A month celebrating art

Following D’Stad lieft and a series of open-air sporting and cultural happenings that extended well into the autumn, more events will start to take place indoors again. Alongside the end-of-year bazaars and fairs, November in Luxembourg City will be marked by the celebration of art in all its forms. No fewer than three major events are planned: Luxembourg Art Week, the Salon du CAL and the De Mains de Maîtres biennial festival. Among the 70 craftspeople taking part in De Mains de Maîtres, five welcomed City into their workshops for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a professional artist.

Whilst most of the magnificent works will be on display on Avenue de la Liberté, I am proud to announce that some will also be showcased at the City’s cultural institutions, namely the Grand Théâtre, the Villa Vauban and the Cercle Cité. Come along and let this November’s extensive cultural programme transport you to another
world – there’s something for everyone!

This edition of the magazine also focuses on a major infrastructure project: the Beggen water treatment plant. Built in 1920, the plant was extended in 1939 and again in 1974, and underwent further transformation between 2007 and 2012. Now, this building is being both extended and modernised, ensuring the capital city is prepared for its growing population and changing needs. How does the plant work now? What will change in the future and why are the changes being made? The answers to these questions can be found in an extensive article on this facility, which is essential for Luxembourg City.

I hope you enjoy the many topics covered in the November edition of City. Happy reading!

PHOTO: MIKE ZENARI