Community centres (buurthuizen/buurtcentrum) are spread over Maastricht’s 51 neighbourhoods. They make space available for Once Upon A Town’s activities, and they also contribute. In the community centres, you can play the Great Migration Game with DBKV students, MAMDT students carry out interventions to collect stories, directing students Reinout and Sander visit every location to involve young and old in theatre and poetry activities, and clients of Vluchtelingenwerk Maastricht present their talents and interests. The community centres
Buurtcentrum Sint Pieter
Buurtcentrum Sint Pieter aims to profitably manage premises and buildings for the benefit of the Sint Pieter, Jekerdal and Villapark communities. These spaces are available for groups, associations, social institutions and residents to develop socio-cultural activities. The foundation wants people to feel it is their community centre.
Kick the weekend off with a Saturday morning tai chi trial lesson from Riny Gilissen. You can get acquainted with exercises in both tai chi and qigong medicine.
This community centre also features an intervention by MAMDT students, The Narrative, The Great Migration Game by Fine Art and Design in Education students, a lecture by Maurice Hermans, travel stories by clients of Vluchtelingenwerk Maastricht/Heerlen, Media and Rama.
CNME Nature Gardens, Jekerdal
CNME Nature Gardens in Jekerdal, Maastricht offers the opportunity to meet people in a truly green environment. The nature garden is in the middle of the Jekerdal, near the river Jeker. The valley is surrounded by Sint Pietersberg and Cannerberg and borders the Jekerdalpark. CNME wants to connect people and nature in Maastricht and the region. They use their broad expertise to get citizens, companies and governments involved with the natural environment and to foster support for sustainable action.
Expert ecological manager Gijs Ketelaars organises a tour of flora and fauna at the CNME nature gardens in Jekerdal. He offers his expert insights into policymaking, the practice of classification of native and exotic plant species, and the management and conservation of the landscape.
This community centre also features Wild Edibles and the Time Tunnel – a food activity by Jorge and Joey, an intervention by MAMDT students, The Narrative, and The Great Migration Game by Fine Art and Design in Education students.
Huiskamer Heer ‘Sjuif a-en’, Heer
Sjuif a-en is an initiative of Heer’s residents in collaboration with Neighbourhood Network (Buurtnetwerk) Heer, which arose from the need for an accessible meeting place for all in the neighbourhood. Since 1 June 2017, the neighbourhood walk-in house opened at Gerard Walravenstraat 92A.
On Sunday 20 October, regular visitors of Sjuif a-en tell stories and share memories of Maastricht’s history and migration between Maastricht and Heer.
Huiskamer Daalhof started ten years ago on the initiative of Belfort-Daalhof neighbourhood group in collaboration with Geestelijk Gezond Maastricht (Mental Health Maastricht). The idea was to create an opportunity for Daalhof’s residents to spend an afternoon socialising together. It is situated at the side of the Atrium, next to the church.
For ten years De Huiskamer in ‘t Atrium has been open days a week for anyone looking for company, a game of billiards or a chat. It’s also for residents who want to knit and crochet together or play scrabble. Initiatives such as war stories have been developed and implemented at the Huiskamer.
Storytelling and clay, painting and collage workshop by Jasmijn Devens
Title: 1000 Goddesses Gathering
Entrepreneur, herbalist and reiki therapist Jasmijn Devens shares the 1000 Goddesses Gathering story. This age-oldprophecy about the gathering of a thousand goddesses speaks of major changes on Earth and the dawn of an era of peace.
Everyone can take a seat in a friendly environment and create something, inspired by the story, from clay, paint and collage.
This community centre also features New Residents’ Travel Stories by Vluchtelingenwerk Maastricht/Heerlen, Ranen and Samer, an intervention by MAMDT students, The Narrative, and The Great Migration Game by Fine Art and Design in Education students.
provide venues for lectures and act as meeting points for tours.