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Festival info

This year’s Crossing Border Festival will take place from 3-8 November 2020. The majority of this year’s programme will be broadcasted online, with an exciting and diverse line-up of international authors joining us for interviews. It will be an open conversation about their latest work, ideas and of course their recent adventures during the Covid-19 era. Viewers will have the possibility to interact and ask questions.

There will also be exclusive musical performances by promising international bands. Furthermore viewers will get a chance to go on a journey towards the future through a series of radio plays.

On 6 and 7 November a live programme will be presented at Theater aan het Spui in The Hague. The main language will be Dutch.

Online programme

3 - 8 November

During the festival, a daily broadcast will be presented every evening from 19.00 - 22.00. Coming to you live from our pop-up studio in The Hague, we will be hosting interviews with international authors, mixed with exclusive performances from international musicians. Some of them will be up-and-coming talents and some will be well-known. Audiences at home will be encouraged to participate and ask questions.

On 4 and 5 November, there will be a special radio play: Koffiedik. Six writers - Jibbe Willems, Joost Oomen, Onias Landveld, Wytske Versteeg, Pelumi Adejumo and Simone Atangana Bekono - and six actors will let their imagination run loose about life in 2104, which will see the return of the Dodo, the extinction of Shell and no more burials. This programme will be in Dutch.

More information about registration soon. The programme is available for free.

Live programme

6 & 7 November

On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November the live programme of Crossing Border Festival will take place at Theater aan het Spui in The Hague.
On Friday the 6th November authors, spoken word artists, poets and musicians take the stage in 4 different programmes of 2,5 hours each (including a break). For each programme you can buy a separate ticket. The programme is for the most part Dutch spoken. More information and start of ticket sales coming at the end of September.

Saturday the 7th will be dedicated to the noble art of translation, with The Chronicles live and the award ceremony of The European Literature Prize. A limited amount of free tickets are available. Be quick or you’ll miss the boat.


Theater Aan Het Spui

Spui 187, 2511 BN Den Haag