hotel and Restaurant, Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 HK Haarlem.
Please sign up for this event via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch “the making of” at https://www.youtube.com/embed/pz23esgQzPk
Friends of the Great or St.-Bavo’s Church in Haarlem
Jean Laurey – Chairman
More info: Website: http://bavovrienden.nl/
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