News  17 June 2021

Oerol commits to greater accessibility

For ten days, Imagine Your island is the platform for work created especially for the online environment and for Oerol. Art brings people together and connects. Everyone should feel welcome at Oerol, that's why we're working on a better accessibility.

In the year that the Dutch Sign Language (NGT) is recognized as an official language, Oerol is made as accessible as possible in many ways.

In the Oerol Lab, fifteen makers with different backgrounds in the performing arts will work with each other from their own expertise. Jascha Blume (deaf, visual artist and filmmaker) is one of them. Together they will explore the landscape and exchange ideas.


In addition to a large part of the program being subtitled, interpreted or audio-described, the film A Life of Hiccups is a special project in which Dutch Sign Language forms the basis for a spoken word performance. A Life of Hiccups it with English subtitles.

The Imaginary Island features three concerts programmed in collaboration with our partner Motel Mozaique. The young, talented artists S10, Anne-Fay and Gita Buhari will perform their concert in the landscape of Terschelling. In addition, every other day a music video will be launched by Froukje. All concerts are subtitled, audio-described or supplemented with an NGT interpreter.

Programm suitable for non Dutch speakers

Visual tips

A daily newspaper with coffee every day. The Daily Newspaper is published online. Readers of the newsletters will receive a daily update, and the newspaper can also be found on the website or on The Imaginary Island.

  • Zwemers (Swarmers) (live performance) Friday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. with live interpreter NGT Erika Zeegers.
  • Nineties Productions with Untitled_2021 LIVE! Thursday, June 17, Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 20 at 9:00 pm.
  • Concert Gita Buhari with NGT interpreter Saturday, June 19 at 20:00


  • Radio Oerol broadcasts from Saturday, June 12 daily from 9.00 - 14.00 hours from Terschelling. Wake up on the waves of Radio Oerol, a live talk show, a live radio play by BERG&BOS, Lunch Labs and a preview of the rest of the day.
  • Enjoy the sounds of the island with headphones on with the podcast Het geluid vaart by Polak/van Bekkum. The radio play by BERG&BOS, based on a friend who died 20 years ago, can be heard during Radio Oerol, but also separately via The Imaginary Island.

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