2019 Arts Festival

Entrance to the performances is free.
Collections in aid of the charities will be taken during the day.
Blocks of tickets will be on sale to exchange for food, drink and books.
The day’s proceeds will go to the charities that the Anglican Church
Luxembourg supports.

For this event we are highlighting:

World Vision – Romania
Helps children from poor and vulnerable families and supports single mothers who are at risk of abandoning their children.

Friendship Luxembourg – Bangladesh
Works in partnership with people, communities, organisations and the
government to create solutions to the challenges faced by the poor and
marginalized communities in Bangladesh.


All day from 12.15 in the Salle Maria Rheinsheim downstairs (SMR):

  • tea, coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks, sandwiches, cake
  • exhibition of handicrafts with a chance to talk to the makers
  • sale of books and DVDs
  • board games available to play
  • community art project – ”A New Creation” – please come and make
    a pompom for our butterfly wall hanging at the craft corner.

11.00 – 12.00 Family Communion service in the Chapel upstairs, with
music from the First Sunday Group.

From 12.15 until supplies run out: Curry Lunch in the SMR.

13.30 in the Chapel: Young Musicians
Talented young musicians and singers participate in a short but lively concert.

14.00 in the Chapel: Raft of Loons
Traditional a cappella folk music from this popular Luxembourg group.

14.30 in the Chapel: The Art of Music
A programme of unaccompanied vocal music, mainly from the 16th century. It will begin with canons for 7 and 8 voices by Mouton and Tallis: these are complex in structure but simple to listen to. Music from England will follow: a medieval song, then works by Byrd and a friend of his, the immigrant Alfonso Ferrabosco.

15.00 in the Chapel: The Virtuoso Horn Duo
Kerry Turner and Kristina Mascher return to enchant us with music for two
French horns.

15.30 in the Chapel: Melusina Consort
Music for voices and viols from Shakespeare’s day and later. Songs and
chamber music for various combinations of singers and players.

16.00 in the SMR: Ballet
Display by pupils from the Jeanette Hutchines School.

16.30 in the SMR: Display by Court Dancing Luxembourg
Wearing copies of the ceremonial costume of the Hungarian aristocracy
created for the coronation of Ferdinand V of Hungary in 1830, the teachers of this brand new group will perform choreography prepared for the 5th
Hungarian dance by Johannes Brahms and the 2nd Waltz by Dimitri
Schostakowitsch. The dancers will also offer to dance the waltz with members of the public after their performance.

17.00 in the Chapel: Choral Evensong
Our service to celebrate Candlemas is in the English of the early Anglican
Church, using the Book of Common Prayer, and features music by Thomas
Weelkes and William Byrd. Evensong takes place here every first Sunday of
the month except January and August, please note that this one starts earlier than the usual time of 18.30.

18.00 – 19.00 in the SMR: Swing Dance Luxembourg will bring our
Festival to a swinging close, with an opportunity for everyone to take part.


Workshops, in which practitioners aim to transfer some of their skill and
enthusiasm to novices, will be held in the Crèche Room (upstairs).
Places are limited and can be reserved in advance (events@anglican.lu) or at the main ticket desk. First come, first served. Ticket price €5 for children, €7 for adults.

13.30 – 14.30 Mindfulness led by Esmée Chengapen, for adults
Mindfulness meditation (full attention to the present moment) is effective in
lowering stress. Studies have shown that mindfulness can increase energy,
reduce stress, slow breathing, decrease anxiety, reduce pain, increase blood
flow and provide a sense of peace.

When the Vagus nerve receives the signals from these mindfulness effects it
sends a message to the brain that there is no danger and no need to be in
fight or flight. The brain then sends the message to the autonomic nervous
system which stimulates the parasympathetic branch to come out of fight or
flight and regulate the systems into balance.

In this workshop, we will learn mindfulness techniques to help us deal with
everyday situations which are often triggers of anxiety and stress.

14.30 – 15.30 Learn the Ukulele led by Lisa Dishman
For adults and children aged 7 years and above (capable of sitting at a table
for the duration of the workshop) who would like to learn to play some
chords and simple melodies, to accompany the singing of fun yet simple songs.  Ukuleles are provided. 8 places.

15.30 – 16.30 Decorative lettering led by Tania Buhr
Learn some techniques for beautiful handwriting. For children aged 7 and
above. 8 places.

16.30 – 17.15 Creative writing for children, led by Jess Bauldry and Rose
Edwards. Help nurture your child’s creativity in this creative writing
workshop for young people aged from 6-11. Participants do not need to be
confident writers to take part. 8 places.

17.15 – 18.00 Creative writing for adults, led by Jess Bauldry and Rose
Edwards. Always wanted to put pen to paper but never had the discipline?
This workshop will give participants the nudge they need to get started, using postcards as a prompt to unleash poetry and prose. For people aged 16 to 99. 8 places.