You Are Not forgotten

13 Nov

MAKE has been busy this last month, so took a rewarded break last week.

So sorry for the tumble weeds.

MAKE is still here and hasnt gone anywhere.

Some things that are coming up in the next month to share with you……..

MAKE is looking forward to it’s breakfast/Brunch tomorrow and will be heading to:


November 14th

11am – 3pm

Venue: Vlaming Prinsengracht 193

MAKE misses it’s creature comforts from back home in the UK. As an expat the smallest things give you a warm fuzzy feeling after living 3 years in the Netherlands. Things like, PG Tips, Marmite, Paxo Stuffing, Branston Pickle, Crumpets.

So this Sunday I will be looking forward to LOVE FOOD’s Egg’s Benedict, Home made english Muffins, with organic ham, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. Yum Yum!

Jason Hartley set up LOVE FOOD as a pop up resturaunt for all those great recipies we love. And since has now been nominated as the Best Breakfast / Brunch in town, by TimeOut’s Best of Amsterdam 2010.

LOVE FOOD will also be supporting Movember with a brunch on the 21st November 2010.

For more info check it out at:


Don’t forget please head down to for the Movemeber Art Auction from 3-6pm. All for the great cause of the awareness and wellness of Men’s health and Prostate Cancer.

MAKE has donated this lovely piece, and hopes to raise some money!

Come along and also support a Great Cause!

CINEMA brought to you by Cinemanita


Venue: OT 301, Overtoom



Directed by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez

191 minutes

In English


Well, as some of you know, GRINDHOUSE is composed of two movies (Deathproof & Planet Terror) directed by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez which were meant to be shown together as a double feature. Originally there were also movie trailers for non-existent films inserted in between both movies. But this original director’s cut was later infamously broken up (by the producers) and made into two separate films with 25 minutes of filler added to each of them to make them longer, and then they were shown as separate films in cinemas here in Europe.

So come and see the original restored version, Tarantino & Rodriguez’s original vision…..with trailers and without filler….the way it was meant to be seen. As far as I can tell, this will be a Dutch premiere.

And, by the way, since Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez are busy now making a sequel to GRINDHOUSE, now is a good time to finally see the director’s cut of the original !!!!!!



Time: 20:30 sharp   (doors open at 20:00)

Membership 4 Euros for the evening



Nausicaä of the Valley

of the Wind (1984)

(風の谷のナウシカ, Kaze no Tani no Naushika)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

117 minutes

In Japanese with English subtitles

This is the first feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki ( Spirited Away, Porco Rosso), and its fate was legendary. In America Walt Disney bought the rights, dubbed terrible American voices over it and cut out over a half hour of the film. This made Miyazaki even more suspicious of America than he already was, and he made sure never give up control of his films ever again. The film has recently been restored to the director’s vision, and that’s the copy that we will be screening this coming Monday.

Hayao Miyazaki gained widespread attention in Japan for his complex ecological manga series, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which he adapted for the screen a few years later. One thousand years after a war devastated much of the Earth, humanity clings to existence at the fringes of a vast, polluted forest inhabited by monstrous insects. Only Nausicaä, the princess of a tiny valley, grasps the environmental significance of the forest. She sees beyond petty wars and national rivalries to the only viable future for the planet. In Nausicaä, Miyazaki began to explore elements he would develop more fully in his later films: daring, compassionate heroines; exciting flying sequences; strong interpersonal relationships; and a call for an ecologically sustainable way of life.

Some people think that this is the greatest animation film of all time, others claim that Cameron ripped off its premise and simplified it in Avatar. Let’s decide for ourselves on Monday!

CINEMANITA @ De Nieuwe Anita

Frederik Hendrikstraat 111

Doors open at 19:30

Film starts at 20:30 sharp

Membership- 2.50euros

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BENT (1997)

Directed by Sean Mathias

105 minutes

In English

Max (Clive Owen) is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Pursued and captured, Max is placed in Dachau concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. Therefore Max would rather wear a yellow star and proclaim himself a Jew than be tainted with the pink triangle that designates homosexuality. As a way to deal with the horrors around him, Max starts a forbidden relationship with an openly gay prisoner (Lothaire Bluteau), who chastises him for his homophobia. It is through this relationship that Max understands that without the love of another, life is not worth living.

The first part of the film is set in a war-ravaged Berlin, a stylized, stark and bombed-out world full of decadence and chic theatrical disarray. Because of these scenes the film had a restricted distribution in America (the land of the free?). There are many poignant as well as harrowing scenes, and the result is a somber work that stands as a reminder that intolerance cannot overtake individualism and love. A tender but explosive award-winning film which has rarely been screened in the last years.

I guess I should also mention that this cult classic includes a truly bizarre and unexpected performance by Mick Jagger in drag, swinging from a chandelier! It also features Ian Mckellen and a very young Jude Law as a Nazi storm-trooper! And the music is by Phillip Glass….!

Ciné Interzone

Filmhuis Cavia- Van Hallstraat 52-B

(Go through the courtyard and up the staircase)

Time: 20:30

Membership for the evening: 3 Euros

Cinemanita brings you some great films over the next week! Do yoursef a favour and get out for some cheap but quality entertainment!


November 18th, 19th and 20th 2010

The 2nd Annual International Amsterdam Burlesque Festival is a three night celebration of World-Class Burlesque Entertainment, showcasing the best in Classic Strip-Tease, Circus Sideshow and Variety Arts from around the globe!

check out more at

Friday 3rd December 2010


The pop up resturaunt is back with a gorgeous Autumn Menu!

Home cooked food served with a wink and a smile in the city of Amsterdam.

For more info:

Sunday 5th December

MAKE returns to the SUNDAY MARKET for sinterclaus.

For more info:

Wednesday 8th December


Workshop 10 Euros

MAKE Prestent

Claire’s Christmas Crafty Club

Christmas is only around the corner……

Come along and enjoy a creative night full of cutting, stamping, sticking, and sewing your very own hand made Christmas cards, gift tags, tree decorations and Christmas hats, and more.

There will be your favourite Christmas tunes, some Hot Spicy Mulled wine or Hot Spiced Christmas Chai Tea and some mince pies.

There is room for 20 places, with a contribution of 10 euros each to cover materials and refreshment costs (mainly the wine!)

If you really want to get in the spirit please wear some kind of ridiculous Christmas jumper/sweatshirt or knit wear, MAKE will be wearing theirs!

For more info or to book place please R.S.V.P

If you come along you will be as happy as this man!



Thursday 9th November 2010

The Mass Seduction

Venue: Maloe Melo


The Mass Seduction tell tales of neon rejections and winning streaks. Their unique sound has been described by many as the best thing they have ever heard. The late great John Peel once described them as ‘Dark Cabaret’. Born in Glasgow, The Mass Seduction now live in Amsterdam.

Come down to the Maloe Melo for a music delight.



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