Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the presentation to the general public of “Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture” on Saturday, 22 February. This was part of the “Open Market Days”.
The Grand Duchess has agreed to become the patron of Esch2022 after her visit and the positive impressions she left the event with.
The Grand Ducal Court explained that Her Royal Highness “attaches great importance to culture” and was happy to grant her high patronage to “this ambitious and innovative program which represents a resolutely modern and European Luxembourg.”
“Esch2022 offers a new vision of this region once dominated by the mining industry which today shines with its diversity and dynamism. The objective of this major project is to promote the Terres Rouges region by highlighting its municipalities through cultural events such as exhibitions, as well as tourist activities and sports activities,” they further explained in a press release.
At the presentation, Her Royal Highness toured the “Muart-Hal” of Esch-sur-Alzette and viewed the different projects, including virtual reality and video projections, that will be presented in 2022.
According to its website, “Esch2022 gives its visitors a new perspective on things and lets Europe, culture, art, nature and people appear in a completely new and positive light in today’s social and digital change.” It will span 19 municipalities in Luxembourg and France.
More information can be read about Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture here.