Neumünster Abbey (neimënster) has announced that it is celebrating Halloween with an open house weekend, from 30 to 31 October 2021.

Neimënster has put together an adult-oriented programme for Saturday 30 October and a family-friendly programme for Sunday 31 October 2021. On the agenda are shows, exhibitions, conferences, creative workshops and concerts, among other things.

Adults will be treated to a musical programme on the Saturday, drawing on the original compositions of neimënster's associate artist Pol Belardi or letting themselves be carried away by the bewitching voice of Martha Da'Ro. A day of Halloween-themed activities for children is planned for the Sunday, from baking workshops and magic shows to pumpkin carving.


Saturday 30 October

18:00 - Ladies on Records (conference, all audiences). DJ Kornelia Binicewicz, aka Ladies on Records, will look back on the fate of women who made music in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and will present iconic titles from this period

18:00 - Through the wire (dance). Through the wire is an intimate encounter between choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess and a member of the audience during a one-on-one telephone interview in which the voices meet to enter the world of dance, solely through the power of the mind 

18:15 - Le cabinet de curiosité (magic, all audiences). Actor-magician Pierre-Marie Paturel invites the public into his anteroom, a place of permeability between the visible and the invisible, the real and the fictitious, the natural and the supernatural, the normal and the paranormal, life and death...

18:45 - Le cabinet de curiosité (magic, all audiences)

19:00 - Ladies on Records (DJ set, all audiences)

19:15 - Le cabinet de curiosité (magic, all audiences)

19:45 - Le cabinet de curiosité (magic, all audiences)

20:00 - Through the wire (dance, all audiences)

20:00 - De Läbbel presents : Martha Da'Ro (concert, all audiences). A Belgian with Angolan roots, Martha Da'Ro mixes soul, hip-hop and funk

22:00 - Miss Sappho (DJ set, all audiences). Named after the Greek poet, Miss Sappho's style can be described as melodic and rhythmic with powerful bass

Sunday 31 October

11:00 - Pol Belardi Solo (concert, all audiences). On the occasion of this first solo concert, Pol Belardi will present an original repertoire conceived entirely within the framework of his residency, in his studio, at neimënster

14:00 - 18:00 - Creepy Face painting (makeup workshop for children aged 4+)

14:00 - 18:00 - Haunting cookies (baking workshop for children aged 4+)

14:00 -18:00 - Scary pumpkins (pumpkin carving workshop for children aged 4+)

14:00 -18:00 - Scream printing (screen printing workshop for children aged 4+)

14:00 - Spooky sounds (sound effects workshop for children aged 8+). Belgian musician Rémi Decker will teach participants the secrets of animated film sound effects and how to create the sounds that give the scariest cartoons their superpowers.

14:00 - Through the wire (dance)

14:30 - Un petit poucet (play for children aged 4-8). A show that nourishes the imaginary and discusses the feelings of the different ages in life to restore the link between generations

15:00 - Le faux orchestre (concert, all audiences). New variation of the one-man band by the virtuoso Santiago Moreno, both musician and puppeteer

15:30 - Lara Grogan (concert, all audiences). Discovered at the Screaming Fields festival, the 17-year-old musician will present her compositions which are inspired by pop, jazz and musicals

16:00 - Le faux orchestre (concert, all audiences).

16:00 - Spooky sounds (sound effects workshop for children aged 8+)

16:30 - Through the wire (dance)

16:30 - Un petit poucet (play for children aged 4-8)

17:00 - Lara Grogan (concert, all audiences)

17:30 - Le faux orchestre (concert, all audiences).

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