Storytelling Festival Nijmegen


LUX & THIEMELOODS | 15-17 December 2022.

We’re back! In December we’re hosting the second edition of Storytelling Festival Nijmegen. Listen to a concert inspired by the oldest surviving literary text in LUX Nijmegen, or let yourself be taken in by exciting and personal, old and new stories in the Thiemeloods.

What is Storytelling? Storytelling revolves around personal stories, while focussing on authenticity. The storyteller, often the author of the text, introduces the story in its purest form to the audience to provoke the imagination and let them be part of the story.

During these three days, we will bring to you four performances and one musical concert. Storytelling Festival is for all ages, for an experienced or a new audience. The performances will delve deep into topics from our diverse society; think of home country and identity, diversity, and seeking and finding your place.


Het is weer zover! In december vindt de tweede editie van Storytelling Festival Nijmegen plaats. Luister dit weekend naar het oudste verhaal bekend in concertvorm bij LUX Nijmegen, of laat je meenemen in spannende en persoonlijke, oude en nieuwe verhalen in de Thiemeloods.

Wat is Storytelling? Storytelling draait om persoonlijke verhalen, die gaan om authenticiteit. De verteller, introduceert het verhaal in zijn puurste vorm aan het publiek om de verbeelding te prikkelen en hen deel te laten uitmaken van het verhaal.

Gedurende drie dagen staan er vier voorstellingen en één muzikale uitvoering op het programma. Storytelling Festival Nijmegen is er voor jong & oud, voor geoefend en voor nieuw publiek. De voorstellingen gaan in op thema’s uit onze diverse en kleurrijke samenleving; denk aan herkomst en identiteit, diversiteit, je plek zoeken en je plek vinden.

PARTNERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN: Thiemeloods Nijmegen, Storytelling Centre Amsterdam ( The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival ) Meneer Otis & Gemeente Nijmegen.

THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER

Epos van Gilgames

Daniël van der Duim & Studio Hartebeest

EPOS VAN GILGAMEŠ (PREMIERE/CONCERT)

Composer Daniël van de Duim and Studio Hartebeest bring the earliest surviving notable literary text to Nijmegen. Through a mix of compositions and images, see how ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ comes back to life.  

20:00 | LUX Nijmegen

Storytelling Centre / Theaterlab

#HELD(IN)

Held(in) is an energetic whirlwind of sick beats, absurd stories and peculiar outbursts.

This is a private show exclusively performed for students of ROC Nijmegen.

FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER

Daniël van der Duim & Studio Hartebeest

EPOS VAN GILGAMEŠ (CONCERT)

Composer Daniël van de Duim and Studio Hartebeest bring the earliest surviving notable literary text to Nijmegen. Through a mix of compositions and images, see how ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ comes back to life.  

20:00 | LUX Nijmegen

Jacqueline Korevaar, Sinead O’Brien & Naomi Namutebi

STORIES OF DESIRE

Each of the storytellers is bringing their own interpretation of the theme: desire. The subject gives the artists a lot of room to play with: from desire for love and forgiveness to dark urges that turn us into monsters.

20:00 | Thiemeloods Nijmegen

Sipan Sezgin Tekin

THE MOUNTAIN

The Mountain is the tragic story of the anti-hero Zahhak, the snake shouldered king of the world. It chronicles his rise to power through that all-consuming desire: Ambition, preceding his inevitable fall.

21:30 | Thiemeloods Nijmegen

SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER

Céline Vermeulen

ROOM 168

A 25-year-old woman comes to terms with not being a kid anymore while navigating the struggles of adult life. Bouncing back and forth between a quarter-life crisis, an endless to-do list and a bunch of what-ifs, she tries to figure out what really matters in life.

20:00 | Thiemeloods Nijmegen

Sahand Sahebdivani

THE DISTANT WORD

Stories don’t die. They keep living in us, like echoes that keep reverberating between the high mountains. When the father stops telling stories, his son has to carry on.

21:30 | Thiemeloods Nijmegen

Wet Spaghetti

Free Entrance

Acoustic Gypsy Swing with a twist…

22:30 – until the early hours | Thiemeloods Nijmegen

We would love to welcome you at Storytelling Festival Nijmegen! This event will be captured by photo and video equipment. Attending this event means giving the organizers permission to use captured images on which you are displayed (photo and video) for communication purposes.