On my way back to the Central Station, in the most known square of the city, Het Plein, nearby Mauritshuis and the Parliament, I was surprised with an orchestra performance.
Soon I realised it was not an usual performance, but a demonstration against the cuts in the North Brabant Culture and Arts budget.
("Cultuur Onthoofd" means "Decapitated Culture" or, in Portuguese, " Cultura Decapitada" )
As far as I understood, Brabants Orchestra, one of the top orchestras in The Netherlands, could face some serious problems with the new budget cuts. If you have more information about it, please share it with us.
North Brabant is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south part of the country. Its capital is Hertogen Bosch.
A theatre group from North Brabant was there too, doing some performances and calling the attention to the current situation.
The Queens's Commissioner in North Brabant, Wim van de Donk, has given his support to the demonstration as well as Brigitte van Haaften, North Brabant culture deputy.
Let me share with you the videos about it I have found in YouTube.
You will listen Ravel's Bolero (1928) and "Brabant" (2002), a Guus Meeuwis song.
North Brabant is responsable for 20% GDP ( Gross Domestic Product) and 45% of the exportations of the Netherlands as far as I read in the black poster of the demonstration. A protest letter was given to Bas Jan van Bochove, of the House of Commons Culture Comission.