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International Family Festival at the LWL Museum Textilwerk

The International Family Festival in the museum courtyard of the LWL Museum Textilwerk on Uhlandstraße is a festival for young and old every year. It is organised by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL), the Integration Council and the City of Bocholt.

Press release on the Family Festival 2023

Click here for the follow-up report of the Family Festival 2023

Living and learning in Europe

"EUpdate - Living and Learning in Europe" is the motto of the European Union's Europe Weeks 2023. And the LWL's big children's and family festival will also be involved.

"After we didn't know for a long time last year whether and in what form we would be able and allowed to hold the LWL Children's and Family Festival, we are glad this year that we have a little "more breathing space" in the planning together with the associations and organisations," said Museum Director Hermann-Josef Stenkamp.

"The participation is super, so that we can show how colourful Bocholt really is also at the ninth edition," added Bruno Wansing, Integration Officer of the City of Bocholt.

Sustainable family festival

In addition to the clubs and organisations, the municipality as a trainer and employer and the fire brigade will also present themselves on site. The district of Borken is also expected to present its Smart Region concept.

There will also be innovations in the area of "sustainability". "In order to completely avoid waste caused by disposable packaging, we are planning that all culinary offerings provided by the associations will be handed out in sustainable small bowls created by a bakery in Bocholt," announces Irina Fernandes-Krühler from the LWL. Visitors can dispose of these bowls in the organic waste.

Das Internationale Familienfest

Flyer for the family festival (click to enlarge)

Susan Albers live!

Singer Susan Albers
© S. Albers

The main act of the stage programme for the family festival on 1 May will be the well-known singer Susan Albers. She will perform at the end of the colourful programme at 4 p.m. at the LWL Museum Textilwerk on the Platz der Weberei and accompany a varied mix of songs by well-known artists on the piano.

With her titles from the areas of film music, rock and pop, she will thus ensure an atmospheric end to the festival at the Textilwerk, where people like to meet up with friends and family after an excursion by bike.

As a pianist and singer, the artist Susan Albers stands for charisma, passion and authenticity with heart and soul. She loves and lives emotionally charged music, convinces with her dynamically powerful but also crystal-clear voice.

Europe Motto "EUpdate - Living and Learning in Europe

The motto of the 2023 Europe Weeks of the state of NRW this year is "EUpdate -Living and Learning in Europe". "We have applied for funding and want to give the guests of the LWL Children and Family Festival answers to the questions "How do we learn and work in the Europe of tomorrow"? and also "How can the EU promote lifelong learning" on site," announces Sonja Wießmeier from the EuropeDirect office of the city of Bocholt.

Gallery: The Family Festival 2022

Internationales Familienfest 2022

Internationales Familienfest 2022

Internationales Familienfest 2022

Internationales Familienfest 2022

© Stadt Bocholt, Bruno Wansing

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Event Details


01. May 2023


10:00 - 18:00 clock


Museumshof des LWL-Museum Textilwerk

Uhlandstraße 50

46397 Bocholt