The Celebrating Connections Podcast is a short series of podcasts celebrating the amazing things happening on either side of the North Sea. The podcast series features a group of exceptional people who are writing a new chapter in Anglo-Dutch relations. Dutch people living and working in the UK and British people making a name for themselves in the Netherlands. The series explores what it takes to move from the countries they grew up in, and thrive in the countries they came to call home. The po...more
British hockey star, Kate Richardson-Walsh tells Nick about her experiences as a professional hockey player in the UK and in the Netherlands. Kate takes us back to one of her most intense matches of her career, during the London 2012 Olympics. One summer she moved to the Netherlands to play club hockey and train younger Dutch hockey teams. Kate shares what life in the Netherlands was like for her and what why she loved it so much.
Principal ballerina at the Dutch National Ballet, Sasha Mukhamedov, takes Nick and the listener with her into the world of ballet. Sasha was raised in the United Kingdom, by parents who both danced at the highest level. She moved to the Netherlands to join the Dutch National Ballet when she was 18 years old and has since had many incredible performances with this company. Nick learns about what it takes to be a ballerina, physically and mentally, and how Sasha's feels about life in the Netherlan...more
Writer of the books 'Why The Dutch Are Different' and 'The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps' Ben Coates, tells Nick about how he ended up in the Netherlands in the first place. Now with a wife and a young baby, he has settled fully into the Netherlands. Ben takes us back to the process writing a book that gives a honest look at what makes the Dutch so typical. Through historical and geographical descriptions, this Brit gives shape to the identity of the Dutch.&...more
Sanne Vliegenthart has built her career online, through her YouTube channel 'B'booksandquills', her role as social media manager for publisher Penguin and now as a freelance digital content creator. Sanne started her channel while still studying in the Netherlands, but has since moved to London. Living among a community of 'digital influencers', as they are often called, she makes engaging content on books, lifestyle and travel. Sanne talks to Nick about her experiences in building this impressi...more
In this first episode of the Celebrating Connections podcast, Nick interviews contrabass player and TV presenter Dominic Seldis. After joining the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dominic became a judge on the Dutch version of TV programme Maestro. He has since grown to be a familiar face on Dutch television. In conversation with Nick, he tells stories of his colourful career and what the move from the UK to the Netherlands has meant for him personally and professionally.
The Celebrating Connections Podcast is a short series of podcasts celebrating the amazing things happening on either side of the North Sea. Podcast host Nick Heath is Britain’s Deputy Ambassador to the Netherlands. Whilst preparing a landmark State Visit by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to London he became inspired.In this series Nick speaks to a group of exceptional people who are writing a new chapter in Anglo-Dutch relations. Dutch people living and working in the UK and British peop...more