September's English Table
Delicious food, good conversation, amazing company, what more can you ask for?
Our English table on Thursday was lively and very informative. After catching up and hearing the summer news from old friends and new acquaintances, we shared a discovery session about the Apps we use to make life easier.
Some examples: moving around the city more easily with CITYMAPPER, doing tours in style with DETOUR, having our own personal trainer with BODBOT, spliting the check and tipping with TIPNSPLIT, paying the taxi cab seamlessly at the end of the trip with ARRO, buying and learning about wine with VIVINO, booking Broadway shows for less with TKTs, TDF or TodayTix, and many others.
Last but not least, thanks so much to our host, Diana Camacho, for her kind hospitality; at her house you always feel like you are at home.
'Til next time 😃
The French giants in Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture
by NYLESA member Stef Stevens
This summer I had the pleasure to travel to the Northern Province of Holland, Friesland; where I witnessed an incredible 3-day theatre spectacle by the Giants of Royal-de-Luxe. The story revolved around a ‘little’ girl and her dog wandering the city of Leeuwarden in search for their father the diver, a 11-meter-high giant, who assisted the locals with strengthening their dikes and is now searching for a lost ice-skate in one of Leeuwarden’s canals. The sight of the magnificently manually animated giants is mesmerizing.
The three giants have a classic and romantic wooden doll appearance and their life-like movements make it an incredible spectacle.
Royal-de-Luxe is an iconic French street theatre company and their giants make their appearance on big events throughout the world (from Montreal to Perth). I can totally recommend this to everyone and suggest to be on the lookout for a performance near you, as it is a unique phenomenon for all ages.
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