• Manon Pachen

Manon Pachen

Community worker at Witte Vrouwenveld

As a welfare officer at Witte Vrouwenveld, where my tasks include coordinating the community arts project Kunstketel, I always try to build bridges; bridges between young and old and between people from different cultural backgrounds. This sense of being welcome is something I’ve felt at previous editions of the PAS Festival. The hidden gardens and courtyards, the presentations, the variety of the programme and the diversity of the visitors make it a festival for everyone. I’d certainly like to recommend the people of Witte Vrouwenveld to go and take a look at the PAS Festival! It’s just as much fun as our own Manusje van Alles Festival. A fifteen-minute bike ride and you’re in another world, right in the middle of the unique atmosphere I enjoy so much. I’m curious about the lectures on our brain and self-help books, migration behaviour and silent poverty. I’ll be taking a look at the smallest disco in the world La Boite, I’m curious to see the programme in the big garden of the Law Faculty, and I’d like to finish off with the concert by the Zimbabwean band Mokoomba. Once again, I’m looking forward to a wonderful late summer festival at the start of a busy season.