Corona forced us to develop a whole new festival. This meant a great adventure for both the team and the makers, where the internet suddenly became the new public space. But It worked! Led by our captains Jennifer Muntslag and Dionne Verwey, who took us by the hand and guided us through the diverse program.
From Monday 15 to Friday 19 June, visitors could visit Het Imaginaire Eiland for an extensive live program (more than 20 items per day!), Activities, interactive events, but also 'slow TV' and very a lot of program that you could do anytime. Everything accessible via Youtube, Zoom and Soundcloud. And important to know: all program parts of Imagine your Island were specially made for this edition of Oerol!
Through the special platform, which prevailed for five days, you could wander around a bit, encounter a program or search specifically for your favorite artist. Regular features were live broadcasts such as Chiffchaff in the morning with Jennifer and Dionne and De Avond In with Jennifer and Dionne. The Cooking Island from the Self-picking garden on Terschelling. Every night the Oerol Hangout and in the evening live stream DJs.
For people who could not see everything about the program: we have saved a part so that you can still look back. You can take a look at the map of Imagine your Island for a while. Or select Language no problem.
We received enormous support during Oerol. Did you enjoy and still want to give your support? You can always do that! With your contribution, new makers will have the opportunity to make work in the autumn. So still buy a Fanband (you will receive it at home!) Or donate.
Imaginary Island was accessible to almost everyone. For example, the pre-recorded videos are subtitled as much as possible and some live events are assisted by a sign interpreter. All auditory program components were offered under one button, with a number of activities initiated by a blind interpreter. Some of these videos are still available.
Photo: Isabelle Renate la Poutré