SCHUNCK Schrijversbezoek 2022 Pim Lammers Portret

Limburg Pride at SCHUNCK

Limburg Pride at SCHUNCK: lectures and workshops around gender and sexual diversity for all ages.

Heerlen will be the host city for Limburg Pride 2021 throughout September. As part of this, SCHUNCK organises several activities around diversity in cooperation with COC Limburg.

ProuTboys - photography by Ilvy Maijen

until 30 September

Anyone visiting the first floor of the SCHUNCK Glaspaleis this month will meet the glimpses of some 20 gay and transgender young people in the exhibition ProuTboys. Ilvy Maijen photographs these young people with the aim of encouraging and inspiring them to be themselves. She encourages them to show themselves and tell the story of their coming out. In her portraits, Maijen shows both the vulnerability and inner strength of these young people. The exhibition can be seen until 30 September.

Around this exhibition, SCHUNCK offers a side programme for all ages, in cooperation with COC Limburg. The full programme can be viewed at

SCHUNCK Schrijversbezoek 2022 Pim Lammers Portret

Pim Lammers

Central figure in this side programme is Pim Lammers (b. 1993), an author for children and adults. In 2017, he made his debut with Het lammetje dat een varken is, the first Dutch transgender picture book. He received a Zilveren Griffel for this, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the award. In his children's books and poetry, gender and sexual diversity play a very important role. For instance, he writes poems about non-binary aunts and fairy tales about lesbian knights.

Lecture on gender and sexual diversity

28 September - 7:30 p.m. / free / registration required

In the lecture 'Maar daar zijn kinderen toch véél te jong voor?' (in Dutch), Pim explains why it is important for children to get in touch with issues such as gender and sexual diversity at an early age. Afterwards, photographer Ilvy Maijen and one of the 'ProuTboys' portrayed will take the stage for an interview.

Interactive reading hour for toddlers and pre-schoolers

29 September - 10:00 a.m. / free / registration required

Pim will provide a lively and interactive reading hour during which the children can join in too! Full of story, sound and fun questions.

Workshop drawing from stories (6-9 yrs)

29 September - 1:30 p.m. / free / registration required

During this reading aloud workshop, the children can listen to funny stories by Pim Lammers and get to work with coloured pencils themselves!

Workshop reciting poems (9-12 yrs)

29 September - 2:30 p.m. / free / registration required

Together with Pim and other children, we work with poetry. Using various recitation exercises, children will learn how best to read a poem. This involves acting, exaggerating, shouting and whispering. This way, poems will soon come to life!

About SCHUNCK Museum

SCHUNCK is a museum for visual arts and architecture, a public library and a music and dance school. SCHUNCK Museum is a world-class art and learning centre. It pushes boundaries of its audience and of important art forms with an emphasis on contemporary visual arts and architecture. The museum presents exhibitions and educational programmes in the Glaspaleis and in the city. In and from the building, contemporary art and architecture enter into dialogue with the city and the world.