ACTING UP IN AMSTERDAM./
MATTHEW CARNEY IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS: ACTOR; PRESENTER; RADIO HOST; WRITER; CULTURAL STRATEGIST… THE LIST GOES ON./
ORIGINALLY FROM THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND, MATTHEW TRAINED IN THE NETHERLANDS + BERLIN, BEFORE LANDING IN AMSTERDAM, WHERE HE NOW LIVES./ IN ADDITION TO HIS ACTING + STRATEGY WORK, HE ALSO HOSTS A RADIO SHOW, WHERE HE + CO-HOST MAXINE PUT THE WORLD TO RIGHTS ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS./ AND IF ALL THAT WASN'T ENOUGH, HE RECENTLY SET UP 'KNAP HOUSE', A QUEER CULTURE CONSULTANCY HELPING TO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN QUEER CULTURE - + NOT JUST THE MANUFACTURED VERSION./
A MAN WITH HIS FINGER FIRMLY ON THE PULSE, WE ASKED MATTHEW TO SHARE SOME OF THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN AMSTERDAM...
"One of my favourite clubs! - Lots of rooms + spaces to roll around on a night out, + I always seem to meet amazing people on the dancefloor. - One of my fave nights there is Spielraum."
"A new bar which is really well curated in terms of drinks, food, artwork + music, the owners are building + celebrating a community on the side of queer. A nice addition to the Amsterdam bar scene with links to 'Is Burning', another great club night."
"In Zaandam, this venue was an old military factory, but despite its dark history, the space is amazing - really well curated art exhibitions, a little art + design library, chill out areas to work + really nice café."
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