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On Easter Monday, April 22 in Betahuis in Heerlen, you can have a nice vegetable lunch and a inspiring “listen”.

Aline Ploeg, graphic design and vegan inspirator serves a NY-inspired lunch while sociologist Theo Ploeg and pop connoisseur and music lover Marco Smeets take you into the musical story of a city in decline.

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s story is that of New York in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Underground and mainstream merged. Musicians, artists, bon vivants, low-lifes and other strange birds went to the almost deflated Manhattan. A creative scene emerged that proved to be an excellent musical breeding ground. Artists such as Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie and Ramones are taking the first steps in their career. The no-nonsense musical genre no wave is coming up and will ultimately affect many pop musicians.

Practical information
The walk-in is from 12.30 pm We start at 1 pm.
There is room for 20 people.
The costs are €15,- per person for lunch and lecture.
Prior registration is required. You can do this by sending an email to [email protected]

Tip: you can join the free* tour of the Basquiat exhibition in SCHUNCK at 11:30 am prior to this lunch and lecture. If you want to be sure of your place during this tour, let us know when you register.
Be on time because full = full.
* the tour is free upon presentation of a valid ticket for the Basquiat exhibition. Starting point is located in the central hall of SCHUNCK