The Luxembourg Red Cross has announced that it is organising an open day at its new artistic space "Hariko - Ettelbruck" as part of Fête de la Musique in Ettelbruck, on Saturday 19 June 2021 from 13:00 to 19:00.
Designed for young people aged 12 to 26 living in the north of the country, the structure is intended to be a place of exchange, sharing and creation between artists and young people, where they can discover various forms of art and express their creativity.
"It is with pleasure that we settled in Ettelbruck in the spring, to offer workshops for young people living in the north of Luxembourg", explained Kim Ahlborn, who is in charge of the Hariko - Ettelbruck space.
The artists' workshops will be open all afternoon (respecting barrier gestures) and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and acquire artworks.
From 13:00 to 19:00, aspiring or experienced singers will be able to sing karaoke in the courtyard of the new Hariko space.
From 14:00 to 18:00, a "Craft your own instrument" workshop will take place in the workshop hall of the Hariko space.
Hariko Ettelbruck's workshop offer is very diverse, ranging from musical workshops and painting to graffiti lessons and upcycling. They are accessible free of charge to all young people aged 12 to 26, provided they are members of Hariko.
In return for regular workshops, artists can set up in a workshop free of charge. The following six artists will start their residency in Ettelbruck in 2021: Chiara Morette, Daniel Prettenhoffer, Debbie Eiro, Martine Koetz, Marlee dos Reis and Saila Kumputie.
Those interested in attending the worskshops are advised to register in advance.
In addition, a creative space with painting materials will be accessible at any time for young people who wish to create.
"The idea of Hariko is to be an open place," explained Kim Ahlborn. As such, young people can show up spontaneously at Hariko from Tuesday to Saturday, from 13:00 to 19:00, all year round except on public holidays.
In 2020, the Hariko service of the Luxembourg Red Cross organised more than 790 workshops in nineteen different artistic disciplines. In all, 1,034 young people attended its workshops last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the success of a first Hariko project, opened in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie in 2015, the artistic space moved to Esch-sur-Alzette in 2018. Very quickly, the idea of providing workshops for artists and young people living in northern Luxembourg emerged. With the support of the municipality of Ettelbruck, which offered the premises, and Fondation BNP Paribas, the new Hariko - Ettelbruck space opened on 22 April 2021 at 2a Rue de l'Arcade.
For further information, visit www.hariko.lu.