21.08.2018 — Wende receives the Sylvia Kristel Award

Wende receives the Sylvia Kristel Award

During the twentieth edition of Film by the Sea, the Sylvia Kristel Award will be presented for the fifth time. This time the honour will be bestowed upon Wende Snijders. The presentation of the Sylvia Kristel Award 2018 will take place on Friday 14 September at CineCity in Vlissingen.

This prize, founded in memory of Sylvia Kristel by her good friend Bessel Kok, is awarded to emerging talents who, just like Sylvia herself, possess an exceptional personality, beauty combined with allure, a strong mind, and who nimbly set about breaking boundaries through their work. In short, someone who can continue the legacy of Sylvia Kristel as a cultural phenomenon.

The award also comes with a prize of €10,000, to support this emerging talent. The first laureate, Sylvia Hoeks, will play the role of Sylvia Kristel in a film about her life. Other laureates include Genevieve Gaunt (2015), Nina de la Parra (2016), and last year the actress Romy Louise Lauwers. The jury consists of: Bessel Kok, Dorna van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Ruud den Drijver, Marianne Kristel, Arthur Kristel, Jan Mulder, Max Pam, Peter Brul, Irene de Niet and Leo Hannewijk.

About Wende

Singer-songwriter, theatre maker, chansonnière, actress, performer, producer, artist in residence at the Royal Theater Carré: Wende can do it all. With her distinctive voice and a healthy disregard for boxes and trends, she tells stories on the cutting edge of who and why. Wende mainly uses her platform for challenging, boundary breaking projects where language, technology and genre all play dynamic and surprising roles. Her most recent project MENS is a raw and controversial image of the times, making use of intoxicating electro beats and open-hearted, vulnerable songs. This production was released as Wende’s first Dutch-language album in the beginning of 2018, and is now touring for its second season across pop stages, festivals and theatres. She will be appearing on 24 August 2018 at the Open Air Theatre Caprera in Bloemendaal, and on 25 August at the Open Air Theatre De Kersouwe in Heeswijk-Dinther. In October and November 2018 she will be touring in clubs with MENS. More information:

About Film by the Sea
Film by the Sea is the festival for film and literature; it was founded in 1999 and now attracts around 50,000 visitors to CineCity in Vlissingen every year. The 20th edition of Film by the Sea will take place between 7-16 September.

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Amsterdam, 19 November 2019 – Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta will perform 3 concerts between the 14th and 17th of June 2020, a restage of their successful series of concerts in 2016 with the addition of new songs. Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta celebrate love is a thrilling combination of classical pieces, iconic songs and Wende’s own work in an intimate setting in the arena of the Royal Theatre. Tickets are now available at Read more

Some things can only be sung

After sold-out work-in-progress performances in Spring 2019, don’t miss this intimate gig in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs for just nine performances.

A person is a collection of stories, not definable in black and white definitions but in a spectrum of greys.

Royal Court associate designer Chloe Lamford has teamed up with Dutch award-winning singer and composer Wende Snijders to dive into the greys of what it means to be a woman today. Together with composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, choreographer Imogen Knight and five Royal Court writers they share their hopes, anxieties, and experiences of messiness in the face of birth, death, friendship, motherhood, mothers, divorce, loss and ageing.

Since the beginning of time we’ve needed rituals to deal with all great life events, an emotional release when rationality feels irrelevant. The Song Project starts from the idea that some things can only be sung.

Amsterdam, 11 april 2019 – Pitou, Gallowstreet, Typhoon and Willeke Alberti. The first names from the coming edition of Wende’s Kaleidoscope have been announced! Diverse and impossible to categorize – exactly Wende’s own style. The full programme will be announced later, but is sure to be just as surprising and varied. Wende’s Kaleidoscope will appear exclusively in The Royal Theater Carré on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September 2019. Tickets are available from Saturday 13 April via Read more

Album ‘Mens’ by Wende wins an Edison Pop Prize for Best Album 2019

On February 11, 2019 the Edison Pop prizes were awarded in the Gashouder in Amsterdam. Wende received an Edison for Best Album 2019, for her album ‘Mens’. Read more

The Dutch multitalent Wende has been asked to write and produce a new show for the renowned Royal Court Theatre in London. Read more


After the roaring success of Wende’s production MENS and the overwhelming demand for tickets, Wende will reprise MENS in Paradiso, Amsterdam on April 23, 2019. Ticket sales for this show open today via link Read more




Wende was awarded the Annie M. G. Schmidt Prize for her song ‘Voor Alles’, presented in the Theater Bellevue. Read more

02.03.2018Wende – MENS Out now!

Wende - MENS Out now!

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