Once Upon A Town

24 September 2020

Once Upon a Town
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Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October

 Maastricht Ways

Meet new and established makers and discover local legends at Once Upon A Town. We pay tribute to Maastricht, its inhabitants and the age-old tradition of passing on stories. This year's theme? Maastricht Ways! Who is ‘de Maastrichtaar’ and what is their origin? What are their stories, memories, ideas and discoveries?

 The city at its most (in)famous

Chat with the ‘proverb collectors’ at the library, listen to singing from factory roofs and meet the residents of Maastricht's largest insect hotel. Discover the city's creative living rooms while cycling, listen to stories in ‘The Invisible Collection’ in Marres or join Jan Janssen for ‘eve euze Geis opsjöddele’.

 Gossip and legends

‘Come to Pixeltown’ or enjoy the documentary Shelter at Lumière Cinema. Visit two photographer friends in a studio above the old bookshop in Wyck or literally walk in the footsteps of Elisabeth Strouven. Of course, you must see the exhibition Jo Coenen, 40 Years of Working in Europe at Bureau Europa!  On Saturday evening you will unravel the idiosyncrasies, legends and the (dark) past of Maastricht in the Dominicanen bookstore through personal stories, poems and performances. Discover all of this and more on the weekend of 10 and 11 October. If you’d rather stay at home, you can join the live-streamed events at www.onceuponatown.nl.

 For all activities on 10 and 11 October, look elsewhere on this website under Agenda or Archive.