Meeting new people, expanding networks: Part 2, Mandril

By March 15, 2016BlogPost

Hi there Pendo enthusiasts, back at it again with the expanding networks! Today we would love to give you a followup on our previous post on meeting new people. This time we’re going to talk about our experiences with Mandril at the Mandril Festival.


The Mandril Cultural and Political Centre is an open space for active participation in collective creative culture in Maastricht, the Netherlands. They organize weekly events with the help of their volunteers. Broad events like jam sessions, theater, dance, yoga and massage, FreeSkool workshops, movies, presentations and discussion rounds, a magic show (by the Amazing Esra!) or even a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. Everyone is welcome to show his or her art and or skills. Which is a mindset the Pendo team can get behind.


Mandril offers their community multiple ways to participate in a local sharing culture. Whether it’s through shared living spaces and other facilities, or their cloth sharing initiative. They love to come up with new ways to participate in their own sharing culture.

Mandril Opening Festival

One of Mandril’s core members, Juiliette Callebaut, an amazing girl from Brussels invited us to participate in their festival. She wanted to promote ‘nice community-based, sustainable, citizen-run initiatives in Maastricht’ and she immediately thought of Pendo! So we accepted and set up shop within their info hub in their main entry area during the festival. Armed with our roll-up banner and some nice flyers we made quite the impression. Luckily for us a lot of people where attending the ‘After Cologne: How we can fight both sexism and racism’ discussion so we had lot’s of people to spread the word of Pendo to. Also attending this infohub was the WE Festival. Dont mind the Lorem Ipsum, they’re still working on perfecting their website. The WE Festival is a festival surrounding arts & culture, food & sustainability, films & performance, parties & concerts and workshops. All in Maastricht. We are currently exploring the possibilities to work together on some cool stuff. So stay tuned on that one!

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Best regards,
Your Pendo team