Pan Flute Making Workshop

Making music with Japanese knotweed

22 Apr 2023

Make a flute from Japanese Knotweed, your neighbouring plant! A crafty, fun and musical workshop for kids and families perfect for an after-school activity.

You can find the ticket link below! 


Marc Lemonnier demonstrating how to tie together a Japanese Knotweed pan flute. -


Marc Lemonnier crafting a pan flute out of Japanese Knotweed. - Marc Lemonnier

What you will do

In this two-hour workshop you will learn to make your own instrument from dried Japanese Knotweed stems. Guided by Marc Lemonnier, musician/forager specialized in natural percussion, you'll craft a pan flute together and learn to play a song. Children and family members are encouraged to participate together in this family-oriented workshop. 

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Want to hear more knotweed music? Marc Lemonnier will be performing "L'Invention de la Musique", a storytelling & musical performance on the history of prehistoric music on April 22nd from 19:00 - 20:00. Find more information about this event here.

Marc Lemonnier

As a musician and composer inspired by nature and world music, Marc is specialized in 'green music': the exploration of natural percussion and sounds and the crafting of natural instruments. He runs a website on which he publishes crafting techniques using natural materials and gives family-oriented workshops. In his show L'Invention de la Musique he presents a history of prehistoric music.

Tickets & Dates

Adult and Child pair ticket €20 | Extra Child + €5
Full price €18 | Discount € 14    
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

For the session from 13:00 till 15:00 buy your tickets here


The workshop will be held on the 22nd of April from 10:00 till 12:00 and 13:00 till 15:00.
See here for more sessions on Friday, 21st of April.
The workshop will be held in English. Assistance in French and Dutch will be provided.
For questions, please send an email to

Read our ticket terms and conditions here.


Pan flute made out of Japanese Knotweed. - Credits: Marc Lemonnier. Marc Lemonnier

By Emma Van Mol