At the 2011 edition of Explore the North, iconic Frisian poet gave a stunning performance at De Zwarte Haan. Of course Hettinga would have been more than welcome at the following festival, but sadly he passed away on 7 March 2013. Explore the North honoured the work of Tsjêbbe Hettinga by requesting poets, musicians and friends to respond to his oeuvre. Ester Naomi Perquin, Ellen Deckwitz and Tsead Bruinja performed new poems, based on the poetry of Tsjêbbe Hettinga. Piet Gerbrandy spoke about his work, while there were also musical performances by Nynke Laverman and Sytze Pruiksma, who also screened a short film revolving around Hettinga.
With Nynke Laverman, Sytze Pruiksma, Tsead Bruinja, Piet Gerbrandy, Ester Naomi Perquin and Ellen Deckwitz Tsjêbbe Hettinga.
This programme was Dutch spoken.