Sahand was born in Iran and raised in the Netherlands where he studied storytelling, screenplay writing and music. Since 2004 he operates the Mezrab Cultural Centre, a renowned centre for storytelling and other arts. He’s worked both in Dutch and Persian language media as a writer and programme maker on a variety of cultural, social and political issues. When he’s not in Amsterdam he’s touring the world with his band, his story shows and/or his storytelling workshops.

Dec
15
Fri
Storytelling Night (English) @ Mezrab
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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Our monthly English language storytelling night when we get together and share all the stories we’ve been bottling up. All things go, ancient fables and myths, stories about your parents and grandparents. Come and listen and/or share!

Doors open at 19.00, event starts at 20.00.
Mom makes soup.
Entrance is free, but donations pay the rent.

Dec
18
Mon
Nude Model Drawing @ Mezrab
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Once a week we get together for an inspiring drawing session. We provide the model (every week a different one, male, female, young, old, all the colours of the rain bow)
Bring your drawing kit and practice your skills with a kind group of artists. All levels welcome.
Doors open at 19.00, drawing starts at 19.30.
€ 6,-
Dec
22
Fri
Themeprov (English) @ Mezrab
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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Once a month the Mezrab is the place to be for new and exciting improv theater. Come and see an all star cast of some of Amsterdam’s finest unscripted performers deliver a completely unique show. Fast-paced, funny and (occasionally) heartwarming, this is a great chance to see our basement showcase something different.
Doors open at 19.00, event starts at 20.00! Entrance is free, Mom makes soup.
Dec
25
Mon
Nude Model Drawing @ Mezrab
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Once a week we get together for an inspiring drawing session. We provide the model (every week a different one, male, female, young, old, all the colours of the rain bow)
Bring your drawing kit and practice your skills with a kind group of artists. All levels welcome.
Doors open at 19.00, drawing starts at 19.30.
€ 6,-
Jan
1
Mon
Nude Model Drawing @ Mezrab
Jan 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Once a week we get together for an inspiring drawing session. We provide the model (every week a different one, male, female, young, old, all the colours of the rain bow)
Bring your drawing kit and practice your skills with a kind group of artists. All levels welcome.
Doors open at 19.00, drawing starts at 19.30.
€ 6,-
Jan
5
Fri
Storytelling Night (Dutch) @ Mezrab
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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Our Dutch storytelling night where everything goes, from true stories to myths and fables. Come and listen and/or share a tale.

Doors open at 19.00, event starts at 20.00.

Entrance is free, but donations pay the rent.

Mom makes soup.

Jan
8
Mon
Nude Model Drawing @ Mezrab
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Once a week we get together for an inspiring drawing session. We provide the model (every week a different one, male, female, young, old, all the colours of the rain bow)
Bring your drawing kit and practice your skills with a kind group of artists. All levels welcome.
Doors open at 19.00, drawing starts at 19.30.
€ 6,-
Jan
12
Fri
My True Story (English) @ Mezrab
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Once a month our storytelling basement is dedicated to true stories. Come and see why exactly this is our most popular night. Funny, curious, heartwarming, or downright bizarre, this night has it all. Don’t miss it.

Doors open at 19.00, storytelling starts at 20.00.
Entrance is free though donations pay the rent.

Mama makes soup.

Jan
14
Sun
Story Slam (English) @ Mezrab
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Every second Sunday of the month we get together to witness two groups of storytellers slug it out in fierce but friendly bout of story rivalry. Come and support the storytellers, shout out your support and critique. Fun all around.
Doors open at 19.00, stories start at 20.00.
Mom makes soup.
Event is free, but donations are very much helpful.

 

Jan
15
Mon
Nude Model Drawing @ Mezrab
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Once a week we get together for an inspiring drawing session. We provide the model (every week a different one, male, female, young, old, all the colours of the rain bow)
Bring your drawing kit and practice your skills with a kind group of artists. All levels welcome.
Doors open at 19.00, drawing starts at 19.30.
€ 6,-
Feb
2
Fri
Storytelling Night (Dutch) @ Mezrab
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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Our Dutch storytelling night where everything goes, from true stories to myths and fables. Come and listen and/or share a tale.

Doors open at 19.00, event starts at 20.00.

Entrance is free, but donations pay the rent.

Mom makes soup.

Feb
9
Fri
My True Story (English) @ Mezrab
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Once a month our storytelling basement is dedicated to true stories. Come and see why exactly this is our most popular night. Funny, curious, heartwarming, or downright bizarre, this night has it all. Don’t miss it.

Doors open at 19.00, storytelling starts at 20.00.
Entrance is free though donations pay the rent.

Mama makes soup.