Extra Extra Night #5
Postponed due to covid

01 January, 19:30-01:00, Various locations William Boothlaan

Once again, we’re back again. Mark your calendars, rifle through your wardrobes. Raise a glass and the thermostat. It’s getting hot in here. Extra Extra returns with another show-stopping Night to titillate the senses and get your heart fluttering. Alongside readings of sumptuous short stories, we present a series of design interludes, literary dreamscapes, film screenings, live performances and music. As ever, shaped around the erotic allure of city life.

Let our most beloved creators and thinkers press you up against the brickwork of the William Boothlaan. Spontaneous rendezvous abound in the secluded Secret Garden. Dreams and desires scatter in the graphic design studio of 75B. Let feathered and sequinned outfits fall to the floor in the costume workshop of Theatre Rotterdam. The extraordinary interior of Hotel Bazar facilitates for illicit encounters. Or stretch out, a tall glass of ice and promises in hand, at the Williams Canteen’s cocktail bar. Peruse the full-programme below.


Dean Bowen

  • 20:15 – 20:30 | Hotel Bazar
  • 21:00 – 21:15 | Kostuumatelier
  • 21:45 – 22:00 | Hotel Bazar
  • 22:30 – 22:45 | Kostuumatelier
  • 23:00 – 23:15 | Hotel Bazar
City poet Dean Bowen weaves a stimulating story destined to flush your cheeks.

Commissioned performances

Commissioned performances by performance artists Mercedes Azpilicueta, Egle Budvytyte, Geo Wyeth in collaboration with Johanna and Vanita Monk, and Christian Nyampeta. Encompassing sound, tactility and the erotic.

Erotic short stories

Erotic short stories, all situated in a park. Read by authors Maurits de Bruijn, Dominique de Groen and Selin Kuşçu. Interviews by Elfie Tromp.

Nail Artist

  • 20:30 – 22:45 | Foyer
Nail artist Frédérique Olthuis will adorn your nails with exclusive designs, made for the occasion.

Abdelkader Benali

  • 20:30 – 20:50 | Williams Canteen
Let Abdelkader Benali’s performative reading whisk you away to Tangier. A city of ghost bars, through which blow many winds of change on their way to the sea.

Tjon Rockon

Chance upon Grande Loge in celebratory works by Tjon Rockon.

Reading by Kevin Breathnach

  • 23:30 – 23:50 | 75B
Kevin Breathnach, among the most original and exciting non-fiction writers to emerge in recent years, shares parts of his commissioned essay ’13 Via Oddo’.

Pantropical – Nadia Rodrigues

  • 23:15 – 00:45 | Lokaal
Nadia Rodrigues switches effortlessly between Afrohouse, Gqom, Kuduro, and the sounds related to her Cape Verdean roots such as Funaná.

Concert by Ariah Lester

  • 23:45 – 00:15 | Williams Canteen
Join us for ‘I am going to be a Superstar’, a concert and sophisticated striptease by superstar Ariah Lester.

De Transmissie

Collective De Transmissie permeate the boundaries of touch and whisper sweet nothings in your ear.


  • 00:15 – 00:45 | Van der Vlies & Koers’ Garden
A stranger in a strange place. URLAND’s Thomas Dudkiewicz meets his alter-ego Bobby Baxter who oozes dark, potent energy.