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SCHUNCK X Cultura Nova

From 25 August to 3 September, Heerlen will be all about Cultura Nova: the biggest culture festival in Limburg. SCHUNCK also participates, with various activities in and around the Glaspaleis.

Cultura Nova is an annual, international theatre festival in Limburg. The festival offers film, dance, music & visual arts, often in unusual locations, full of open-air shows and international productions. SCHUNCK does not let this week pass by.


On 27 August, we will celebrate Architecture Day 2023, with the theme Access | Accessibility. The afternoon's programme consists of a lecture by Francine Houben (Mecanoo Architects), followed by a discussion on tradition, modernity and the future as well as guided tours of both the new building and the newly renovated Peutz town hall.

On the same day, the exhibition Town Hall: the collection from then to now to ever will also be opened, on the occasion of the opening of the renovated town hall. In it, SCHUNCK presents a cross-section of the municipal art collection, the oldest public collection of contemporary art in Limburg.

On Friday 1 September, part two of the closing event takes place at SCHUNCK, completing the Heerlen Rooftop Project (phase 2). This edition revolves around Regional & Euregional spatial future strategies for Parkstad Limburg. See here for more information and registration.

Cultura Nova in the Glaspaleis

Zorba Huisman - NOX (NL) presents Lungs: the first theatre production by the NOX Foundation, which tells the love story of today's generation. A couple ventures into an issue that in this day and age is more a question of conscience than of love: 'Shall we or shall we not bring a child into this world?' To be seen on 27, 28, 29 and 30 August, at SCHUNCK.

On 2 September, you can see different renditions of House all day long: the final result of Rosa Vrij's years of artistic and personal research into giving and taking space, bundled in a publication. The audience will read and experience this book in the form of a performative book presentation.

David Bade x Mondriaan x Cultura Nova

The House of Emotions is a pavilion at Cultura Nova's festival site, which can be visited for free all week. The house was designed by visual artist David Bade. The pavilion displays works created by clients of Mondriaan (mental health care). Bade will be present throughout the festival to engage visitors and participants in creating new artworks and adding them to the growing pavilion.