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Upcoming Events

THU 11 APR:

Vegetarian Dinner + live music: LOE

Join us on Thursday for a delicious vegetarian dinner at 18:00 and follow that with live music by LOE!

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LOE. is a project centered around singer Laura de Bruijn who, together with guitarist Rik Jasker, wrote the debut EP: VLOED. They are complete with keyboardist Tom Luttikholt, bassist Reijer Wildeman and drummer Daan Jonker. Their music has influences from cabaret and is inspired by the music of Wende, Spinvis and Eefje de Visser, among others. LOE. toured in 2022 with the Pop College Tour in one week throughout the Netherlands. They played at pop venues such as EKKO (Utrecht), 013 (Tilburg) and Patronaat (Haarlem). They also had their own show in TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht). They are currently working on their next EP.

Event Details:
Date: April 11th
Dinner: 18:00
Live Music: 8:00 PM
Location: Tankstation
Entrance: FREE

Chef: Deepika

Menu:

Spring Lasagna
Garlic Bread
Stuffed Mushrooms
Mixed Salad
Cream Fruits

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Sun 14 APR:

Sickhouse Takeover: Banner Making Workshop

On Sunday 14 April Sickhouse is collaborating with EnscheD&D to bring you a workshop full of fabric fun! We’ll be making flags that will forever adorn the esteemed halls of the EnscheD&D meetings. During the workshop there will be a short introduction about banners and guidance from our team to help you with your creations. Bring any old fabrics, haberdashery, beads, old magazines, and other materials you have with you so we can create awesome banners together!

This event will be held at Tankstation (Deurningerstraat 28, 7514 BJ Enschede) and will take place from 12:00 to 18:00.

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EnscheD&D organises big TTRPG events in Enschede with amazing original stories. Learn more about their events and community:
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THU 18 APR:

Vegetarian Dinner + Jam Session

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Jam session is back and we are ready to jam the night away with you. Bring your instrument and join the fun. We are so excited for another evening with you.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

We will also be serving a delicious Syrian vegetarian dinner cooked by one of our favorite chefs, Chef Samir, at 18:00. If you’d like to have dinner with us, please reserve your plate on our website:

Event Details:
Date: April 18th
Dinner: 18:00
Jam Session: 8:00 PM
Location: Tankstation
Entrance: FREE

Chef: Samir

Menu:

Surprise Syrian Menu

*Keep an eye out for menu coming soon*

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Sun 21 APR:

Yoga and Brunch

Join us on Sunday for Yoga & Brunch at Tankstation with the lovely teacher Monic.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Let’s start our day with a relaxing journey, get in touch and discover our bodies. Just follow your breath! Let your flow be guided by your body’s movement, take some moments for yourself to reconnect and find your ground.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious brunch and have a nice drink in Tankstation together with other happy people!
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Event Details
Date: 21 April
Yoga: 11:00 – 12:00 7€
Brunch: 12:00 -13:00 8€
(brunch includes coffee or tea)

Chef: Deepika

Menu:

*Keep an eye out for menu coming soon*

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

TUE 23 April

Vegetarian Dinner + Game Night

Calling all board game enthusiasts. Bring your games (or play some of ours) and join us for a board game night.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Everyone is welcome! Come with your friends or meet some new amazing people during a night of laughs and fun.

Vegetarian Dinner is served at 18:00 and the games start soon after.

Event Details:
Date: April 23rd
Dinner: 18:00
Game Night: 8:00 PM
Location: Tankstation
Entrance: FREE

Chef: Tita

Menu:

Menu coming soon

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Thu 25 April

Holi Dinner + Celebration

We’re celebrating Holi at Tankstation!!

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Get ready for a vibrant celebration as we bring the colors and flavors of Holi to Tankstation! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with delicious Indian cuisine, music, and dancing. Enjoy a delicious traditional 3-course menu prepared by the talented Chef Deepika and Abishek, showcasing the rich and diverse flavors of India.

After dinner, immerse yourself in the lively beats of Indian music and join us for an energetic dance session. It’s a night of celebration and colorful fun you won’t want to miss!
Event Details:
Date: April 25th
Holy Themed Dinner: 18:00
Music and Dancing: 20:00 PM
Entrance: FREE

Chef: Deepika and Abhishek

Menu:

Chai & Pakora

Gobi Palak
Roti
Pulao Rice
Soya Sabzi
Somosa Pie

Shahi Tudka

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Tue 30 April

DINNER + OPEN MIC. NIGHT

An artistic picture of a man reading from a poetry book into a microphone, with a red overtone

Tankstation INVITES you to hop on the stage to grab this accepting microphone; For spoken syllables, in metre PROSE, or POETRY. Fervently written STORIES, with beginning, middle, and end! All of which are, of course, optional!

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Do you feel you want to SING of a hidden love, or withered roses, gravely somber happy thoughts or parcels in the mail!? Do you feel like PERFORMING with dance, or theater, or routinely unscripted breakdowns of reality?

Join us for open mic. night at Tankstation (every last Tuesday of the month)! Come by and enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal and then jump on stage to perform!

Event Details:
Date: April 30th
Vegetarian Dinner: 18:00
Open Mic: 20:00 PM
Entrance: FREE

CHEF: Tita

MENU:

Menu coming soon

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Friday 4 May

Ecstatic Dance Twente Takeover

Ecstatic Dance Twente is taking over Tankstation! Join them for an unforgettable night.

What Is Ecstatic Dance?
Ecstatic Dance is not your typical dance party; it is a conscious and intentional movement practice. It provides a safe and judgment-free space where participants can dance freely without the constraints of choreography or societal expectations. This form of dance encourages authenticity, self-discovery, and emotional release through movement.

How to Ecstatic Dance
Ecstatic dance is more than just movement; it’s a journey into self-expression, mindfulness, and connection with the community. There are no specific steps or routines to follow, making it accessible to everyone, regardless of dance experience. The key to ecstatic dance is to allow the music to guide you, moving in ways that feel good and natural to you. Start by closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths, tuning into the rhythm and energy of the music. Let go of judgments and expectations, both of yourself and of others around you. Allow your body to move freely, whether through gentle swaying, vigorous shaking, or anything in between. Use the space as you wish—dance alone, with a partner, or within the larger group, respecting everyone’s space and journey. As you dance, focus on the present moment, allowing the movement and music to lead you to a state of ecstatic presence. Remember, there are no wrong moves in ecstatic dance; it’s all about personal expression, release, and the joy of movement.
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Event Details
Date: 4 May
19:00 – Ecstatic Dance
Entrance: Paid, ecstaticdancetwente.nl

Sun 12 May:

Meditation + Yoga

Join us on Sunday for Yoga & Brunch at Tankstation with the lovely teacher Monic.
Let’s start our day with a relaxing journey, get in touch and discover our bodies. Just follow your breath! Let your flow be guided by your body’s movement, take some moments for yourself to reconnect and find your ground.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious brunch and have a nice drink in Tankstation together with other happy people!
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Event Details
Date: 21 April
Meditation: 10:15 3€
Yoga: 11:00 – 12:00 7€

THU 16 May:

Vegetarian Dinner + Jam Session

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Jam session is back and we are ready to jam the night away with you. Bring your instrument and join the fun. We are so excited for another evening with you.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

We will also be serving a delicious Syrian vegetarian dinner cooked by one of our favorite chefs, Chef Samir, at 18:00. If you’d like to have dinner with us, please reserve your plate on our website:

Event Details:
Date: May 16th
Dinner: 18:00
Jam Session: 8:00 PM
Location: Tankstation
Entrance: FREE

Chef: TBA

Menu:

*Keep an eye our for menu coming soon*

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

SAT 18 MAY – SUN 19 MAY:

TankFest

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TankFest (previously our Spring Festival) is coming back again this spring!

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Everyone is welcome! Come with your friends or meet some new amazing people during a night of laughs and fun. Two days of fun community events compiling all that is Tankstation from local artists, live music, amazing food, an open market, interesting workshops, and much more!

Keep an eye out for more information! See you then!

SATURDAY:

Live Bands
Food from the Tosti Bois
Local Art

SUNDAY:

Open Market
Food by Chef Tita and Tankstation
Fun Workshops

Tue 28 May

DINNER + OPEN MIC. NIGHT

An artistic picture of a man reading from a poetry book into a microphone, with a red overtone

Tankstation INVITES you to hop on the stage to grab this accepting microphone; For spoken syllables, in metre PROSE, or POETRY. Fervently written STORIES, with beginning, middle, and end! All of which are, of course, optional!

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Do you feel you want to SING of a hidden love, or withered roses, gravely somber happy thoughts or parcels in the mail!? Do you feel like PERFORMING with dance, or theater, or routinely unscripted breakdowns of reality?

Join us for open mic. night at Tankstation (every last Tuesday of the month)! Come by and enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal and then jump on stage to perform!

Event Details:
Date: May 28th
Vegetarian Dinner: 18:00
Open Mic: 20:00 PM
Entrance: FREE

CHEF: Tita

MENU:

Menu coming soon

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Sun 26 May:

Yoga and Brunch

Join us on Sunday for Yoga & Brunch at Tankstation with the lovely teacher Monic.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Let’s start our day with a relaxing journey, get in touch and discover our bodies. Just follow your breath! Let your flow be guided by your body’s movement, take some moments for yourself to reconnect and find your ground.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious brunch and have a nice drink in Tankstation together with other happy people!
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Event Details
Date: 26 May
Yoga: 11:00 – 12:00 7€
Brunch: 12:00 -13:00 8€
(brunch includes coffee or tea)

Chef: Deepika

Menu:

*Keep an eye our for menu coming soon*

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Sat 1 June:

Summer Saturday Jam Session

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Get ready for a summer of music, sunshine, and good vibes as Tankstation presents Summer Jam Sessions! We’re opening our doors one Saturday a month so you can soak up the beautiful weather, sip on refreshing drinks, and groove to live music.

Join us from 7:00 onwards for an unforgettable jam session experience. Bring your own instrument or use one of ours, and feel free to jump on stage to jam with us. See you there!

Event Details:
Date: June 1
Jam Session: 19:00
Location: Tankstation
Entrance: FREE

Thu 6 June:

Karaoke Dress up Extraveganza + Vegetarian Dinner

Join us for a fun night of karaoke singing and a dress up extravaganza! Come dressed as your favorite singer and give us the performance of your life!

Aïcha and her KarnieKaraokeTheatre are known for the performance and art funfair Karnieland, which is based in Enschede. They’ve been to many places before including Tankstation! Now it is time for them to return! And while Aïcha loves having theatre and music performances, karaoke remains a big part of the theatre! This time there is no theatre performance, but the karaoke show will be fantastic nonetheless!

So come and sing your heart out with your favourite song! Make it extra dramatic, ’cause remember: karaoke is not about singing well, it’s all about all the fun, the drama and the happy hoarse voices at the end!

Before Karaoke, join us for a delicious vegetarian dinner!
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Event Details
Date: 6 June
Vegetarian Dinner: 18:00
Karaoke Dress up Extravaganza: 20:00

Menu:

*Keep an eye our for menu coming soon*

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Sun 16 June:

Meditation + Yoga

Join us on Sunday for Yoga & Brunch at Tankstation with the lovely teacher Monic.
Let’s start our day with a relaxing journey, get in touch and discover our bodies. Just follow your breath! Let your flow be guided by your body’s movement, take some moments for yourself to reconnect and find your ground.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious brunch and have a nice drink in Tankstation together with other happy people!
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Event Details
Date: 21 April
Meditation: 10:15 3€
Yoga: 11:00 – 12:00 7€

Tue 25 June

DINNER + OPEN MIC. NIGHT

An artistic picture of a man reading from a poetry book into a microphone, with a red overtone

Tankstation INVITES you to hop on the stage to grab this accepting microphone; For spoken syllables, in metre PROSE, or POETRY. Fervently written STORIES, with beginning, middle, and end! All of which are, of course, optional!

Do you feel you want to SING of a hidden love, or withered roses, gravely somber happy thoughts or parcels in the mail!? Do you feel like PERFORMING with dance, or theater, or routinely unscripted breakdowns of reality?

Join us for open mic. night at Tankstation (every last Tuesday of the month)! Come by and enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal and then jump on stage to perform!

Event Details:
Date: June 25
Vegetarian Dinner: 18:00
Open Mic: 20:00 PM
Entrance: FREE

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

CHEF: Tita

MENU:

Menu coming soon

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Thu 13 June:

Vegetarian DINNER + CRAFT AND CHILL EVENING

Bring out your inner artist and join us for a night of crafting and creativity at Tankstation! Whether you have a favorite craft or want to try something new, you’re invited to join our candle decorating craft led by Exaltio. Let your imagination run wild as you design and decorate your own candles.

Before diving into crafting, join us for a delicious vegetarian dinner. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering dishes that will fuel your creativity for the evening ahead. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just looking for a fun night out, this is the perfect opportunity to unwind, get creative, and make some memories with friends old and new.

Event Details:
Date: June 13
Vegetarian Dinner: 18:00
Craft and Chill: 20:00 PM
Entrance: FREE

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

CHEF: Tita

MENU:

Menu coming soon

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

Sat 13 July:

LAST Saturday Jam Session of the season

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Get ready for a summer of music, sunshine, and good vibes as Tankstation presents Summer Jam Sessions! We’re opening our doors one Saturday a month so you can soak up the beautiful weather, sip on refreshing drinks, and groove to live music.

Join us from 7:00 onwards for an unforgettable jam session experience. Bring your own instrument or use one of ours, and feel free to jump on stage to jam with us. See you there!

Event Details:
Date: July 13
Jam Session: 19:00
Location: Tankstation
Entrance: FREE

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PAST EVENTS

TUE 9 APR:

VEGAN NIGHT + STENCIL MAKING WORKSHOP with XR Twente

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Join us for our Vegan night, back recently by popular demand every second Tuesday of the month! Chef Tita’s creating a delicious 3-course vegan meal that you won’t want to miss.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

After dinner, join us at Tankstation for an engaging Stencil Making Workshop led by Wendy from Extinction Rebellion. Discover the art of designing your own stencils, perfect for adding a touch of creativity to clothes, walls, or any other surface you can think of. Don’t worry about bringing anything – just bring yourself and some fabric if you’re keen to use your stencil right away. It’s going to be a fun and hands-on experience you won’t want to miss!

Chef: Tita

Vegan Menu:

Sajur Buncis with Emping Melindjo

Sambal Goreng Leek
Tempeh Goreng
Rice
Lotek Salad

Onde Onde

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

THU 4 APR:

DINNER + ACTIVISM WORKSHOP: IMAGINATION through role-playing

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Join us for a lovely dinner, followed by an interactive workshop led by Jana Romanova, a multidisciplinary artist inspired by misunderstandings. (Photo by: Emilia Martin)

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in role-playing activities designed to explore the dynamics between activists and the public. Divided into groups of activists and public participants will immerse themselves in role-playing scenarios where activists attempt to introduce their ideas in everyday situations. Through these enactments, we’ll delve into the reactions and responses of both groups. Following the role-play, we’ll reflect on the outcomes, exploring how each group felt and identifying potential solutions for innovative activism ideas.

It is a light-hearted collaborative workshop for brainstorming and trying some unexpected solutions for bringing important ideas out there.

Jana Romanova is a multidisciplinary artist inspired by misunderstandings. She works with performance and game practices, using photography and video as tools to discover gaps between what we say and what we do. She takes these breaches in communication as possibilities for being together, whatever that could mean.

Jana has been active as a game designer for live-action role-playing games (LARP) for several years, developing both intimate and large-scale experiences. Currently, she is researching how different game mechanics and ways of working with games and playfulness can become methods for creating art projects.

Next to her artistic practice, she is a guest teacher at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK), WUR, and ARTez for game design and role-playing tools.

Chef: Samir

Vegan Menu:

Onion Stew
Rice
Cabbage Stuffed Potatoes
Thena Salad
Baklava

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

TUE 2 APR:

DINNER + ART EXHibition opening & workshop

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Join us as we open our exhibition space to Lobke Glaasker and her exhibition: To Be Free 2.0.; followed by an interactive workshop led by Lobke called “Through the eyes of another”.

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How to free a human being? Painter and graphic designer Lobke Glaasker invites you to go on a mission and find out for yourself! In ‘TO BE FREE 2.0’, the artist opens her house to the public, leading you through a maze of light and darkness, space and time, colours and objects.

The exhibition TO BE FREE 2.0 is an extension of the artist’s graduation project ‘TO BE FREE’, on display in 2023. Where the first exhibition was a documented, video-recorded and guided interactive performance, based on a set of rules created by the artist, in this new exhibition TO BE FREE 2.0 a visual experience as an interactive performance that invites the visitor to participate in.

Officially graduated as a painter and graphic designer, Lobke Glaasker developed a practice in which painting is no longer her only vocabulary. She incorporated different media in her work, such as photography, text and performances, in which she tries to install environments. Glaasker: ‘These installations can be seen as ‘rooms’, they represent my psyche.’.

In addition to the exhibition opening, there will also be a workshop organized by Lobke Glaasker called “Through the eyes of another” which invites you an others to participate in the exhibition.

The exhibition opens Tuesday the 2nd of April, 2024, where the artist will join an on-stage conversation, diving deeper into her works, techniques and motivations.
We would love to invite you to join this festive opening with snacks and drinks, at 17:00 in Tankstation Cultureel Vulpunt in Enschede.

Chef: Tobias

Vegan Menu:

Quiche with Tzatziki

Mixed Vegetables
Rice
Springroll

Rainbow Muffin

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

THU 28 MAR:

DINNER + Comedy night: silk route comedy

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Brace yourselves for the grand return of Silk Route Comedy at Tankstation!

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Get ready to burst into laughter as we unveil a fresh lineup of comedic talents for our first spring season show!

More info to come regarding line-up!


Dinner: 18:00 (don’t forget to reserve a plate)
Comedy: 20:00 (FREE!)

CHEF: Deepika

MENU:
Tomato Sauce marinated Tempeh
Baked Potato w/ Sour Cream
Polenta
Spinach Salad
Chocolate Brownie

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

TUE 17 MAR:

DINNER + FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION: Невагома (Weightless)

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Join us for a film screening of Невагома (Weightless) by Marta Hryniuk and Nick Thomas, followed by a panel discussion with Marta and Nick and moderator Anna Melnyk.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

In this film, Khrystyna Bunii travels solo across remote south-west Ukraine in pursuit of her anthropological research. As she encounters people and digitises their family photo archives, conversations and interconnections emerge. Conducting visual research into the trans-national region of Hutsulshchyna, Bunii pursues a political practice of self-narration from the margins of representation.

The sequences of this poetic journey do not simply elucidate the history of the region, but rather call for an associative labour from researcher and spectator alike, and finding people who want to talk about the region’s past is not an easy task. Made through close collaboration between the film’s directors and protagonist, Weightless combines observational and direct cinema style with staged performance and elements of documentary-essay.

We are interested in the complicated entanglements of eastern European countries – we want to know what can be learned and reclaimed from these histories and narratives, and how they shape people’s intersubjective experiences. We see these narratives as a part of a shared political space, and as a catalyst for imagining alternative ways of living and working together.

Khrystyna’s practice is an example of writing this history from below, in her home region, with a grassroots methodology. She works on a human scale and her methods are non-totalising, concerned with the lives of ordinary people. Her archiving forms a collective memory, and a call not to forget but to live with the joy and difficulty of Hutsulshchyna’s history.

Dinner: 18:00
Film Screening: 20:00
Panel Discussion: 21:15
Entrance: FREE

About the Filmmakers

Marta Hryniuk (b.1991 Poland) and Nick Thomas (b.1990 UK) are visual artists and filmmakers based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They have worked together since 2019 collaborating on films, as well as leading workshops, programming, and assisting others in video and sound production.

Hryniuk and Thomas are founding members of WET film – a production and distribution cooperative for film, video and artists’ moving image, and are members of Filmwerkplaats, an artist-run lab for 16mm film processing.

They have presented their work internationally, predominantly as video and film installations. ‘Weightless’ is their first feature length film. Their film ‘Forces’ is in the Eye Experimental collection.

Before relocating to Rotterdam, both artists combined their individual practises with cultural organising. Hryniuk co-founded an artist-run space Silverado (2013-17, Poznań); Thomas worked as programme assistant at LUX Scotland, and a committee member at Transmission Gallery Glasgow.

CHEF: Miriam & Nana

MENU:

Pink Soup

Sweet Peppersauce w/ Kidney Beans
Turnip Pate
Sauerkraut Salad w/ Dates & Walnuts

Surprise Cake

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

THU 14 MAR:

DINNER + Ukrainian night @ tankstation

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Join us at Tankstation’s Ukrainian Night next Thursday and learn about the rich culture of Ukraine.

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

We have so much to share with you this evening! Enjoy a delicious Ukrainian 3 course menu cooked by Lisa and Ana, explore a temporary exhibition of Olya, and engage in an open mic where you can share your culture, thoughts, poems and more on the stage with us.

We’ll finish the night with live music by 2 bands, followed by dancing to a curated Ukrainian playlist.

You can also discover the art of Motanka-making, explore items from different regions of Ukraine, and connect with the music through printed translations. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Ukraine’s vibrant culture with the community at Tankstation!

Timetable

17:00: Olya’s art exhibition opens to the public
18:00 – 20:00: Enjoy a delightful Ukrainian dinner by Lisa and Ana. (don’t forget to reserve a plate)
20:00 – 20:55: Open mic and poetry hosted by Sofiia.
21:00: Live acoustic performance by Marko.
21:30: Live music with Oleskii
22:00: Dance to a curated Ukrainian playlist.
Entrance: FREE

CHEF: Lisa & Ana

MENU:

Potato Hashbrowns

Holubtsi
Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Borshjt

Varenyky(Dumplings w/ berries)

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

TUE 12 mar:

VEGAN NIGHT

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We’re beyond excited to share some fantastic news – Vegan Night is making a comeback! It used to be our monthly ritual, and guess what? It’s back by popular demand every second Tuesday of the month!

>>> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE <<<

Everyone is welcome! Come with your friends or meet some new amazing people during a night of laughs and fun.

See you then!

Dinner 18:00
Entrance: FREE

Chef: Tita

Vegan Menu:

Spanakopitakia with Tzatziki

Lentil Soup
Moussaka
‘Greek’ Salad

Baklava Bite

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

THU 7 MAR:

DINNER + live music: Alex Kelman

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Join us for a lovely dinner and then catch the amazing Alex Kelman live at Tankstation!

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Mix of psychedelic post-punk and electronic music with a 90s twist from The Soft Moon, Death In Vegas or The Jesus And Mary Chain. Output is a mixture of beautifully noisy guitars, catchy dance beats and rousing synthesizers, layered with captivating vocals. Till now Alex Kelman released 3 full albums, played more than 200 concerts in clubs and festivals in Europe, China, South America.

During his long musical career, Alex Kelman has gained a fairly large musical baggage. He created many projects himself and took part in some as a guitarist: Punk TV, Hot Zex, TonySoprano, Dsh! Dsh! and other music bands in various years were noticeable and filled their own niche.

The latest Alex Kelman’s album “Ilusia” was released 15.03.2023 on Dutch label Geertruida (Digital, MK), Noiseme (CD) & Psychedelic Umami (LP). Album was recorded during 2020-2022. Most of the tracks produced by Alex Kelman, some in collaboration with different artists: dream-pop romantic Magnus Josefsson, shoegaze band Secrets Of The Third Planet, friend and colleague in the previous Kelman’s band Punk TV – Vladimir Komarov, old-school electronics guru, Inbox and crazy electorocker Kelly Perry.

In front of a new album release, Alex Kelman presented single “VHS” (Vysoka Hranica Snov – High Limit of Dreams) recorded in collaboration with a shoegaze/dream pop band The Secrets Of The Third Planet (vocals and guitars by E.Frankevich) and supplemented with a video clip filmed and edited by Anastasia Maystrenko and Vadim Levovenya

CHEF: Loura

MENU:

Okra & Carrot Stew
Rice
Kubbeh
Cabbage Salad
Cream-filled Phyllo

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

THU 29 FEB:

SCHRIKKEL FESTIVAL @ Tankstation

Leap Day DINNER + Live Music: Kungens Män

Mark your calendars because on the 29th of February, Following the Schrikkeldag Art Festival and themed dinner in Tankstation. We will be hosting an unforgettable evening of mind-bending music and sonic exploration featuring the phenomenal Kungens Män!

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Join us for a special Leap Day Dinner where we will be doing something a little different. Enjoy our 4 course menu that takes you across many cultural cuisines, in reverse.

Leap Day Dinner: 12€

Chef: Kashyap

MENU:

NoMeatBalls (Sweden)

Bisi Bele Bath (Indian)
Pear Salad (Dutch)

Sachlav (Middle East)

Kungens Män started out in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, when a bunch of good friends decided to bring some instruments when hanging out. The random jam sessions became more and more regular and soon Kungens Män started recording it all, completely unfiltered and without safety nets. The music soon found its way to the internet and a buzz occurred, connecting with listeners all over the globe.

The inspiration comes from the drone, the rattle of the loose screw, the circuit failure of the effects, the phatness of the moog and from the very diverse wiring of a bunch of middle aged Swedish freaks. Kungens Män never plan the next musical move – it presents itself. Sometimes the costume sewn is really ugly, but somehow there’s always room for the sublime as you turn it inside out.
https://kungensman.bandcamp.com

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner with us because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!

(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

thu 22 FEB:

DINNER + philosophy workshop: what is activism?

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Come by for a lovely dinner and then check out the awesome workshop on Philosophy and Activism

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Have you ever looked at the world and felt outraged or disappointed at how we handle some aspects of our society? And have you asked yourself what could you do to bring about some much-needed change? Should you bring the topic at the dinner table, or should you create massive disruption on the streets? Perhaps you’ve wondered if you should start by changing yourself or if it would be best to target powerful individuals or institutions. What is the most effective way to build a better world for everyone? Is there a right or wrong when it comes to different tactics of resistance?

In this workshop, we’ll hear stories about resistance across the world and discuss together questions around different tactics for bringing about change in our communities and the world at large. Come prepared to share your own story, or simply to listen to other people’s stories and reflect on your own.

This workshop is led by Patyt Reyes, PhD candidate in Political Philosophy of Technology at the University of Twente, and member of Extinction Rebellion Twente.

CHEF: Deepika

MENU:
Chinese Fried Rice
Spicy Cucumber Salad
Hot & Sour Soup
Vegetable Potstickers
Mango Pudding

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat brunch because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

TUE 6 FEB

Art Exhibition Opening + DINNER + “Queerness in Conversation”

picture of a reversed role couple. A feminine dress male sits upon the lap of a masculine dressed female

Join us at 17:00 to appreciate the artistry of Salomé Tetteh Quaye and Celine Micheli, two emerging talents presenting captivating works on Gender Identities and Fluidity through photography and poetry.

Salomé Tetteh Quaye, a dedicated photographer from Almelo, captures the beauty of fashion, nature, and people. Meanwhile, Celine Micheli, a transdisciplinary queer non-binary artist from Italy, delves into performance, sound, and visual arts, addressing themes of intersectional feminism, vulnerability, and intimacy.

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At 20:00, dive into the heart of the evening – “Queerness in Conversation,” first of many open dialogues at Tankstation. Led by a diverse trio – Sietse Henselmans (NL), Sophia Varekamp (US), and Zara Lall (INDIA) – this interactive conversation isn’t just a presentation; it’s an opportunity for everyone to actively participate.

Tankstation will host regular open conversations, each exploring diverse themes with different speakers. Whether it’s culture, identity, or other important discussions, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive space for meaningful dialogue. Join us on this journey of discovery and connection.

We want to hear YOUR thoughts and experiences. This is a space where everyone is a participant, expressing themselves kindly and constructively. It’s a unique chance to learn, understand, and challenge preconceived notions. Bring an open mind, share your thoughts, and be ready to listen. Let’s create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe, respected, and part of the discussion.

Menu:

Lentil Soup
Rice with vegetables
Falafel
Winter Salad
Muhallabia

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)

THU 30 NOV 2023:

Tankstation’s 10 year anniversary party & exhibition opening!

This year marks a decade that Tankstation has been located at Deruingerstraat!

This space has been proudly built throughout the years by amazing leaders like Linzi, Yasaman and Alex and the community of volunteers, artists, chefs and more that helps keep it moving, changing and growing.

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We want to celebrate where Tankstation started, where its been and where it is now.
Help us not only celebrate this milestone, but also secure our future in Enschede by celebrating and supporting our continued presence in the city. Every penny raised during this event will directly contribute to preserving our space in this city!
This night is dedicated to showcasing the amazing people who have come and gone or even stayed, volunteers, directors, artists, musicians and chefs and all in between. We have built this night on showcasing each and every one.
We will have a collective exhibition, chef showcasing dinner featuring 4 chefs each making a small plate of food, live music of our community member and past bands of Tankstation, merch, clothes stamping, community and more.

CHEF: Showcase

MENU:

Suprise Menu! (Check the board when you arrive, or ask one of our amazing volunteers)

Don’t forget to make a reservation if you would like to eat dinner because, without a reservation, we can’t guarantee you food!


(You can also indicate you’d like a vegan option or let us know about any allergies in your reservation, Tankstation prides itself on being diet and allergy friendly)