The World Championship of Living Statues, Arnhem, 2017 – Part 1

In this, last, post on this site (the designated space will expire while I upload the photos) I’m showing you some of my photos taken during this year’s competition.

Children’s works were not separated from those of adults, but most of them were presented close to each other in the new market place at the side of the cathedral and at the city hall, and that’s where I began too.P1140992P1140994P1150004P1150010P1150013This one may not have been performed by a young artist, but placing several performances right before the grey parapet surrounding the building area was definitely a strange and bad mistake. True, they got enough of the faint autumn sunshine, yet, it provided for strange effects.P1150017P1150019Fortunately, one could move on to sculptures better placed in the inner city. Here most performers were adults. P1150021P1150025P1150030P1150034P1150039P1150042P1150057P1150059P1150061

With this, my storage space is full. I’ll see you in my new blog with the second part of my rendition of this event. See you there soon.

by P.S.

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Date of World Championship of Living Statues Arnhem 2017?

I know, I know, this is my second photoblog, I should post photos here, but this is about future photos. First we have to know when the exhibition is coming.

Well, today I suddenly remembered that I missed last year’s edition if there was anything. I found something about it a month or so after it had happened early June. But I hadn’t seen any ads about it, or any crowds either, for that matter, so I’m not sure it happened.

From what I can read this year, it has now become a biannual event. Which is strange because I visited each year since 2010, except 2014, when I couldn’t be here. But anyway, I’m glad to be able to find that it’s taking place at the end of this August, when I can be here. You can read more here.

The only problem is that it may not … At the beginning it’s black-and-white. And it gets repeated near the end as well, following the Dutch explanations, under “Gegevens”, i.e., data. However, just above that, it says, “Meer informatie over activiteiten rond World Living Statues in Nederland vind je hier »“, which means, you can get more info about the activities of the event by clicking on that link, and then you’ll get into trouble. No, not that there’s nothing there, no. The real trouble is that there it says it’ll happen on Oct. 1 this year. Quite unlike the Dutch, I’d say. So be careful, if you can, with your bookings this year: you may arrive at the end of August to find nothing but that you’ve missed the possibility of booking for Oct. 1.

If I can get further info and a rectification or clarification of the date, I’ll post it here. Further, if the even does take place one way or another, I’ll post photos too – but perhaps on a third of my photoblogs, as this one may have reached the limit of data I can upload by that time.

Update: I’ve managed to get confirmation from the organisers that the correct date for the competition this year is 1 October (with the warm-up event running on the previous evening in Ede). The date has also just been corrected on the first site, so everything is all right for a great event. Hope to have helped you. See you in October.

by P.S.

The World Championship of Living Statues, Arnhem, 2015 – 2nd part

This is the larger part of this year’s competitors as adults are always more numerous than children. Some of these are professionals, but I didn’t bother to remember them as non-professionals were often just as high quality. Hope you’ll enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed the show as a spectator.

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Mary Poppins liked lending his umbrella to daring kids …

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This one may have been one of the kinds, but I’m not certain …

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Of course, such a Dutch event would be nothing without a Sinterklaas – some insist he’s not really Father Christmas, that’s why he comes before December – but so early?

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However scary this face may be in reality, I hope you’ve enjoyed the show.

by P.S. and Z.J.S.

The World Championship of Living Statues, Arnhem, 2015

This year’s edition of the festival was pushed even further later in the calendar, but it enjoyed nice weather and no delays by the Dutch Railways as I’d anticipated a few weeks ago.

The Statues by Night section was presented this year in Ede the previous night, so I missed that. In its place, I can start with the children’s section, which was very nice this time. I can’t resist but begin with a very naughty little fella. I wish you enjoy the rest as well.

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Performance at the World Living Statues event in Arnhem in 2015

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Hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. I’ll soon follow with the adult event.

by. P.S.