UTVrijhof CultureTwentse Beiaard Dag 2024

Twentse Beiaard Dag 2024 Belletrie & De beiaardiers van de Twentse carillons

For Twentse Carillon Dag 2024, we are collaborating with students from the cultural association Bellettrie, a library on campus especially for students, which is also run by students. Some of them not only read, but also write themselves. During the event on campus, there will be readings from their own work. As musical illustrations to the stories, campus carillonneurs and their students will enliven the text with short matching musical excerpts. For example, a story in which the main character is named Amelie will be introduced with an excerpt from Yann Tiersen's La Valse d'Amelie.


1. The Wizard's Keys - written and read by Eveline Koster. Carillonneurs: Hylke Banning, Jonathan Jeuring, Daniël Sidney and Johan Verzijden.

2. The Library - written by Elise Korsmit and read by Tjalling Hoogendoorn. Carillonneurs: Luc Dekker, Willem Jaap Zwart and Minka Geelen.

3. Thinking Day - written and read aloud by Jan-Willem Dijkshoorn. Carillonneurs: Minka Geelen, Hylke Banning, Joost van Veenhuizen, Esther Schopman, Luc Dekker, Johan Verzijden en Jonathan Jeuring.


A library for students, run by students. Its collection of over 10,000 books includes a large proportion of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, comics and even Manga! Over time, Bellettrie has organized many other activities for students in addition to its library function, including weekly writing nights. Here members write on their own work in the cozy room of the library, enthusiastically exchanging ideas. A themed short story contest is also held annually, where all entries are compiled and published as a physical booklet.


At the opening of the Technische Hogeschool Twente in 1964, the mayors of the Interest Group Twente/East Gelderland offered an exceptional gift: a tower with a carillon of 49 bells. The largest 30 bells bear the name of one of the municipalities involved. The tower, a design by the famous architect Gerrit Rietveld, is not only an icon, but also a symbol of UT's commitment to the region.